Poker After Dark Presents Toughest Field YetSeptember 9, 2009 10:04 am
NBC’s ‘Poker After Dark’ has arranged an awesome line up for the cash game segment of the popular show which was introduced to last season’s format as a ‘special.’
With $100k minimum buy-in, $200/$400 blinds and a $100 ante the pots are sure to be huge and fiercely contested, particularly considering the aggressive nature of the pros around the table.
Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, Eli Elezra and Howard Lederer will all be providing the action and viewers will be treated to some classic confrontations between some of the top players in the game.
Tom “durrrr” Dwan thrilled the poker world with his highly confrontational and aggressive style seen by millions at his first ‘Poker After Dark’ appearance. The unpredictable and lateral nature of his play had other pros around the table frustrated at times and inspired Gabe Kaplan, ‘High Stakes Poker’ host, coin the phrase ‘welcome to durrrrland.’
A first time appearance by Finnish cash game specialist Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies is sure to produce sparks with his fierce and reckless style regularly producing massive swings in his Full Tilt Poker bankroll.
Phil Ivey is generally considered the best player in the world and will no doubt relish playing against such a competitive group, especially considering his recent form which includes two WSOP titles this year and a place at the Main Event final table.
Patrik Antonius is one of the most successful cash players on the circuit and has made around $4 million this year while Eli Elezra and the poker ‘professor’ Howard Lederer are both seasoned, experienced players more than capable of mixing up their play and taking advantage of the aggressive styles of their adversaries.
Seats will be reassigned after the first week of play which will help to create more action as well as add a different perspective to the game. Be sure to catch this truly classic “Poker after Dark” line up on NBC each week night at 2:05am, starting September 7th.