February 9, 2021 Poker News, Featured Articles Graham

Landon Tice Challenges Bill Perkins to $200/$400 Heads-Up Match for Souls

Heads-Up for Rolls between Landon Tice and Bill Perkins

Poker whiz kid Landon Tice has agreed terms for a heads-up match against Bill Perkins. The most exciting poker talent to emerge in recent months will be taking on the hedge fund manager at stakes of $200/$400 in a heads-up battle that has an interesting twist. Bill Perkins will get a 9bb/100 head start!

Who Is Landon Tice?

Landon Tice is an incredible talent who has taken the poker world by storm over the last 12 months.

Landon Tice Challenges Bill Perkins to $200/$400 Heads-Up Match for Souls

The 21-year-old Florida native only picked up the game over the last couple of years, starting at the usual level of $0.10/$0.20 games.

Within 18 months he was battling with some of poker’s biggest names in the high stakes arena. Totally insane!

Last year Tice took advantage of an offer from Doug Polk for a mini match to help him prepare for the High Stakes Feud. Incredibly, Tice went on to win by around $500 against the man who might have been the best heads-up player in the world a few years ago.

Joe Ingram calls Landon Tice the next Tom Dwan!

The young American looks to have built a serious study habit from the very beginning of his career. He is utterly obsessed with the structure of the game in the same way as we saw tom Dwan 15 years ago.

This kid is heading straight to the top of the game. Check out the footage in the two videos below.

Has Landon Tice Offered Terms that Are Too Generous?

Everyone knows that Bill Perkins isn’t a winner at high stakes. But his wealth makes smaller stakes uninteresting.

Therefore, it made sense for Landon Tice to offer a sweetener to get this match agreed. 9bb/100 head start might be far too much to overcome though.

Tice is clearly no fool, so is he taking on this challenge with only prestige on his mind? He’s a sure fire winner against Perkins but there is a risk he’s taken on too much here for only a 20,000 hand match.

One poster said:

“9bb/100 feels like about 5 too many. Perkins going to end up feeling guilty and cutting a sweet heart deal to not destroy this person.”

In real terms this works out at a $720,000 head start. That’s a serious handicap.

Not only that, but Perkins announced that for the first time in his poker career he is going to get into the lab and study like a demon.

Bill Perkins Promises to Step up

An opinion was put out there that this challenge is going to come down to how much Perkins wants it.

Bill Perkins

Bill Perkins’s time is a lot more valuable than a 21-year-old’s, so how committed can we expect him to be?

He promised to step up his game but as a man with many responsibilities, both personal and professional, it is unlikely that he will have the time to improve much before the match starts.

We are really looking forward to this challenge and expect Landon Tice to firmly put himself on the high stakes map.

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