LEAKED: High Stakes Poker Season 9 Lineup Includes Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu

December 9, 2021
Andrew Burnett

Fans of televised poker are in for a treat when season 9 of High Stakes Poker hits the screens, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan and Jennifer Tilly among the star-studded line-up in the big-money cash game...

Negreanu tweeted out to his almost 500k followers: “I will be appearing on High Stakes Poker this season and you will all be very excited to see some of these lineups!”

When quizzed as to whether it was a livestreamed show, he answered: “No. Old school where it’s edited and made into a great show commentated by Gabe and AJ.”

Gabe Kaplan and AJ Benza, that is, who hosted this year’s season 8, as well as the first 5 seasons of the iconic poker show.

According to the leaked line-ups, season 9 is also an old-school revival of the players, with Tilly’s pic featuring Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey side-by-side, and Dwan tweeting out a pic which seems to show the granddaddy of poker, Doyle Brunson, to his immediate left.

Real cash bundles can be seen – a definite flavour of the good old days when High Stakes poker first hit the screens back in January of 2006.

Almost 16 years later and it looks like another great season is on the cards, with Garrett “G-Man” Adelstein in the mix and loving it...

Meanwhile, Daniel Negreanu let us all in on a little secret, answering a question that has crossed the mind or lips of every fan of the game.

“I have precisely 100% of myself,” Kid Poker revealed, so when he passes bricks of cash back and forth you can be sure it’s all his own.

Bryn Kenney, who was toppled from his throne in the all-time tournament moneywinners list this week by Justin Bonomo is another huge name we’ll see, and Jean-Robert Bellande will be hoping he doesn’t live up to his “broke living” moniker.

Season 9 is due to premiere in February on PokerGO and we’ll be bringing you the best of the action when it does, right here on HighStakesDB.

High Stakes Poker History

HSP was a ground-breaking show when it first appeared back in January 2006, with Daniel Negreanu buying into the minimum $100k cash game with a cool $1million.

The next two years saw 4 series filmed and broadcast from the Golden Nugget (Series 1), Palms (Series 2) and then South Point casinos (series 3 and 4) in Las Vegas, before returning to the Golden Nugget for seasons 5 and 6, then on to the Bellagio for season 7.

That seventh and “final” season, which coincided with poker’s Black Friday, was sponsored by PokerStars and was thus missing the Full Tilt pros who had previously appeared, including Dwan, Ivey, Jennifer Harman, Patrik Antonius, Eli Elezra and Mike Matusow.

The highly-anticipated revival of the show last year was filmed at pokerGO’s studios in the Aria resort and Casino and featured the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Rick Salomon, Jason Koon, Bryn Kenney, Brandon Adams, Nick Petrangelo, and Doug Polk, battling it out along with HSP stalwarts Dwan and Ivey.

Favourite High Stakes poker hand?

Everyone has their favourite moment from HSP, whether it be Brad Booth bluffing Phil Ivey, or Jamie Gold sucking out on Patrik Antonius. A big fan of Patrik Antonius, here’s your writer’s own favourite moment.

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