Busquet Currently 3.15 To Take Down Event

Published on September 27th, 2017 5:00 pm EST

The King of the Hill II (2) - Full logo on black background - The year is 2017.The two opening round matches of Poker Night's "King of the Hill 2" tournament will see Shaun Deeb battle Olivier Busquet, while Parker Talbot will take on Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth won the first "King of the Hill" event earlier this year.

According to Pokershares.com, Busquet has the best odds to win the entire event. This shouldn't come as a surprise, as the heads-up format clearly plays to Busquet's strengths. At one time, Busquet was considered one of the top heads-up SNG players in the world.

Here are the odds to win the tournament:

Olivier Busquet, 3.15
Parker Talbot, 3.80
Shaun Deeb, 4.10
Phil Hellmuth, 4.50

As you can see, Busquet clearly has the best odds of winning, though none of the four men have better than 2/1 odds to win.


Here are the betting odds for the two semi-final matches:

Olivier Busquet, 1.80
Shaun Deeb, 2.10

Parker Talbot, 1.85
Phil Hellmuth, 2.04


It's interesting to see that Hellmuth, who is the defending champion in this event, has the worst odds to win.

It's not surprising, however, that Busquet has the best odds to win, given the amount of hours that he spent fine-tuning his game in heads-up SNGs.


The two semi-final matches will take place on October 6th, with the final match being played the next day.

Source: PokerShares.com