Eric Persson has challenged Phil Hellmuth to a $1,000,000 heads-up match live on camera after the Poker Brat faced ridicule for shortstacking a cash game at Live at the Bike.
Eric Persson Challenges Phil Hellmuth to $1,000,000 Showdown
What exactly was the buy in for this $100-$200 stream at the Bike?
I see players with $300k or more, and also one guy with $2500… what is going on here?
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) August 27, 2022
Daniel Negreanu posted a tweet trolling Phil Hellmuth for sitting in the $100/$200 NL cash game with only $2,500 while some players had more than $300,000.
Some followers couldn’t resist joining in and wanted Hellmuth to know that his shortstacking strategy is a joke given his high opinion of himself.
Daniel it’s common for less skilled amateurs to short buy in order to reduce the skill difference and not feel overwhelmed vs. pros. Really no reason to mock them for shot taking in a tough game”
Eric Persson Senses Weakness in Phil Hellmuth
Eric Persson was well aware that Phil Hellmuth doesn’t have the best reputation as a cash game player and tried to bait him into accepting his challenge.
— Live at the Bike (@LIVEattheBike) August 26, 2022
Persson told Hellmuth in front of a camera that he could make one phone call and have $1 million ready to play with but there was no accepting the challenge for now.
Some Twitter posters pointed out that Persson should maybe keep his mouth shut, estimating that he lost $650,000 in the game and might not be so great at the format himself. Although the hand in the video below was a definite $290K cooler.
Phil Hellmuth Promises Never to Shortstack Again
Phil Hellmuth is a sensitive character and no doubt took on board the criticism from all corners of social media. He quickly promised not to shortstack again with a promise of a minimum $300K buy-in.
“The next time I play poker on a stream, or on a @PokerGO show like “High Stakes Poker,” I will buy in for $300,000 (up to $1M) of my own money. Today is my last day of playing short stacks in a cash game!”
This soon became half a million dollars in a later tweet.
Five hundred thousand dollars!! $$$$$$ Folks, the next time I play on the show “High Stakes Poker,” I will buy in $500,000 of my own money. From now on, I will buy in at least $300,000 every time I stream or shoot a cash game for television #POSITIVITY pic.twitter.com/t45JdItzR1
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) August 27, 2022
So, will we get to see Phil Hellmuth and Eric Persson square up in a $1 million buy-in cash game in front of the cameras? We don’t know yet but we absolutely want to see it.
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