Gabe Kaplan Said Goodbye to High Stakes Poker

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2011. February 08. |
According to GSN's official announcement, Gabe Kaplan has left the popular poker show, High Stakes Poker (HSP). His place will be taken by Norm MacDonald, formerly known from Saturday Night Live.
As we have written in an article earlier, Full Tilt Poker pros will not be present in the 7th season of HSP, as the sponsor of the show became their biggest rival PokerStars. Because of this decision, players like Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Tom 'durrrr' Dwan will be absent from the series.

They will not be the only ones missing, though: Gabe Kaplan, very popular because of his humorous style and professional commentating, has also left the show. This has been announced by GSN on the 7th February, but the reasons were not mentioned in the notice. Kaplan will be replaced by Norm MacDonald from Saturday Night Live.


Norm MacDonald at the Laugh Factory

Besides this, GSN has also made public the full list of players taking part in the series:

Mike Baxter
Eric Boneta
Doyle Brunson
Johnny Chan
Robert Croak
Jonathan Duhamel
Antonio Esfandiari
Phil Galfond
Bill Klein
Phil Laak
Jason Mercier
Julian Movsesian
Daniel Negreanu
David Peat
Bill Perkins
Andrew Robl
Phil Ruffin
Vanessa Selbst
Bob Voulgaris


A fun fact: the new season, starting to air on the 26th February, will be viewable in 3D on Direct TV.

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