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Phil Ivey Faces Stephen Chidwick in Final 8 of WPT $25K HU Championship

Jason Glatzer

Phil Ivey vs. Stephen Chidwick

The inaugural World Poker Tour Heads Up Poker Championship has bigger than lived as a lot as its hype with the event boasting 32 gamers from a spell binding background mix of high-stakes execs, avid gamers, and influencers.

The action has been whittled the total formula down to precise eight hopefuls including the likes of Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey, Stephen Chidwick, Dan Smith, and more. Monday, June 21 will characteristic both the quarterfinals and the semifinals with the final battle taking put of abode on Tuesday, June 21.

Avid gamers shall be in the money on Monday with the discontinue four gamers guaranteed a minimal of a $100,000 min-cash. The closing two gamers are guaranteed a minimal of a $200,000 payday on Tuesday with the winner taking dwelling the $400,000 top prize.

The action takes put of abode on-line at PokerKing with gamers in a local to practice along in what guarantees to be some of basically the most high-profile heads-up matches of the year on the World Poker Tour YouTube and Twitch channels.

Patrik Antonius Sweeps Doug Polk

Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius heads to the quarterfinals after defeating Doug Polk

Doug Polk change into as soon as obsessed on his 2d high-profile heads-up match after previously beating Tom Dwan in the opening round and change into as soon as going by one other very formidable opponent in Patrik Antonius in the 2d round.

Polk fell in the support of to Dwan after dropping the first of three matches in the opening round sooner than doing the same against Antonius on an infinite cooler of a hand.

Both gamers flopped journeys on a six-six-four board with Polk preserving a a lot bigger kicker with king-six against Antonius’ jack-six. A jack spiked the turn to give Antonius a plump dwelling and more chips went into the pot. A blank hit the river and Antonius called a shove by Polk to drag ahead 1:0.

Antonius gathered some momentum all around the 2d match and had a 3:1 chip lend a hand when it appeared that Polk would even things up after he called a shove with ace-eight against his opponent’s nine-eight precise. Antonius got the nine he mandatory on the flop and swept Polk after he whiffed the comfort of the board.

Phil Ivey Sweeps Anthony Zinno

Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey advances after sweeping Anthony Zinno

Phil Ivey proved that he quiet has what it takes to beat the single in the arena after first beating Manig Loeser in the first round sooner than sweeping Anthony Zinno in the 2d round.

Ivey’s first match against Zinno took longer than typical with blinds continuing to develop until the neatly-liked stack change into as soon as precise 5 mountainous blinds. Ivey jammed with king-seven and won the first match after Zinno bricked the board for a accumulate or a reduce with king-three.

The 2d match change into as soon as a dinky sooner with Zinno flopping two pair with ace-5 precise and Ivey flopping a flush plot with king-ten precise. Ivey in a roundabout plot rivered a flush and got Zinno to name off his stack to full the sweep.


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Stephen Chidwick Sweeps Darren Elias

Stephen Chidwick
Stephen Chidwick faces Phil Ivey after defeating Darren Elias

Stephen Chidwick has yet to lose a single sport after first sweeping Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger in the opening round sooner than making rapid work of Darren Elias on Sunday in the 2d round.

The first match against Elias did now not present too grand drama and Chidwick won after his deuces won a flip against ace-eight.

Elias took an early 3:1 chip lend a hand in the 2d match however Chidwick doubled up sooner than in a roundabout plot having his opponent on the ropes. Chidwick scooped up Elias’ crumbs to head to the quarterfinals with a trim slate after his queen-5 held against nine-seven.

Spherical Two Paunchy Results

Dan Smith, Jean-Robert Bellande, Stefan “Stefan11222” Burakov, Christopher Kruk, and Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski and can join Antonius, Ivey, and Chidwick on Monday for the quarterfinals.

  • Dan Smith defeats Alexandra Botez
  • Jean-Robert Bellande defeats Lynne Ji
  • Patrik Antonius defeats Doug Polk
  • Stefan “Stefan11222” Burakov defeats Daniel Dvoress
  • Christopher Kruk defeats Olivier Busquet
  • Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski defeats Tuukka “ButtonClickr” Sevanen
  • Phil Ivey defeats Anthony Zinno
  • Stephen Chidwick defeats Darren Elias

Quarterfinal Match-Ups

All the quarterfinal match-united statesare challenging. Nonetheless, one match stands out amongst them all with two of basically the most a hit poker gamers of all time in Phil Ivey and Stephen Chidwick scheduled for battle. The 2 gamers impressively boast combined earnings of roughly $67 million in stay poker tournament earnings primarily based totally on The Hendon Mob.

  • Christopher Kruk vs. Wiktor “Limitless” Malinowski
  • Phil Ivey vs. Stephen Chidwick
  • Dan Smith vs. Sam Greenwood
  • Patrik Antonius vs. Stefan “stefan11222” Burakov

2021 WPT $25K HU Championship Payouts

Tuesday’s winner shall be rewarded a top prize of $400,000 with the runner-up slated to receive a healthy consolation prize of $200,000. Others than plot to the semifinals are guaranteed a minimal of a $100,000 min-cash.

Build of living Prize
1 $400,000
2 $200,000
3 $100,000
4 $100,000

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