Phil Hellmuth defeated Daniel Negreanu for the second consecutive match within the second spherical of their high-stakes heads-up battle on PokerGO’s High Stakes Duel.
The 15-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner received your entire $200,000 prize pool, profiting half of it, because the second spherical doubled the stakes and required a $100,000 buy-in.
At the top of March, throughout their first-round match, Hellmuth mounted an epic comeback after Negreanu jumped out to a 19:1 chip lead. Hellmuth’s victory prompted Negreanu to take his rematch possibility with double the stakes, which befell Wednesday night in Las Vegas on the PokerGO studio in Aria.
With his victory, Hellmuth has 5 straight wins within the High Stakes Duel collection after he swept Antonio Esfandiari in three matches, netting a revenue $350,000 within the course of. Over his final 5 matches, Hellmuth is within the black $500,000.
There will likely be a 3rd and probably last match between Negreanu and Hellmuth, doubtless in early June. It could have a $200,000 buy-in.
While it wasn’t the monster comeback he accomplished within the earlier match, Negreanu did maintain the chip lead for a good portion of the match and held as massive as a 3:1 chip benefit at one level within the match.
But a key bluff and a nasty beat ultimately swung the match in Hellmuth’s favor.
During the primary degree of play, Hellmuth obtained out to a small chip lead just by check-calling and selecting off a number of of Negreanu’s bluffs. Negreanu drew first blood, nevertheless, when he obtained three bets within the center on the river with high set.
With blinds of 150-300, Hellmuth limped with 64 and Negreanu raised out of the large blind with JJ. The flop was 1063 and Negreanu wager 1,200. Hellmuth known as. The flip was the J and Negreanu wager 3,100. Hellmuth known as.
The river was the 4 and Negreanu wager for a 3rd time, this time 13,000. Hellmuth thought for a bit earlier than elevating to twenty-eight,000 together with his two pair. Negreanu ultimately clicked it again and made it 43,000. Hellmuth hemmed and hawed earlier than calling.
The pot was pushed in Negreanu’s route and he held 144,000 of the 200,000 chips in play.
Just a few ranges later, with blinds of 400-800, Hellmuth rivered a flush and introduced the match again in his favor. Negreanu raised to 2,000 on the button with Q10 and Hellmuth three-bet to eight,000 out of the large blind with 109.
The flop was Q82 and each gamers checked to the 9 flip. Hellmuth wager 9,000 and Negreanu known as. The river was the 4, giving Hellmuth his flush, and he wager 18,000. Negreanu mulled it over for a bit earlier than calling.
Hellmuth regained the lead, but it surely was brief lived. Negreanu’s Ok4 bested Hellmuth’s 108 on a board of 652Q6 to place him again into the lead. Hellmuth check-called down, so Negrenu’s chip lead was nonetheless somewhat small.
The two gamers mainly traded jabs for fairly a while. Hellmuth picked off a couple of bluffs to choose up a 4:3 benefit in chips. And then Negreanu received some pots to flip the rating.
After greater than 4 and a half hours of play, nevertheless, fireworks lastly started to fly and the match resulted in a collection of three palms. With blinds of 1,000-2,000, and Hellmuth holding 114,000 of the 200,000 chips in play, Hellmuth raised on the button to 4,000 with Q4. Negreanu defended his blind with Q6.
Both gamers chcked a flop of Q72 and the 6 got here on the flip. Negreanu wager 5,500 and Hellmuth raised to 12,500. Negreanu three-bet to twenty-eight,000 and Hellmuth known as. Negreanu shoved on the ten river and Hellmuth folded.
That pot gave Negreanu the small benefit, however on the very subsequent hand, Hellmuth regained the lead with an enormous bluff.
Negreanu raised to 4,000 on the button with 97 and Hellmuth three-bet to 14,000 with 102. Negreanu known as. The flop was Ok66 and Hellmuth wager 13,000. Negreanu known as. The flip was the 8, giving each gamers a flush draw.
Hellmuth wager 28,000 and Negreanu known as. Hellmuth moved all in on the 9 river, which gave Negreanu one of the best hand, however he couldn’t pull the set off for the remainder of Hellmuth’s chips. Hellmuth opened up a 3:1 chip lead.
Just a couple of palms later, with Negreanu sitting on a stack of about 50,000, he raised to 4,000 on the button with 88 and Hellmuth moved all in out of the large blind with A4. Negreanu known as.
The board ran out J996Ok, giving Hellmuth a flush, the pot and the match.
“Good job, buddy,” stated Negreanu. “You played well. I thought you played well. This one, I thought you played a lot better than the first one. I guess we’ll have to see you again in round three.”
“So it’s an official challenge,” stated Hellmuth in regards to the eventual rematch. “I obtained fortunate on this one.”
If Hellmuth wins the third match, he has the choice to money out his winnings and e-book a $700,000 revenue over his final six heads-up matches. If Negreanu wins, however, any additional matches must proceed to double in stakes. Hellmuth does have the choice to stop, nevertheless.