“Talk the Talk” week is coming to Poker After Dark, as some of the biggest and most entertaining talkers in the game face off on February 21st and 22nd. The minimum buy-in is $20,000 with $25/$50 blinds and a $100 big blind ante, and here’s what the lineup is all about!
In a game that features seven exciting characters on back-to-back nights, former Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari headlines the action. Esfandiari is regularly part of PokerGO action, most notably during the epic “Return of Tom Dwan”, and in a Pokerography that chronicled the life story of the current No. 4 on poker’s all-time money list.
The three other players that have been seen on Poker After Dark before are Danielle Andersen, Justin Young and Randall Emmett. Andersen and Young were on “Moon Magic,” while Emmett brought banter, drinks and big pots to “Voices Carry,” “Holidays with Hellmuth” and “The Prestige.”
Making their debut on Poker After Dark this week are Mike Dentale, Mickey Craft, Maurice Hawkins and Jared Jaffee.
|Wed. February 21||Thu. February 22|
|Blinds||$25/$50+$100bb ante||$25/$50+$100bb ante|
|Players||Antonio Esfandiari||Antonio Esfandiari|
|Mike Dentale||Mike Dentale|
|Danielle Andersen||Danielle Andersen|
|Mickey Craft||Mickey Craft|
|Maurice Hawkins||Maurice Hawkins|
|Jared Jaffee||Jared Jaffee|
|Randall Emmett||Justin Young*|
Mike Dentale, a regular on the tournament circuit and known for his table antics, is no stranger to big confrontations on live-streamed poker action. The New York City native has $1.7 million in live tournament earnings, his best result being a win in the Borgata Fall Poker Open in 2015 for $336,331.
Mickey Craft made huge waves in the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event, live on PokerGO and ESPN, busting players left and right, leading to his ultimate demise in 146th place. Craft’s talkative nature, ability to lighten the mood and creative play brought smiles to poker fans and his opponents alike, leading to his elimination holding 2-7 offsuit versus eventual Main Event finalist Michael Ruane’s pocket nines.
Jared Jaffee is both a World Poker Tour Champions Club member and World Series of Poker bracelet winner, with career tournament earnings $3.4 million in career earnings. Lastly, Maurice Hawkins is a multiple time World Series of Poker Circuit ring winner, with career earnings eclipsing $3 million.
Cards for this week’s thrilling Poker After Dark action, live and exclusively on PokerGO, will be in the air at 6:00 pm ET on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 of February.
*This article has been updated on Tuesday, February 20th, as Justin Young replaces Randall Emmett on Thursday night.