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! This win by Wiggins had the Ultimate Bet pro Hellmuth quite clearly upset as all the other pros decided to wind him up about the loss.
The biggest winner of the afternoon was Tony G who somehow managed to make a whopping 95,000 US Dollars after just playing 32 holdem poker handes. For Doyle Brunson it was a tough start to his day as he somehow managed to loose 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 be stack more people hoping to quality for the show through the Loose Cannon games of poker. 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.