Landon Tice on Course to Defeat Bill Perkins in Highstakes Match
The Bill Perkins versus Landon Tice highstakes heads-up online challenge match has reached the 10% milestone
The Bill Perkins versus Landon Tice highstakes heads-up online challenge match has reached the 10% milestone and the young pro is just about on course to cover his very expensive outlay against the well-known, multi-millionaire, amateur poker fanatic...
The pair are fighting it out on Americas Cardroom at stakes of $200/$400 over two tables and the 21-year-old offered his opponent agreed to give Perkins odds of 9bb/100, equating to a $720,000 headstart.
That’s a huge hurdle to overcome before the youngster sees any profit, and so far the pair have been trading blows, though with Tice edging things.
The fourth round saw Perkins once again prove he is nobody’s mug when it comes to poker, taking a stack from Tice, who commented on Twitter: “Day 4: -$44,262.71 Hands Played: 334 Lost KK vs AA pre, not too much happened today. Not every day's a bloodbath.”
Yesterday’s 5th session lasted about two hours, with 366 hands being played and Tice coming away with close to $30k.
A quieter day at the tables for sure as the duelling duo passed the 10% point of their 20k hands match and the tally so far sees Tice hitting just the right winrate to overcome his rather generous 9bb/100 agreement.
His lead of $83,702 after 2,045 hands is just over 10bb/100, but he’ll have to keep that up to see any profit. Tice, however, is a professional player who has worked his way up from the microstakes to something approaching modern nosebleed levels.
Although Perkins is receiving coaching and advice from a top-level pro, MJ Gonzales, his opponent has a backer and stable to turn to for support.
Added to what you’d suspect to be a much better work ethic as a professional player, Tice has to be the favourite the longer the match goes on, variance notwithstanding of course – 20,000 hands across maybe 40 sessions isn’t exactly the long run.
The pair will be back for another bout of $200/$400 No Limit Hold’em tomorrow (Friday) and we’ll bring you all the latest news and action, so be sure to check in.