The show must go on! This is one of the main mantras of the show. High Stakes Duel III was scheduled to play its fourth round on May 17 at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas, but one of the participants had to retire at the last minute. Tom Dwan won’t be playing Phil Hellmuth in Round 4 of High Stakes Duel III, but the good news is that Scott Seiver is ready to start. The American professional is on and ready to face the Poker Brat.
Round 4 of High Stakes Duel III will start at 5pm PT and will be broadcast exclusively on PokerGo.
“This show has been a must-see event for every episode so far and I wanted to have a chance to be a part of the action and look forward to adding my own brand to it,” Seiver said.
Despite being part of the younger generation of players who cut their teeth in the water online, Seiver has a lot of respect for Hellmuth.
“It’s impossible not to respect Phil Hellmuth’s poker game because the results speak for themselves, but where his talent lies is probably more misunderstood by the general public than by those with a more nuanced view.”
Seiver understands that Poker Brat has several layers. It’s like peeling an onion.
“His game is the game of speech, but it’s one of the best in the world,” Seiver added. “There will be garbage conversations before and during 100%,” Seiver said.
For High Stakes Duel III, Hellmuth defeated Nick Wright in round 1. Wright refused a rematch, but Tom Dwan stepped in to play round 2. Dwan ended Hellmuth’s 7-0 streak after ‘having swept Antonio Esfandiari on HSD I, and then swept Daniel Negreanu. HSD II.
Dwan and Hellmuth fought in a rematch in HSD II Round 3, which Hellmuth won. The two were scheduled for a third rubber match on May 12 until Dwan retired. It was then that Seiver intervened as a last-minute replacement with the frontal battle advanced until May 17.
High Stakes Duel rules state that bets double in value with each round and do not end until someone wins three games in a row before the first four rounds, or with consecutive wins after round # 4, or reach round # 8 where bets will be worth $ 12.8 million.
With Seiver in the mix, there will be at least one additional round or round no. 5th High Stakes Duel III with each player bifurcating over $ 800,000 and the two playing for $ 1.6 million. But we are not moving forward, because round 4 of HSD III has yet to begin.