High Stakes Poker Coming Back?
The 2014 WSOP APAC is history with Mike Leah and Scott Davies winning the final two bracelets.
Also, the Game Show Network may be contemplating a return of High Stakes Poker.
Mike Leah and Scott Davies Win Final Bracelets of 2014 WSOP APAC
The 2014 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific is officially in the books with Mike Leah and Scott Davies taking home the final two bracelets of the year.
Leah finally took down his first career bracelet in Event #10, the $25,000 High Roller. He came into the final table as the overwhelming chip leader against Sam Khouiss, Brian Roberts, David Yan, former November Niner Jesse Sylvia and former Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel.
Leah never trailed at the final table and eventually defeated Yan heads-up to take the bracelet and A$600,000.
On Saturday, the WSOP APAC Main Event final table played out with two Americans looking to win the event.
Brit Jack Salter was chip leader heading into the final table with Scott Davies right behind. Also at the final table was two-time WSOP bracelet winner Frank Kassela
Ultimately, it was Davies and Salter heads-up for the bracelet with Davies in the chip lead. After a prolonged heads-up battle, Salter was on the wrong end of a monster cooler.
He was all-in on a flop of 10s-10h-6h and showed Qc-10c for trip tens. Incredibly, he was behind as Davies flipped over 6d-6s for a flopped boat. The remainder of the board missed Salter and Davies became the WSOP APAC champion.
In addition to the Main Event bracelet, Davies took home A$850,136 in prize money.
High Stakes Poker Returning?
In news that has the poker community buzzing, the Game Show Network (GSN) recently posted a survey inquiring on viewer interest in High Stakes Poker. The survey asks viewers a series of questions ranging from age to how likely they would watch the show if Gape Kaplan was host.
The show's initial run was from 2006 to 2011 and was cancelled following the Black Friday indictments. Gabe Kaplan was either host or co-host in every season except the last.
Kara Scott was part of the final season and the survey asked whether her participation would influence whether a viewer would watch the show.
GSN has yet to release a statement regarding a return of the show but the possibility remains especially considering that PokerStars is rumored to be returning to the United States by the end of the year.
Link for survey here if you'd like to participate.