High Stakes Poker to no longer feature Full Tilt pros?

High Stakes Poker to no longer feature Full Tilt pros?

Monday, 13 December 2010

Rumours have been reaching us and we do not like them. According to unverified sources (wow, that sounded really professional of us) the new season of High Stakes Poker will not feature Full Tilt Poker pros. That’s right – no Ivey, no Dwan, no Antonius.

An anonymous poster at Two Plus Two broke the news that the show, which begins taping on Wednesday, will not feature Full Tilt Pros. Barry Greenstein cleared up the matter by denying this rumour but did admit there is conflict between Full Tilt Poker and the now PokerStars-sponsored High Stakes Poker.

“Full Tilt has two major concerns,” Greenstein said after speaking with Howard Lederer and High Stakes Poker producer Mori Eskandari. “First is they don't like their players playing when PokerStars is the sponsor of the show Secondly, they were unhappy that PokerStars bought the HSP archives. In the early seasons of HSP, the players didn't wear logos, so FTP is concerned that viewers will be able to go to pokerstars.tv and see the FTP players without logos and be confused by their affiliation.”

On the plus side, if Ivey/Dwan/Antonius are excluded then the likes of Isaac Haxton, Phil Galfond and Daniel Cates (well, when he’s 21) will be able to step up. But what is a cash game without durrrr?

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