The world's poker elite were personally invited by sponsor Full Tilt Poker to the plush Fifty Casino in London last year to take part in the Million Dollar Cash Game, one of the biggest ever cash games to take place on British soil. All players involved had to stake a minimum of $100,000 to play in the event and many brought significantly more to the table, with millions of dollars being staked throughout the day in the ultimate battle of the poker elite. Participating star players included Tony G, Chris Ferguson, Erik Seidel, Allen Cunningham, Erick Lindgren, Howard Lederer and Roland de Wolfe. Leading UK professional and cash player Marc Goodwin also showed up to pit his skills against the American big boys.
Season 2 of the Million Dollar Cash Game can be seen on Sky Sports on Monday nights throughout January. The latest series begins at 10.30pm on Sky Sports 2 this Monday the 7th January 2008 and should be top of the 'unmissable viewing' list of all UK poker fans this New Year.
The Emblaze Production team, responsible for bringing the Million Dollar Cash Game to our screens, has consistently produced high quality programming for large networks such as Sky Sports and Eurosport. James Hopkins, Managing Director of Emblaze Productions said "We are delighted that Full Tilt Poker have continued to sponsor this unique high stakes cash game. With hundreds of thousands of dollars being staked over two days of filming, viewers are in for a thrilling second series".
Founder and One of the many highlights of the series sees US poker superstar Phil Ivey winning a record $807,400 pot. This is the biggest ever amount won in a single hand in a televised cash game, eclipsing a $575,700 pot between Daniel Negreanu and Gus Hansen in a rival US poker show. Ivey, who had already bought in for $800,000, was hundreds of thousands of dollars down when he clashed with Patrik Antonius. Both players hit monster hands. Tune in on Monday 7th January at 10.30pm to see what happens!
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