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Poker TV -- High Stakes Poker Season 6 Begins Sunday

The Sixth Season will be Hosted by Gabe Kaplan and Kara Scott


Gabe Kaplan and Kara ScottSeason six of the popular television show, High Stakes Poker will debut on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. EST on Game Show Network. The new season will air each subsequent Sunday at 8 p.m., with encore airings at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. Leading up to the season six debut, GSN will air an eight-hour I Love Poker marathon that begins at noon and will feature highlights from past seasons of the show.

Gabe Kaplan (pictured left) will return to host his sixth season of the show as an analyst. Joining him for hosting duties during season 6 will be new addition Kara Scott (pictured left). She was the former host at European Poker Tour events and this will be her first season with the show. Scott has cashed in the World Series of Poker main event in each of the last two years, and she recently finished in second place at the Irish Open in Dublin.

Season six will once again feature the top professional poker players in the world in a cash-game format and the minimum buy-in will be $200,000. Blinds will be $300-$600 with a $100 ante during the game. Season six of the show took place at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.

Check out the Card Player TV preview of season six of High Stakes Poker:

HSP Season 6 Preview

Tom DwanCheck out the list of season six players below, which includes the some of the legends of the game and a number of talented young phenoms:

Patrik Antonius
David Benyamine
Doyle Brunson
Tom Dwan (pictured right)
Eli Elezra
Antonio Esfandiari
Barry Greenstein
Phil Hellmuth
Andreas Hoivold
Phil Ivey
Mike Matusow
Daniel Negreanu
Dennis Phillips
Lex Veldhuis

Lex Veldhuis, Dennis Phillips, and Andreas Hoivold will all be making their first appearance on High Stakes Poker this season, while Doyle Brunson, Eli Elezra, Antonio Esfandiari, Barry Greenstein, and Daniel Negreanu will all be returning for their sixth season on the show. Viewer interest may be most intensely focused on two High Stakes Poker sophomores, Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan. Ivey first appeared on season three and he returns this year. Dwan will return for his second year after debuting on the show last season. Dwan was involved in many of the big hands from last season, including the largest pot played straight up in the history of the show:

Peter Eastgate (ASpade Suit KHeart Suit) raised to open the hand and Barry Greenstein (ADiamond Suit AClub Suit) reraised to 15,000 preflop. Dwan (KSpade Suit QSpade Suit) made the call as did Eastgate and the flop was dealt QHeart Suit 4Spade Suit 2Spade Suit. This induced Dwan and Greenstein to get involved in a battle of bets and raises while Eastgate got out of the way. It ended when Greenstein moved all in and Dwan made the call. After the two players revealed their hole cards and agreed to run it just once the turn and river were dealt QClub Suit and 7Diamond Suit. Dwan was awarded the pot worth $919,600.

Be sure to catch all of the high-stakes action when High Stakes Poker debuts on GSN this Sunday at 8 p.m.

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Mark V
almost 13 years ago

This should be a great season for High Stakes Poker. Great players, and the action should be fast! Can't wait to see it!!


almost 13 years ago

I'm a long time fan of the show and im sorry to see Benza leave. I thought Gabe and hw were a good team. However sometimes the bantering back and forth between them definitely got edgy. I often wondered if there was real mutual dislike between them or if it was just part of the show. Can anybody fill me in?


almost 13 years ago

aj is twice the announcer kara will ever be, bad move and it will show all season long in my opinion.


almost 13 years ago

I kind of got the impression that the bantering between benza and kaplan was friendly and only for show. Kaplan's humor is the type where you have to be on your toes to catch up to what he is saying and sometimes Benza got caught up in it a little. IMO.


almost 13 years ago

it was totaly for the show's show biz! But i agree, it was an excellent part of the show and was what made it different to other shows. With the new hostess (despite her excellent qualifications) it won't e the same...we can only hope that it's still good...

the biggest mistake is not having SAMMY FARHA!! He was the best thing about the actually game...he had so much 'gambol' and he was funny too.


almost 13 years ago

so the story line for the season premier was how helmuth got owned? I guess that is fine if you are a helmuth hater. but for a casual poker fan like myself I thought the premier was just ok.

almost 13 years ago

keep the cameras off hellmuth please hellmuth the fish wont b around much sine he doesnt belong period its so predictable when he plays because he will lose and all the players and watchers no it go back to tournaments phil