GSN Premieres New Holiday Treats for Poker Fans: 'ULTIMATEBET.NET ARUBA CLASSIC' and 'BEST OF HIGH STAKES POKER' in December
Poker Superstars Phil Hellmuth, Annie Duke and John Vorhaus Call the Action
Never Before Seen Footage From Seasons One and Two of HIGH STAKES POKER
Comes to the Air
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 20 -- GSN's poker fans will
have an extra present under the tree this holiday season when the network
telecasts the ULTIMATEBET.NET ARUBA CLASSIC on Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 PM ET
and new footage from its popular poker series in the BEST OF HIGH STAKES
POKER Monday, Dec. 11 at 8 PM ET.
A world class field of poker players assembled for the no-limit Texas
hold 'em tournament in Aruba with $2.6 million in prize money at stake.
Calling the action from the final table is one of the top tournament
players of all-time, Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth will be joined by one of the
top female poker players in the world, Annie Duke, as well as the best
selling author and poker expert John Vorhaus on the telecast.
Over five hundred players entered the prestigious Aruba tournament and
six players made the final table. The final table featured; Jason Atwood
(Tualatin, OR), Jared Brintz (Tampa, FL), Terry Eischens (Shakopee, MN),
Cliff Josephy (Syosset, NY), Devon Miller (Los Angeles, CA) and Joe Sebok
(San Francisco, CA).
HIGH STAKES POKER has become the favorite show for poker fans with
players risking their own cash and huge pots. The first two seasons have
featured pots of over $300,000 and over a half million dollars. Unlike
tournament poker shows, HIGH STAKES POKER is the only "Cash Game" on
The "BEST OF" show will feature the most memorable moments and never
before seen footage from the first two seasons. It will also include
interviews with the players as they talk about their play on the show and
the plays of their opponents. AJ Benza and Gabe Kaplan reprise their
regular roles for this special.
GSN, the Network for Games, is the only U.S. television network
dedicated to game-related programming and interactive game playing. The
network features game shows, reality series, documentaries and casino
games. As the industry leader in interactivity, GSN features over 133 hours
per week of interactive programming, which allows viewers a chance to win
prizes by playing along with GSN's televised games via GSN.com. Now
reaching more than 60 million Nielsen homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S.
through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is
jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation.
For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.