Tom Dwan sponsored out of Spherical 4 of Prime Stakes Duel III, leaving the seat open within the $800,000 fit for a brand new challenger to stand Phil Hellmuth. That exact, as PokerGO printed on Friday, will probably be high-stakes legend Scott Seiver, who makes a speciality of money recreation poker but in addition has an outstanding match resume.
The sport will happen at 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday and can air solely on PokerGO. Dwan used to be unique slated to compete in what would were the rubber fit of a three-game collection. As an alternative, “durrrr” had a scheduling warfare and could not make it to Las Vegas in time for Spherical 4, at the beginning scheduled for Might 12. However, it seems that, he wasn’t too overjoyed to determine he used to be bumped from the sport.
The scheduling warfare is the Triton Prime Curler Collection Madrid, happening Might 13-25. Dwan promotes the Triton emblem and could not make it to america all through the collection.
Hardest Opponent to Date?
Seiver will probably be answerable for contributing $400,000 to the pot, doubling it to $800,000. The present collection of High Stakes Duel video games started with Hellmuth defeating Nick Wright, a sports activities communicate display persona, within the first spherical, a $50,000 purchase in.
The “Poker Brat” then lost for the first time in seven matches towards Dwan in Spherical 2 after Wright declined a rematch. Dwan paid $100,000 to go into, construction the pot to $200,000. Hellmuth, because of shedding the primary fit towards “durrrr” used to be at the hook to give a contribution $200,000 to double the pot for Spherical 3, a contest he won.
The shedding participant agreed to a 2d rematch, however inevitably sponsored out on the ultimate minute. Seiver will as an alternative take a crack at preventing the 16-time WSOP bracelet winner, who has been extremely a hit within the heads-up sit down n’ pass layout, now not simplest on Prime Stakes Duel, but in addition within the older NBC Nationwide Heads-Up Poker Championship again within the day the place he gained the 64-player match in 2005 and completed runner-up to Mike Matusow in 2013.
Seiver, then again, isn’t any pushover and has a few years of revel in taking part in at those stakes. The $400,000 purchase in is not more likely to reason a lot tension for a participant who steadily competes within the largest video games in Las Vegas within Legends Room (previously Bobby’s Room) at Bellagio, and all over the global.
As a match participant, he has over $24 million in reside cashes in keeping with Hendon Mob. That comes with 3 World Series of Poker bracelets and 58 cashes in bracelet occasions.
In 2015, he completed runner-up to Brian Rast within the $500,000 buy-in inaugural Super High Roller Bowl for $5,160,000.
What is at Stake?
Past the six-figure pot concerned, there are reputations and extra at the line for each gamers, beginning with Hellmuth who’s 7-1 all-time on Prime Stakes Duel. In spite of his spectacular report at the display, his first six got here towards Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari, two nice pros however gamers that don’t seem to be identified for heads-up prowess.
Victory quantity six used to be towards an novice (Wright) and he went 1-1 towards Dwan, who had nice heads-up luck a decade in the past on Complete Tilt Poker. In Spherical 4, he rather well may well be going through his hardest opponent to this point within the heads-up SNG layout. With a robust appearing, it might silence a few of his detractors.
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As for Seiver, his poker resume is hard to critique. At age 37, he is simply 3 years clear of Poker Corridor of Repute eligibility. The New York local who is living in Las Vegas would without a doubt assist that HOF candidacy through defeating a mainstream poker professional in entrance of a big target market.
“This program has been a must-watch tournament every episode thus far and I sought after a chance to be part of the motion and confidently upload my very own mark on it,” Seiver advised PokerGO.
Seiver is not the sort to let Hellmuth’s bratty conduct get the most efficient of him. He is too skilled and conversant in taking part in at those stakes to permit the “Poker Brat” to get underneath his pores and skin. So, it will have to be an entertaining fight between two of probably the most completed poker execs ever.