In just below 60 hours of play over 10 classes, Matt Berkey has completed off the trash speaking Nikhil “Nik Airball” Arcot in a high-stakes heads-up poker match at Resorts World in Las Vegas.
The competition started final month and the 2 poker gamers have been slated to play 100 hours, however there was a $1 million stop-loss in play. On Saturday afternoon, the seven-figure deficit was reached and the problem abruptly got here to an finish at across the 59-hour mark. Nik Airball posted a quick congratulatory tweet together with the ultimate outcomes.
All Bark, No Bite
Prior to the start of the heads-up battle, Airball had called out Berkey, referring to the Solve for Why founder as a “scammer” and trashed his poker game. He challenged Berkey to a heads-up match and predicted victory.
Early on, Airball had some success. In fact, through the first few sessions, he was up about $90,000 and driving excessive. The Hustler On line casino Stay common couldn’t maintain that run-good, nonetheless.
Over the ultimate seven classes, Berkey received roughly $1.1 million in a $200/$400 no-limit maintain’em sport. He entered the match because the heavy favourite after which proceeded to again the truck up.
In keeping with Eshaan “Brownballa” Bhalla, Airball’s good friend who sat with him at Resorts World throughout a lot of the match, the dagger was a set-over-set cooler that Berkey received in a $300,000 pot.
Adelstein Wants a Piece
With the match against Berkey over and done with, Garrett Adelstein is ready to return to poker to face the player he despises, Nik Airball. On Twitter, “G-Man” called for a heads-up match at $500/$1,000 blind stakes.
I would like to officially accept @nikairball challenge to play me $500/$1000+ heads up now that things have settle… https://t.co/BQRj3SKfpw
Adelstein was the most popular player on Hustler Casino Live and Live at the Bike but hasn’t appeared in a public game since Sept. 29 when he infamously accused Robbi Jade Lew of cheating him out of a $270,000 pot on HCL.
The Los Angeles high-stakes poker legend referred to Nik Airball as a “unhealthy particular person” on Twitter earlier this yr. Airball then went on the Doug Polk Podcast to defend his character and trashed Adelstein, who’s not permitted to play on Hustler On line casino Stay, for controlling the lineups on HCL in order that he would solely face weak opponents.
The ball is now in Airball’s court docket to both settle for Adelstein’s problem or simply take his ball and go residence.