Back are all the usual suspects including Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, and Phil Galfond. The $100,000 buy-in is a formality at this stage with straddles as high as $1,600 in play and white-hot action coming down the pipe.
Ivey dominated the first round of the game and doesn’t find issue with his new seat. Brandon Adams had a rough go of it in the last episode and is replaced by Jared Bleznick. An online PLO whiz, Bleznick gets a crash course in the live game with Antonius and Ivey chomping at the bit to get a piece of him.
This episode is Dwan’s turn to take the reigns. Dwan’s live game is on full display as he passes up zero spots and keeps the action juicy.
Gus Hansen made his Poker After Dark return this week and perhaps some of the stars of yesteryear on this episode will emerge soon enough.
For a game with such high stakes, the mood is light. All the players realize just how high their skill level is the to the rest of the world. Any money lost in a bad beat or cooler finds it’s way back into their pocket down the line. This is particular of Antonius, who gets stuck early and has to claw his way out of a six-figure hole.
Galfond’s better half and fellow Poker After Dark competitor Farah Galfond is busy as well these days with her appearance in the Super High Roller Club. Farah’s story and much more is available on PokerGO.
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Poker After Dark returns next week with “Moving Violations” starring Don Cheadle and Jennifer Tilly in a high stakes $50/$100 cash game.