Since Poker After Dark rebooted in August, PokerGO has been home to some of the world’s biggest cash games and tournaments. While No Limit Hold’em was the name of the game through the first few installments of Poker After Dark, Pot Limit Omaha was welcomed back with last week’s “PLOMG” $300/$600 PLO cash games.
Along with PLO-centric lineups, that format change drew fans from around the globe and next week, the format changes again. Three nights of hybrid cash game sessions will debut on Poker After Dark starting Tuesday, October 10, each boasting $100,000 buy-ins and experienced high stakes lineups.
Each “High Stakes Hybrid” session will start players with $100,000 in cash chips, with the blinds opening at $200/$400. Players will then play four 90-minute levels, with the blinds progressively increasing to $300/$600, $400/$800, and $600/$1,200. If players have chips, they will be required to play all four levels, meaning that “High Stakes Hybrid” week will combine elements of both cash games and tournaments.
It should also be noted, that rebuys and straddling during “High Stakes Hybrid” sessions will not be allowed.
While the hybrid cash game format is different, many of the players competing on “High Stakes Hybrid” week will be familiar faces to Poker After Dark fans. Doug Polk is back after playing during “Rumble with Jungle” week, along with Jason Koon and Brian Rast, who have been featured in multiple Poker After Dark sessions.
Lauren Roberts also makes her return, after playing all three nights of “The Return of Tom Dwan” week, and Roberts is joined by a handful of other high stakes players from the business world.
Dan Shak, who has nearly $9 million in career tournament earnings and has been a staple in Super High Rollers around the world for the better part of the last decade, makes his PAD debut alongside high stakes cash game and tournament player Brandon Steven. California hedge fund manager Mike Baxter, who appeared on High Stakes Poker years ago and has tons of nosebleed cash game experience, rounds out Tuesday’s seven-handed lineup.
“High Stakes Hybrid” week will then continue through Thursday, October 12 six-handed, as Lauren Roberts is unable to play on Wednesday and Thursday.
Watch all three days of hybrid cash game action exclusively on PokerGO, running from Tuesday, October 10 to Thursday, October 12, with a new Poker After Dark start time. Past sessions have begun at 8 PM ET, but “High Stakes Hybrid” week will see each stream begin at 6 PM ET. Until next week, relive past Poker After Dark episodes on-demand through PokerGO’s event replay library and stay tuned to Poker Central and PokerGO for features, interviews, content, and more from “High Stakes Hybrid” week.
Poker After Dark lineups and structures are subject to change.