In episode 7 of High Stakes Poker, season 5, four new players joined the poker table together with pros like Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Laak, Daniel Negreanu, Patrik Antonius etc. The 4 new players were Sam Simon & Nick Cassavetes, the creators of the simpsons. The other 2 players were poker pros Howard Lederer and Joe Hachem, these two played the most interesting hand of the night.
Last Sunday GSN showed the 7th episode of High Stakes Poker. Its normal in High Stakes Poker that new poker pros joins the table in every new episode. But maybe not that amateurs like the creators of The Simpsons joins the show?
Thanks to these 2 this episode of High Stakes poker came to be a bit different and more fun with lots of talking about movies, and also more crazy side bets than ever seen before. Example of a side bets were the following.
1. How many words the quite Finnish poker pro Patrik Antonius would say during the show. Over or under 78 words?
2. Another side bet gave Antonio Esfandiari a roll in Nick Cassavetes upcoming movie.
Hand of the night
The best and most interesting hand that was played this time was between the "new comers" Howard Lederer and Joe Hachem.
Howard Lederer has TT and raise to $3,000, Joe Hachem calls with JJ.
Lederer is first out to act and he bets $4,500 which Hachem calls.
Lederer checks with his flush and Hachem bets $8,500. Lederer thinks for a while and then decides to raise to $18,500. The most people now thought that Hachem would lay down his hand, but they were so wrong. Hachem didn't think that Lederer had a really stong flush with his weak raise, and therefore he re-raise him to $38,500. Lederer thinks for a while before he folds the best hand. Hachem received well deserved $74,800 for this great bluff.