Nick Schulman to replace Gabe Kaplan as 'High Stakes Poker' commentator

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Haley Hintze
Posted on: January 31, 2023 11:46 PST

Leading poker-content streaming network PokerGO has introduced veteran poker pro and commentator Nick Schulman as the new color commentator of its popular and long-running "High Stakes Poker" show. Schulman, 38, replaces Gabe Kaplan alongside A.J. Benza in the HSP commentary booth. PokerGO announced Kaplan's retirement last week after Kaplan had spent parts of nine seasons co-anchoring the long-running show.

Schulman was always one of the favorites to be named as Kaplan's replacement. Though he'll be new to the HSP booth, Schulman has already received acclaim for his commentator on other poker broadcasts, including on some major WSOP bracelet-event final tables as part of PokerGO's streaming efforts. Schulman's history with PokerGO and its predecessor, PokerCentral, dates back to 2015, when je joined the "Super High Roller Cash Game" team. Schulman has also commentated on "High Stakes Duel", "Super High Roller Bowl", "Poker Masters", "U.S. Poker Open", and "PokerGO Cup".

Schulman's knowledge of the game as a player runs very deep as well. The three-time WSOP bracelet winner has amassed nearly $15.3 million in live tournament earnings. Schulman splashed onto the poker scene in 2005 with a WPT main event win at the 2005 World Poker Finals at Connecticut's Foxwods casino, and he's logged major triumphs around the globe ever since.

Schulman's first appearance commentating for "High Stakes Poker" airs today on PokerGO, in the second episode of HSP's just-started Season 10. Schulman's debut will be re-broadcast later this week as well.

“Nick represents the modern era of poker as one of the most knowledgeable, dignified minds in the game, and we are thrilled to welcome him to High Stakes Poker,” said Mori Eskandani, President of PokerGO. “When Nick first started working with PokerGO, it quickly became apparent that he had a bright future on this side of the felt. Nick’s fresh, insightful perspective has added immense value to PokerGO over the years, and we believe he is the perfect fit to carry on the legacy of poker’s most iconic cash-game show.”

“To join the show that started it all and replace the best to ever do it is a tremendous honor,” said Schulman. “Thank you to Gabe for having his blessing, see you soon.”

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