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Date Set for Phil Hellmuth vs. Daniel Negreanu Round 3 on ‘High Stakes Duel’

Daniel Negreanu will have an opportunity to get all of his fund back, and then some, from Phil Hellmuth come June 23 at the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas. Of trend, he could end up losing another $200,000, together with his pride.

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Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu will square off again in about a month.( Image: High Stakes Duel)

In Round 1, back in March, Hellmuth won the $ 100,00 duel thanks to a wild comeback. He trailed at one point by more than 19 -1 in microchips, but prevailed a series of double-ups en route to his fourth consecutive win on the demo, which breaths on the PokerGO app. The first three pairs, in 2020, were against Antonio Esfandiari, who waited years to beat the 15 -time WSOP bracelet winner in a heads-up match, but failed miserably in doing so.

Hellmuth offset it five for five last month when he beat Negreanu for the second largest consecutive age. This time around, he didn't have to pull off a marvelous resurgence. Instead, he saved it close throughout most of the match before pulling out in the end. He employed a well-timed bluff with 10 -high( missed flush extort) on the river to make himself in a position to earn the $200,000 prize.

Raising the bets

In Round 3, the loot will double to $400,000. Negreanu, because he lost the previous accord, is required to contribute the full $200,000 to double that container. Not only will the stakes increase financially in Round 3, but respect might also be on the line.

Per the High Stakes Duel rules, the winning player after three coincides has the option to call it retires and cash out. Hellmuth, if he prevails, could end the parallel and leave Negreanu, and his narcissism, hanging. He took his fund and ran away after three straight victories against Esfandiari last year, and is very likely to do the same again.

Negreanu has been highly critical of Hellmuth's heads-up game for quite some time -- long before the match began. He's gone so far as to say the Hellmuth's heads-up skills are lacking, extremely compared to the younger pros of today. But if he loses three straight equals to Hellmuth, where it was cashes out, he was able to never get to live that down from the poker community.

If Negreanu prevails, nonetheless, Hellmuth will then have an option to force a rematch, and the ventures would parent to $800,000 in Round 4.

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