High Stakes Poker - Netflix
High Stakes Poker is the premier cash game in the history of television. The world's top amateur poker and professional poker players risk hundreds of thousands from their own pockets.
Runtime: 60 minutes
High Stakes Poker - Gabe Kaplan - Netflix
Gabriel Weston Kaplan (born March 31, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, poker commentator, and professional poker player. Kaplan was born in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his role as Gabe Kotter in the 1970s sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter. He later became known as a poker player, and as co-host and joint commentator for the series High Stakes Poker on GSN.
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Kaplan became involved in financial markets and poker during his acting career. He made his first appearance at the World Series of Poker in 1978. In 1980, Kaplan was considered one of poker's elite, as he won the main event at Amarillo Slim's Super Bowl of Poker and was presented with “a loving cup that was so enormous it made the gaudy gold bracelets given to the winners at the World Series of Poker look understated.” Over the next five years his reputation was solidified as he made the final table at the Super Bowl's main event two more times. In July 2004, he finished third in a World Poker Tour no-limit Texas hold 'em event, earning more than $250,000. He also finished second in the 2005 World Series of Poker $5,000 Limit Hold 'Em event, winning $222,515. Kaplan was joint TV commentator for the 1997 and 2002 WSOP events. In 2007, Kaplan won on NBC's Poker After Dark in the episode “Queens and Kings” after defeating Kristy Gazes heads-up and outlasting Howard Lederer, Ali Nejad, Vanessa Rousso and Annie Duke in a $20,000 buy-in 6 person No-Limit Texas Hold-Em winner-take-all Sit-and-Go. In the 2007 World Series of Poker Kaplan finished in ninth place in the $50,000 World Championship HORSE event, winning $131,424. As of June 2017, Kaplan's total live tournament winnings were reported to be $1,991,248. His eleven cashes at the WSOP were reported to be $539,159 of those winnings. Kaplan won again on Poker After Dark during “Cowboys” week that first aired in February 2008 against Chris Ferguson, Andy Bloch, Chau Giang, Hoyt Corkins and Doyle Brunson. Gabe Kaplan's Poker After Dark win in the first week of the 2010 season (the “Commentators III” episode) was the greatest comeback in the show's history.
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