Doug Polk breaks the tape, wins $1.2m from Daniel Negreanu

The battle to win the heads-up duel that is ugliest in poker history is over. Doug Polk trounced Daniel Negreanu over 25,000 hands of poker and won $1,200,000 after their heads-up game ran the longest session of the series to close the drama out.

Polk Had been pegged back just a fortnight ago after Canadian poker legend Negreanu won $390,000 in a single session – the amount that is biggest either man won in the months long epic poker duel. But it was the younger man who eventually sealed the win with a mammoth victory of his own, stunning Kid Poker to the tune of over a quarter of a million dollars across the number that is biggest of poker fingers played in one single session.

As Polk himself announced on Twitter:

Later on, Polk returned to explain that his sidebet action, while successful was possibly more foolish than even he believed going into the furlongs that are final

“had been settling sidebets and simply knew we donked it and bet a couple of hundred [thousand] more I realized,” he said on myself than. “That would have been extra painful then shared a post from Corey Steel that highlighted the apparent all-in EV numbers that support Negreanu’s claim that he has been unlucky.

While if i had lost.”

On the other side of the fence, Negreanu himself initially led on an unfortunate all-in and call where he held a king-high flush and Polk had the nut flush.On the back of that, he that -EV contributed to your loss, but, a net consequence of being -$950,000 continues to be a defeat that is huge Polk’s victory was more than merited overall. After this defeat that is huge Negreanu, exactly what have we discovered? Polk ended up being constantly predicted to win, plus it’s possibly a shame that the match ended up beingn’t near after around 20% for the game. If the pair had agreed to 200 live hands breaking up each 5,000 hands, with a session that is live finish, it would have been a better watch for the neutral and could have provided a little more gloss to go with the beef sausage.

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From a game standpoint, has Negreanu improved his online HU play? Absolutely, and to play against Polk in this way may have cost him plenty, but it’s an lesson that is expensive one of the better players poker has ever produced will certainly used to progress. If it can help him win his 7th WSOP bracelet any time in the future, he won’t brain a bit.

Polk will without doubt desire to hang his boots up in the metaphorical sense, but could he be dragged out of retirement? The answer is surely yes, though we doubt he’d dance against with Negreanu – what is there to gain other than money and a restriction to Las Vegas in that sense for the right price? It might be interesting to see Polk undertake Galfond, but for the two guys, it is Negreanu whom might do so, actually with rumours abounding that Galfond

would(*) accept a No limitation Hold’em challenge from Kid Poker.(*)Sidebets, anybody?(*)

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