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New Poker After Dark Features Bachelors

James Akenhead Makes His PAD Debut


Poker After DarkPoker After Dark is accustomed to showing some of the biggest stars in the poker community battle it out for a nice chunk of change. But now, apparently, the show is trying to find wives for some of these guys too.

This week’s series of all-new episodes is entitled “Lonesome Shark,” as it brings together six of the most popular poker pros on the planet, who all have one thing in common — they aren’t married.

“There are many successful poker players who don’t have a wedding band on their ring ringer, and this week NBC’s Poker After Dark brings together six such individuals,” said Dennis Oehring, the public relations coordinator for POKER PROductions.

Mike Matusow, Antonio Esfandiari, Erick Lindgren, David Williams, and Brad Booth will all make their return to the popular late-night show, while former November Niner James Akenhead will make his Poker After Dark debut.

“The table talk centers on the benefits and pitfalls of the bachelor lifestyle,” said Oehring. “There are some great stories shared that result in plenty of laughs.”

Matusow and Williams are the only players who have won on Poker After Dark, but even still, this group holds a somewhat dubious combined record of 2-30 on the show. That record includes Esfandiari, who has yet to win despite six previous appearances.

The episodes this week will follow the show’s traditional six-handed sit-and-go format, with each player putting up $20,000, with the winner getting $120,000.

Poker After Dark airs at 2:05 a.m. on week nights, with a special “Director’s Cut” version on 1 a.m. following Saturday Night Live.



over 10 years ago


Mike Matusow is not married!?!? NO WAY, surely not, you must surely be mistaken!?!?