Hellmuth Defeats Negreanu In Epic Comeback

Hellmuth Defeats Negreanu In Epic Comeback

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on April 07, 2021 at 1:04am

Few head-to-head matches in the Poker world have been as hotly anticipated as Hellmuth versus Negreanu. For weeks prior to the event, the pair took shots at one another on Twitter, creating a veritable pressure cooker of tension. Negreanu Tweeted that he had dived into his opponent’s tournament record, only to come away unimpressed. A statement that, in a stunning turn of events, would come back to haunt him.

Perhaps Negreanu’s research overlooked that Hellmuth had had plenty of experience in the chosen format of the event, having recently won multiple High Stake Duels against Antonio Esfandiari. Hellmuth walked away with $350,000 on that occasion, indicating that he was more than capable of holding his own.

The Match

The match got underway at PokerGO Studios, with each player given a 50,000-chip starting balance. The game was Sit and Go, with blinds set at 50/100. As the cards started flying, an early turn saw Hellmuth knocked down to the brink of bankruptcy. He landed up with just 5k chips versus 95k, seeming to indicate that things were going to draw to an early conclusion.

But against all expectations, and in perhaps one of the most dramatic comebacks in the history of the game, Hellmuth eventually won. It was no small task, however, and the event went on for a full 6 hours before the inevitable conclusion. He took home a not too shabby $50k in the process, which is certainly a good amount for a single day’s work.

But that isn’t the end of the story.

Round 2

As the pair shook hands, Negreanu could audible be heard declaring that there will be a round 2. No doubt the Poker legend will be looking for a little payback, though his ego will be wearing the bruises of this outcome for some time. Especially given that, in order to even take part in the rematch, he will have to cough up a staggering $100k.

Meanwhile on Twitter Poker pros from around the world expressed their disbelief. Ryan Feldman declared the event as the most impressive in Hellmuth’s career, pointing out that the deficit had been sitting at 19:1 before the turnaround.

Danielle Moon expressed similar sentiments, saying that it had been an incredibly entertaining event, and she was eager for round 2.

Negreanu himself Tweeted, congratulating his opponent. But the brave words were surely draped over an ocean of tears.

Love POKER? Play at a casino online TODAY!


More News

How Live Casinos Compete With Land Based Venues

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 17, 2021 at 1:06am
How Live Casinos Compete With Land Based Venues

The live casino is seen as the next step forward in the evolution of the gambling world. Thanks to brands like Evolution, in the last few years they h

The Advantages Of Mobile Casino Games

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 15, 2021 at 10:06am
The Advantages Of Mobile Casino Games

Within the past two years alone, the use of mobile devices for online casino games has increased a great deal. The easy access that mobile casinos pro

Differences Between Canadian & American Online Casinos

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 14, 2021 at 12:06pm
Differences Between Canadian & American Online Casinos

The United States and Canada are located close to each other and as a result, are very similar in many regards. The two countries do have different la

Premier League Inks Sports Betting Canada Deal

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 13, 2021 at 12:06pm
Premier League Inks Sports Betting Canada Deal

The Canadian Premier League has signed a new deal with ComeOn! The latter has been named the League’s official online casino and sports betting

Evolution Launch First VR Live Casino Game

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 11, 2021 at 12:06pm
Evolution Launch First VR Live Casino Game

Live casino giant Evolution has just announced the launch of Gonzo’s Treasure Hunt, alive game with a difference. The new release is a live game

Microgaming Set To Launch New Live Casino

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 09, 2021 at 12:06pm
Microgaming Set To Launch New Live Casino

.Microgaming, the online casino software giant, has just unveiled its plans to release a live casino product. This product will launch via On Air Ente

The Value Of RNGs In Casino Games Online

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 09, 2021 at 12:06pm
The Value Of RNGs In Casino Games Online

One of the biggest drawcards of casino games online lies in the fact that they are games of chance. In order for this element to be successfully execu

New Online Casino Expo Heads To Vegas

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 04, 2021 at 1:06am
New Online Casino Expo Heads To Vegas

As the entire world came to a grinding halt last year thanks to the global health crisis, several Las Vegas casinos were also forced to dim their ligh

The Revolution Of Online Gambling Canada

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 03, 2021 at 1:06am
The Revolution Of Online Gambling Canada

It’s no secret that the internet helped to change the way in which casinos operate. When casinos started to move online in the late 1990s, the e

Rise In Online Casino Canada Crypto-Use

Lillie Mcguire
Posted on June 01, 2021 at 11:06am
Rise In Online Casino Canada Crypto-Use

A recent survey conducted and released by Skrill indicates that the incredible rise in the popularity of digital currencies as a means of tender for o