Nick Schulman named as new High Stakes Poker cohost

Nick Schulman is the new cohost of the popular poker show High Stake Poker on PokerGO.

The hunt for a new cohost began last month following the retirement of long-time poker commentator Gabe Kaplan. Kaplan had cohosted High Stakes Poker with A.J. Benza for the nine seasons before announcing his retirement in January.

Why was Nick Schulman named as new High Stakes Poker cohost?

Schulman is no stranger to the poker world, and no stranger to High Stakes Poker, as he previously appeared on the show as a player. Schulman also has plenty of poker commentating experience having appeared on several poker broadcasts since 2015, including Poker After Dark.

Schulman’s poker resume includes three World Series of Poker bracelet and a World Poker Tour title. His lifetime tournament earnings currently sits at $15.2 million which puts him 56th on the all-time money list. His largest career cash came in the 2005 WPT World Poker Finals, which he won to claim $2,167,500.

“Nick represents the modern era of poker as one of the most knowledgeable, dignified minds in the game, and we are thrilled to welcome him to High Stakes Poker,” said Mori Eskandani, President of PokerGO.

“When Nick first started working with PokerGO, it quickly became apparent that he had a bright future on this side of the felt. Nick’s fresh, insightful perspective has added immense value to PokerGO over the years, and we believe he is the perfect fit to carry on the legacy of poker’s most iconic cash-game show.”

Schulman made his debut on High Stakes Poker Tuesday night in the second episode of Season 10.