UNITED STATES -- NBC's Poker After Dark brings viewers yet another exciting new episode next week, as six top pros that have experienced tremendous success on the tournament circuit face off against
one another in a unique match-up. Only eight players have ever won two or more WPT events that are open to anyone, and this match will feature six of them. Competing for the $120,000 winner-take-all prize and exclusive bragging rights will be Gus Hansen, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Daniel Negreanu, Tuan Le and Michael Mizrachi.
HNews Imageansen, Lederer, Lindgren and Negreanu have appeared on Poker After Dark in the past, and all but Lindgren have laid claim to a victory. This marks the fourth appearance on the show for Gus, the third for Daniel and Howard, and the second for Erick, giving these players a slight edge over newcomers Tuan Le and Michael Mizrachi, who are making their PAD debut.
Though there are marked differences in the playing styles of these competitors, the common denominator they possess is that they all know how to win. Collectively, these six have amassed tournament winnings of more than $34 million, making them among the most successful group of players that Poker After Dark has ever assembled. Fans of the show are in for a real treat, as this is a highly entertaining match and one from which much can be learned.
Brief profiles of all six players follow. The match will begin airing on NBC late night Monday at 2:05 a.m., September 17, and will continue for five consecutive nights in the same time slot. A special program called the "Director's Cut" will air late night Saturday, September 22, at 1:00 a.m., right after Saturday Night Live. This show will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the week with highlights and insightful player interviews.
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