Poker phenom Landon Tice posted an update on his Twitter feed about the conditions for his upcoming heads-up battle against hedge fund manager Bill Perkins.
Huge Head Start for Bill Perkins
A poker showdown of $200/$400 stakes is definitely worth watching. Pots that break the $50,000 mark typically gets to swing over a million bucks.
A budding 22-year-old upstart who is shaking up the high-stakes scene has set upon his sights to take on none other than Bill Perkins, a super-rich hedge fund manager who can easily lay down $1 million on the table without batting an eye.
What makes this really interesting is the 9bb/100 - a match with over 20,000 hands that equates to a $720,000 head start. Bill Perkins admitted that Tice is the more superior player in this challenge, but can he manage to beat him in the end?
Side Bet makes it More Exciting
With the side bet, things get even more exciting. A cool $1 million is on the line now, even if most of it won't be Tice's own money. As much as 90% of Tice's action has been sold to interested backers, but what's more important here is the upcoming battle for a high-stakes poker match.
This incredible poker match is rumored to be kicking off next month, but no exact dates have been revealed yet.
Landon Tice is a young poker prodigy who went pro only two years ago. In November 2020, he won the $1,100 MSPT Main Event at Venetian Las Vegas for $201,529, outlasting 1,123 players in what's called the biggest live poker event in Las Vegas at the time since March.
So far, he has more than $227,000 in live tournament earnings along with some online victories. That amount makes him truly accomplished already considering he's still in his early twenties. However, he is about to take on the biggest risk of his young poker career. Only time can tell who's the better poker player.