An official date and time have lastly been introduced for the most important High Stakes Duel match ever. The heads-up showdown will see 16-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth sq. off in opposition to high-stakes match crusher Jason Koon, who has greater than $41.4 million in cashes to his identify. The pair will every be placing up $800,000 for a $1.6 million conflict that’s set to air solely on PokerGO on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT).
Hellmuth was initially scheduled to play a rematch with Scott Seiver, with the 2 set for a winner-take-all showdown price $1.6 million. Seiver backed out in August, at which level a number of of the most important names within the recreation supplied to take his spot, together with Dan Smith, Chris Brewer, Wiktor ‘Limitless’ Malinowski, Ben Lamb, Dan ‘Jungleman’ Cates, Bryn Kenney, Dan Zack, and reigning WSOP foremost occasion champion Espen Jorstad. In the top, it was Koon who locked up the prospect to battle with the all-time bracelet chief.
Hellmuth has placed on a dominant show to date in High Stakes Duel competitors. Since the present first premiered in July of 2020, he has earned a 9-1 document dealing with a few of the prime abilities within the recreation. The present pits two gamers in opposition to one another with an preliminary heads-up match costing $50,000. The loser can then problem the winner in a double-or-nothing match for $100,000, and then $200,000. After three wins, a participant can money out and refuse the rematch and begin your complete course of once more.
Hellmuth kicked issues off with three straight wins over Antonio Esfandiari to safe $350,000 in earnings. He then swept Daniel Negreanu so as to add one other $350,000 to his totals.
After these two simple victories for Hellmuth over a pair of fellow poker superstars, High Stakes Duel 3 has been extra of a wild trip. Hellmuth has gained three of the 4 rounds performed to date, beginning off by beating sports activities commentator Nick Wright within the preliminary spherical.
When Wright determined to not proceed, high-stakes money recreation star Tom Dwan stepped in and delivered Hellmuth his first, and to date solely, loss on the present. Hellmuth and Dwan met once more in spherical 3, and Hellmuth was capable of get again on monitor. with a victory in that $200,000 showdown. At that time, Dwan stepped apart and Scott Seiver entered the ring for spherical 4. Hellmuth got here out on prime in that $400,000 buy-in affair to offer him $550,000 in revenue to date on this collection.
If Hellmuth emerges from his showdown with Koon with a win, he can have the choice to stroll away along with his third High Stakes Duel championship belt. If as a substitute, Koon got here away the victor, it will arrange an unprecedented spherical 6 with $3,200,000 on the road and Hellmuth having the primary proper to problem Koon.