Poker After Dark introduces two new players

Paul Wasicka
Paul Wasicka isn't afraid of Poker After Dark.

Two newcomers make their debut when a new episode of NBC's Poker After Dark airs on Monday. Paul Wasicka and Alan "Boston" Dvorkis will join the table to compete for the $120,000 winner-take-all prize this week.

Paul Wasicka has been one of the hottest players on the tournament circuit since he came in second at the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event. He made it deep in the 2007 Aussie Millions to cash in 12th place, plus he final-tabled a World Poker Tour event for fourth place and won the NBC National Heads-Up Championship.

He also made it deep in another WPT event before making a ninth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP $5,000 World Championship Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em event.

Alan Dvorkis, better known as Alan Boston, has been a much quieter part of the poker world in the figurative sense, but in the literal sense he's known as a prolific talker at the tables.

"Alan is indeed an interesting character and viewers will not want to miss seeing him in action, as his presence at the table is anything but conventional," said a press release for the show.

Boston's presence and that of Mike Matusow should make for an interesting week on Poker After Dark. Also joining them at the felt will be Antonio Esfandiari and Mike Sexton.

This show will also bring Wasicka back to the table with the man who beat him out of a Championship win, Jamie Gold. Since the 2006 WSOP, the two have only clashed during the third season of High Stakes Poker.

Matusow, Gold, Esfandiari and Sexton have all appeared on previous Poker After Dark sessions, but so far none of them has claimed a victory. Matusow has played four different times with no luck; another loss for Matusow will tie him with Phil Hellmuth for the worst record on the show so far.

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