Tom Dwan To Play in Poker After Dark Opening Show

Tom Dwan To Play in Poker After Dark Opening ShowPoker fan’s everywhere are eagerly anticipating the reboot of the hugely popular poker television show called “Poker After Dark”, which is set to return to the screen on August 14. The high-stakes cash game show originally ran from 2007 to 2011, and featured regular appearances from some of the game’s most well-known pros, including Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Doyle Brunson, and Jen Harman.
One of the players who highlighted most the excitement associated with playing at the nose bleed stakes, however, was Tom Dwan, who sadly has rarely seen in the western playing poker world since heading off to Asia to take part in the Big Game in Manila and Macau mostly against wealthy businessmen. After a more than six-year absence, though, Dwan is now set to make a highly publicized return to the show, which will be taking place at the Aria in Las Vegas.
As well as having being a stand-out player on the orginal show, Dwan also earned more money than any other player on “Poker After Dark”, eventually walking away with a $1.75 million profit by the time it went off air. Commenting upon his memories of the show, and his expectations going forward, the 31 year-old high stakes pro stated:
“The shows were fun, they ended up being more interesting and more fun than I expected. It also helped that I won basically every hand that I played. If I called they were bluffing, if I was bluffing they folded. I’m hoping that continues”
Appearing on the opening “Poker After Dark” offering alongside Dwan will be Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu, Jean Robert-Bellande, Lauren Roberts, and Bill Klein.
During his stint in the limelight, thousands of players would regularly sign into their poker accounts to watch the “durrrr challenge“, although his match against Daniel Cates was eventually halted with just half the hands having been played, and Dwan in the red by $1,251,059. Ahead of the upcoming show, Cates has now revealed that instead of welching on the bet as many had been lead to believe, Dwan has in fact already paid up to $800,000 in penalties to Cates.

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