Doug Polk opened up an enormous lead in his heads-up grudge match towards Daniel Negreanu after a Saturday session that noticed Polk web greater than $332,000 over 684 fingers. The heater places him up a complete of $596,197 by means of 5,751 of the 25,000-hand match, which represents practically 15 buy-ins at $200-$400 no-limit maintain’em.
“Monster session today,” tweeted Polk after the pair had wrapped for the day. “Hit everything. Every hero call went right. Every big bluff got through. Every runout gave me the nuts. Every all in went my way. This was the kind of session you dream about.”
In a post-match interview with poker professionals Nick Schulman and Jamie Kerstetter, Polk stated that he felt like he was locked in and enjoying effectively. After reviewing fingers the day after, his evaluation confirmed his suspicions that he was enjoying above the rim.
Ran the massive pots from yest… im plugged straight into the fucking matrix. Almost zero errors in large pots. You love to listen to it.
— Doug “Truck Driver” Polk (@DougPolkVids) November 29, 2020
An ace-high name towards a river shove in a four-bet pot was the epitome of how locked within the three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner was on Saturday.
Polk raised to $910 on the button and Negreanu three-bet to $4,103.60 out of the massive blind. Polk four-bet to $10,702.19 and Negreanu referred to as.
Negreanu checked a flop of 655 and Polk guess $4,280 and Negreanu referred to as. Both gamers checked the 7 flip and the two got here on the river. Negreanu moved all in for $25,617.43 and Polk tanked for a bit bit earlier than calling.
Negreanu confirmed OkQ and Polk scooped the 200-big blind pot with AJ. Polk was up $170,000 after the important thing pot and issues solely went up from there.
Just a couple of minutes later, Polk took one other $40,000 from Negreanu in what was seemingly the second-most talked about hand from the session.
Negreanu raised to $1,000 on the button and Polk three-bet to $4,110. Negreanu four-bet to $10,420 and Polk referred to as.
The flop was Q65 and Polk led for $6,251.25. Negreanu referred to as and there was $33,340 within the center heading to the J flip card. Polk moved all in for successfully Negreanu’s remaining $24,636 and Negreanu referred to as.
Polk confirmed Q10 and was within the lead towards Negreanu’s AJ. The river was the 8 and Polk opened up a 5 buy-in lead on the session. His postflop leads sparked dialogue on social media and Polk addressed his thought course of to Nick Schulman concerning the hand after they wrapped up.
“It’s not a forgone conclusion that you are going to check everything,” stated Polk about four-bet pots. “It’s not like a single-raised pot where some fancy players will lead, but they are just being fancy. Four-bet pots have some value with leads. I worked on that spot, exactly, a bunch.”
Negreanu misplaced an enormous sum of cash however felt good about his play. He stated as a lot in a post-match tweet and deliberate to unwind with an costly bottle of wine.
Tonight I’m going to rejoice a effectively performed session with a bottle of the great things.
Incredibly proud of how I performed which is all you possibly can management.
Lots of labor to do to get even however these swings have been anticipated completely. pic.twitter.com/Sv7WEpi86Y
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) November 29, 2020
In a collection of tweets from Sunday, Polk acknowledged that he was operating above expectation and that Negreanu was solely getting higher because the match goes on. Polk stated he was successful at a clip of 31 large blinds per 100 fingers, which isn’t sustainable over a big pattern measurement.
“Should I be winning? Yeah I think so,” tweeted Polk Sunday. “Probably like 5-10 buy-ins. But I’m up 18 buyins since we moved to online. I’m obviously in God mode at the moment and that isn’t going to last forever. Also, he did make some improvements in the last session. Don’t completely write him off cause he went on a big downswing.”
There is a ton of aspect motion on the match, with of many of the bets booked with Polk as a 4-to-1 or 5-to-1 favourite. Poker fanatic and profitable businessman Bill Perkins positioned one of many largest bets on Negreanu and booked it with Polk. The bigger the lead Polk can receive, the much less he should sweat random variance down the stretch and fear in regards to the guess he booked with Perkins.
“We aren’t even halfway yet, so it’s not that big of a deal, but the disaster nightmare scenario is there are a few ‘K’ hands left and we are dead even,” stated Polk. “Now, not only do you have to worry about winning, but you have to worry about side bets and not f***ing that up and how does that change decisions?”
Before Saturday, the match had been pretty even with each gamers buying and selling smaller blows.
Negreanu received $117,000 over the primary 200 fingers, which was performed dwell on the Aria earlier than Polk went on a run to win that cash again and add one other $268,000 to his bankroll. Negreanu mainly evened out the match earlier than final week, which noticed Polk go on a run, culminating in Saturday’s victory.