Lineup for Season 5 of High Stakes Poker announced

by , Dec 9, 2008 | 12:07 pm

From an email from GSN:

GSN’S ‘HIGH STAKES POKER™’ HEADS BACK TO THE GOLDEN NUGGET HOTEL & CASINO WITH LARGEST EVER BUY-IN FOR ENTIRE RUN OF A TELEVISION SERIES

WHAT: GSN invites press to come watch the exclusive taping of the highly-anticipated fifth season of HIGH STAKES POKER™. The new season features the returns of poker stars Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson and Eli Elezra, along with players new to HIGH STAKES POKER such as Tom Dwan and reigning World Champion Peter Eastgate, and recreational players like “The Simpsons” creator Sam Simon, Bob Safai and film director Nick Cassavetes. The stakes have never been higher for the players as the minimum cash buy-in of $200,000 is the largest buy-in for an entire run of a television series. The show returns to the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV where HIGH STAKES POKER SEASON ONE took place. Please see below for a preliminary list of players scheduled to appear.

WHO: Players currently scheduled to appear include:

PATRIK ANTONIUS

MIKE BAXTER

DAVID BENYAMINE

DOYLE BRUNSON

NICK CASSAVETES

IVAN DEMIDOV

TOM DWAN

PETER EASTGATE

ELI ELEZRA

ANTONIO ESFANDIARI

BARRY GREENSTEIN

PHIL HELLMUTH

PHIL IVEY

PHIL LAAK

HOWARD LEDERER

GIORGIO MEDICI

DARIO MINIERI

DANIEL NEGREANU

ILARI SAHAMIES

BOB SAFAI

SAM SIMON

WHEN: Friday, Dec. 19: 12:30-9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20: 12:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 21: 12:30-9:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino


5 Comments to “Lineup for Season 5 of High Stakes Poker announced”


  1. DanM
    says:

    Too funny, Kevin … you scooped me by 10 minutes!


  2. Kevin Mathers
    says:

    You’ve been scooped twice in 30 minutes Dan, you’re slipping…


  3. DanM
    says:

    Oh, wow. I didn’t even see that. I guess now makes it as good a time as any to send you your Christmas bonus and quarterly dividend then. What’s your shirt size?


  4. KenP
    says:

    Why not go with a hat. Super super large would be an easy guess.


  5. DanM
    says:

    The hats don’t come until year 3.

    But btw, pretty funny “super super large” LOL.