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.
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