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Tom Dwan Returns And Gives Sneak Peek Into High Stakes Poker Reboot

Online Poker Legend Tweeted Videos Showing The Star-Studded Lineup Beginning Play At Aria


One of poker’s most infamous high-stakes poker players is back in Las Vegas and teasing the return of one of the game’s most popular television shows.

Tom Dwan, who is known to many poker fans by his old online poker screen name “durrr,” tweeted a pair of videos Tuesday afternoon that featured a star-studded cash game lineup with six-figure stacks in play.

“High Stakes Poker coming back guys,” tweeted Dwan. “Hope I run as good as last time.”

Attached was a video that showed Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Jason Koon, Brandon Adams, Ben Lamb and John Andress. It’s tough to make out the exact amount of money on the table, but the visible stacks looked to have between $50,000 and $100,000 in play.

“What’s it been? Like seven years since High Stakes Poker was on or something?” asked Dwan to the table in the attached video.

Just a few minutes later, Dwan tweeted a video that showed him playing pocket sevens, proving that cards were in the air and action was underway.

High Stakes Poker was a poker television show that had seven seasons and 98 episodes and aired on GSN between 2006-2011. It was hosted by Gabe Kaplan and A.J. Benza for the majority of the show’s lifespan before Norm Macdonald took over for the final season.

The show centered around airing nosebleed stakes cash games with some of the best players in the game. It ended up as the backdrop for some of poker’s most memorable hands, as some of the biggest pots ever seen were played on the show.

Last month, Nick Schulman tweeted that PokerGO had committed to reboot the show later in 2020. Since then, PokerGO has teased December 16 as the date to mark on calendars in a ‘coming soon’ social media post.

Dwan was the centerpiece in several of the most historic hands from the old seasons. With just top pair, he bluffed Barry Greenstein off pocket aces and 2008 World Series of Poker main event champion Peter Eastgate off trips in season 5. He also pulled the trigger on a triple barrel bluff against Phil Ivey that included a $268,200 river bet with nine-high in season 6.

Dwan also played one of the biggest pots in televised poker history when he cracked Greenstein’s aces in season 5.

You can see some of those hands in the videos below:



almost 2 years ago

Tom Dwan is not "infamous." He is simply famous. Somebody who is infamous is "well known for some bad quality or deed."

Tom is a great, and exciting player to watch. Who is greatly admired in the poker world.