Poker legend Phil Hellmuth is apparently trying his hand at a new game.

Hellmuth announced that he is playing live corn hole on Friday on ESPN in a celebrity match organized by the American Corn Hole League. The ACL brought back its “SuperHole” that it has run the Friday before the Super Bowl.

There will be multiple preflims before culminating with the SuperHole III Championship that will be hosted alongside the ACL World Championships this August in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

The first prelim of 2022 will be held live from Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay on ESPN this Friday, Feb. 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. PST and features Hellmuth, CBS’ S.W.A.T star David Lim, Pawn Stars’ Austin “Chumlee” Russell, and former NFL Running Back Terry Kirby, all of whom will be paired with an ACL Pro to battle it out for a chance to compete in the championship.

The two previous SuperHole events have featured NFL stars Doug Flutie, Sam Darnold, Daniel Jones, Rashad Jennings, Mac Jones, and Devonta Smith.

“SuperHole just keeps growing in popularity with our fans, and that’s why this year we decided to change things up and give them even more SuperHole with a tournament that runs throughout the year,” said Stacey Moore, ACL founder. “This year will feature more action, more celebrities, and more competition as all the participants vie to be crowned champions.”

Hellmuth in a statement said: “I’m looking to go all the way here and take home the title of SuperHole III champion. I think the trophy will look pretty nice next to my 16 WSOP bracelets.”

“I might not be able to take Phil down at the poker table, but I think I’ve got a good shot on the cornhole boards,” said Pawn Stars’ Russell. “If I take home the trophy don’t bet on seeing it at the pawn shop any time soon.”

Hellmuth posted content to his Twitter showing him practicing for the match.

Naturally, the sharks were circling Hellmuth to see if he’d be willing to play heads-up.

 

 

 





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