Hellmuth Set to Defend His Title

Published on 2017-09-19 19:52:00

PokerNight - King of the Hill II (2) - Logo on white background.Earlier this summer, Phil Hellmuth defeated Daniel "Jungleman" Cates to win the first ever "King of the Hill" heads-up tournament.

The final match between Cates and Hellmuth featured plenty of drama, as Hellmuth overcame a massive chip deficit to take down the $200,000 winner-take-all prize.

The first "King of the Hill" event did very well, as thousands of people watched via the "Poker Night in America" Twitch stream.

For that reason, it's no surprise to learn that a second "King of the Hill" event has been planned for early October.


The second "King of the Hill" tournament will run on October 6th and 7th and will be hosted by the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The four-man tournament will consist of these players:

Olivier Busquet
Shaun Deeb
Parker "Tonkaaaap" Talbot
Phil Hellmuth

The four players will each put up $50,000 to buy their way into the tournament. There will be two semi-final matches, with the two winners squaring off in a best-of-3 finals match. The winner of this final match will take home the entire $200,000 prize pool.


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