"SHARK CAGE is a made-for-TV poker event produced by online poker giant PokerStars. The TV-show pits poker pros with celebrities and members of the general public in a series of single-table poker tournaments with the eventual winner taking home 1,000,000 dollars (more than 800,000 euros). The show also offers up a few twists and turns along the way like a 'shot clock' and a 'shark cage' concept, where a player spends time 'behind bars' if they fold the best hand on the river.
One highlight that has many in the poker world talking pits Miss Universe Finland, Sara Chafak, with 2012 World Series of Poker bracelet winner [meaning that he's also the winner of the annual World Series of Poker event – HT] Ronnie Bardah as Chafak's play confuses Bardah so much, that the man who has won more than one million dollars on the live tournament circuit is forced to fold the winning hand!
Although Bardah is feeling it from a few fellow poker pros, he's taking it all with a smile. He even tweeted out that the episode was now available for public consumption..."
SPORTING NEWS 11 December
Image: Petteri Peltonen