En lieu of certain poker shows being in limbo such as High Stakes Poker, it’s nice to see one show that is proving to be a main stay on network television. NBC has decided to renew Poker After Dark for yet another season after its quality ratings called for the show to be brought back. But there will be a twist to the fourth season of Poker After Dark.
Possibly in an attempt to fill the void for High Stakes Poker (which may never be seen on TV again), Poker After Dark has decided to switch the successful format of deep stack tournament to high stakes cash games. And things might be more exciting than ever with this new format.
That’s because the blinds are said to reach $200/$400 and the minimum buy-in for the episodes will be $100K to $250K. Plus there are already highlights from the first episode out featuring stars like Phil Hellmuth and Tom “durrrr” Dwan in heated competition.
One can only imagine how interesting the table talk will be in this season of Poker After Dark with Hellmuth and Dwan involved. Last time these two met in a NBC event they were exchanging quite a few comments with each other.
Hellmuth kept calling Dwan “son” in saying things like, “Son, I would tell you this much, son. I would never have put more than $3k in the pot with two tens before the flop.” Dwan fired back saying, “I was gonna’ say good game, sorry for the suck out, but when you phrase it that way it makes me not wanna. Phil, that’s why you lose money online. Pick your stakes heads-up. We can play right now if you want.”
With the new format and the interesting personalities like Dwan and Hellmuth at the table, it will be fun to see how this new season of Poker After Dark shakes out!