It’s happening! Tom Dwan is resurrected through the return of Poker After Dark. PokerStars brings back the PCA. Find these stories and more in the Friday Hit and Run.

Tom Dwan Makes Return on Poker After Dark

Tom Dwan has been a bit of enigma of late, out of the public eye and playing mostly at the high stakes games in Asia over the last couple years. Now Dwan is making a triumphant return to the poker spotlight with an appearance on a reboot of Poker After Dark on PokerGo this Monday at 8 PM ET for a $200/$400 game with a $100,000 buy-in.

Dwan will also appear on Tuesday and Wednesday night broadcasts with some huge names in the world of poker including Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfaniari and Doyle Brunson. The event will be hosted by the ARIA Resort and Casino.

Poker After Dark Lineup
Monday August 14thTuesday August 15thWednesday August 16th
Tom DwanTom DwanTom Dwan
Daniel NegreanuDoyle BrunsonDoyle Brunson
Antonio EsfandiariAndrew RoblAndrew Robl
Jean-Robert BellandeJean-Robert BellandeJean-Robert Bellande
Lauren RobertsLauren RobertsLauren Roberts
Bill KleinBill KleinBill Klein

Poker After Dark was last broadcast in 2011 on NBC. To watch the new incarnation of the series, you will need a PokerGo subscription, which is $10 a month or $99 for an annual pass. Old episodes of Poker After Dark are also available on PokerGo.

Quick Hitters

– PokerStars is bringing back the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in early 2018. The popular event was renamed to PokerStars Championship Bahamas last year, but after player feedback has been changed. Among the other changes is a return to a $10,300 buy-in, up from $5,300 over the last couple years. The event will be held at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas from January 6th to January 14th.

– Doug Polk and Phil Hellmuth will go heads-up on Poker Night of America on August 22nd for the King of the Kill. Each of the four players (which also includes Jungleman Dan Cates and Frank Kassela) will buy-in for $50,000 with the victor receiving a $200,000 winner-take-all prize. The broadcast will be live streamed on Twitch.

– Live streaming continues to have a huge impact in promoting the game of poker, with online and brick and mortar poker rooms embracing the streaming to attract new customers.

– A new highlighted Grinderschool classic poker training video series is on Mastering 6-Max Zoom at PokerStars. This video is part 1 in a 16-part series.