GSN re-launched High Stakes Poker in the US last night, leaving the American poker players deliriously happy but the rest of the world feeling a little left out. Aware of this, they have generously uploaded the full episode on their official YouTube channel.
The series is the only televised poker cash game on TV – unlike tournament poker, the players are playing for real money in every single hand, all from their own pockets.
This season there is a minimum buy-in of $200,000 with blinds at $400/$800 and a running ante of $100. In the first episode, Daniel Negreanu, Peter Eastgate, Doyle Brunson, Barry Greenstein, Tom 'Durrrr' Dwan, David Benyamine, Eli Elezra and Ilari 'Ziigmund' Sahamies do battle.