The Game Show Network is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated season 5 of High Stakes Poker will air on March 1st 2009 and will be apart of the Poker Night Sundays’. Poker Night Sunday’s will also air World Poker Tour episodes and old High Stake Poker episodes from previous seasons.
Season 5 of High Stakes Poker returned to the Golden Nugget casino, which was where season 1 was filmed. There was a total of 27 hours of poker filmed over the weekend of Dec 19th. This will turn into over 14 hour long episodes that will air on the Game Show Network.
The show features many well known high stakes players including: Phil Hellmuth, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Phil Ivey, and David Benyamine. Other notable players are Peter Eastgate who is the 2008 WSOP Main Event Champ and Ivon Demidov from the November Nine and final table of the 2008 WSOPE Main Event. There will several amateurs (fish) joining this season. For more information read blog post: High Stakes Poker Season 5 Line Up.
They will all be required to buy-in for at least $200,000 and if the game is played like it has in previous seasons you’ll see players buying in for over $500,000. Canadian poker player Brad “Yukon” Booth still holds the record for buying in for a cool $1 million. The blinds will remain the same with $300/$600 with optional straddle.
A few of the players that participated in season 5 have given away some clues. Doyle Brunson claims that he walked out as a winner and has yet to lose on a cash game filmed for TV. Although, the same can’t be said for Berry Greenstien as he was apparently quite disappointed with his performance and the way he played many key hands.
Stay tuned, PokerProp will provide more information and recaps of High Stakes Poker season 5 as it airs.