Scott Seiver Identified as Hellmuth's "Mystery" Opponent

Published on May 14th, 2022 2:06 am EST

Phil Helmuth and Scott Seiver will battle with the shows biggest stakes so far.Tom Dwan is out. Scott Seiver is in.

The identity of Phil Hellmuth's "mystery opponent" for High Stakes Duel III has been released, and his name is Scott Seiver.

On Tuesday, May 17th, Hellmuth and Seiver will be squaring off in a heads-up match for $800,000.

Per the terms of the "High Stakes Duel", both players will be entitled to request a rematch if they lose, with even higher stakes - if there is a rematch, a staggering $1.6 million would be on the line.


Phil Hellmuth has a very impressive record of 8-1 on "High Stakes Duel".

After sweeping Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari 3-0, Hellmuth defeated Nick Wright to win his 7th straight match.

After Wright declined the rematch, Tom Dwan stepped in and handed Hellmuth his first loss on the show.

Hellmuth would rebound with a victory, and the third match between Hellmuth and Dwan would be shelved due to scheduling conflicts.

Now, Scott Seiver is stepping in for the fourth match of "High Stakes Duel III", with the biggest stakes that the show has ever seen.


Scott Seiver and Phil Hellmuth are both known for being emotional at the poker table, and both have been known to berate other players at the table for what they feel is poor play, so it should be funny to see them in action against each other.

Seiver is a very capable poker player and will give Hellmuth a very good match. It will be interesting to see if he can rattle Hellmuth.


The match between Seiver and Hellmuth will be broadcast live on PokerGO on Tuesday, May 17th, starting at 8 pm EST.


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