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Poker After Dark
Poker After Dark logo.jpg
Logo of Poker After Dark
FormatPoker game show
Presented byShana Hiatt (S1-2)
Marianela Pereyra (S3)
Leeann Tweeden (S4-)
Narrated byAli Nejad
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes354 (consisting of 48 tournaments and 11 cash games)
Production
Producer(s)Poker Productions (Eric Drache and Mori Eskandani)[1]
Location(s)Las Vegas
Running time1 hour (with commercials; about 42 minutes without)
Broadcast
Original channelNBC (2007-2011), NBC Sports Network (2012- )
Picture format480i (SDTV) 2007-2009
(HDTV) 2010-2011
Original runJanuary 1, 2007 – September 23, 2011 (NBC)
 
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Poker After Dark
Poker After Dark logo.jpg
Logo of Poker After Dark
FormatPoker game show
Presented byShana Hiatt (S1-2)
Marianela Pereyra (S3)
Leeann Tweeden (S4-)
Narrated byAli Nejad
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons7
No. of episodes354 (consisting of 48 tournaments and 11 cash games)
Production
Producer(s)Poker Productions (Eric Drache and Mori Eskandani)[1]
Location(s)Las Vegas
Running time1 hour (with commercials; about 42 minutes without)
Broadcast
Original channelNBC (2007-2011), NBC Sports Network (2012- )
Picture format480i (SDTV) 2007-2009
(HDTV) 2010-2011
Original runJanuary 1, 2007 – September 23, 2011 (NBC)

Poker After Dark is an hour-long poker television program on NBC.[2] The show made its debut on January 1, 2007,[1] and was cancelled on September 23, 2011 following the "Black Friday" criminal case, which involved major sponsor Full Tilt Poker as one of the defendants.[3] For its first two seasons, both of which originally aired in 2007, the show was presented by Shana Hiatt.[4] The host for season 3 was Marianela Pereyra, and Leeann Tweeden took over starting with season 4.[5] All seasons have contained voice-over commentary by Oliver "Ali" Nejad.

The program returned to American television over the NBC Sports Network on March 5, 2012 with previously aired repeats,[6] with unaired episodes from season 7 airing for the first time beginning June 4, 2012.[7] NBCSN schedules the show on weeknights at midnight, although the start time varies due to overruns by sporting events.

Summary[edit]

The Poker After Dark format featured an "intimate look at one table as it develops over the week."[1] Blinds start at $100/$200 and slowly escalate. Commentator Ali Nejad's commentary is limited, allowing viewers to hear much of the table talk among the players, all of whom are miked.[1] (The table talk occasionally reveals that the "week-long" series is taped in one long session.)

The series was originally structured as a series of week-long No Limit Texas hold 'em mini-tournaments for six top poker professionals. Each week the players vied for a $120,000 winner-takes-all prize pool, with each paying a $20,000 buy-in.[8] By the end of the fifth show, a winner is determined. The sixth show was a "director's cut" that includes excerpts from the action from the previous five days, interspersed with talking heads commentary from the participants. Beginning with Season 4, the producers began to experiment with different formats, including no-limit cash games, and a double-elimination Heads Up battle between the first 4 winners of the National Heads-Up Poker Championship.[9] Also, Seasons 3, 4 and 5 had a "Dream Table," pitting an amateur against five pros.

Schedule[edit]

Poker After Dark aired six times a week, at 2:05 a.m. ET (1:05 CT) Tuesday through Saturday, and then at 1:00 a.m. ET (12:00 CT) on Sundays, though times vary according to the preferences of the affiliates.[10] The early Sunday show is a "director's cut" weekly summary of the previous week's shows.

Several NBC affiliates, most notably those owned by Post-Newsweek Stations, Barrington Broadcasting, some Raycom Media stations, WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, and the LDS Church-owned KSL-TV in Salt Lake City refused to air the show due to management or locality objections against programs featuring gambling (the Post-Newsweek stations also refused to carry Face the Ace in August 2009), while other stations did not carry it due to existing syndication contracts precluding it from airing the series or to retain control of their overnight schedules.

NBC abruptly stopped airing Poker After Dark on September 23, 2011,[11] a few days after Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, issued a statement alleging production underwriter Full Tilt Poker had perpetrated a "Ponzi scheme" on its customers. Replacing the show was a rebroadcast of the Hoda Kotb/Kathie Lee Gifford-hosted fourth hour of Today, and on the weekends, a second episode of In Wine Country from San Francisco Bay Area NBC station KNTV. NBC Sports has since removed their poker section entirely from their webpage, and previous episodes have been removed from Hulu. Although NBC did not issue a definitive statement regarding the schedule change or the future of the show, NBC Sports Senior Director of Communications Adam Freifeld has stated that NBC will "continue to evaluate our poker programming."[12]

Eventually, repeats of the series began to air in late time slots on the NBC Sports Network with that network's January 2012 rebranding.

International[edit]

In Canada Poker After Dark aired afternoons and late nights on Rogers Sportsnet and, since fall 2009 on the French network V.[citation needed]

In France Poker After Dark airs at night on RTL9. In Germany, it airs on SPORT1, with commentary provided by Michael Körner.[13] In Ireland, Poker After Dark airs on Setanta Ireland and Setanta Sports 1[14] on most weeknights with little change from the US version. In The Netherlands, it airs on Veronica; episodes feature the original English commentary with Dutch subtitles.[citation needed] In Sweden, Poker After Dark airs on afternoons and nights on TV4 Sport[citation needed] and on TV 10 weekday nights at 01:30.[citation needed] In Denmark it airs at night on TV3+.[citation needed] In Italy Poker After Dark airs at night on POKERItalia24. In Poland Poker After Dark airs at evening on Sportklub and Sport Klub+; commentary is provided by Paweł Majewski and Marcin Grzywacz.[citation needed]

In Russia show airs on 7TV at 11:30pm every day till the Febral, now show on REN-tv at 3:00 pm.

Reception[edit]

In the U.S., the show had some early ratings success: during season one's second week, it attracted on average a larger audience among adults 18-34 than The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson did the same week, even though the latter is broadcast 90 minutes earlier.[15]

Sponsorship[edit]

Full Tilt Poker regularly advertised during Poker After Dark broadcasts and in some countries,[specify] Full Tilt Poker is included in the show's title, which for a time prompted players associated with a rival site (Poker Stars) to stop appearing on the show. Full Tilt Poker held promotional tournaments that offered a seat on the show as the grand prize. The first of these winners, Ken Light, appeared on the first week of Season 3, and was said[who?] to have picked his own opponents, though Light later said on the show itself that he was only asked to provide a list of his favorite players and that he did not know that players from the list would join him on the show.[4]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1 (2007)[edit]

WeekEpisodesOriginal AirdatesTitleSeat 1Seat 2Seat 3Seat 4Seat 5Seat 6
11-6Jan 1-6Poker Brat AttackGus HansenPhil HellmuthShawn SheikhanAnnie DukeSteve ZolotowHuck Seed
27-12Jan 8-13Play AnythingMike MatusowGabe KaplanDavid GreyDoyle BrunsonJerry BussDaniel Negreanu
313-18Jan 15-20WSOP ChampionsChris MoneymakerJamie GoldJohnny ChanChris FergusonDoyle BrunsonCarlos Mortensen
419-24Jan 22-27Earphones PleaseSam FarhaTony GMike MatusowPhil HellmuthPhil IveyAndy Bloch
525-30Jan 29-Feb 3Phil PhilPhil HellmuthJennifer HarmanPhil LaakErik SeidelAntonio EsfandiariDoyle Brunson
631-36Feb 12-17Talking HeadsMichael KonikPhil GordonHoward LedererChad BrownGabe KaplanMike Sexton
737-42Feb 19-24Against All OddsChris FergusonClonie GowenSam FarhaGus HansenTed ForrestTony G
843-48Mar 12-17Killer TablePhil IveyErick LindgrenJennifer TillyPatrik AntoniusJennifer HarmanPhil Gordon
949-54Apr 16-21Loose LipsMike MatusowAllen CunninghamDavid BenyamineBarry GreensteinShawn SheikhanJohn Juanda
1055-60May 14–19Ladies' WeekClonie GowenEvelyn NgDee LuongVanessa RoussoJennifer HarmanCyndy Violette

Season 2 (2007)[edit]

Season 2 was taped in May 2007 at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas.[16]

WeekEpisodesOriginal Airdates[17]Title[16]Seat 1Seat 2Seat 3Seat 4Seat 5Seat 6
11-6Jun 11-16Golden MenJamie GoldJoe HachemGreg RaymerHuck SeedDoyle BrunsonJohnny Chan
27-12Jun 18-23InternationalGus HansenDavid BenyaminePatrik AntoniusDaniel NegreanuMarco TranielloBrad Booth
313-18Jun 25-30Queens and KingsGabe KaplanHoward LedererAli NejadVanessa RoussoAnnie DukeKristy Gazes
419-24Sep 10-15World Series LegendsDoyle BrunsonLayne FlackPhil HellmuthChris FergusonErik SeidelT. J. Cloutier
525-30Sep 17-22WPT All-StarsErick LindgrenHoward LedererDaniel NegreanuMichael MizrachiGus HansenTuan Le
631-36Sep 24-29Live To HurtAntonio EsfandiariShawn SheikhanMike MatusowPhil HellmuthPhil LaakDaniel Negreanu
737-42Oct 1-6Poker ProwessPhil LaakDavid WilliamsAnnie DukeAndy BlochJohn JuandaClonie Gowen
843-48Oct 8-13Mega MatchDavid BenyamineAllen CunninghamJennifer HarmanPhil IveyBarry GreensteinEli Elezra
949-54Nov 5-10Of Mouth and MenAlan BostonAntonio EsfandiariMike SextonMike MatusowJamie GoldPaul Wasicka
1055-60Nov 12-17Show OpenHoward LedererPhil IveyChris FergusonPhil HellmuthJennifer HarmanGus Hansen

Season 3 (2008)[edit]

Season 3 was taped in October 2007 at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas.[16]

WeekEpisodesOriginal AirdatesTitle[18]Seat 1Seat 2Seat 3Seat 4Seat 5Seat 6
11-6Dec 31-Jan 5Dream TableDaniel NegreanuPhil HellmuthJennifer HarmanMike MatusowScotty NguyenKen Light
27-12Jan 7-1219th HoleGavin SmithDavid OppenheimErick LindgrenPhil IveyDoyle BrunsonDaniel Negreanu
313-18Jan 14-19HecklersGavin SmithSam GrizzleJean-Robert BellandeMike MatusowShawn SheikhanPhil Hellmuth
419-24Feb 11-16World ChampionsChris FergusonJohnny ChanBerry JohnstonJamie GoldPhil HellmuthHuck Seed
525-30Feb 18-23CowboysDoyle BrunsonChris FergusonChau GiangAndy BlochHoyt CorkinsGabe Kaplan
631-36Feb 25-Mar 1InternationalPatrik AntoniusJohnny ChanRoland De WolfeDaniel NegreanuGus HansenJohn Juanda
737-42Mar 24-29Jam UpDavid WilliamsHoward LedererMike MatusowBarry GreensteinAntonio EsfandiariEli Elezra
843-48Mar 31-Apr 5Gus and the LadiesGus HansenVanessa RoussoJ. J. LiuClonie GowenBeth ShakErica Schoenberg
949-54May 12–17Love at First RaiseJennifer HarmanDavid BenyamineJennifer TillyMarco TranielloErica SchoenbergPhil Laak
1055-60May 19–24CommentatorsMark GregorichChad BrownAli NejadRobert Williamson IIIPhil GordonHoward Lederer

Season 4 (2008)[edit]

Season 4 was taped in April 2008 at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas.[9] Season 4 episode titles and presumed seating order taken from NBC's Web site.[18]

WeekEpisodesOriginal AirdatesTitle[18]Seat 1Seat 2Seat 3Seat 4Seat 5Seat 6
11-6Jul 14-19Cash Game #1Tom DwanPhil HellmuthMike BaxterAllen CunninghamGuy LalibertéDavid Peat
27-12Jul 21-26Nets Vs. VetsBrian TownsendDoyle BrunsonTom DwanJohnny ChanHuck SeedAndrew Robl
313-18Jul 28-Aug 3Heads Up ChallengePhil HellmuthTed ForrestPaul WasickaChris Ferguson
419-24Sep 22-Sep 27Mission ImpossibleMike MatusowPhil LaakPhil HellmuthDavid WilliamsClonie GowenGavin Smith
525-30Sep 29-Oct 4Dream IIMike MatusowPhil HellmuthMike SextonJennifer HarmanGavin SmithPaul Featherstone
631-36Oct 6-Oct 11Mayfair ClubJay HeimowitzHoward LedererMickey ApplemanDan HarringtonSteve ZolotowMike Shichtman
737-42Oct 13-Oct 19Cash Game #2Patrik AntoniusDee TillerHoward LedererDoyle BrunsonGabe KaplanEli Elezra

Season 5 (2009)[edit]

Most of Season 5 was taped December 19–21, 2008 at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas. The season's first three weeks include episodes originally announced as Season 4 episodes and were taped at South Point.[19][20]

WeekEpisodesOriginal AirdatesTitleSeat 1Seat 2Seat 3Seat 4Seat 5Seat 6
11-6Dec 29-Jan 3Close but no CigarAndy BlackLee WatkinsonDewey TomkoDavid WilliamsAllen CunninghamMike Matusow
27-12Jan 5-Jan 11Speak Your MindTodd BrunsonPhil HellmuthPhil GordonGabe KaplanCory ZeidmanDavid Grey
313-18Feb 9-Feb 14Brilliant MindsBrandon AdamsChris FergusonAndy BlochBill ChenJimmy WarrenDavid Sklansky
419-24Feb 16-Feb 21Nets vs. Vets Cash GameTaylor CabyCole SouthGabe KaplanDavid BenefieldDoyle BrunsonEli Elezra
525-30Mar 23-Mar 28Dream Table IIIJohnny ChanJennifer TillyArnold ThimonsMike MatusowPhil LaakDaniel Negreanu
631-36Mar 30-Apr 4International IIIBrad BoothAllen CunninghamDavid BenyamineJohn JuandaJohn PhanIvan Demidov
737-42May 4-May 9Hellmuth Bash Cash Game ITom DwanKenny TranPhil LaakAntonio EsfandiariPhil HellmuthBob Safai
843-48May 11-May 16Hellmuth Bash Cash Game IITom DwanAntonio EsfandiariKenny TranPhil HellmuthBob SafaiPhil Laak
949-54Jun 15-Jun 20Sit-n-TalkJennifer HarmanMike MatusowAntonio EsfandiariJean-Robert BellandeVanessa RoussoDavid Grey
1055-60Jun 22-Jun 27Celebrities and MentorsBarry GreensteinJason AlexanderPhil GordonOrel HershiserDon CheadleGavin Smith
1161-66Sep 7-Sep 12Top Guns Cash Game #1Tom DwanPatrik AntoniusHoward LedererEli ElezraIlari SahamiesPhil Ivey
1267-72Sep 14-Sep 19Top Guns Cash Game #2Eli ElezraTom DwanHoward LedererPhil IveyPatrik AntoniusIlari Sahamies
1373-78Sep 21-Sep 26Magnificent SixPhil HellmuthChris FergusonHoward LedererPhil IveyDoyle BrunsonDaniel Negreanu
1479-84Sep 28-Oct 3USA vs. ItalyHoward LedererMarco TranielloDario MinieriErick LindgrenMax PescatoriChris Ferguson
1585-90Dec 7-Dec 12Railbird Heaven Cash Game #1Patrik AntoniusDaniel NegreanuGus HansenPhil IveyTom DwanPhil Hellmuth
1691-96Dec 14-Dec 19Railbird Heaven Cash Game #2Tom DwanGus Hansen
/ David Peat
Phil IveyPhil HellmuthPatrik AntoniusDaniel Negreanu

Season 6 (2010)[edit]

Season 6 was taped in October 2009 at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas and is scheduled to have 13 weeks of episodes.[21]

WeekEpisodesOriginal AirdatesTitleSeat 1Seat 2Seat 3Seat 4Seat 5Seat 6
11-6Jan 4-Jan 10Commentators IIIHoward LedererGabe KaplanJoe SebokAli NejadMark GregorichKara Scott
27-12Jan 11-Jan 17NicknamesAnnette ObrestadMike MatusowAntonio EsfandiariErick LindgrenPhil LaakPhil Hellmuth
313-18Mar 15-Mar 21Cash Game 50k, Part 1Chris FergusonPhil HellmuthAntonio EsfandiariBrandon AdamsTodd BrunsonMike Matusow
419-24Mar 22-Mar 28Cash Game 50k, Part 2Todd BrunsonMike MatusowPhil Hellmuth / Dennis PhilipsBrandon AdamsAntonio EsfandiariChris Ferguson / David Peat
525-30Apr 19-Apr 25My Favorite ProCraig IveyJames AshbySteve BartlettPhil HellmuthJens VoertmannChris Ferguson
631-36Apr 26-May 2He Said, She SaidErica SchoenbergJean-Robert BellandeDavid GreyKarina JettMike MatusowAnnie Duke
737-42Jun 7-Jun 13Cash Game 100k, Part 1Phil HellmuthPhil LaakEli ElezraTom DwanDoyle BrunsonGus Hansen
843-48Jun 14-Jun 20Cash Game 100k, Part 2Tom DwanPhil LaakDoyle BrunsonGus HansenEli ElezraPhil Hellmuth / David Peat
949-54Aug 9-Aug 15Lonesome SharkErick LindgrenJames AkenheadAntonio EsfandiariMike MatusowDavid WilliamsBrad Booth
1055-60Aug 16-Aug 22Mixed Martial ArtsBruce BufferPatrik AntoniusDan HendersonRandy CoutureHoward LedererErick Lindgren
1161-66Oct 4-Oct 10Cash Game 150k, Part 1Eli ElezraPatrik AntoniusAlan MeltzerGabe KaplanDavid PeatTom Dwan
1267-72Oct 11-Oct 17Cash Game 150k, Part 2Gabe KaplanTom DwanPatrik AntoniusDavid PeatAlan Meltzer / Phil LaakEli Elezra
1373-78Dec 13-Dec 19Charity In MindPhil GordonChris FergusonJennifer HarmanHoward LedererAndy BlochAnnie Duke

Season 7 (2011)[edit]

Season 7 took place from the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, and was scheduled for 13 weeks of new episodes.[citation needed]. The program was pulled from the schedule during this season after episode 48, and as a consequence weeks 9-13 never aired on NBC.

WeekEpisodesOriginal AirdatesTitleSeat 1Seat 2Seat 3Seat 4Seat 5Seat 6
11-6Jan 3-Jan 8SNG 100k FreezeoutJohn JuandaErick LindgrenPhil GalfondHuck SeedTom DwanPhil Ivey
27-12Feb 7-Feb 12Cash Game 150k #2, Part 1David PeatHoward LedererPhil LaakGreg MuellerOlivier BusquetEli Elezra
313-18Feb 14-Feb 19Cash Game 150k #2, Part 2Howard LedererOlivier BusquetGreg MuellerPhil LaakDavid PeatEli Elezra
419-24Apr 4-Apr 9SNG 50k Idol WeekAndrew LichtenbergerEric BaldwinMelanie WeisnerDoyle BrunsonAnnette ObrestadTom Dwan
525-30Apr 11-Apr 16PLO 100k Cash Game, Part 1Brandon AdamsPatrik AntoniusPhil IveyTom DwanBrian HastingsPhil Galfond
631-36Apr 18-Apr 23PLO 100k Cash Game, Part 2Brian HastingsJared BleznickTom DwanPhil GalfondPhil IveyPatrik Antonius
737-42Aug 01-Aug 05Cash 100k min, Part 1Mike MatusowJean-Robert BellandePeter JettenBrandon AdamsChris FergusonMichael Mizrachi / Phil Hellmuth
843-48Aug 08-Aug 12Cash 100k min, Part 2Brandon AdamsChris FergusonPeter JettenPhil HellmuthMike MatusowJean-Robert Bellande / Michael Mizrachi
949-54Sep 5-Sep 10Cash 100k min #2, Part 1Annette ObrestadHuck SeedAntonio EsfandiariPhil HellmuthAndy BlochJustin Smith
1055-60Sep 12-Sep 17Cash 100k min #2, Part 2Andy BlochAnnette ObrestadJustin SmithAntonio EsfandiariPhil HellmuthHuck Seed
1161-66Sep 19-Sep 24SNG 20k Wish ListMike DappenPhil HellmuthMike MatusowChris FergusonErica SchoenbergJennifer Harman
1267-72Nov 21-Nov 26Cash 200k min, Part 1David PeatEli ElezraDavid OppenheimPatrik AntoniusPhil IveyTom Dwan
1373-78Nov 28-Dec 3Cash 200k min, Part 2Tom DwanDavid PeatPatrik AntoniusPhil IveyDavid OppenheimEli Elezra

Results and notes[edit]

The following tables omit results of unaired episodes, even if such information is available online.

Results from cash game weeks, which Poker After Dark introduced in Season 4 and continued in Season 5, Season 6, and Season 7, are also omitted.

Season 1 (2007)[edit]

WeekTitle6th Place5th Place4th Place3rd PlaceRunner-UpWinner
1Poker Brat AttackPhil HellmuthSteve ZolotowShawn SheikhanAnnie DukeHuck SeedGus Hansen
2Play AnythingJerry BussDoyle BrunsonGabe KaplanMike MatusowDavid GreyDaniel Negreanu
3WSOP ChampionsCarlos MortensenJamie GoldDoyle BrunsonChris FergusonChris MoneymakerJohnny Chan
4Earphones PleaseSam FarhaPhil HellmuthAndy BlochTony GMike MatusowPhil Ivey
5Phil PhilDoyle BrunsonErik SeidelPhil HellmuthJennifer HarmanAntonio EsfandiariPhil Laak
6Talking HeadsChad BrownMichael KonikMike SextonGabe KaplanPhil GordonHoward Lederer
7Against All OddsSam FarhaTed ForrestClonie GowenGus HansenTony GChris Ferguson
8Killer TableErick LindgrenPhil GordonJennifer TillyPhil IveyPatrik AntoniusJennifer Harman
9Loose LipsBarry GreensteinMike MatusowDavid BenyamineShawn SheikhanAllen CunninghamJohn Juanda
10Ladies' WeekVanessa RoussoEvelyn NgDee LuongCyndy VioletteJennifer HarmanClonie Gowen

Season 2 (2007)[edit]

WeekTitle6th Place5th Place4th Place3rd PlaceRunner-UpWinner
1Golden MenGreg RaymerJamie GoldHuck SeedDoyle BrunsonJohnny ChanJoe Hachem
2InternationalGus HansenDaniel NegreanuMarco TranielloDavid BenyamineBrad BoothPatrik Antonius
3Queens and KingsAli NejadAnnie DukeVanessa RoussoHoward LedererKristy GazesGabe Kaplan
4World Series LegendsChris FergusonLayne FlackErik SeidelT.J. CloutierPhil HellmuthDoyle Brunson
5WPT All-StarsMichael MizrachiErick LindgrenDaniel NegreanuGus HansenTuan LeHoward Lederer
6Live To HurtMike MatusowDaniel NegreanuPhil HellmuthAntonio EsfandiariPhil LaakShawn Sheikhan
7Poker ProwessPhil LaakAndy BlochDavid WilliamsAnnie DukeJohn JuandaClonie Gowen
8Mega MatchDavid BenyamineJennifer HarmanBarry GreensteinPhil IveyEli ElezraAllen Cunningham
9Of Mouth and MenMike MatusowAlan BostonAntonio EsfandiariPaul WasickaJamie GoldMike Sexton
10Signature WeekJennifer HarmanGus HansenChris FergusonPhil HellmuthHoward LedererPhil Ivey

Season 3 (2008)[edit]

WeekTitle[18]6th Place5th Place4th Place3rd PlaceRunner-UpWinner
1Dream TableMike MatusowDaniel NegreanuScotty NguyenKen LightJennifer HarmanPhil Hellmuth
219th HoleDavid OppenheimErick LindgrenDaniel NegreanuDoyle BrunsonPhil IveyGavin Smith
3HecklersMike MatusowSam GrizzleGavin SmithJean-Robert BellandeShawn SheikhanPhil Hellmuth
4World ChampionsHuck SeedChris FergusonBerry JohnstonJamie GoldPhil HellmuthJohnny Chan
5CowboysHoyt CorkinsDoyle BrunsonChau GiangChris FergusonAndy BlochGabe Kaplan
6InternationalDaniel NegreanuJohn JuandaGus HansenRoland De WolfePatrik AntoniusJohnny Chan
7Jam UpBarry GreensteinMike MatusowEli ElezraHoward LedererAntonio EsfandiariDavid Williams
8Gus & LadiesJ. J. LiuGus HansenErica SchoenbergBeth ShakClonie GowenVanessa Rousso
9Love at First RaiseErica SchoenbergPhil LaakJennifer HarmanJennifer TillyMarco TranielloDavid Benyamine
10CommentatorsHoward LedererPhil GordonRobert Williamson IIIChad BrownAli NejadMark Gregorich

Season 4 (2008)[edit]

Weeks 1 and 7 were Cash Games #1 and #2, and are omitted from the results table.

WeekTitle[18]6th Place5th Place4th Place3rd PlaceRunner-UpWinner
2Nets Vs. VetsAndrew RoblJohnny ChanTom DwanHuck SeedDoyle BrunsonBrian Townsend
3Heads Up ChallengeNot ApplicablePaul WasickaTed ForrestChris FergusonPhil Hellmuth
4Mission ImpossibleDavid WilliamsGavin SmithMike MatusowPhil HellmuthPhil LaakClonie Gowen
5Dream IIMike SextonMike MatusowPaul FeatherstoneJennifer HarmanPhil HellmuthGavin Smith
6Mayfair ClubDan HarringtonMike ShichtmanSteve ZolotowMickey ApplemanHoward LedererJay Heimowitz

Season 5 (2009)[edit]

Seven of the 16 weeks during season 5—Weeks 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16—were cash games, and are omitted from the results table.

WeekTitle[18]6th Place5th Place4th Place3rd PlaceRunner-UpWinner
1Close but no CigarDavid WilliamsDewey TomkoAllen CunninghamLee WatkinsonAndy BlackMike Matusow
2Speak Your MindPhil HellmuthTodd BrunsonGabe KaplanDavid GreyCory ZeidmanPhil Gordon
3Brilliant MindsDavid SklanskyBill ChenBrandon AdamsJimmy WarrenChris FergusonAndy Bloch
5Dream Table IIIMike MatusowDaniel NegreanuPhil LaakArnold ThimonsJennifer TillyJohnny Chan
6International IIIDavid BenyamineJohn PhanBrad BoothAllen CunninghamIvan DemidovJohn Juanda
9Sit-n-TalkMike MatusowAntonio EsfandiariJean-Robert BellandeJennifer HarmanDavid GreyVanessa Rousso
10Celebrities and MentorsJason AlexanderOrel HershiserPhil GordonBarry GreensteinDon CheadleGavin Smith
13Magnificent SixHoward LedererPhil IveyDoyle BrunsonDaniel NegreanuPhil HellmuthChris Ferguson
14USA vs. ItalyMarco TranielloChris FergusonMax PescatoriErick LindgrenDario MinieriHoward Lederer

Season 6 (2010)[edit]

Six of the 13 weeks during season 6—Weeks 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, and 12—were cash games, and are omitted from the results table.

WeekTitle6th Place5th Place4th Place3rd PlaceRunner-UpWinner
1Commentators IIIKara ScottAli NejadMark GregorichHoward LedererJoe SebokGabe Kaplan
2NicknamesErick LindgrenAnnette ObrestadMike MatusowPhil HellmuthAntonio EsfandiariPhil Laak
5My Favorite ProChris FergusonJames AshbySteve BartlettCraig IveyPhil HellmuthJens Voertmann
6He Said, She SaidErica SchoenbergJean-Robert BellandeDavid GreyAnnie DukeMike MatusowKarina Jett
9Lonesome SharkErick LindgrenAntonio EsfandiariBrad BoothMike MatusowDavid WilliamsJames Akenhead
10Mixed Martial ArtsPatrik AntoniusRandy CoutureErick LindgrenDan HendersonBruce BufferHoward Lederer
13Charity In MindHoward LedererChris FergusonJennifer HarmanAnnie DukeAndy BlochPhil Gordon

Season 7 (2011)[edit]

As of April 9, 2011, 2 of the 4 weeks aired from season 6 were cash games, and are omitted from the results table.

WeekTitle6th Place5th Place4th Place3rd PlaceRunner-UpWinner
1SNG $100K FreezeoutJohn JuandaErick LindgrenPhil GalfondTom DwanPhil IveyHuck Seed
4SNG 50kDoyle BrunsonAnnette ObrestadAndrew LichtenbergerMelanie WeisnerEric BaldwinTom Dwan

See also[edit]

References and footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d NBC Announces New Poker After Dark series, from the NBC Universal Media Village website
  2. ^ NBC launches poker show from United Press International
  3. ^ B. Solomon (April 21, 2011). "Sponsorship Casualties Of US Online Poker Crusade". Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  4. ^ a b c Poker After Dark kicks off season with Dream Match
  5. ^ Cardplayer article on Season 4
  6. ^ Douglas, John (March 6, 2012). "Poker After Dark Returns, Full Tilt Player Patches Remain". PocketFives. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ Cypra, Dan (June 1, 2012). "Unaired Poker After Dark Episodes to be Shown June 4 to June 16". PocketFives. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ Although the standard buy-in on Poker After Dark is $20,000, the buy-in for the Mega Match (which first aired the week of October 8, 2007) was $50,000.
  9. ^ a b c Season 4 preview from Poker News
  10. ^ http://www.nbc.com/schedule/?tz=ET
  11. ^ http://www.lasvegasvegas.com/content/nbc-national-heads-poker-championship-folds-1319490592
  12. ^ Katz, Dan (October 17, 2011). "2012 National Heads-Up Poker Championship Cancelled". Poker News Daily. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  13. ^ Poker Exklusiv on the DSF website
  14. ^ http://www.setanta.com/ie/TV-Listings/
  15. ^ Poker After Dark Draws Ratings, a January 2007 Bodog Online poker blog entry
  16. ^ a b c Poker After Dark returns for second season at the Wayback Machine (archived July 4, 2007) from the NBC Sports website
  17. ^ pokerafterdark.com past matches from the NBC Sports website
  18. ^ a b c d e f 2008 Poker After Dark schedule from the NBC Sports website
  19. ^ Murphy, Steve (2008-12-29). "Poker After Dark's Fifth Season Debuts Tonight". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  20. ^ "2009 Poker After Dark schedule". nbcsports.msnbc.com. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  21. ^ http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/34631050/ns/sports-poker_on_nbc/
  22. ^ Poker After Dark Week 1 Recap from the NBC Sports website
  23. ^ a b Nejad's commentary[vague]
  24. ^ Poker After Dark Hecklers Recap from the PAD website
  25. ^ http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/34782190/ns/sports-poker_on_nbc/

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