High Stakes Poker sixth Season
High Stakes Poker Season 6 begins on February 14th, 2010 they have added PokerStars as a title sponsor which presumably would mean that the videos will be made available online.
Expect a little different format with Gabe Kaplan announcing alone and Kara Scott doing player interviews while play is happening. Sadly there will be no A.J. Benza this year. Gabe Kaplan will return to host his sixth season of the show as an analyst. Joining him for hosting duties during season 6 will be new addition Kara Scott. She was the former host at European Poker Tour events and this will be her first season with the show. Scott has cashed in the World Series of Poker main event in each of the last two years, and she recently finished in second place at the Irish Open in Dublin.
Season six will once again feature the top professional poker players in the world in a cash-game format and the minimum buy-in will be $200,000. Blinds will be $300-$600 with a $100 ante during the game. Season six of the show took place at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas.
High stakes poker sixth season Line Up
Nicknamed “The Magician” for having been a professional magician before becoming a poker player. Winner of one WSOP bracelet and one WPT event. Career live tournament winnings in excess of $3.56 million. Went deep in the 2009 WSOP Main Event, finishing 24th, collecting his biggest WSOP payday ever of nearly $353,000. Hired Mindset Coach Sam Chauhan for a six-month period beginning in 2009 to help him regain his poker focus and his hunger and desire to win.
Dubbed the “Robin Hood of Poker” for donating winnings to charity, his favorite being Children, Incorporated. Winner of three WSOP bracelets, the latest in the 2008 $1500 Razz event, and two WPT titles. Career live tournament winnings in excess of $6.97 million, and ranks 25th on the all-time money list. Had a great 2008 WSOP, cashing 6 times for nearly $800,000, winning a bracelet, and finishing second to Erick Lindgren in the Player of the Year race, and also cashed 7 times in the 2009 WSOP. Signs and gives a copy of his book Ace on the River to any player who knocks him out of a tournament.
Dubbed “Kid Poker” and one of poker’s most likeable and recognizable personalities. Owns four WSOP bracelets, the latest in a 2008 WSOP $2000 limit holdem event, and two WPT titles. With his 2nd place showing in the 2009 WSOPE Main Event in October 2009, now has lifetime live tournament winnings in excess of $12.43 million as of 01/22/2010, and ranks #1 on the all-time money list. Had 9 cashes, including 3 final tables, in the 2009 WSOP, more than any other player. 2004 Card Player magazine Player of the Year.
At the age of 76, perhaps the greatest player of all time, and is the author of several books, including Super System and Super System II. Back-to-back World Series of Poker Champion in 1976 and 1977. Lifetime live tournament winnings in excess of $5.87 million, and ranks 35th on the all-time money list. Owner of 10 WSOP bracelets, tied for 2nd with Johnny Chan, and is tied for 1st with Jesse Alto and Johnny Moss for making the most WSOP Main Event final tables in history with 5. Had the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic renamed the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic in his honor in 2007.
A native of Israel, he served in the Israeli army in a commando unit similar to the Green Berets in the United States. Won his first World Series bracelet in 2007 in 7-card stud hi/lo, and also owns one WPT title. Lifetime live tournament winnings in excess of $1.91 million. Highly successful Las Vegas businessman and entrepreneur who owns several retail establishments on the Las Vegas Strip. Frequent player in the Big Game at Bellagio, but considers poker just a hobby.
Known as “The Great Dane” and “Gambling Gus”. Is the only player in history to have won 3 WPT open titles, and almost won his 4th in the 2008 WPT Championship at Bellagio, finishing 2nd. Lifetime live tournament winnings in excess of $7.52 million as of 01/22/2010, and ranks 21st on the all-time money list. Difficult players to read because of his loose aggressive style of play . Winner of the 2007 Aussie Millions, and authored a book detailing his play in that event entitled Every Hand Revealed.
Known as “The Mouth” for trash talking at the tables, and one of poker’s most recognizable players. Winner of three WSOP bracelets, his latest in the prestigious 2008 $5000 no-limit 2-7 draw event w/rebuys. Lifetime live tournament winnings in excess of $7.29 million, and ranks 23rd on the all-time money list. Won a $100,000 prop bet with Ted Forrest at the beginning of the 2008 WSOP by losing more than 50 pounds since the 2007 WSOP, weighing in at a svelte 179. Released his autobiography entitled Check-Raising the Devil in May 2009, a candid and revealing look at his life and the battles hes faced with demons over the years.
Highly regarded by many as the best player in the game today. Winner of seven WSOP bracelets, including two in 2009 in the $2500 NL Deuce to Seven Lowball event and $2500 Omaha/7-card stud hi/lo event, and one WPT title. Career live tournament winnings in excess of $12.26 million as of 01/22/2010, and ranks 2nd on the all-time money list. Capped off a terrific 2009 WSOP by finishing 7th in the Main Event, good for $1.40 million. One of only five players to win three WSOP bracelets in one year (2002).
Nicknamed “The Unabomber” for the trademark hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses he usually wears. Holder of one WPT invitational title, and won the PartyPoker.com World Open V in London in October, 2009, good for $225,000. Career live tournament winnings in excess of $1.80 million as of 01/22/2010. May be the man mostly responsible for “hoodies” becoming popular apparel among poker players. Known for his unusual and often humorous antics and mannerisms at the table.
Nicknamed “durrrr” and has a huge following in the online community. Primarily a high-stakes cash game player with remarkable success despite his young age, and is considered one of poker’s premier cash game players. Live career tournament winnings in excess of $1.15 million. Made two final tables in the 2008 World Series of Poker, the first he was old enough to play in. In 2009 issued a $1 million heads-up challenge to anyone except Phil Galfond to put up $500,000 and play 50,000 hands at blinds of $200/$400 while playing 4 tables of NLHE or PLO at once online, saying that if his opponent finished up a minimum of $1 after rake once the hands were completed he would pay them an extra $1.5 million; if Dwan was up $1, the opponent would pay him $500,000.