Negreanu accepts Polk’s heads-up challenge to see who’s the better player
The two poker pros plan on duking it out at the tables to see who is better
After so many back and forth messages between two of the greatest poker players in the world, Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk have finally agreed on the terms of a potential challenge issued by Polk. No one thought it would be happening, especially with the terms offered by Polk, but DNegs wants to finally put an end to this feud between them.
Polk challenged Negreanu to play four tables of No-Limit Texas Hold’em (NLHE) and one mixed game; however, Negreanu said that only two tables NLHE were better since this is not his game of expertise.
There are still a few terms that both players have to agree on regarding the number of hands they will play and the exact dates of the match. According to what Negreanu suggested, it could be anywhere between 10,000 and 25,000 hands. In addition to that, both players will be streaming the match; Polk is even willing to expose hole cards on delay so fans can engage more with them. The exact date of the match hasn’t been confirmed yet, but surely it will take place after the ongoing World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Series concludes.
Negreanu, on the other hand, posted in a blog yesterday and he said that exposing hole cards is going to give more edge to Polk, whose specialty is playing NLHE, so he is already the favorite to win. “As far as showing my hole cards goes, he is already a big enough favorite and that would only increase his advantage allowing him and his team to dissect my play,” said Negreanu in the post. “He will try to tell you he hasn’t played in a couple years so that somehow evens the playing field, but I haven’t played this format in about 10 years, and when I did, it was for approximately a six-week period. It was shortly before Black Friday. So let’s not kid ourselves that this is a level playing field,” he added.