Poker Coverage:

New Poker After Dark Series Features Matusow, Rousso

New String of Episodes Entitled ‘Sit-n-Talk’


Mike Matusow will try for his second victory on Poker After Dark.NBC is promoting this week’s competitors on Poker After Dark as “players who are known for chatting it up at the table,” naming the week-long series ‘Sit-n-Talk.’

As usual, the six-person sit-and-go will award $120,000 to the winner.

This week’s guests include Mike Matusow, Vanessa Rousso, Jennifer Harman, Antonio Esfandiari, Jean-Robert Bellande, and David Grey.

Matusow, who has been on the show 12 previous times, will be looking for just his second PAD win. ‘The Mouth’ has the unfortunate distinction of having the worst winning percentage of any player who has at least one win.

Harman and Rousso will also be seeking their second PAD victory. Harman has been on the show eight times, while Rousso will be making her fifth appearance.

Esfandiari, Grey, and Bellande will all be fighting for their first victory on the show. Esfandiari leads that trio with four appearances on the show, Grey has been on Poker After Dark twice, and this marks just the second time for Bellande.

The show will air week nights at 2:05 a.m. on NBC, with a special “Director’s Cut” edition aired after Saturday Night Live at 1 a.m.