Hellmuth, Polk, Cates & Kassela in $50K Winner Take All on PNIA

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Hellmuth, Polk, Cates & Kassela in $50K Winner Take All on PNIA
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29 Jul

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Poker Night in America has announced a $50,000 Super High Roller King of the Hill Heads-Up match next month that will pit Doug Polk, Dan 'Jungleman' Cates, Phil Hellmuth, and Frank Kassela against each other under a winner take all format.

The four elite poker pros, with more than $38 million in career cashes between them, will gather at the Rivers Casino in Schenectady, New York on August 22nd and 23rd. Each will put up $50,000 of their own money, with the winner walking away with $200,000 and bragging rights as the first ever King of the Hill.

Some might argue that Hank Hill of the cartoon TV series "King of the Hill" already has that honor. Let's give Hank the title as the verified king when it comes to selling propane and propane accessories, but when it comes to high stakes poker, that title will be decided next month.

(Photo: Upswingpoker.com)


Live Action and TV Broadcast

The four-seater heads-up competition will be streamed live via Twitch by PNIA hand-for-hand with live card graphics, to be followed in the future by an edited version on the CBS Sports Network. The first round will kick off at 15:30 ET on Aug. 22 and feature Phil 'Poker Brat' Hellmuth versus Upswing Poker co-founder and YouTube vlog star Doug Polk.

Below is the Twitch streaming schedule for the $50K winner take all battle:

August 22nd - King of the Hill

Round 1 - Cards in Air – 3 pm ET - Stream Starts – 3:30 pm

Round 2 - Cards in Air – 8 pm ET - Stream Starts – 8:30 pm

August 23rd - King of the Hill – Final Match

Cards in Air – 5 pm ET - Stream Starts – 5:30 pm

Of course, Poker Night in America's visit to the Rivers Casino in Schenectady wouldn't be complete without hosting its popular cash game. The 7-handed invite-only cash game action will take place on two days after the King of the Hill competition on August 24th and 25th.


Poker fans can also watch a live stream of the cash game on Twitch. Here is the schedule:

August 24th -PNIA Cash Game

Cards in Air – 3 pm ET - Stream Starts – 3:30 pm

August 25th - PNIA Cash Game

Cards in Air - 3 pm ET - Stream Starts – 3:30 pm


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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more

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