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Johnny Chan hosting “Full House” Reality Show

by Jeremy Olson on October 22, 2012

Johnny Chan is one of the most successful poker players of all-time since he’s managed to win 10 WSOP gold bracelets and earn well over $8.5 million in live tournament winnings. Keeping all of his accomplishments in mind, it’s no wonder why Chan is the subject of a new reality show called “Full House.”

The premise of the show is that Chan will be housing five grinders in his Las Vegas mansion. In addition to this, he’ll also be staking each player for $200,000 so they can compete in weekly cash games. It certainly sounds like an interesting concept, but that’s until you see the trailer.

Unfortunately, Full House looks like something that is totally geared towards a general audience with little to no poker knowledge. Furthermore, it seems as if the show will deal with a lot of cheesy stereotypes. If you’re wondering what we’re talking about, just look at the names of the five people involved with the show: Jay “The Genius,” Simon “The Playboy,” Estevan “Chico Loco,” Malia “Queen of Hearts” and Matt “The Bully”

From the six-minute clip that you can see here, The Genius, The Playboy and The Bully are completely cringeworthy characters who couldn’t make it in a local community theater production. So it’s sad that they’ve landed spots in Full House, which seems to be anything but a “reality” show.

One more point worth mentioning here is that Doyle Brunson will also be involved with the program. It’s hard to tell what exactly he’ll be doing, but we can only guess that he’ll serve as some sort of poker coach. Anyways, check out the above link so you can get a feel for what we’re talking about.


  • Guest

    Hey there Jeremy. Thank your for your article. There is no such thing as
    bad publicity, right? And we sure do appreciate all kinds of
    advertisement.

    We should have pointed out in the youtube
    description that it is not actually a trailer but a sizzle reel, a demo
    that shows TV networks an idea.

    The “stereotypes” you mentioned
    were not actors, or reality show stars, but actual ranking poker players that may, or may not
    participate in the actual show.

    We were honored to have Johhny Chan and Doyle Brunson support our idea and we hope that the world of poker will eventually do so as well. We hope the first season is more up to your standards,

    All the best,
    Maria Sideris,
    Full House production assistant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mariasideris.supergeek Maria Sideris

    Hey there Jeremy. Thank your for your article.

    There is no such thing as bad publicity, right? And we sure do appreciate all kinds of
    advertisement.

    We should have pointed out in the youtube description that it is not actually a trailer but a sizzle reel, a demo that shows TV networks an idea.The “stereotypes” you mentioned
    were not actors, or reality show stars, but actual ranking poker players that may, or may not participate in the actual show.

    We were honored to have such legends as Johhny Chan and Doyle Brunson support our
    idea and we hope that the world of poker will eventually do so as well.
    We hope the first season is more up to your standards.

    All the best,
    Maria Sideris,
    Full House production assistant.