High Stakes Poker is going live on April 27 with a special $200/$400 that promises to have action, drama, and bad blood spilled.
The long-running poker show has gone through various changes since it first aired on GSN in 2006. Now, under the control of PokerGO, the high-stakes cash game show is moving in step with the industry’s latest trend: live streaming.
On April 27, some of the world’s best players will sit down with at least $100,000 and battle live in front of the cameras. The stream will air live on PokerGO and, perhaps most significantly, for free on YouTube.
High Stakes Poker goes live
The list of names is subject to change but, already, it looks as though some breakout stars in the streaming world will be joining High Stakes Poker veterans. Also in the mix will be some bitter rivals.
As per the April 17 press release, returning pros, such as Bill Klein and Jennifer Tilly, will be joined by Doug Polk, Matt Berkey, and Eric Persson among others. The fact High Stakes Poker is going to be streamed live for free on YouTube is interesting enough, but the expected line-up makes it even better.
As President of PokerGO, Mori Eskandani said on April 17, streaming is all the rage right now, so it’s only fitting that High Stakes Poker joins the party.
“PokerGO is committed to increasing the worldwide visibility of the game. Part of our strategy is new content, such as a live broadcast of High Stakes Poker, that allows us to showcase the game on the biggest platform,” Eskandani said on April 17.
YouTube is the “platform” Eskandani is referring to. Anyone with an internet connection will be able to visit the PokerGO YouTube channel and watch the $200/$400 cash game live and for free on April 27.
Rivals set to clash live on YouTube
Those who tune in are likely to see fireworks. High Stakes Poker has become synonymous with massive pots and remarkable plays over the years. Indeed, the classic hand between poker legends Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey (see video below) is one that will never be forgotten.
High Stakes Poker has always been popular, but it isn’t the only big-money TV cash game in town anymore. Therefore, the producers have added a hint of spice to the live stream.
That spice comes from the fact Matt Berkey and Nik Airball have both been invited. Those of you who keep tabs on the latest poker news will know they’re currently locked in their own high-stakes heads-up battle.
Also slated to play is the always outspoken Eric Persson. He’s gone after a number of players on Twitter this week, including Berkey. So, even if the cards don’t provide any drama, the players almost certainly will.
To catch the action live, subscribe to PokerGO or visit the PokerGO YouTube channel on April 27. If you can’t watch the live stream, a replay of the $200/$400 Hold’em game will be on YouTube following the broadcast.