PokerStars Championship Cash Challenge With Jaime Staples
They teased it last week with a video which we dubbed the Craziest Hand of Poker You'll See All Year, but now the full first episode of the PokerStars Championship Cash Challenge has been released.
PokerStars taped the show during the now-defunct PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo, in which six players battle it out in a €25/€50 cash game with €10 ante. Pre-flop the action is pot limit, post-flop it's no-limit.
Line Up One - Kevin Hart
The first five episodes feature some established pros, not all necessarily known for their cash game prowess, movie star Kevin Hart, and qualifier Mila Munroe. Munroe, a qualifier from Germany, is staked for €12,500 by PokerStars. Dubbed "The Challenger," she plays 150 hands and gets to keep any profits she makes.
|3||Liv Boeree||United Kingdom||€10,000|
|4||Kevin Hart||United States||€25,000|
|5||Charlie Carrel||United Kingdom||€25,000|
|6||Faraz Jaka||United States||€15,000|
Line Up Two - Jaime Staples
In episode six, a new line-up is assembled with Sam Grafton being the most talkative. Brittish qualifier Alex Currie sat down with €12,500 while PokerStars Team Pro Jake Cody brought €20,000. Jaime Staples had €10,000 to go with, Celina Lin, Sam Grafton and Ali Reza Fatehi started out with €5,000.
|1||Alex Currie||United Kingdom||€12,500|
|2||Jake Cody||United Kingdom||€20,000|
|6||Sam Grafton||United Kingdom||€5,000|