Watch Polk and Hellmuth's basketball prop bet

Doug Polk put up $10,000 to see if the Poker Brat could make a 3-pointer over the weekend, see how he got on.

Last weekend was the second King of the Hill heads-up tournament which saw Phil Hellmuth defend his crown in the $50,000 winner-takes-all heads-up contest, this time against Olivier Busquet, Parker Talbot and Shaun Deeb.

Talbot defeated Hellmuth and Busquet defeated Deeb, leading to eventual victory for Busquet in the final. 

However, away from the table Doug Polk, who was commenting on the live stream, offered the Poker Brat 10-to-1 odds that he couldn't make a 3-pointer on a basketball court within 10 shots. Polk's $10,000 to Hellmuth's $1,000.

It's actually a pretty entertaining video which might become a future meme:

Hellmuth claims not to be a basketball player in the video, but this is not his first basketball prop bet, as he once had a similar challenge with his old rival Tony G (Though the claim not to be a basketball player remains intact):

Was it all a big hustle from Phil? Let us know in the comments:

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  • jmackenzie


    I thought tony g was a basketball coach... For a national team!
  • BarryCarter


    He was, I think it was more of a token title because he sponsored them, but obviously he is a fan of the game