PokerStars “Big Game” has Successful Debut

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The PokerStars “Big Game” debuted on the FOX television network earlier this week in what was considered a very successful first episode. 

Perhaps the main reason for the successful debut was the fact that many of the world’s best live and internet poker players attended the Big Game.  Those who sat down at the Big Game poker table included Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth, Tony G, Phil Laak, Daniel Negreanu, and amateur player Ernest Wiggins. 

Wiggins, who hails from Washington D.C., was especially interesting since he qualified for the show through a “Loose Cannon” poker tournament at PokerStars.  And Wiggins certainly didn’t look like an amateur since he played his poker hands just as good as any of the pros; he even took down a big pot against Phil Hellmuth!  The win by Wiggins had the Ultimate Bet pro Hellmuth visibly upset as the other pros joked around about the loss. 

Tony G had the biggest afternoon out of any of the players as he made $95,000 after playing just 32 holdem poker hands.  Doyle Brunson, who is the face of Doyles Room and their 33% rakeback deals, had a tough day as he lost his entire stack by the end of Episode 1.

With the success of the Big Game’s first episode, you can be sure that lots more people will be tuning in to see how these pros fare in future episodes.  There will also be plenty more people who will be looking to qualify for the show through the Loose Cannon poker games.  Anybody who manages to qualify for the show will have their buy-in paid along with a guaranteed seat in the nationally televised poker show. 

Even if you don’t win the Loose Cannon event and earn a spot on the Big Game, you can still earn lots through the VIP program at PokerStars.

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