Poker Hall of Fame member Phil Hellmuth has gained eight of his 9 matches performed to this point on PokerGO’s High Stakes Duel, together with seven consecutive victories to start out his run. Tom Dwan was the participant to snap that streak when he met Hellmuth final August, beating Hellmuth in a $100,000 buy-in match when his pocket tens cracked the 16-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner’s pocket aces.
Hellmuth acquired again to his successful methods in January of 2022, besting Dwan in a $200,000 buy-in heads-up rematch. According to the foundations of this present, Dwan had the choice to problem Hellmuth to a rematch for double the stakes. The excessive stakes money sport common did so shortly after his loss, establishing a $400,000 buy-in spherical 4 conflict between the pair. On Tuesday, Apr. 26 PokerGO introduced that the match has formally been scheduled for May 12. The showdown will probably be broadcast in its entirety solely on PokerGO.com beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern (5:00 PM Pacific).
“The subsequent match is for $800,000. If I lose, I’m fairly positive that I’m not going to pony up $800,000 to play once more, however I guess he’ll,” stated Hellmuth on the time.
The guidelines of the present stipulate that the buy-in for the match will all the time double, with a victorious participant solely capable of stroll away in the event that they win three straight matches previous to spherical 4, or two straight matches after spherical 4. With Dwan scoring a win in spherical 2, there will probably be a spherical 5 no matter who comes out on high within the upcoming match. The loser can have the primary shot at accepting a rematch, but when they resolve to move, a brand new participant will probably be invited to step in towards the winner on the $800,000 buy-in value level. Hellmuth and Dwan would each have to win two consecutive matches, beginning with their May 12 showdown, as a way to be eligible to stroll away victorious.
Hellmuth gained the primary version of this heads-up conflict by beating three-time bracelet winner and two-time World Poker Tour champion Antonio Esfandiari in a clear three-match sweep. He then went on to beat six-time bracelet winner and two-time WPT champion Daniel Negreanu in one other three-match shutout. He then beat sports activities commentator Nick Wright in spherical 1 of High Stakes Duel III earlier than Dwan stepped in to finish his successful spree.
Ali Nejad is about to steer the commentary group for the upcoming broadcast, with a High Stakes Duel Hype Show deliberate for May 11. There may even be a High Stakes Duel Weigh-In instantly forward of the match on May 12.
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