Hellmuth Bests Negreanu Winning All Three Matches In High Stakes Duel II
Phil Hellmuth once again got the better of Daniel Negreanu during the High Stakes Duel II challenge which took place at the ARIA Resort & Casino at the PokerGO Studio. The battle between two of the all-time greats was streamed on PokerGo which has a monthly subscription fee.
Phil Hellmuth often referred to as the “Poker Brat” has his own brash style of playing poker which does not go down very well with a lot of players but has worked well for the Wisconsin poker pro who has just under $25 million in career prize money.
Hellmuth is appearing for the second time on the High Stakes Duel show. The first time was earlier this year when he took on another legendary poker pro in Antonio Esfandiari in High Stakes Duel I. This duel was also based on a three game format which Hellmuth dominated and won all three games.
Poker fans expected Hellmuth to have a stiffer challenge when playing Daniel Negreanu who has over $42 million in career prize money and is a Poker Hall of Famer (PHoF). However, the Poker Brat was once again dominant and ended up winning the first two games easily.
Negreanu entered the third match under pressure and played well but Hellmuth played better and won. Hellmuth won $350,000 from his battle with Esfandiari in High Stakes Duel I and has now pocketed another $350,000 after beating Negreanu and winning High Stakes Duel II.
Negreanu Heaps Praise On Hellmuth
Daniel Negreanu told Hellmuth that if he had a hat, he would tip it to him as he was very impressed with the way the “Poker Brat” played and won. Negreanu was full of praise for Hellmuth and told him he really deserved to win after doing a great job in all three games. The two veteran poker pros were full of respect for each other after the game as Hellmuth acknowledged that Negreanu was one of the all-time greats.
Phil Hellmuth’s next test on the High Stakes Duel show will be another tough matchup as he is scheduled to play Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan in what many are expecting to be a tough test for Hellmuth. Bettors initially had Hellmuth as the underdog in his matchup against Esfandiari and also against Negreanu but he proved them wrong.
We will have to wait and see if Hellmuth is the underdog once again against Dwan.