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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 going to be Parker "Tonkaaaa" Talbot, while on the other side, it's Shaun Deeb versus Olivier Busquet.

The winners from the above matchups will then meet again the very next day to face each other and the winning champ will take home $200,000!

On the other hand, Doug Polk, who participated in the first King of the Hill event, will not be participating in the matches this time, but instead will be hosting the livestreamed show on the Poker Night in America Twitch channel.

Poker Night in America's King of the Hill II tournament is scheduled on October 6 Friday at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Source:
https://www.cardschat.com/news/heads-matchups-king-hill-ii-hellmuth-vs-tonkaaaa-busquet-vs-deeb-52013

 


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

 doubletop77710/5/2017 7:34:34 AM GMT
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
 CALICUL10/5/2017 9:09:28 AM GMT
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.
 pochui10/5/2017 12:37:07 PM GMT
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.
 shokaku10/5/2017 6:28:56 PM GMT
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.
 Gerimantas10/5/2017 6:45:30 PM GMT
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
 bowie198410/6/2017 12:52:05 AM GMT
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.
 Mober10/6/2017 4:51:11 PM GMT
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.
 shokaku10/7/2017 2:43:46 PM GMT
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.
 Mober10/8/2017 7:43:36 PM GMT
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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