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World's best players at High Stakes Poker

23 October 2007

SANTA MONICA, California -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Beginning Monday, November 5, GSN's High Stakes Poker raises the cash buy-in for the world's best poker players from $100,000 to $500,000. This television first presents over five million dollars of the player's own money at risk. Unlike poker tournament shows, High Stakes Poker is the only "cash game" televised of no-limit Texas Hold'em and airs Mondays at 9 PM ET/8:00 PM CT on GSN.

High Stakes Poker IV will feature seven episodes with the half a million dollar buy-in action. The all-star line-up includes a who's who of the poker world and one ultra successful businessman. Sitting down at the table are the following players:

    Doyle Brunson:       Regarded as arguably the greatest player of
                         all-time.  Brunson has won 10 World Series of Poker
    Sammy Farha:         One of the most popular and successful cash game
                         players, Farha has played in all four seasons of
    David Benyamine:     Originally from France, Benyamine is a cash game
                         specialist who regularly plays in the "Big Game" in
                         Las Vegas.
    Barry Greenstein:    Excels at both cash games and tournaments.
                         Greenstein authored the popular poker book, Ace on
                         the River.
    Antonio Esfandiari:  "The Magician" has appeared on all four seasons of
                         HSP and excels at both tournaments and cash games.
    Jamie Gold:          Gold was the winner of the 2006 World Series of
                         Poker with the largest grand prize ever of over $12
    Daniel Negreanu:     One of the biggest stars in poker, Negreanu has won
                         multiple tournaments and been involved in some of
                         the largest hands ever on HSP.
    Patrik Antonius:     Antonius is one of the top cash game players from
                         Finland and his buy-in this season was $1 million.
    Guy Laliberte:       A newcomer to HSP, Laliberte is a successful
                         businessman who is the co-founder and CEO of Cirque
                         du Soleil.  Laliberte is donating a portion of his
                         winnings to his charity, the One Drop foundation.

(Line-Up Note: Jamie Gold will be replaced by Daniel Negreanu on the episode Monday, November 26.)

Gabe Kaplan and AJ Benza call the action on High Stakes Poker. New episodes of HSP IV are on Monday nights at 9 PM with encore showings on Saturday nights at 7 PM and Wednesday nights at 2 AM.

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