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The Big Game_Andre Capella 128 HD

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The Big Game pits an amateur, known as the "loose cannon," who plays 150 hands of no limit Texas hold 'em poker against five other players, each of whom stake their own money. These five players are mostly professionals although well-heeled amateurs have also played occasionally. The game consists of thirty hands per day over the course of five weekdays.
Loose cannons are staked $100,000 and keep all winnings in excess of this initial amount. To prevent the loose cannon from simply going "all in" (betting everything) immediately, betting is pot limit (raising restricted to what has already been bet) before the flop and no limit afterwards. The minimum buy-in for the professionals is $100,000 and the maximum is $500,000. Players may rebuy up to a $500,000 limit. The blinds are $200/$400 with a $100 ante which is paid for all players by the player on the designated dealer "button".
The top loose cannon at the end of the season wins an additional prize, a North American Poker Tour (NAPT) "passport" valued at $50,000, consisting of entry fees and expenses for various NAPT tournaments. In season one, a loose cannon, if he or she shows a profit after 150 hands, was given the option of forfeiting the winnings and returning the next week, with an eye toward trying for the grand prize.