High Stakes Poker Season 5 Line-Up Announced.

High Stakes Poker Season 5 Line-Up Announced.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

The most eagerly-anticipated televised poker cash game since… well, ever, is upon us. After fears that the programme would not continue (in fact, we reported these rumours on this very site but we had reputable sources, honestly!) the poker community breathed a collective sigh of relief to learn that HSP5 would indeed be gracing our screens.

Now the lineup has been officially announced and while internet players will be thrilled with the (inevitable) addition of Tom Dwan as well as Ilari Sahamies aka Ziigmund, we can’t help but wonder how the players will make their money given that Sammy ‘Any Two, Who Cares If I Win The Pot’ Farha and Guy ‘I Donate $1,000,000 For Fun’ LaLiberte are nowhere to be found. Ziigmund’s addition will hopefully fill the silence left by the absence of Mike Matusow – it will be interesting to see if he talks as much trash as he types.

The full list of players is below:

Patrik Antonius – Finnish Adonis
Michael Baxter – rich action-giver
David Benyamine – Frenchman, has a hot wife
Doyle Brunson – legend, will never die
Nick Cassavetes – actor/director
Ivan Demidov – running hot
Peter Eastgate – running hotter than Demidov
Tom Dwan - durrrr
Eli Elezra – Farha-esque
Antonio Esfandiari – talks a lot, very happy
Barry Greenstein – talks less, nice guy
Phil Hellmuth – everyone knows who he is… for better or worse
Phil Ivey – God, plain and simple
Phil Laak - Does kung-fu when winning tournaments, talks lots when folding.
Howard Lederer – fold, fold, fold, fold, ship, win
Giorgio Medici – Italian guy
Dario Minieri – younger Italian guy
Daniel Negreanu – nice Canadian vegan
Ilari Sahamies - Ziigmund
Bob Safai – loses money gracefully
Sam Simon – co-created The Simpsons and therefore rocks

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