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Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu finally covered a heads-up that is lengthy challenge, so let’s take a look back at all the action from start to finish.
The poker pros played exactly 25,000 hands of $200/$400 heads-up hold’em that is no-limit WSOP.com. They started the match in very early and concluded it this past Wednesday november. In the end, Polk finished with a $1.2 million profit, right at 30 buy-ins.
The win was quite convincing and left doubt that is little to who the greater heads-up player is. Provided, everybody expected Polk to shore to success offered their heads-up experience. But regardless of the loss that is seven-figure Negreanu was actually more competitive than you may have anticipated.
Underdog Shines in Early Stages
Negreanu and Polk played all but one of 36 sessions online. The match that is first 200 hands — occurred Nov. 4 on PokerGo during the PokerGo Studio in vegas. “DNegs” shined into the only session that is live surprisingly winning more than $110,000.
Once the challenge moved to the internet, Polk took over, winning the next two sessions by a combined $385,000. But Negreanu would bounce back and dominate the following two weeks. He booked four wins over five sessions, totaling $447,000 and moved back into the lead.
At this point, Polk realized he was in for a tougher battle than he expected. But he had no reason to panic and still felt he had a edge that is big. Variance is one factor into the short-term in poker.
Starting on Day 9, by which he booked a $205,521 win, Polk would totally take over the remainder competition, conserve for some outings that are rough. By Day 18, the Upswing Poker founder was up just a shade under $1 million as the midway point was that is fast approaching
Negreanu had the opportunity at 12,500 fingers to surrender without penalty. He considered doing this but opted to carry on playing it appeared Negreanu made the right decision to continue playing as he felt much of the deficit was due to bad luck.
For a while. He won seven of eight sessions, but most were for small amounts (two buy-ins for less). So, he still trailed by more than $500,000.
Over while he was able to chip off a nice chunk of Polk’s lead the ultimate 10 sessions, Polk won eight of those, including $298,984 on 30, $209,281 on Day 35, and $255,722 in the finale day. In between, Negreanu won $390,032 on Day 31, the score that is biggest for either player.
Stats through the Challenge
Polk won 30 buy-ins ($1.2 million) over 25,000 fingers. But Negreanu won 17 regarding the 36 sessions, which can be a little astonishing thinking about the lopsided score that is final
Upswing Poker, Polk’s training site, tracked every tactile hand that led to a pot of $80,000 or even more. The type of 192 pots, 68 had been for over $100,000, and five had over $170,000 into the that is middle
We tracked all 192 $80,000 pots from Polk vs Negreanu.
68 were $100,000+
11 were $150,000+
5 were $170,000+
Check them out here:https://t.co/FE0ijknuBv pic.twitter.com/mHT72onULz
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Oddly enough, Negreanu won the three largest pots the challenge and seven of the nine largest february. On Day 30, the session by which he really destroyed almost $300,000, he shipped a $187,198 cooking pot with a straight against Polk’s failed bluff.
On a board of J-9-5-7, Negreanu, whom checked back once again the flop constantly in place, made a bet that is pot-sized$3,598) and Polk check-raised to $20,675 and got a call. The 2 landed on the river and Polk continued his aggression, putting Negreanu all-in for $71,126.