Poker Central prepare to mix things up on Poker After Dark for the third time this season, and we bring you the results from the King of the Hill 2 where Phil Hellmuth Jr attempted to defend his title against Shaun Deeb, Parker “tonkaaaa” Parker, and Phil Hellmuth Jr.
The decision to launch a dating show was a blip.
Poker Central is back on point.
The Phoenix-like poker content distributor relaunched the iconic high stakes cash game show Poker After Dark. By all accounts, it’s as popular as Gloria Gaynor’s “I will survive” in karaoke bars.
Poker Central of old would have lazily thrust forward the ancient library of Poker After Dark episodes; the new gang moved straight into the production of brand new action. The basics were the same, No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE), High Stakes, the games biggest stars, but the content was brand spanking new.
By the time Tom Dwan fans had run out of kleenex, the emphasis had shifted to Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO). Phil Galfond took time out from his efforts to change the face of the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and poker to make an appearance. The viewers loved it. I’m not so sure about the beard.
Today, we learn that Poker Central has done it again. For the first-time in Poker After Dark’s history, the team has created a hybrid cash game/tournament structure that looks like terrific TV.
For three nights, beginning Oct 10, seven players will sit down with a $100,000 buy-in where they will compete over 90-minute levels, with the buy-ins incrementally increasing: $200/$400, $300/$600, $400/$800 and $600/$1200. If you lose your chips, you are out. If you have a chip and a chair you have to experience all four levels. There will be no rebuys or straddle like in a typical cash game.
Doug Polk, Jason Koon, Brian Rast, Dan Shak, Brandon Steven, and Mike Baxter will compete each night. Lauren Roberts joins the team for all but the final two nights, where the action will remain six-handed.
The live stream begins at 6 pm (ET).
Previous episodes of the show can be found in the event replay library.
King of the Hill Round 2 Results
Olivier Busquet is the new King of the Hill (although I am not sure the word ‘King’ benefits someone who beats two random dudes).
The first round matches saw Busquet beat Poker Night in America (PNIA) regular Shaun Deeb. In the other game, 888Poker Ambassador and twitch star Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot beat the King of the Hill defending champion Phil Hellmuth Jr. Busquet defeated Talbot in the final match.
“It was four matches. I played two good players; especially Parker played well. I just got the better end of the deck in every single game,” Busquet said.”
Nail well and truly hit on the head.
It was four matches.
What is the point?
Well, there seems to be one, and I’m missing it.
PNIA officials have already scheduled King of the Hill 3 for Oct 25 & 26 at The Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Busquet will attempt to defend his title against Dan Colman, Brandon Adams and the reigning world champion Scott Blumstein.