The finals of King of the Hill 2 took place at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. Olivier Busquet was crowned champion after defeating Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot in the heads-up battle to take down a cool $200,000 along with the championship belt. Along the way, he also defeated the defending champ Phil Hellmuth.

“It was four matches. I played two good players; especially Parker played well. I just got the better end of the deck in every single game,” Busquet said.

While the structure of the series was settled for a best-of-three series, Busquet closed it out in just two. He won the second edition of Poker Night in America’s heads-up competition after defeating both Deeb and Talbot in two matches each. In the finals against Talbot, the two started with $100,000 in casino chips and played heads up in a tournament format.


An interesting bit of action took place when Busquet raised to 2,500 from the button with  and Talbot called with . The flop appeared , giving both players an open-ended straight draw and also a top pair for Busquet and a flush draw for Talbot. The situation led to Talbot who check-called another 2,500 from Busquet and the turn brought the . It gave both players the same straight, with both also on flush draws. The river landed a  to complete Talbot’s flush and Busquet showed great characted in laying down his hand to Talbot’s raise of 17,000.

Further on, in the final hand, Busquet, from the button, shoved with   and Talbot called for his remaining 29,200 with  .The board showed up   on a flop, and   and   on the turn and river respectively which made Busquet, the new “King of the Hill.”

King of the Hill 3 is already scheduled to take place later this month on Oct. 25 and 26 at Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Busquet will be back defending his title against the 2017 WSOP Main Event champion Scott Blumstein, Dan Coleman and Brandon Adams.

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