Poker is a global game and those themes are present every time it airs. From the German domination in Poker Masters and massive tournament fields in countries overseas, “shuffle up and deal” is present in every language.

On PokerGO and and in THE VAULT, the third “International” edition of Poker After Dark features six flags facing off in a Sit-N-Go that features global bragging rights.

The interesting part of poker being a common international affair are the players in the game not being self-aware for the most part that they all hail from different countries.

There is a segment in the early portion of the game where Canadian cash game professional ‘Yukon’ Brad Booth says, “This is where the Canadians back home are saying ‘call-call’ or ‘fold-fold’.” Other than that, the players are primarily content to represent their nations by their play. 

Leading the charge for the American crew is Allen Cunningham. When the episode was filmed 2009, Cunningham was on top of the poker world having finished fourth in the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event. To this day, Cunningham is considered one of the best of his generation.

Also in the lineup is Poker Hall of Famer and Indonesia’s own John Juanda, Vietnam’s John Pham, and an original November Niner in Russian Ivan Demidov.

Rounding out the group is the lone European at the table, Frenchman David Benyamine.

One country that is never featured on Poker After Dark’s International series is Germany. The leading force in modern tournament dominance, the Germans were still a few years away from making their mark on poker’s largest stages at the time of this episode. 

The release of the “International III” episode comes at a convenient time for Juanda, as he won the Triton Macau Super High Roller Series Main Event this week. Juanda beat Fedor Holz heads up to win the $2.87 million first place prize.

Most tables on Poker After Dark feature flowing conversation but this episode is on the relatively quiet side with players letting their chips doing the talking. You probably won’t be able to guess the biggest talker of the group and the reveal makes for a fun surprise.

Like the Olympics, all countries bring their own unique flair to the game and Poker After Dark’s “International III” puts all playing styles on display.

Officially available in THE VAULT, come watch the best from their respective nations battle for Poker After Dark dominance.