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King of the Hill II: Hellmuth vs Talbot, Deeb vs Busquet on First Round Matchups

Tags: King of the Hill, Olivier Busquet, Parker Talbot, Phil Hellmith, Poker Night in America, Shaun Deeb
Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2017 by "T".
Last week the first round matchups have been announced for the second edition of the King of the Hill on Poker Night in America. This televised, special mini heads-up tournament consists of only four players, each required to shell out a $50,000 buy-in, and the emerging winner is going to take all the pot. The winner-take-all event features defending champion Phil Hellmuth, whose opponent is go[...]   Read more » King of the Hill II: Hellmuth vs Talbot, Deeb vs Busquet on First Round Matchups

  5-Oct-17, 07:34   #1
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doubletop777 
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I am really looking forward to watching this and it will be fascinating to see who eventually comes out on top. I hope Hellmuth can retain his title but it is going to be tough to do so

     
  5-Oct-17, 09:09   #2
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CALICUL 
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There is no place for other players to access in these mini poker tournaments. I wanted to enroll myself with some fake money like in the movies. Big Smile I do not know what to say. It should still increase the number of players with a lower buy in. Maybe 10 k dollars or 20 k. for greater success in front of viewers.

     
  5-Oct-17, 12:37   #3
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pochui 

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kinda big investment to shell out $50K for a single 4 man sng , if you develop a habit for these kinda games then I reckon you need to have at the very least a million dollars bankroll which is the equivalent of just 20 buy-ins.

     
  5-Oct-17, 18:28   #4
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shokaku 

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If the four players actualy buy in with their own money. But in such a high profil event, with a lot of advertisers involved, chances are high, that they are sponsored, at least in part. And if one looks at high stakes cash games, $50k isn't that much any more.

     
  5-Oct-17, 18:45   #5
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Gerimantas 
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Yes to poor players who play in freerolls or some low stakes ga es this buyin of 50 thousands of dollars is very big, but like shokaku say if we see high stakes games then this money is not so big, some people lose millions in one night. To me this is big money

     
  6-Oct-17, 00:52   #6
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bowie1984 

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Posted by shokaku:
If the four players actualy buy in with their own money. But in such a high profil event, with a lot of advertisers involved, chances are high, that they are sponsored, at least in part.

Exactly. These events are like business vehicles for them. They don't risk their own money but still get good percentage after a win. Having a cake and eating it at a same time.

     
  6-Oct-17, 16:51   #7
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Mober 
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If it is on tv, there will be somewhere a live feed to watch.
Always nice to watch live such events.
Sponsored or not the money is big for 50k each, and this is what attracts viewers at the end.
Lets see where the title will go this time.

     
  7-Oct-17, 14:43   #8
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shokaku 

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No title defense for Hellmuth this time. Even if he did win the first of the heads up matches against Talbot, he ran out of steam and lost the other two. Busquet won 2-0 against Deep in the other match.

     
  8-Oct-17, 19:43   #9
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Mober 
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Didnt watch any games after all. No time for it, and dont know if you could find a link online either.
New winner this time. I read that Busquet won the whole thing undefeated.
A good run for some good money and title.

     
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