High Stakes Duel III will see the biggest pize pool ever as Scott Seiver has invoked his rematch clause against Phil Hellmuth, a monster $1.600,000 in the middle.
Scott Seiver jumped in as a late replacement for Tom Dwan last month after “Durrrr” apparently mixed up his schedule. The Triton Poker ambassador was due in Madrid for the Triton SHR series at the same time as he had arranged an $800,000 play-off against Hellmuth.
Hellmuth described Seiver as “one of the greatest players in the world and also one of the best of his generation” after downing him in a long and arduous heads-up battle.
“I knew it was going to be a tough match, and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed playing against him,” said Hellmuth, who finally cracked Seiver’s resistance…
The rematch will feature the largest kitty yet as both players put up $800k, the rules stating that to walk off with the money, a player has to win three straight matches.
Hellmuth has already done that twice, whitewashing both Antonio Esfandiari and Daniel Negreanu 3-0 for a sweet $700k total profit.
That accounted for HSD I and II,, and first up in HSD III was Fox Sports talk show host Nick Wright, who ponied up the $50k buy-in and almost toppled the Poker Brat from his throne.
He eventually lost, however, and didn’t fancy the $100k buy-in for a rematch, which is where Tom Dwan comes into the story.
Durrrr and the Poker Brat have serious history, Dwan having KOd Hellmuth in the 2008 NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship, and he felled his mighty opponent again, Hellmuth not a happy bunny…
Tom gonna Tom. Phil gonna Phil.
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) August 26, 2021
The rematch saw Phil reclaim his crown, and his victory over Seiver after Dwan couldn’t make it for a decider saw Hellmuth stretch his score in the High Stakes Duel matches to 9-1.
The date for the rematch hasn’t been set yet, with both players deep in the action and the headlines at the ongoing World Series of Poker.
Hellmuth is chasing his 17th WSOP gold but so far only has bouts of diarrhoea and Covid to show for his efforts.
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) June 11, 2022
Meanwhile, Seiver has bagged his 4th WSOP bracelet but also hit the headlines for his incredible 43 buy-ins and no cash in the $1k Flip&Go event.
Mathematically improbable, as can be seen below, and almost certainly a record no-one wants to beat.
— Antonio Lievano (@AntonioJLievano) June 12, 2022
We will bring you more details of the Seiver – Hellmuth HSD III rematch as and when they become available, but for now enjoy our coverage of the 2022 WSOP.
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