Poker After Dark is back with Season 13 set to premiere tonight at 8 p.m. ET exclusively on PokerGO.com with the first half of the new season featuring five different lineups spread across 12 episodes.
Season 12 began concluded in June 2021 following 29 episodes across nine weeks and saw Poker After Dark debuts from the likes of Lynne Ji, Brad Owen, Jonathan Little, Dan Bilzerian, Steve Aoki, Ronnie Bardah, and Landon Tice. Players making their return to Poker After Dark included Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth, Matt Berkey, Nick Schulman, and Mike Matusow.
For Season 13 of Poker After Dark, a whole new wave of players will be making their debuts and include Arden Cho, Ryan Feldman, Zach Franzi, Melissa Shubert, Jon Aguiar, Ema Zajmovic, and Nick Wright. While familiar faces such as Hellmuth and Berkey will be joined by Daniel Negreanu, Eli Elezra, Maria Ho, and Bruce Buffer. Ali Nejad continues as host, while Veronica Brill returns as the sideline reporter.
|Poker After Dark Season 13 Episode Guide|
|Starting Air Date||Week||Name||Episodes||Notable Players||Stakes|
|July 19||1||The Nosebleeds||3||Daniel Negreanu, Matt Berkey, Dan Smith, MJ Gonzales, Scott Seiver, Jake Daniels||$200/$400 NLH|
|August 9||2||Action Arden||1||Arden Cho, Phil Hellmuth, Julie Yorn, Ryan Feldman, Danielle Andersen||$100/$200 NLH|
|August 16||3||Feeding Franzi||3||Zach Franzi, Eli Elezra, Nick Wright, Maria Ho, Daniel Weinand, Hish Salama||$50/$100 NLH|
|September 6||4||Fight Night||3||Bruce Buffer, Phil Hellmuth, Maria Ho, Jon Aguiar, Daniel Negreanu||$10,000 NLH SNG|
|September 27||5||Everything in its Wright Place||2||Nick Wright, Phil Hellmuth, Eli Elezra, Ema Zajmovic, Landon Tice, Melissa Shubert||$50/$100 NLH|
History of Poker After Dark
Season 1 of Poker After Dark premiered on January 1, 2007, and through 12 seasons there have been 134 weeks of the show. Episodes and Studio Cuts have dominated Poker After Dark with 611 total episodes, while there have been 94 live streams from Season 8 – 12.
|Poker After Dark Show Statistics|
|Season||Weeks||Episodes / Studio Cuts||Live Streams||Sit-n-Go||Cash Games|
With the show entering its 13th season, below is a list of player statistics heading into the newest season.
- Most Poker After Dark wins: Howard Lederer, Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth (tied with 4 each)
- Most Poker After Dark SNGs without winning: Antonio Esfandiari, Erick Lindgren (tied with 8 each)
- Most heads-up appearances: Phil Hellmuth (12)
- Unique players that have appeared on Poker After Dark: 591 (102 in Season 9)
Phil Hellmuth is regarded as the king of Poker After Dark as he leads in several different categories related to appearances and wins. With Hellmuth appearing on three different weeks during Season 13, he will be extending his lead across the board. However, with Negreanu and Elezra also returning to Poker After Dark after a season-hiatus, they’ll both be able to creep up the overall leaderboard of Poker After Dark appearances that are displayed below.
|Poker After Dark Player Appearances|
|Player||Season||Total||Cash Game||SNG||SNG Wins|