High Stakes Poker reboot coming to PokerGO

Geoff Fisk
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Posted on: September 26, 2020 10:02 am EDT

Nick Schulman alludes to new episodes of the fan-favorite poker television series

One of the most beloved programs from the golden age of poker television is making a comeback in 2020.

Details are still sparse at the moment, but a tweet from PokerGO host Nick Schulman appears to confirm that a reboot of the High Stakes Poker series is coming sometime before the end of the year.

Schulman tweeted an announcement on Sept. 18, setting the poker world abuzz.

In the tweet, Schulman describes High Stakes Poker with sentiments shared by many who remember the show’s original run from 2006-2011.

“It is with great pleasure to confirm the return of the esteemed, the legendary, the only, the original, the iconic, really needing no introduction the world over, back for another run. 2020, details soon,” Schulman tweeted.

The first run of High Stakes Poker featured a who’s who of high-stakes players from the poker boom era of the 2000s, some of whom would put $1 million or more on the table. Those big buy-ins featured not only poker chips but massive bricks of cash that became synonymous with the show.

Original series run available for viewing on PokerGO

High Stakes Poker produced seven seasons in the show’s first go-around,  airing on the Game Show Network. Modern-era fans of the show were relegated to finding clips of the show on YouTube in the years following the final season.

Poker Central acquired the High Stakes Poker brand in February, and its PokerGO streaming subscription service now offers the entire catalog across all seven seasons of the original run. Poker Central hinted at possible new episodes of High Stakes Poker upon acquiring the brand.

High Stakes Poker was a remarkable poker program,” said Poker Central president Sampson Simmons in a Poker Central announcement following the acquisition. “With star players, massive pots, and memorable moments, the show beautifully conveys the drama of cash game poker.”

“Bringing the existing episodes of High Stakes Poker to our platform and producing more in the future will enable us to recapture the nostalgia and magic of the show for our PokerGO subscribers in the present-day poker climate.”

Poker community reacts to Schulman’s announcement

The first run of High Stakes Poker regularly featured some of poker’s most recognizable figures. Doyle Brunson, Sammy Farha, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth. Tom Dwan, Barry Greenstein, and Antonio Esfandiari all made regular appearances on the show.

Remarkably, that list is just a small sample of the big-name poker personalities that came across the screen during the program’s original run. With High Stakes Poker slated to make a 2020 comeback, the poker world eagerly awaits.

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Poker pro Ryan D’Angelo responded to Schulman’s tweet with his idea for a modern-day lineup for the 2020 version of High Stakes Poker. D’Angelo wants to see players like Esfandiari, Garrett Adelstein, Matt Berkey, Viktor ‘Isildur’ Blom, partypoker partner Rob Yong, King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik, Michael Addamo, and Andrew Robl.

Other requests in replies to Schulman’s tweet include high-roller wild cards like Rick Salomon and Matt Kirk. Jamie Gold, who took part in some of the show’s most memorable moments and biggest pots, also came up in replies to Schulman.

Those names would make for can’t-miss poker programming in 2020, and poker fans of all eras have something to look forward to in the High Stakes Poker reboot.

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