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High Stakes Poker Airs Monday on GSN

High Stakes Poker Series Returns for Second Season

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The star players seated for High Stakes Poker have millions at stake, ready to win or lose everything, sometimes on a single hand. The series returns for its second season after being called "the only real game of poker on television," and "the best teaching tool for learning poker."

Featuring a $100,000 minimum buy-in with millions of the player's own money at stake, GSN (the Game Show Network) delivers the first true cash game on TV. High Stakes Poker gives a first-ever look into the biggest private no-limit hold'em cash game going. Season two continues with the only poker series that gives viewers the chance to see the top poker players buy in for $100,000 or more of their own money. The game was taped at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas for sixteen high-octane episodes.

High Stakes Poker has increased household ratings by 79% on Monday nights on GSN while doubling the male 18-49 ratings and tripling the male 25-54 ratings for the network.

The High Stakes Poker one hour episodes will air for sixteen weeks, every Monday at 9pm ET/PT, starting June 5, on GSN.

The players in the premiere episode include:
Daniel Negreanu
Michael Mizrachi
Mike Matusow
Phil Laak
Sam Farha
Antonio Esfandiari
Fred Chamanara
Daniel Alaei

Gabe Kaplan and AJ Benza will announce the action.

Read Michael Friedman's article on High Stakes Poker.

-Photos courtesy of Dennis Oehring