New Poker Central Web Series ‘Hand Histories’ Revisits Drama on the Felt

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A new series from Poker Central called “Hand Histories” is set to air on July 23 and show pivotal moments in the careers of top pros.

Hand Histories.
Watch the pros talk about some of the hands that have defined their careers in the new Poker Central series “Hand Histories.” (Image: YouTube/Poker Central)

The original series is the result of a collaboration between Poker Central and Cakeworks — the second joint-production between the two companies, following the PokerGo series “Insiders: Super High Roller Bowl 2018.”

Not-So-Distant Poker Memories

The latest show will also air exclusively on PokerGo and be more of a trip down memory lane than a look at forthcoming events.

“Hand Histories gives fans rare behind-the-scenes insight into the extreme emotional highs and lows from some of the most famous poker hands ever captured on television,” reads the PokerGo press release.

Kicking off the series will be Matt Affleck and his infamous bustout hand from the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event. After getting it all in against Jonathan Duhamel with pocket Aces on a T♦9♣7♥Q♦ board, the American pro was sent to rail after his opponent’s jacks made a straight on the river (see video below).

The pot was the largest of the tournament up until that point and helped propel Duhamel to the title. Almost a decade later, Affleck  sat down to talk about his emotional exit and how the ups and downs of poker can take their toll.

Life-Changing Bad Beats

The opening episode of “Hand Histories” will be free on Poker Central’s YouTube channel, while the rest of the series will only be available to paid PokerGo subscribers.

Also under the spotlight in the nostalgic docuseries will be Brain Rast discussing his  2015 Super High Roller Bowl victory and Daniel Negreanu reliving some of his infamous pots.

“Hand Histories” is the latest in a production since the PokerGo platform went live in May 2017. When Poker Central created the online streaming site, the aim was to deliver a combination of tournament-based and lifestyle content.

This summer, subscribers were able to watch 32 WSOP events via their desktops and mobiles alongside a selection of original productions.

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