Hellmuth Will Look To Avenge His Only "High Stakes Duel" Loss

Published on January 14th, 2022 2:35 pm EST

High stakes duel between Tom Dwan and Phil Hellmuth is coming up at the end of January.Phil Hellmuth had been undefeated on "High Stakes Duel", enjoyed a 7-0 run that included three straight victories over Antonio Esfandiari, three straight victories over Daniel Negreanu and a single victory over Nick Wright (Wright declined the $100,000 rematch).

It seemed as though Hellmuth might retire from "High Stakes Duel" undefeated.

That was until a surprise opponent, Tom Dwan, offered to step in for Wright and take Hellmuth on in a $100,000/person heads-up match.

Hellmuth and Dwan had a great deal of history, though they had never settled their differences on the felt.


Dwan, who spends most of his time playing in super high-stakes cash games in Macau, ended up halting Hellmuth's undefeated streak.

After the match, Hellmuth seemed non-committal about activating his rematch clause, and it seemed as though Dwan would retain his 1-0 record.

Earlier this week, however, Hellmuth revealed that he has asked for a rematch.

That rematch is set to take place on Wednesday, January 26th at 8 pm EST, and will be broadcast exclusively on PokerGO.

As this is technically the third match of "High Stakes Duel III", each player will be putting up $200,000 of their own money to play, with the winner walking away with it all.


If Dwan wins for the second straight time, Hellmuth would have the opportunity to request yet another rematch, though that would require risking another $400,000 if his money.

Can Hellmuth notch a victory over Dwan, or will Dwan take down his second straight against the "Poker Brat"?


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