High Stakes Poker Returns for “Best Season Yet” Starting Feb 21

Last Updated on February 15, 2022 Author:Adrian Sterne

High Stakes PokerSummary

  • Season 9 will see the return of High Stakes Poker regulars including Daniel Negreanu and Phil Ivey
  • Original commentators A.J. Benza and Gabe Kaplan return
  • The premiere episode airs on February 21 on PokerGO

High Stakes Poker is back for its ninth season, and it will be the best yet, as it will feature a star-studded line-up, a new-look set, and the return of the iconic $50K bricks of cash on the table.

Poker Legends Return

The ninth season of the iconic show will begin to air on February 21 on PokerGO. Avid fans of the show will be delighted to see some familiar faces getting in on the action, including poker legends Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan who had graced the show during its early years with the Game Show Network (GSN).

Most of all, the show’s original commentators A.J. Benza and Gabe Kaplan will be back in the broadcast booth.

The premiere episode will see Ivey, Dwan, and Patrik Antonius battle it out in a $200/$400 no-limit hold’em game. Each puts in a minimum buy-in of $100,000. They will be joined by 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event winner Koray Aldermir.


Season 9 also features several newcomers, including Garrett Adelstein, a high stakes pro popular within the Southern California circuit who often crushes the tables on livestreamed cash game shows Huster Casino Live and Live at the Bike. Also making his debut appearance on High Stakes Poker is Kim Hultman who runs the popular YouTube channel LetsGiveitASpin.

Probably one of the most exciting parts of the season is the appearance of poker legend Brunson who still has it even at the age of 88.

High Stakes Poker first aired on GSN in 2006. The first seven seasons aired on the cable network until 2011 with Mori Eskandani as one of the co-producers and Benza and Kaplan as the original commentators. GSN scaled back its airings of the legendary show following PokerStars’ withdrawal from the US market during 2011’s Black Friday.

The show returned in 2020 for Season 8, this time airing on PokerGO. It was taped at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The show has since been getting significant attention because of its exciting format and line-up which features a mix of prominent poker figures and non-poker celebrities.

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