Alpha8, from Seminole Hard Rock, premieres Sunday

 The World Poker Tour’s new tournament series, WPT Alpha8, premieres at 9 p.m. Sunday on Fox Sports 1.

 It's the first of a series of super high-roller tournaments with buy-ins starting at $100,000.

“WPT Alpha8 offers viewers an unprecedented look into how poker is played at its very highest levels,” said WPT President Adam Pliska. “We took a bold, fresh approach by creating a show with a hip and modern feel befitting the atmosphere expected by players who can afford to play at the game’s very highest stakes."

Sunday’s premiere features action from the tournament series inaugural event, WPT Alpha8 Florida, a $100,000 buy-in tournament held at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Subsequent WPT Alpha8 episodes will air every Sunday on FOX Sports 1 and will include events held at London’s Palm Beach Casino, Johannesburg’s Emperors Palace Hotel & Casino, and Christophe Harbour in St. Kitts.


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Hosted by Anchor Lynn Gilmartin, WPT Alpha8 will also feature analysis by Ali Nejad and Olivier Busquet.