Phil Hellmuth Challenged by Rob Yong to Five $100,000 Heads up NLHE Matches
For many poker players, challenges and prop bets make their life even more exciting when they sometime want to get away from the humdrum of constant grinding they do at the poker tables.
This particular challenge involves Phil Hellmuth (left) aka the Poker Brat and Rob Yong (right), the Dusk Till Dawn Casino owner.
The Poker Brat just got back from his first-time ever trip to Brazil for the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS South America festival, where he hosted an hour-long master class session for free.
The two were first hanging out together at the Aria casino’s High Limit Bar when they agreed to do a pretty exciting activity. The challenge is five heads-up no-limit hold’em matches between the two with a total of $500,000 prize!
Phil Hellmuth Jr. is considered by many, poker players and fans alike, to be one of the greatest players to ever play the game, winning a total of 15 WSOP gold bracelets to date.
He earned the nickname “Poker Brat” for his colorful yet competitive personality – he became (in)famous thanks to his epic meltdowns at the table, which most usually happens after taking bad beats.
Well, one thing for sure is that whether he’s winning or losing, the Poker Brat is certainly great entertainment for everyone watching at home!
The 54-year-old currently holds the world record for both most WSOP final tables (49) and most cash finishes at the WSOP (100). His total live earnings are at the $22.8 million mark, according to the Hendon Mob.
Robert Yong, or usually called Rob Yong, is always described as the owner of the Dusk Till Dawn Poker & Casino in Nottingham, England. He decided to open his very own casino after he and his friend Nick Whiten were turned away from a poker tournament in 2006 at his local casino because they were late for one minute. The casino was opened in 2007, and on opening night, poker pro Sam Trickett described the poker room as a “place specifically for people to play poker.”
The casino focused on low-stakes and recreational poker players, and helped to grow the game in Nottingham.
He may not have numerous massive wins in his poker portfolio when compared to that of Phil Hellmuth’s, but he does win huge record-breaking pots from time to time, such as this one, when he won $940,000 in The Big Game at partypoker MILLIONS North America 2018.