Big Losses for Hellmuth in Open Face Chinese

10 March 2013

In recent times, when we look at the high stakes online poker tables, we see the growing trend of players moving away of NL Hold'em and PLO, and focus more on the 2-7 Triple Draw or mixed games where some players believe they have greater advantage over its rivals. On the other hand, the NLHE and PLO are games that, at high levels, most players have mastered fairly smooth and are much more difficult to be a winner.

But today, there is a game with great potential and is still going strong among professional players, that's the Chinese Poker, or as known in English terminology, the Open Face Chinese.

 When this game became popular, professional players took advantage of major tournaments like the EPT to organize games outside the hotel lobby. Over time, its popularity has made this game come to the casinos and even poker circuits, where some side events already took place in PCA, and so will be in the next edition of the WSOP ®.

 Players like Jason Mercier, Shaun Deeb and Scott Seiver are some who have joined OFC fashion, but not only them. Also Phil Hellmuth and Mike Matusow are two of the biggest names giving it a try lately.

And indeed, it was "The Poker Bratt" who has lived a good scolding in recent days. Matusow and he wanted to relive the NBC Heads-Up Championship duel, this time paddling in OFC. The result was not better than the tournament, which ended up being won by Matusow.

 Playing $ 200 point, Hellmuth lost a whopping $ 47,000, probably something insignificant to him, but which to us is an abyss.

 We do not know whether after this recent loss, more moral than economic, Phil will want to play him against his "kryptonite". In any case, for now, has earned the nickname of "Chinese poker fish".


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