High Stakes Poker seizoen 7 van start

High Stakes Poker seizoen 7 van start

Lang hebben we er op gewacht, maar eindelijk was het moment dan daar. Seizoen 7 van High Stakes Poker ging van start en er waren nogal wat dingen anders. Na de Golden Nugget (seizoen 1, 5 en 6), The Palms (seizoen 2) en Southpoint (seizoen 3 en 4) was het nu The Bellagio die onderdak bood voor dé cashgameshow.

Kara Scott was, net als in seizoen 6, van de partij maar van Gabe Kaplan ontbrak ieder spoor. Nadat we in seizoen 6 al afscheid hadden genomen van zijn trouwe metgezel AJ Benza moest ook de voormalige ster van 'Bring Back Kotter' er aan geloven dit keer, zijn positie als commentator werd ingenomen door de Amerikaanse komiek Norm MacDonald.

Ook de spelers aan tafel waren voornamelijk nieuwelingen. Doyle Brunson, Barry Greenstein en Antonio Esfandiari kwamen ieder seizoen in actie en ook David "viffer" Peat hadden we in seizoen 5 al eens zien langs komen maar de overige vier spelers aan tafel waren nieuw. Naast Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst waren het drie rijke amateurs, waaronder de eigenaar van Las Vegas casino Treasure Island, die aanschoven.

Seat 1:Doyle Brunson$200.000
Seat 2:Vanessa Selbst$200.000
Seat 3:Barry Greenstein$200.000
Seat 4:Antonio Esfandiari$200.000
Seat 5:Robert Croak$200.000
Seat 6:Phil Ruffin$500.000
Seat 7:Bill Klein$500.000
Seat 8:David "Viffer" Peat$200.000

Met dank aan 2+2 gebruiker menacing_1 wat informatie over de onbekende amateurs:

Robert Croak

  • Is a businessman/amateur poker player who resides in Toledo, OH and Las Vegas.
  • Is the creator of SillyBandz, the hottest fashion accessory/toy in the world, sales of which exceeded $200 million in 2010.
  • SillyBandz have been put into the iconic category along with Hula Hoops, Beanie Babies, and Cabbage Patch Dolls.
  • Is also involved in Marcos Pizza stores in Denver, CO, a design and product development business in Toledo named BCP Imports, and as a concert promoter under the name of Verso Group Enterprises.
  • Has been playing poker for ten years, regularly at the Bellagio, Wynn, and Aria, and describes himself as a loose/aggressive player who likes to gently needle his opponents.

Phil Ruffin

  • Is a businessman/amateur poker player who formerly owned the New Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, selling it for $1.24 billion in 2007, and currently owns the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.
  • Ranks #182 on the Forbes 400 list with net worth of $2 billion.
  • Also owns 12 hotels around the country, two greyhound race tracks in the Wichita, KS area, Harper Trucks, Inc., which makes one out of every three hand trucks sold in the United States, and is involved in many other ventures.
  • Is partners with Donald Trump in the Las Vegas Trump International Hotel and Tower, and Trump served as his best man at his wedding to a former Miss Ukraine, with whom he has an infant son.
  • Also owns a 12 acre island in the Bahamas called Crystal Cay, and 12,000 acres of land in Belize.

Bill Klein

  • Is a retired businessman/amateur poker player from Laguna Hills, CA.
  • Sold a grout and thinset mortar manufacturing business and retired after being diagnosed with throat cancer, but has been cancer free for the past seven years.
  • Now plays 200 rounds of golf a year, and spends 120-140 days a year in Las Vegas where he plays high-limit blackjack and poker despite having to live on a liquid diet as radiation treatment for his cancer destroyed his salivary glands
  • Donates any winnings from blackjack or poker tournaments to charity, and if he doesn’t cash, donates the amount of the buy in for each tournament he enters.
  • His favorite charities are the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Shea Riding Center, an organization that offers a unique form of physical therapy for physically and mentally challenged children.


  • projectsoul projectsoul

    Lol, die K high vs AA

  • Brinkytinky Brinkytinky

    En Laak die z'n boat snapfold Big Grin

  • Meaty23 Meaty23

    Episode 13 is online: Klik

    Nice move van Rolex, all-in, snap call met acesBig Grin, ow I have king high.

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