Another “High Stakes Poker” rookie has been added to the roster of players taking part in the sixth season of the popular GSN show. Full Tilt Red Pro Andrew Feldman will be joining the lineup and is making history as the first British player to ever appear on the cash game franchise.
Feldman burst onto the European poker scene in 2007 with a third place finish in the Grand Final of the Grosvenor Poker Tour. Less than a month later, he won the 888.com UK Open IV for $250,000. More recently, the London-born Feldman made the final table of the European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo Grand Final High Roller event, finishing in seventh place. His career tournament poker winnings are in excess of $500,000.
According to Feldman, it was none other than Tom “durrrr” Dwan who suggested that he take part in the show. Feldman told the press, “Maybe he thinks I’m good value, maybe he thinks I’ll give action… I hope it’s the latter. Last month, I played the Full Tilt Million Dollar Cash Game, but this is going to be just as tough, if not tougher!”
Dwan and Feldman both took part in the Million Dollar Cash Game, which was filmed in the U.K. in September. While Feldman did his best to hold his own alongside tough competition like Dwan, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, Gus Hansen, and Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Dwan flourished, winning the largest pot in televised poker history. Dwan and Ivey clashed in a $1.1 million hand when both players turned a straight on a Q-5-3-4 board. Ivey’s A-2 was no match for Dwan’s 6-7 and the tremendous pot was pushed to Durrrr. The Million Dollar Cash Game will begin airing in January on Europe’s Sky Sports network.
Dwan is beginning to rack up a number of record-setting televised poker hands, as he also lays claim to scooping the largest pot in “High Stakes Poker” history. He squared off against Barry Greenstein in a hand worth $919,000 during Season 5. Despite being on the losing end of that hand, Greenstein has confirmed with ESPN’s “Inside Deal” that he will be back for Season 6 and is already planning his latest fundraising efforts for the show. In past seasons, Greenstein has raised money by getting people to pledge donations if he says a unique catchphrase on air. Past lines have included “lol donkaments” and “math is idiotic.” This season, he plans to drop “bing, blang, blaow” somewhere in the action.
GSN has informed Poker News Daily that the Season 6 will be taping from November 11th to 13th at the Golden Nugget in Downtown Las Vegas. While “High Stakes Poker” regular Daniel Negreanu will not be taking part as a result of previous engagements abroad, fellow Team PokerStars Pro Dennis Phillips revealed on his poker podcast “The Lumiere Place Final Table” that he will be taking part in the action. The new season of the show is set to premiere on February 14th.