1st Round Matches Set To Take Place on October 6th

Published on September 27th, 2017 3:26 pm EST

The King of the Hill II - Isolated logo on black background.The two first round matches of Poker Night's "King of the Hill" 2 event have now been set.

In the first of the two semi-final matches, Olivier Busquet will take on Shaun Deeb. Both Busquet and Deeb got their starts online, with Busquet dominating heads-up SNGs on Full Tilt Poker before turning to the live tournament circuit, while Deeb has enjoyed immense success in multi-table tournaments on Pokerstars. Busquet is surely one of the top heads-up players in the world, which means that Deeb will have his hands full in his first round match.

In the other semi-final match, Parker "Tonkaaaa" Talbot will be taking on Phil Hellmuth. Talbot is one of the most popular Twitch.tv poker streamers in the world, with his streams regularly attracting thousands of viewers. Phil Hellmuth, on the other hand, needs no introduction, as he is a 14-time WSOP bracelet holder who is arguably the best tournament player to have ever lived.

The opening round matches are set for October 6th at Rivers Casino, while the best-of-3 final will take place the next day (October 7th). The event will be streamed live on Twitch.tv/pokernighttv.

Each player will be spending $50,000 to buy in, with the eventual winner walking away with $200,000.


Phil Hellmuth took down the first "King of the Hill" event earlier this year, knocking off Daniel Cates in astonishing fashion.

Despite being massively out-chipped in the final match, Hellmuth persevered and eventually defeated "Jungleman" to take down the $200,000 first place prize.

Can Hellmuth go back-to-back? First he'll have to take out Parker Talbot on October 6th.


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