The semi-finals and the finals of King of the Hill 2 (a winner-take-all heads-up event part of Poker Night In America) took place at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh over the weekend. According to PokerNews.com, US poker pro Oliver Busquet went undefeated in the competition to claim the the title and $200,000 in prize money!
After knocking out Shaun Deep in the semi-final, Busquet faced Canadian poker pro Parker "TonkaaaaP" Talbot in the final. Talbot, who elimited Phil Hellmuth in his semi-final, was a bit unlucky in the final and ended up losing 2-0 to Busquet, who now has close to $8,000,000 in live tournament earnings!
"It was four matches. I played two good players; especially Parker played well. I just got the better end of the deck in every single game," Busquet said after his win. "You can get lucky to make good folds at the same time as making good hands."
Talbot, one of 888poker's latest ambassadors and a popular streamer on Twitch, is still waiting for his big breakthrough in the live tournament poker world. With "only" $344k in live tournament earnings to date, one can understand his dissapoinment of as runner-up finish for a 0 (zero) payday instead of $200,000.
King of the Hill 3 scheduled for October 25th-26th this month. The heads-up event will take place at Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia and Busquet will attempt to defend his title against three new players: 2017 WSOP Main Event champion Scott Blumstein, Dan Coleman and Brandon Adams.