The Final Chapter Of The National Heads-Up Poker Championship Airs 5/23

NBC will present coverage of the final installment of its ultimate big-stakes poker showdown – the National Heads-Up Poker Championship presented by from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The 2010 National Heads-Up Poker Championship began with 64 players, and now only four remain.  Both of the semifinal matches, as well as the best-of-three final take place this Sunday, May 23 at Noon ET in a special three hour finale.

In the Hearts bracket, Celebrity Apprentice runner-up and fan favorite Annie Duke takes on Dennis Phillips, who finished 3rd in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event. In the Clubs bracket, 1998 World Series of Poker Champion and 5-time bracelet winner Scotty Nguyen faces 8-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Erik Seidel.

The winners of the semifinal matches will advance to play in the finals, while the losers will receive $125,000. The runner-up in this event will earn $250,000, and the champion will take home $500,000.


NBC Sports presents 90 minutes of coverage this weekend of the 2010 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships from Melbourne, Australia, airing on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Coverage will feature the U.S. women's team taking on gymnasts from 10 different countries including China, Russia, Canada and Australia. Athletes representing the U.S. include the 2009 World all-around champion Bridget Sloan of Pittsboro, Ind. and World all-around silver-medalist Rebecca Bross of Plano, Texas.

The broadcast team of Terry Gannon, Tim Daggett, Elfi Schlegel and Andrea Joyce will call the action.

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