Just last week, Phil Hellmuth beat Daniel Negreanu for the third time in his High Stakes Duel II match. In winning his third match in a row, Hellmuth cashed out a $350,000 prize and clinched the High Stakes Duel championship belt.

Having beat Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari before him, attention now turns to the third installment of High Stakes Duel, which was revealed on Tuesday. Unfortunately, Hellmuth will not go head to head against Tom Dwan or other comparable poker personalities.

Instead, Hellmuth will face off against Fox Sports 1 host Nick Wright, who is also an amateur poker player. Wright is the host of First Things First on FS1. The match will get underway on July 28th at 5 PM from the PokerGo Studios, located at the Aira.

Wright seemed excited at the prospect of facing a poker leged saying “I cannot wait” on Twitter.

What else do we know about Phil Hellmuth vs Nick Wright?

When Hellmuth goes head to head against Nick Wright on July 28th, each player will buy-in for $50,000. The stakes will then double with each subsequent round. Whoever loses the match will have the option of asking for a rematch at the doubled stakes.

If one player wins three in a row, that player can choose to “cash out” and clinch the win. If Round 8 is reached, players could potentially play for a head-turning $12.8 million prize pool, although given Wright’s amateur status that would be unlikely.

Although Wright may not have the chops of a well-known player, a matchup with Phil Hellmuth could produce its own brand of drama. A natural talker, Wright could generate some fireworks with Hellmuth if he were to get under his skin and clash with the Poker Brat.

We also haven’t seen Hellmuth go against an amateur yet during the High Stakes Duel, which could provide an interesting dynamic during the match. How would Hellmuth play against a player that he is unfamiliar with and how would he handle defeat against an amateur player?

Despite going against a poker heavyweight, don’t expect Wright to roll. On the Tuesday No Gamble, No Future podcast, Wright said the following:

“I’m not just going to hand Phil Hellmuth $50,000 so he can invest in a new Dogecoin. No, I’m doing it because I want to win.

In order to watch Hellmuth vs Wright, poker fans can tune into PokerGo beginning at 8 PM ET on July 28th. A “weigh-in” show will be held a half-hour before start time at 7:30 PM ET. Ali Nejad and Nick Schulman will also sit down to discuss the match in a “Hype Show” preview the day before — on July 27th at 8 PM ET.

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