Cate Hall beats Mike Dentale 2-0

The Grudge Match is over and GPI Female Player of the Year is $30,000 the richer.

Poker pro Cate Hall
Cate Hall

While Twitter feuds between players are all too common, they rarely conclude with a heads-up grudge match, but that is exactly what happened last night between Cate Hall and Mike Dentale. 

The two fell out on Twitter last year and it was such a bad natured argument that it resulted in last night's $30,000 best-of-three heads-up match.

While Dentale tried to make the match explosive with his red bull fueled table talk, it was pretty much one way traffic, as Hall gradually beat him 2-0 without much major resistance. The final hand of which was one of the more notable moments from the match:

Bad blood remains

Poker player Mike Dentale
Mike Dentale

Dentale was not happy with the outcome, as he took to joining Doug Polk and Shaun Deeb after the match in the commentary booth to bemoan his bad luck and to continue berating Hall, suggesting this feud is far from over. 

While the bad blood remains, a lot of good came from this match for poker. Not only was the match one of the most viewed things on Twitch last night, making the homepage and attracting over 8,000 concurrent visitors at one point, but both Hall and Dentale managed to encourage donations to their chosen charities throughout the stream.

You can watch the match from start to finish below:

Away from the grudge match commentator Doug Polk and Shaun Deeb found the time to play some poker themselves, which at one point resulted in this insane $41,000 flip from Polk, just for LOLs. 

Did you watch the match? How did you think both players performed? Should we see more televised grudge matches like this? Let us know in the comments:

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