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Phil Hellmuth vs Tom Dwan in $400,000 High Stakes Duel Rematch

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Posted on 13 January 2022 by "T".

The start of 2022 will see yet another intense heads-up battle between Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan on High Stakes Duel III.

Scheduled on January 26, the highly-anticipated poker game is a $400,000 heads-up match between the two poker star players. The match will be aired on PokerGO at 5pm PT so fans have the opportunity to watch the entire action. Though it is the third round of High Stakes Duel, it is actually the second match featuring these two rivals.

In High Stakes Duel I, the buy-in for that round was $50,000 per player. This is when Hellmuth defeated FS1 talk show host Nick Wright in July 2021. After the match, Wright declined for a rematch and the table was open for another challenger to step in.

Tom Dwan entered the scene for High Stakes Duel II, and added $100,000 to the remaining prize pool from the first round. This brought the pot up to $200,000 and the second round took place in August 2021.

Dwan successfully beat the Poker Hall of Famer. This was Hellmuth's first loss in eight games. Previously, the 16-time WSOP bracelet winner beat Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari in each of the three rounds.

After the second round, Hellmuth was given the choice to either quit or challenge his opponent to a rematch at double the stakes. Never one to back out, the "Poker Brat" chose the latter and has to put up $200,000 to enter the third round, now doubling the prize pool to $400,000.

If the loser of High Stakes Duel III declines for a rematch or the winner does not want to offer a rematch, then the series will end. Either way, High Stakes Duel IV shall begin with a new challenger and revert back to its level 1 buy-in of $50,000.

Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan have a long history of heads-up matches, the first one dates all the way back to the 2008 NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship. In the first round of that 64-field tournament, "durrrr" cracked the Poker Brat's pocket aces, sparking one of the most memorable meltdowns in poker history.

The two have faced off in numerous cash games and publicly competed with each other again only in 2021. Over the years, they became very good friends.

Even though the second round of the heads-up match was quite uneventful, fans of these two poker legends can still expect a lot of action in the upcoming third round.

Fans should keep an eye out for what type of gameplay Dwan would use. Will he opt for a more patient approach or unleash his old hyper-aggressive style of play that involved random huge bluffs? It will also be quite interesting to see if Hellmuth too unleashes one of his infamous meltdowns when things don't go his way.



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 dule-vu29/01/2022 21:01:18 GMT
Hope few more with them and then that they change with other players!
 eloy230/01/2022 04:33:51 GMT
what a good confrontation between the professional poker players I hope they often have a duo in this way good luck to them I hope they always continue playing I congratulate them
 dule-vu30/01/2022 05:02:10 GMT
Just that this players play for years and we will have great heads up-s!
 geseco1230/01/2022 22:16:17 GMT
I hope they continue to make these great confrontations between great players, there are many poker professionals who are becoming very famous, I want to see a trueteller vs limitles, an adamo vs fedor.
 dule-vu30/01/2022 22:16:23 GMT
Yeah,hope that this will bring us lot of this kind of high stakes heads up games,no matter who will play it!
 geseco1201/02/2022 00:35:46 GMT
I love to see how they play and make these types of confrontations, I really like when they play high stakes, hopefully it will not be the last and that more famous players come and enjoy their game.
 dule-vu01/02/2022 00:35:51 GMT
They can only play on high stakes,all below this isnt for this players!
 geseco1202/02/2022 16:52:24 GMT
poker is more entertaining when you play with big bets, the level of tension is very high, I like this kind of games, hopefully someday I can reach that level, with perseverance everything is possible.
 CALICUL02/02/2022 17:04:38 GMT
it's good if professional players still teach poker lessons sometimes. They do not have to be very obvious, but something there would be good for us to learn something from them and to be able to have better performances.
 ligador3702/02/2022 21:28:01 GMT
Hi all! Here I am slowly returning to the forum after being missing for a while. I was on vacation for a bit enjoying vacations, and lately with covid-10. I didn't really want to participate, but I'm better now! And what better way to do it than watching the confrontation between these great beasts. I think Dwan is the favorite
 dule-vu02/02/2022 21:33:02 GMT
nice to see you again!enjoy in this!
 ligador3702/02/2022 21:42:50 GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
nice to see you again!enjoy in this!

Likewise Dule-vu! I hope you have continued to win awards. Although I wasn't participating in the forums (I was a little lazy because of the heat around here), I was able to win some mob points and shots on the calendar, which at least add up. I'm already halfway through another withdrawal, so we have to keep adding points. Soon I might try to open the safe again
 dule-vu02/02/2022 21:43:16 GMT
yes I get every month lot of prizes!I think that I had 20 of them in january Big Smile
so you will have another cashout?nice!invest them on some poker or casino games Blink
 ligador3702/02/2022 21:54:52 GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
yes I get every month lot of prizes!I think that I had 20 of them in january Big Smile
so you will have another cashout?nice!invest them on some poker or casino games Blink

twenty? yes that is impressive. I don't think I've ever won more than 10 prizes in a month, though I'd have to check to be sure.
Not yet, I'm only halfway there, so there's still some time left, but writing and with some luck (winning a prize on the calendar) maybe it can happen earlier.
Yes, I usually invest it in poker, which is where I do best. I have to stay away from sports betting which is where I lose my winnings haha
 dule-vu02/02/2022 21:55:01 GMT
Now its new month,so we will see how many of them we will get!
Its important that you enjoy in what you play and that you make something from it!
 geseco1203/02/2022 19:19:37 GMT
I had a great time with these great players, I hope to continue the confrontations to the delight of all, we all want someday to be like them, you have to work hard to achieve the objectives, and bankrollmob helps us to begin to materialize the results, that's why every month we can win great prizes and invest them in poker.
 CALICUL03/02/2022 19:24:38 GMT
I wish poker was the way it was 12 or 13 years ago. These players were celebrities even then as far as I can remember and they were doing a beautiful show when I watched them on TV or on the internet. Great players who have gained popularity by having a huge talent.
 ligador3704/02/2022 03:31:35 GMT
Without a doubt, they are from 2 of the most famous names in poker, at least for those who have played the game. I have also been hearing about them for years and every day I see videos of excellent hands in which one or both of them participate in great poker plays. I consider Dwan a better player, but there may be different and respectable opinions on this
 dule-vu04/02/2022 06:01:54 GMT
Are you sure that they two best players?ivey,brunson and others are not better players?
 ligador3705/02/2022 04:41:49 GMT
Posted by dule-vu:
Are you sure that they two best players?ivey,brunson and others are not better players?

Maybe you didn't understand what I meant. I meant between Dwan and Phil, I think Dwan is a much better player. Both are very good, but of course there are better players (although this is debatable). For example Ivey, Kenny Tran, they are great players and maybe better than the ones we are talking about. But that's not what I meant when I said in the last comment.
 dule-vu05/02/2022 07:31:58 GMT
Yeah,I thoguht two best players,but you mean that dwan is better then phil!
 Rogerio1006/02/2022 08:15:28 GMT
I am so happy that Hellmuth win good for his ego haha. If i am honest i dont realy understand his game. No one plays like hime, some kind of passive with some "strange" moves here and there dont know. But he is still capable of betale the best players of the world thats whats impresive to me.
 dule-vu06/02/2022 08:23:40 GMT
He is crazy,thats only important Big Smile and other things are not so much!
I am joking,but he is unique with his way of playing poke,you are right!
 ligador3706/02/2022 20:07:07 GMT
He has a somewhat unique style, and that's what makes him interesting, but he's also a very good player.
And it is important that it be so, because it is not just about playing with the 2 cards that one is dealt (in the case of texas holdem), it is about playing with the rival as well, and in that, there are players who do it without having good hands.
 dule-vu06/02/2022 21:28:30 GMT
But thats why lot of people dont like him!

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