The poker ace changes out
"Where's the window, child?" said a giggly Phil Hellmuth, on a high from his third back to back triumph over Daniel Negreanu.
the crown jewels of a significant full go-around
The High Stakes Duel II is in the books, and it finished precisely how the main version finished: with a light yet additionally alleviated Hellmuth hoping to cash out $400,000, the crown jewels of a vital full go-around.
Last evening, Hellmuth did what Hellmuth consistently appears to do. He won a heads-up match in which he was viewed as the longshot, refuting his cynics for the umpteenth time, and including some little way to his all around great heritage.
A story of two streaks
For a while, Negreanu has threatened Hellmuth, scrutinizing his poker capacities, subverting his believability, and in any event, getting down on his record versus world class players. "On the significant alliance hot shot circuit, he can't win," Negreanu said, adding:
He might have been a GOAT of his period, yet that time is a distant memory."
Indeed, with this triumph, Hellmuth's remarkable broadcast heads-up record currently remains at 29 successes from his last 30 matches – a factual anomaly coordinated just maybe by his ambushed adversary's heads-up losing record.
In the wake of being completely whitewashed, Negreanu's dash of heads-up misfortunes is presently 14 straight, dating right back to October 2013. Crazier actually is his inability to indent up a solitary poker triumph in the US since his WSOP wristband win in 2008.