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The world's best poker champs hit the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas for the chance to play for millions on television's newest poker challenge.

Recaps by Robert W. Seidelman, GSNN

Chad Brown
Brandi Williams
EP: Dan Pugliese
Packager: TVi Media
Airs: Weekends, check your local listings for time and channel

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Week Five - October 2-3

(C-Note: After four weeks of... well, dead air, we finally have a correspondent for this syndicated poker series. As always, what follows are televised-hand-by-televised-hand accounts.  Obviously, since it's only an hour show, most hands are not televised so you're going to see a lot of jumping of the dealer button. For more information on this and other poker precepts, visit Chris Wolvie's Poker Primer. In the meantime, here's Robert!)

Game#5 of the Preliminary segment of the tournament. Not only are some young new players in here, but some poker legends join in on the fun.

Players: Ken James/Thor Hansen/Robert Tolliver/Mel Judah/2000 WSOP winner Chris "Jesus" Ferguson/Chris Hinchcliffe/Dan Alspach (Chip leader)

Take Note that the show doesn't give the chip count after commercial break.

Here is the end results of each hand. Next Saturday will take more detailed recaps.

Hand 1: Chris Hinchcliffe moves all in, Dan calls and knocks out Chris with with a Club Flush.

Hand 2: Chris Ferguson calls an all in by Thor, gets sucked out on the flop and doesn't come back. Thor Doubles up.

Hand 3: Dan once again gets the best of Jesus and takes a $4,550 pot.

Hand 4: Chris Ferguson goes all in, makes everyone fold, takes back a $4,550 pot that he lost.

Hand 5: Dan goes on the warpath knocking out Thor and taking a $37,000 pot.

Hand 6: Ken gets 2 pair on the flop, betting Dan into folding. Takes a $5,150 pot.

Hand 7: Ken goes all in on the river, Dan folds and Ken wins a $18,300 pot.

Hand 8: Robert moves all in on the flop, makes Jesus and Dan fold, takes a $7,000 pot.

Hand 9: Mel goes all in on the flop and Chris lays down giving Mel a $3,700 pot.

Hand 10: Mel tries the all in again, but Chris calls it and hands Mel a defeat.

Hand 11: Dan goes all in, Robert folds and giving Dan a $7,000 pot.

Hand 12: Chris bets big, Dan Calls, Hits Broadway Straight (10-J-Q-K-A Not Suited) Takes a $35,400 pot.

Hand 13: Robert Goes all in, Ken folds, hands a $9,400 pot.

Hand 14: Robert tries the all in again, but like Mel, he goes down by Ken getting revenge.

Hand 15: Chris Ferguson folds the Best hand and hands ken a $3,400 on a Silver Platter.

Hand 16: Dan Goes all-in over the top and Ferguson calls, and like Ferguson on Clarissa Explains it All, ends up a big loser. Dan Seizes Chris's stack and now it's head to head with Dan Alspach v. Ken James.

Hand 17: Ken bets big and takes the chip lead with Pocket 8's.

Hand 18: Dan goes all in and Ken calls, making the best hand with a flush, knocking Dan out, Giving Ken the win.

Ken not only takes home the money that goes with this round (not known) But also a Berth in the semifinals, a Digital camera to take along with him on a Caribbean Cruise from Costa Cruises.

They really do need to show chip counts.

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