Weekly Dose: Million Dollar woman?

Client-News-Thumbnail-dottv.jpgThis is a really important week for the PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge. You may or may not have heard, somebody is going to win a million bucks this weekend on FOX. We'll have more on that later this week.

However, today is the day for the Weekly Dose, our time to take a look at the best videos on the internet. Because this is such an exciting week for the Million Dollar Challenge, we were going to feature a whole bunch of videos from the audition files.

Then we happened across a name that sounded familiar.

Nicole Rowe.

If you're not from around these parts, you might not know her name, but you might have heard the story. Rowe is battling breast cancer. A few months back, she simply needed something good to take her mind off the torture of chemo, surgery, and everything else horrible that goes with the disease.

So, she entered a ladies only tournament at the Borgata and beat every other woman in the field.

Yes, every other woman...because some guy thought it would be really cute to enter the event, make the final table, and then fight hard for the win against Rowe heads-up.


Since Rowe has put that behind her, we will too (although the dude would probably do well to not find himself in any dark AC alleys). Now, it's on to better things.


Rowe recently went to a taping of the Million Dollar Challenge. After seeing what can happen there, she made a decision.

"After I got home from LA I decided I wanted to be on the show," she said. "So I entered an online tournament with 10,000 people at PokerStars and I won the thing amazingly enough."

We're not one to pick favorites here at the PokerStars Blog, but without even having met Rowe, her spirit has infected us a bit.

After winning her qualifier a few days back, she submitted this audition video for the show.

Normally this is the point we would show you a bunch of other videos from the week, but today we think we'll leave it with that. That's enough of a Dose for one week.

If you'd like to read more about Nicole, you can check out her blog. [Warning: She has a Million Dollar Challenge spoiler in there].

Brad Willis
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