Show Partners provide operations and engineering services for Heads-Up Poker Championship

Show Partners, a provider of broadcast television
production, crewing, and design services will return to
Las Vegas for the fourth straight year of
production and show operations for the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker

With player pairings scheduled for Thursday, February 28th, the one-on-one
bracket-based competition continues through March 2nd, when a two-out-of-three
championship match will determine the tournament winner with stated earnings of
$500,000 in prize money.

As in the previous three years, the Caesars Palace Poker Tournament Room will
serve as the backdrop for both new and returning celebrity players that
include: Jason Alexander, Gabe Kaplan, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Tilly, Shannon
Elizabeth, and Orel Hershiser, who will square off with the likes of defending
NBC National Heads Up Poker champions Paul Wasicka (2007), Ted Forrest (2006),
and Phil Hellmuth (2005).

Show Partners EVP Larry Rogers stated, “We are proud to have been selected for
the 4th consecutive year to provide operations and engineering services to NBC
for The National Heads Up Poker Championship.”

He added, “This unique event allows Show Partners to showcase our vast experience
in the sports television community and provide not only unique technology as it
relates to poker, but also custom scenic and lighting as part of our services.”

With 17 players making their debut in the 2008 event, this tournament offers
intense competition as rising stars, celebrities and poker pros all aim for the
championship series, which will be taped for broadcast on NBC over six
consecutive Sundays beginning April 13, 2008.

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