All-Star Showdown: Cates triumphs over Sulsky, wins $550k top prize
As the old saying goes, "to be the best, you have to beat the best." It was the idea behind the All-Star Showdown and PokerStars' way of welcoming high-stakes cash game titan Ike Haxton to Team Online. Take eight of the most feared heads-up NLHE players in the world, have them put up $100,000 apiece, and play single-elimination matches until a winner emerged. And with six opponents already vanquished, the last two players standing came together today to battle for heads-up supremacy.