Olivier Busquet Victorious at King of the Hill 2October 9, 2017 10:08 am
In August, Phil Hellmuth won the King of the Hill title at the Rivers Casino in Schenectady, New York. Over the weekend, the competition’s second iteration subsequently took place at the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, but this time around it was Olivier Busquet who would eventually triumph over his opponents to claim the winners belt, and a first-place prize of $200,000.
As a result, Busquet now boasts $8,064,193 in live earnings to go with the $616,060 he has won online playing under the screen name Livb112.
The tournament was held on a two rounds, best-of-three basis, but Busquet made a clean sweep of his competitors, with the 36-year old New York pro defeating Shaun Deeb in the first round, and then Parker Talbot in the final to take down the winner-takes-all event. Commenting later on his impressive victory, Busquet stated:
“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. You can get lucky to make good folds at the same time as making good hands.”
In the first of the final’s heads-up matches, Busquet (10-9) called a three-bet by Talbot (Q-J), with the flop then falling 2-10-10. Busquet subsequently called his opponent’s bet on the 8 turn, and all-in bluff on the 6 river to go one round ahead.
In round two, Busquet managed to pull away to a 7-1 chip lead, before shoving preflop and being called by Talbot holding A-K. Unfortunately for Talbot, the board ran out 3-7-9-10-2 to bring King of the Hill 2 to a swift close, and praising his opponent’s play throughout their match, Talbot commented:
“He folded like every time I had a big hand. It was… annoying.”
Parker Talbot has earned a total of $344,294 playing live tournaments, with the Twitch streamer and Team Upswing member known mostly for his online play, where he has amassed a further $3,216,745 under the screen name “TonkaaaaP”. Taking to twitter after his heads-up defeat against Busquet, the player wrote:
“Feels like I’ll never win a big one or run hot at the right time sometimes… but this was crazy fun. Hope to be back. Thanks for rail yall”