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Olivier Busquet Wins King Of The Hill 2 ($200,000)

Tags: King of the Hill, Olivier Busquet, Parker Talbot.
Posted on 09 October 2017 by "T".

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, 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!

Parker Talbot"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.

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9 comments on "Olivier Busquet Wins King Of The Hill 2 ($200,000)"

 pochui09/10/2017 11:46:51 GMT
well this just shows that you can be a seriously good poker player, but if you don't have luck when it matters most you have nothing to show for it at the end of the day, especially if you are a tournament player.
 CALICUL09/10/2017 12:19:53 GMT
When playing in 4 players i think it's easier to win even if these games have one big buy in. I'm curious if it would have 20 players with 10 or 20 tournaments how many times Olivier Busquet or Phil Hellmuth will be able to win 1st place at king of the hill. From my point of view these tournaments should not exist with 4 players. Need more players for a beautiful show.
 Gerimantas09/10/2017 17:52:19 GMT
Yes I too think like calicul say that tournaments with four players are not really tournaments, they are some marketing idea and mo real thing. 2 table heads up sit and go, of course with bery big buyin, but it is not a tournament just a small sit and go. Good to see interesting players I think.
 TheIrish7709/10/2017 17:54:53 GMT
Great job by Olivier to take it all down. Tonkaaa Is a great poker talent no doubt but i think Olivier is used to the big pressure moments a little more at this point. especially the live game.

Great little 4 man format and hope they do more of these with the Champion having to defend the title each time.
 Tony_MON7ANA09/10/2017 19:02:23 GMT
I thought Olivier Busquet had long hair. I didn't recognize him at first because he got a haircut. Congratulations to Olivier on claiming the “King of the Hill 2” title! That's a badass championship belt!
 Mober09/10/2017 20:28:01 GMT
Winning all heads up games says something.
Not easy to win one.
Some times it is easier to reach a final table in a big tournament and then not being able
to do nothing in heads up.
You have to be lucky too Smile
 doubletop77710/10/2017 07:49:59 GMT
Many congratulations to Olivier Busquet on winning this and the first prize of $200,000. I have always enjoyed watching him play and his analysis on the Alpha8 series is normally spot on
 CALICUL10/10/2017 13:36:15 GMT
Posted by Mober:
Winning all heads up games says something.
Not easy to win one.
Some times it is easier to reach a final table in a big tournament and then not being able
to do nothing in heads up.
You have to be lucky too Smile

Of course, luck is part of the game but the most important solution for making money is the science of playing poker. This game is extremely complicated. That phil hellmuth has many mistakes that offend other players just because they do not use a particular strategy to his liking. What i wanted to say is that 4 players there are too few but you can learn many things is true.
 bowie198410/10/2017 16:13:33 GMT
Not sure why they schedule back to back two tournies within a month when the promotional runs from the second leg aren't even finished and they are ready to crown a third guy right away. It's so rushed IMO.

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