Once Gabriel wins his third Duel, Mike informs him that if he chooses to continue to compete, he will only be risking one half of his winnings.
The format of the program has been changed for its second season. Episodes now run once a week, with contestants playing for up to $50,000 in individual matches. Contestants may win an additional prize of $500,000 by winning five duels. Contestants, however, must risk their winnings each time they choose to accept another duel. Chips wagered are no longer worth any money, instead, a money ladder is used that increases the longer a duel continues. At the end, the winner of the duel is given an opportunity to double their money on a single question, but does not lose the money if they answer this question incorrectly.
As of this point, potential contestant from the contestant pool, Pat Santucci ("The Software Engineer") of Dayton, Ohio, has been chosen at random as a possible opponent out of three a total of six times, but has not yet been selected. This is the most times a contestant has appeared as one of three choices, but not been selected to play. Potential contestants out of the pool of 24 on Duel are not guaranteed a chance to play at any point during the week.
The show's growing jackpot, which one contestant will win on the Sunday championship, passed the one million dollar mark in this episode.