Ultimate Poker Challenge

Ultimate Poker Challenge

At one time it was dubbed “America’s Most-Watched Poker Show,” The Ultimate Poker Challenge aired weekly for three season to nearly a million households per episode. “With special guests and participants lined up throughout the season, we anticipate the country’s hottest spectator sport to reach an entertaining zenith in our championship round where someone will walk away with a grand prize of money and glory,” says executive producer Dan Pugliese.

The Ultimate Poker Challenge combines poker professionals with top amateur players to play their way through 23 special “Texas Hold’em” tournaments. Rather than playing for money, they play for points. Top point winners go on to semi-finals until only eight finalists hit the felt in the championship round. All games are played at The Plaza Hotel in downtown Las Vegas.

The Hosts:

Chad Brown - Best known for his role in the soap opera "Another World", Chad Brown is a professional actor and game show host. Born in the Bronx, Chad can’t get enough of poker and has played in many tournaments himself, winning in both Texas Hold’em and 7-Card Stud.

Matt Savage - Tournament Director Matt Savage frequently conducts major poker tournaments around the world in such prestigious casinos as Harrah’s, Bay 101 and more. He also founded the Tournament Directors Association which has helped standardize tournament rules worldwide.

Brandi Williams - The Ultimate Poker Challenge Field Correspondent, Brandi Williams grew up in Perryopolis, PA, before moving to Las Vegas. She has experience as an entertainment reporter for Vegas Live as well as other FOX specials. A poker beauty, she has become an immensely popular part of the Ultimate Poker Challenge.