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Richest Cash Game in History on High Stakes Poker Iv
A new season of 17 episodes is set to begin on Monday, August 27 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from GSN]

Richest Cash Game in History on High Stakes Poker IV

Buy-In Raised From $100,000 to $500,000 and $5 Million is on the Table in the Final Episodes vThe Top Poker Players Appear in More HSP Episodes Than Ever Premiering Monday, August 27 at 9 PM ET

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 14 -- GSN's HIGH STAKES POKER ("HSP") continues to be the richest cash game in history on television and the last seven episodes in season IV have up to and over $5 million on the table. HSP IV premieres on Monday, August 27 at 9 PM ET/8 CT from South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This season features 17 episodes up from 13 episodes in season III.

Once again the world's top players and personalities face off against newcomers putting up at least $100,000 of their own cash in a private, no limit game of Texas Hold'em. HSP IV gives viewers the unique experience of watching Vegas' biggest game in action. The popular duo of Gabe Kaplan and AJ Benza return and bring their unique commentary to the series.

The line up of players includes the controversial Phil Hellmuth returning to the game after taking two seasons off, as well as the legendary Doyle Brunson, the charismatic Daniel Negreanu and 2006 WSOP champion Jamie Gold. In addition popular pros return including: Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Jennifer Harman, Barry Greenstein, Eli Elezra, Phil "The Unabomber" Laak, Sammy Farha, and Todd Brunson.

Beginning Monday, November 5, HSP IV goes where no poker show has ever gone before as the minimum buy-in was raised up to $500,000. The final seven shows of the season feature the following players: Doyle Brunson, Jamie Gold, Daniel Negreanu, Sammy Farha, Antonio Esfandiari, Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine and Guy Laliberte. Laliberte, making his first appearance on HSP, is the owner and founder of Cirque Du Soleil. He is donating a percentage of the money he wins to his charity "One Drop."

Also appearing for the first time on HSP this season are: Mike Baxter, Brian Brandon, Brandon Adams, Phil Galfond, Bob Safai, Antonio Solorio and Haralabosa Voulgaris. Once again the players will be rotating throughout the season in the episodes.

GSN is the entertainment industry leader in multi-platform interactive game programs. GSN features challenging word games, high intensity casino programs, live participation shows, reality series and documentaries. Complementing the network, GSN.com features all types of game play: innovative Flash games, skill cash tournaments and downloadable games. The website also features GSN's two-screen interactive play-along for prime time shows. In more than 64 million 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.


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