Best-of-5 Match To Begin at 1 pm PST

Published on June 22nd, 2021 12:19 pm EST

The Best of 5 heads-up challenge between two Poker Boom generation pros.It is the match-up that most of the poker world was hoping for - Phil Ivey vs Patrik Antonius in the finals of the $25,000 World Poker Tour Heads Up Championship.

Ivey and Antonius were both able to navigate through a talented field in order to reach the finals. There weren't many easy matches in this tournament, as the vast majority of the entrants were talented heads-up players.

Phil Ivey, for instance, had to beat the likes of Stephen Chidwick and Anthony Zinno to make it through to the finals, while Antonius had to get past Sam Greenwood and Doug Polk.


Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius continue to be two of the most popular poker players in the world.

The two men made a name for themselves during the "poker boom", and both ended up inking deals with Full Tilt Poker to be members of "Team Full Tilt".

Ivey and Antonius continue to show that they remain at the absolute tops of their games, even though both men are now in their 40s.


The format of the final match-up in the WPT $25,000 Heads Up Championship will allow for more play between the two men.

The blinds will rise every 11 hands, up from the 7 hand level that was used in every round up until now.

In addition, the finals will be a best-of-5.


The action is expected to start at around 1 pm PST, and you can view the entirety of the match via the World Poker Tour channel.


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