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Phil Hellmuth Challenged by Rob Yong to Five $100,000 Heads up NLHE Matches

Tags: high stakes, Phil Hellmuth, poker challenge, Rob Yong.
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2019 by "T".

For many poker players, challenges and prop bets make their life even more exciting when they sometime want to get away from the humdrum of constant grinding they do at the poker tables.

This particular challenge involves Phil Hellmuth (left) aka the Poker Brat and Rob Yong (right), the Dusk Till Dawn Casino owner.

The Challenge
The Poker Brat just got back from his first-time ever trip to Brazil for the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America festival, where he hosted an hour-long master class session for free.

The two were first hanging out together at the Aria casino's High Limit Bar when they agreed to do a pretty exciting activity. The challenge is five heads-up no-limit hold'em matches between the two with a total of $500,000 prize!

 


Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth Jr. is considered by many, poker players and fans alike, to be one of the greatest players to ever play the game, winning a total of 15 WSOP gold bracelets to date.

He earned the nickname "Poker Brat" for his colorful yet competitive personality - he became (in)famous thanks to his epic meltdowns at the table, which most usually happens after taking bad beats.

Well, one thing for sure is that whether he's winning or losing, the Poker Brat is certainly great entertainment for everyone watching at home!

The 54-year-old currently holds the world record for both most WSOP final tables (49) and most cash finishes at the WSOP (100). His total live earnings are at the $22.8 million mark, according to the Hendon Mob.

Rob Yong
Robert Yong, or usually called Rob Yong, is always described as the owner of the Dusk Till Dawn Poker & Casino in Nottingham, England. He decided to open his very own casino after he and his friend Nick Whiten were turned away from a poker tournament in 2006 at his local casino because they were late for one minute. The casino was opened in 2007, and on opening night, poker pro Sam Trickett described the poker room as a "place specifically for people to play poker."

The casino focused on low-stakes and recreational poker players, and helped to grow the game in Nottingham.

He may not have numerous massive wins in his poker portfolio when compared to that of Phil Hellmuth's, but he does win huge record-breaking pots from time to time, such as this one, when he won $940,000 in The Big Game at partypoker MILLIONS North America 2018.


Source: https://twitter.com/phil_hellmuth/status/1114067283414880256


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31 comments for "Phil Hellmuth Challenged by Rob Yong to Five $100,000 Heads up NLHE Matches"

 dule-vu4/8/2019 12:30:18 PM GMT
when you have this kind of money on bank account,you cant make this kind of bets and head up and even if you lose this big bets,they will be not so much regret for this players!ofcourse its nice to win every time,but for them this more about wins and not for money!
 Mober4/8/2019 12:32:29 PM GMT
Another bet for those that have not a problem losing that amount of money.
And if you consider that helmuth's opponent is a casino owner, guess
who will miss the less the money in case of a loss Smile
When your pockets are deep, you do this for fun...
 Gerimantas4/8/2019 3:43:26 PM GMT
Of course phill hellmuth accept this challenge because he think he is better poker player, but is 5 matches and this is not big number, so luck play very important situation. But also not 1 match, so i think phill have more chances to win more games. Maybe 3 or 4 of 5 total
 shokaku4/8/2019 4:21:21 PM GMT
This article reads less than a challenge, and more like a promotional stunt. A Party partner (Yong) and a special guest at a Party event (Hellmuth) agree to play 5 high stakes heads up matches. But at least it will not drag out as long as the Durrrr challenge.
 Calmplay4/8/2019 5:03:15 PM GMT
Well this is going to be easy money for Phil, I predict a 4-1 win for Hellmuth there.
 StheP4/8/2019 7:51:49 PM GMT
Rob will rape him Big Smile when will this be? Cannot wait for this Big Smile
 RoninHarper4/8/2019 8:33:39 PM GMT
G'day mates
Well I must admit I will be looking forward to watching these games.I also hope to see Phil do very well. I always enjoyed watching him lose his mind on television in the past when he lost a hand Smile
Phil was a Very entertaining player who made the game more interesting and enjoyable to watch from home.
 pajalnick4/8/2019 11:31:10 PM GMT
For Phil Helmut, this is not primarily a means of making money, but a means of popularizing himself in the poker community .... and here he is doing a great job ... doing good attractive actions ... that really attract attention .... it would be interesting to watch these games .... maybe there would be something interesting
 doubletop7774/9/2019 7:32:32 AM GMT
This looks like it is going to be a fantastic challenge and i hope we can watch it somewhere. Rob Yong is a very good player, in my opinion, and it wouldn't surprise me if he came out on top
 damosk4/9/2019 8:59:47 AM GMT
This should be an interesting match and no doubt one that was cooked up at the bar, bringing continued marketing to both Phil Helmuth and Dusk till Dawn. It would be great if this could also be live streamed and hopefully there will be some other great promotional stuff in the margins to get everyone involved!
 CALICUL4/9/2019 12:31:29 PM GMT
This is probably a propaganda to make other players play heads up at higher stakes. I would not do that even if i were a billionaire. Playing huge stakes against Phil Hellmuth is very difficult and it's like you want to lose that money. I do not recommend that to anyone.
 Mober4/9/2019 4:00:07 PM GMT
Rich people, wasting money in many occasions for nothing. Since they are not missing it, in any way.
And this is not the case, since it is a game, where they have the chance of doubling their money.
It is not a complete waste for them.
You are not recommending this, to us in this forum Smile or in general...
 pajalnick4/9/2019 11:27:19 PM GMT
Phil Hellmuth is certainly a wonderful poker player .... but his opponent also did not learn to play poker yesterday ... and so the match should be very interesting .... because in this match there will be everything for a good game ..... great the stakes .... the great masters of the poker game .... a wonderful sight .... It would be very interesting to watch the video of their battle
 CALICUL4/10/2019 1:00:33 PM GMT
These people are not that rich even though they are professional poker players. They can ruin in 2-3 days if they play heads up of $ 100k. This is too risky if it does not exist a rule to stop the game after 5 games as it is here. If people play more, they can lose everything and is a disaster for they.
 Mober4/10/2019 5:28:34 PM GMT
You really think that phil helmuth will miss the 500k USD in case he is going
to lose the game? I really doubt about thath.
It is an amount that he can make back, just from playing tournaments,
as he only can. Sooner or later he will get it back from other games.
 StheP4/10/2019 6:56:06 PM GMT
Posted by CALICUL:
These people are not that rich even though they are professional poker players. They can ruin in 2-3 days if they play heads up of $ 100k. This is too risky if it does not exist a rule to stop the game after 5 games as it is here. If people play more, they can lose everything and is a disaster for they.

you realy dont know who rob young is? he is owner of Dusk till dawn casino ( gretest casino in UK)... you think he can go broke in 100k$ games? LUL he can lose couple of millions and not feel it... maybe even tens of millions...
 Milos7534/10/2019 8:16:58 PM GMT
So for how many days this match will start ? Rob is great heads up players and I dont know why people think how Phil Hellmuth will win this easy, I do not think he has any chance to win. Expect from Rob to win this easy, meybe 4-1 or meybe even 5-0. GL
 CALICUL4/11/2019 1:33:25 PM GMT
I was referring in general because most professional players have fortunes of 1-5 millions dollars and that can be lost in 2-3 days easily. You have a bad time and you've lost everything. There are famous cases like Isildur1 or Gus Hansen. Players can lose at heads up huge amounts in short time.
 dule-vu4/11/2019 3:08:41 PM GMT
for this kind of players this isnt something special and they can play few heads ups without any problmes!its same like they play some big private tournaments with 500 000 buy in,like some players play in honk kong!this is just fun for them and they love to play with on high stakes!
 Mober4/11/2019 7:19:24 PM GMT
Phil helmuth is not a player that will "sign Up" for a game that can get him broke.
There are players with bad money management,a dn that is true.
And i am talking about the professional ones.
But for some reason i believe he know what he is doing.
And again, not that he will miss that money, And of course im not talking about the casino
owner. It must be a night's earnings for him, from the casino business Smile
 CALICUL4/12/2019 1:45:50 PM GMT
We have to admit that it is not easy to play heads up to a $ 100k buy in. With that money you can do many things and personally, i would not play this kind of game. If i had several million dollars i would prefer to donate a few hundred for children with problems, than playing with a professional like Phil Hellmuth.
 StheP4/12/2019 2:02:21 PM GMT
Posted by Mober:
Phil helmuth is not a player that will "sign Up" for a game that can get him broke.
There are players with bad money management,a dn that is true.
And i am talking about the professional ones.
But for some reason i believe he know what he is doing.
And again, not that he will miss that money, And of course im not talking about the casino
owner. It must be a night's earnings for him, from the casino business Smile

you think phill will have 100% of himself... he will sell like 90% of it...
 dule-vu4/12/2019 3:43:35 PM GMT
love to see some funny stories from some members!for this kind of players this is nothing and they wont kill themselves beacuse of this slot!for some person nothing is 10 $,for somebody nothing is 1000 $ and for this guys nothing is 100000 $,so this is something that all will enjoy!
 Mober4/12/2019 7:52:14 PM GMT
He may sell, or he may not. You can never tell what is going on in these games.
So far the details of a professional player's game, regarding the action they are selling,
does not going public.
So everyone is making assumptions.
It may be the norm for some players, but for others not. Who knows.
Only if they make revelations Smile
 pajalnick4/13/2019 3:10:13 AM GMT
Of course, for these poker monsters $ 100,000 is not a lot of money .... this is a lot of money for a lot of people, but not for these giants the poker industry .... but it would certainly be interesting to watch this ... as a game for big money always arouse interest .... especially for those who do not have this money ... ha ha ha
 CALICUL4/13/2019 1:47:00 PM GMT
I do not have 500.000 dolllars and honest to be i'm not interested in seeing these games. The only ones who should do this are those who want to play live poker in casinos. They have to follow these games and to learn something. I think it's immature to look at something where you are not going to play. Blink
 Mober4/15/2019 11:14:06 AM GMT
It is immature to watch these games? Really? Havent you ever watched a sports game,
for example soccer ? Are you going to play professionally soccer? No...
What kind way of thinking is this.
Most of the things we watch we cant do after all Smile and its not only poker games.
And this one must be one very interesting game, with the money and players that are involved.
 dule-vu4/15/2019 11:29:33 AM GMT
they have millions on account,this money dont mean much for them and they can play this kind of games!for us 500 000 $ is very big amount,but for them isnt and ofcourse we dont think like they do and what would you do with this money,maybe something better,maybe worse!
its same thing how ronaldo come in some restaurant in london and pay bottle of wine 20000 e,ofcourse this isnt anything for him,but for us is big!
 CALICUL4/15/2019 1:49:20 PM GMT
In any game with guaranteed prizes prizes are the same with small changes depending on how many players enroll in that game ( prizes are accounted for by a mathematical calculation ). About bounties is another thing, because here depends on the results of the players. Blink Here is five games with 100 k dollars but how much is the commission? Does anyone know this?
 bowie19844/19/2019 11:17:54 PM GMT
Not many british casino owners could say about themselves that they look and sounds like some bricklayer after a hard day's work shooting $hit in a local pub but I guess this guy could play some cards even when he does not look like it.
 CALICUL4/20/2019 2:29:01 PM GMT
This guy if he lived in my country would immediately compare with an interlop, who deals only with felonies. Even if it is not, he has a merit. He can play with a professional poker player and can risk a lot of money. He is conscious that he can lose all 5 games.

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