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Get Behind PokerStars' Eight-Ball For High-Stakes Action

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"High Stakes Poker" may be back on TV, but PokerStars has its own little version, too.

It's an 8-game Mixed rotation, and unlike "High Stakes Poker," the eight games aren't Hold'Em, Hold'Em, Hold'Em, Hold'Em, Hold'Em, Hold'Em, Hold'Em and, er, Hold'Em.

PokerStars just started offering the 8-game rotation mixed tables at $400-$800, and last Sunday, Barry Greenstein and Daniel Negreanu had plans to play some heads-up action at the new levels. But instead it turned into a full, high-stakes cash game.

PokerStars recently started offering the 8-game rotation, offering it at limits as low as .20/.40, but it just unwrapped the new $400/$800 game, and apparently more than you think are taking advantage.

The eight games rotate between Hold'Em (of course), Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo, NLHE (of course), Pot-Limit Omaha and 2-7 Triple Draw. Six hands of each game are played.

And some of the best, including PokerStars Pros Greenstein and Negreanu, are flooding the tables to show off their overall poker skills, not just the ones that start with two cards in your hand.

Some of the top online players, including RAYNEE, jmonnett, groth91 and tiffaniejoy joined the nosebleed seats, and some players had as much as $120,000 sitting in front of them in the early morning hours.

If you want to watch, or even play (not necessarily at the highest levels), download PokerStars now and you'll get a 100 percent matching bonus up to $50. You must enter the marketing code of POKERWORKS upon registration and the bonus code of STARS50 upon your first deposit.

Then search for the games in the PokerStars lobby under Other Games, then Mixed Games, and finally 8-game.

The big game, like the one we described above, possibly with Negreanu and Greenstein every week, starts at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Sunday.

Check it out. There's a whole lot of games out there other than Hold 'Em, and you can watch some of the very best play them on PokerStars.

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