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Gossip Column: Landon Tice Makes Strong Comeback in Session#3 of Heads-Up Challenge Against Bill Perkins

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis June 7, 2021
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The heads-up challenge between rising poker star Landon Tice and the hedge fund manager cum poker enthusiast Bill Perkins has seen three sessions playing out on the US-facing Americas Cardroom. Still, the short duel has not been without thrills. The duo has agreed to play 20,000 hands of $200/$400 NLHE, the same stakes as the Grudge Match between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk.

What`s undoubtedly made the challenge a lot more interesting is the $720K handicap (9BBs per 100 hands) Perkins negotiated from the upcoming poker talent before the start of the match. And the verdict so far has been divided on whether this handicap is surmountable for Tice. As things stand currently, and if the last session is anything to go by, Tice (and his backers) would be feeling a lot better about the ongoing challenge.

After an opening session that saw Tice winning $18,000 after 624 hands (not beating the handicap), Perkins pulled up ahead for $80,000 in session #2. The rising poker star was hit hard by the slow start to the challenge and even took time off social media. The move worked with the poker prodigy, finally finding his poker ‘mojo’ to emerge triumphant in the third session that saw him book a win of approximately $160,000. Tice is now in the lead for a shade under $100,000 after roughly 1,200 hands – beating Perkins’ handicap comfortably at the moment.

 

Session 2 Recap

Tice grabbed an early lead, but Perkins fought back well, and by the time they’d finished a short-ish session of almost 300 hands, Perkins had taken $79,791 from his young opponent.

Watch the Day 2 action below.

 

Session 3 Recap

Following his second session loss, Tice announced he would be taking a break from social media.

Seems like the social media abstinence worked wonders as Tice made a smashing comeback in the third session. It was a timely reversal from the young pro who needs to overcome a $720,000 disadvantage before making any money from the match.

Watch the Day 3 action below.

The $160,000 win yesterday leaves Tice up roughly $100,000 after about 1,200 hands, and the players are back at it again later today.

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