$200k Poker After Dark to be back On-Air this June

June 1, 2012

Combine poker tournaments and television, and you get  the entertaining Poker After Dark. The popular poker show is all set to return back on-air this June, when it debuts on  NBC Sports. NBC will be airing both the lost episodes and fresh episodes of poker events during the show’s return. The first two weeks will feature the earlier episodes of the show, with poker action from the likes of Phil Ivey, Eli Elezra, David peat and Tom Dwan.

$200k cash game

On June 4, 2012, the $200,000 Poker After Dark cash game will be aired on the NBC Sports network. The game took place in Aria, in Las Vegas, and lasted for two weeks. It will be aired over two weeks, in episodes of one-hour everyday. During the first week, the episodes will start at 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, or 1:30 pm ET, depending on the day of the week. During the second week, two one-hour long episodes will be aired on June 11 and June 16, 2012.

The game took place in 2010 and had a prize pool of $200,000. It had an interesting list of participants that included Patrik Antonious, David “Viffer” Peat, David Oppenheim, Phil Ivey and Tom “durrrr” Dwan  among others. While David Oppenheim participated just once in the show, the others have been regular participants and will be seen on the show more. To maintain the thrill and the suspense of the game, details about the game’s winner have not been announced. To know who gets to take home the big prize, check the local broadcasting timings for your region and tune in to NBC sports.

About the participants

The exciting Poker After Dark game features six notable poker professionals, each of who has a solid history in the poker industry.

Phil Ivey – The most popular of the players would be Phil Ivey, whose career winnings go more than $16 million. Ivey is a high-stakes player and has 8 WSOP bracelets and an Aussie Million title.

Tom Dwan - Tom Dwan has more than $2.8 million as career winnings and is one of the most successful poker players at the age of 25. Dwan won his biggest prize of $1.1 million by beating Phil Ivey at an event in London. Dwan is basically a heads up player and was on High Stakes Poker Season 5 and 6.

Eli Elezra – Eli Elezra owns a WSOP bracelet and a World Poker Tour title. His career winnings exceed $2.10 millions.

Patrik Antonious – The Finnish poker player was a model and a tennis player, before he took up poker full time. Patrik Antonious has more than $5.3 million in poker tournaments and is one of the best short-handed high-stakes player.

David Oppenheim – Oppenheim has been a poker pro for 20 years now and has won more than $1.7 million during his poker career. He is one of the best limit players in poker, although he hasn’t  won any major titles yet.

David Peat – David Peat is an aggressive high stakes NLH player and has won around $277,000 in live poker events till date. He has a nickname “viffer” and has been in the poker circuit since the early 2000s.