Doug Polk Offers Phil Hellmuth $1 Million Side Bet Freeroll to Play Heads-Up
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Doug Polk Offers Phil Hellmuth $1 Million Freeroll Side Bet to Play Heads-Up NLHE

Less than 24 hours after Phil Hellmuth won Round #2 of the High Stakes Duel II, high profile personality and Upswing Poker co-founder Doug Polk has offered the Poker Brat a $1 million freeroll side bet to play 25,000 hands of heads-up $200/$400 No Limit Hold’em.

Polk, who recently bid farewell to Las Vegas, earned $1.2 million in his High Stakes Feud grudge match victory versus Daniel Negreanu.

However, Hellmuth has enjoyed extraordinary success in heads-up poker matches for years — including a current streak of five wins in a row against Antonio Esfandiari and Kid Poker.

Moreover, Hellmuth bested Polk heads-up in 2017 to become “King of The Hill” on Poker Night in America… then nailed a “ten to one” 3-pointer in the Pittsburgh rain to pocket another $10,000 just two months later.

Million Dollar Side Bet Offer Differs from Upcoming Perkins vs. Tice Match

Doug tweeted late Thursday afternoon clarifying that the million dollar offer is a side bet only, which is significantly different from the $720,000 head start Bill Perkins will receive when he battles Solve For Why pro Landon Tice in June.

Slim Chance That Hellmuth Accepts “25,000 Hands” Challenge?

Although a Doug Polk vs. Phil Hellmuth private heads-up match would undoubtedly attract thousands of real time viewers for each session, an obligation to play 25,000 hands (the vast majority of which would probably be online) may prove too inconvenient for the Poker Brat.

Conversely, a “shorter” challenge match consisting of just a few thousand (or hundred) hands could prove to be too small of a sample size for Polk to maintain such a generous seven-figure freeroll side bet offer.

Will Doug Polk and Phil Hellmuth come to terms on a new heads-up challenge match?

And can anyone dethrone the reigning High Stakes Duel champion in the meantime?

Stay tuned to #PokerTwitter this weekend to find out!

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