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Poker After Dark Premieres New Episode Tonight

This Week Will Feature 'Brilliant Minds'


Brilliant Minds on Poker After DarkLet’s just say they all probably have a really high IQ.

The first of a new set of episodes for Poker After Dark debuts tonight, at its regular time of 2:05 a.m. on NBC. The new batch of shows will feature some of the most intelligent players the poker world has to offer, all of whom have been impressive both at and away from the table.

Highlighting the episode will be two PAD veterans, Chris Ferguson and Andy Bloch. Ferguson, the 2000 world champ, has a Ph.D. in computer science. Bloch, who has more than $4 million in lifetime tournament winnings, has two electrical engineering degrees from M.I.T. and a law degree from Harvard. The two famously squared off at the 2008 National Heads-up Poker Championship, where Ferguson emerged the victor.

Joining Ferguson and Bloch will be four newcomers to the show — Brandon Adams, Bill Chen, Jimmy Warren, and David Sklansky.

Adams is just your average, run-of-the-mill Applied Game Theory professor at some place called Harvard, while Chen develops mathematical models for an investment firm. They’re pretty good poker players too. Chen won two bracelets in 2006, and Adams plays some of the highest stakes games around.

Warren is another high stakes cash game regular, and he has a Ph.D. in physics as well as a former career as a research physicist to bring to the table as his credentials. Sklansky, winner of three WSOP bracelets, is one of the leading authors of poker and gambling theory in the industry.

Needless to say, if you’re looking for ways to improve the math in your poker game, you might want to tune into PAD this week.

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over 12 years ago

more cash games, less freezeouts please.


over 12 years ago

New season of HSP begins on 03/01, if you like cash games.