High Stakes. Heads-up No-Limit Hold'em. Two of the most entertaining players in the world. What more could you ask for? The premiere of High Stakes Duel saw Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Hellmuth square off for Round 1. The $100,000 heads-up duel would see the winner progress to the next round with
Nick Schulman raised to 9,000 from the button, and Ali Imsirovic called in the big blind. The flop landed [3cAh4h] and Imsirovic checked. Schulman continued for 8,000 and Imsirovic quickly folded.
Stephen Chidwick raised to 20,000 in the cutoff and Nick Schulman moved all in for 88,000 from the small blind. Chidwick called. Chidwick: [Kc9s] Schulman: [AdAs] The board ran out [4sJh2sQdAh] and Schulman scored the double.