These guys aren't playing for peanuts. The pros are back on the Game Show Network for a third season of High Stakes Poker action Jan. 15 and there are some new faces at the table.
Regulars such as Doyle Brunson and Barry Greenstein will be sliding over to make room for High Stakes Poker newcomers, including 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event winner Jamie Gold and renowned player Phil Ivey.
Season 3 added 14 players in search of a burgeoning bankroll to a roster of 14 big-name pros who competed in the first two seasons of the show. The players buy in to the cash games with their own money, fronting anywhere from $100,000 to $1 million to play No-Limit Texas Hold'em.
Commentators Gabe Kaplan and A.J. Benze will provide game analysis, with Kaplan taking his turn at the table for a couple of game this season.
"High Stakes Poker is a hit for GSN," said network CEO Rich Cronin. "Poker continues to gain momentum with a record number of players participating in the World Series."
The third season kicks off from the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, and will air at 9 p.m. each Monday night. Reruns of the 13-week show play at 2 a.m. Tuesday mornings and at 9 p.m. Thursday nights on the Game Show Network.