“High Stakes Poker,” one of the most iconic poker shows ever, returns for its ninth season starting February 21 on PokerGO. Many of the popular pros from the Game Show Network days — Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Tom Dwan, etc. — return to action in Season 9, and will be joined by an entertaining cast of newcomers.
Perhaps, best of all, the original commentators, Gabe Kaplan and A.J. Benza, will be back in the booth calling the action.
High Stakes Poker first launched on GSN in 2006 and aired on the cable network for the first seven seasons until 2011. Mori Eskandani, who co-produced the original cash game poker show, brought it back in 2020 for Season 8, which aired on PokerGO.
The show became so popular because Eskandani puts together exciting lineups full of charismatic poker celebs and non-poker celebs such as former Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. Season 9 is shaping up to be more of the same.
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Each Monday at 8 p.m. ET, starting February 21, PokerGO will air a new episode of High Stakes Poker. And Eskandani has expectations for the upcoming season.
“Season 9 of High Stakes Poker is arguably the best season yet, and we cannot wait for poker fans to enjoy the game in its purest form at breathtaking stakes,” PokerGO Vice President Mori Eskandani said in a press release.
“In addition to the star-studded lineups, fans will be pleased to see a revamped set that aims to capture the traditional authenticity of this legendary show and the return of $50,000 bricks of cash on the table,” the Poker Hall of Famer added.
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The Season 9 premiere episode features a table full of poker legends in a $200/$400 no-limit hold’em game with a $100,000 minimum buy-in. Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, and Patrik Antonius, regulars on the GSN High Stakes Poker show, will appear. Koray Aldemir, the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion, will make his debut High Stakes Poker appearance.
“We cannot wait for poker fans to enjoy the game in its purest form at breathtaking stakes” – Mori Eskandani
There will be some newcomers this year to watch, including casino and slot machine streamer Kim Hultman from the popular LetsGiveItASpin YouTube channel. Garrett Adelstein, a Southern California high stakes legend and crusher on “Live at the Bike” and “Hustler Casino Live,” will also make his debut appearance on High Stakes Poker during Season 9.
The newcomers will join poker legends such as Brunson, who is still competing in high-stakes games at age 88. “Texas Dolly’s” presence always makes any show must-see TV. The only way to catch the action of Season 9 is with a paid PokerGO subscription.
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