Phil Hellmuth to battle Tom Dwan on next ‘High Stakes Duel’

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Phil Hellmuth volition instrumentality connected high-stakes cash-game pro Tom Dwan successful the adjacent “High Stakes Duel” connected PokerGO.

Hellmuth and Dwan volition conscionable successful a $100,000 buy-in heads-up No-limit Hold’em lucifer that volition aerial astatine 5 p.m. Aug. 25 connected the subscription video work PokerGO.

Hellmuth is undefeated successful the “High Stakes Duel” format. He recently defeated Nick Wright, an FS1 sports property and avid amateur player, successful a $50,000 lucifer to spell to 7-0 aft antecedently winning 3 consecutive matches each against pros Antonio Esfandiari and Daniel Negreanu.

Hellmuth, 57, is the all-time person with 15 World Series of Poker tourney victories, and helium has astir $25 cardinal successful vocation tourney earnings, according to the Hendon Mob Poker Database.

Dwan, 35, has astir $5 cardinal successful vocation tourney earnings, but helium is known much for his appearances connected “High Stakes Poker,” successful which helium played respective pots approaching $1 million.

The erstwhile “High Stakes Duel” matches started with a buy-in of $50,000, but Dwan is starting astatine $100,000 due to the fact that helium is taking implicit for Wright, who chose not to workout his close to a rematch astatine treble the stakes.

Hellmuth praised Dwan connected Twitter erstwhile announcing the match: “Another large great player, ohio boy!”

Another large great player, ohio boy! pic.twitter.com/sbyidPYu0l

— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) August 3, 2021

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