Tom Dwan is Out, "Mystery Challenger" In

Published on May 12th, 2022 12:30 pm EST

The latest High Stakes Duel III will feature Phil Hellmuth and a mystery opponent.On Tuesday, May 17th, Phil Hellmuth will square off against a "Mystery Challenger" on High Stakes Duel III, Round 4.

Hellmuth was originally supposed to square off against Tom Dwan, though Dwan was reportedly unable to play due to a scheduling conflict (likely the Triton Poker High Roller Series in Madrid).

Instead of rescheduling the Hellmuth vs Dwan match, a new opponent has been picked for Hellmuth.

The stakes will remain the same, with the winner walking away with $800,000.


People are now speculating as to who the "Mystery Challenger" could be.

Might it be somebody like Eric Persson, who recently got into a well-publicized war of words with Hellmuth at the table?

Might it be somebody well-known in the poker world, like Phil Ivey or Patrik Antonius?

Could Daniel Negreanu be getting another shot at Hellmuth?

How about somebody like Garrett Adelstein?


The battle between Hellmuth and the "Mystery Challenger" will be streamed on PokerGO on Tuesday, May 17th.


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