NBC's popular late-night poker series, "Poker After Dark," has excelled at late in creating unique themes and interesting matchups in the series' weekly six-player sit-'n'-go tourneys. The latest twist in the "Poker After Dark" theme is this week's "Love at First Raise," which features three well-known poker couples vying against each other – and their romantic mates – for the week's winner-take-all prize.
Competing in this week's "Poker After Dark" (Episode 29) matchup are these famed poker couples:
Jennifer Harman and Marco Traniello
David Benyamine and Erica Schoenberg
Phil Laak and Jennifer Tilly
All six of the players have already appeared on previous "Poker After Dark" episodes, and one curious fact is that the women have three WSOP bracelets among them (Harman two and Tilly one), while the men have none, though Laak and Benyamine have other major titles and Traniello has notched 15 WSOP cashes in just the past three years. Harman, of course, brings the most famous poker reputation to the week's matchup, as a regular participant in the "Big Game" at the Bellagio.
The week's episodes air Monday through Friday at 2:05 AM (ET/PT), followed by a special "Director's Cut" wrap-up on Saturday, May 17 at 1:00 AM, following "Saturday Night Live."