We recap some tales you will have missed together with Polk regains the lead and likewise finds his subsequent potential opponent.
King’s Casino closes again
The world is waking as much as more positive news within the battle in opposition to COVID-19 however the virus remains to be leaving its mark on the world, together with the poker trade. King’s Casino in Rozvadov has introduced will probably be closed till November 30 below authorities lockdown orders.
This is especially related as it’s the venue anticipated to host the reside WSOP Main Event International last desk on December 15.
Cases are beginning to degree within the Czech Republic however will probably be a nervous sweat for all involved as the primary on-line Day 1 will get below manner this Sunday.
Update: Almost immeditaely after this text was printed King’s confirmed that the on line casino would reopen for money video games on November 30 with no lockdown extensions anticipated.
Polk up after an enormous session
The truck is on the brink of again up as Doug Polk regained the lead in his heads-up match with Daniel Negreanu, following a $205,521 profitable session on the finish of the week to place him $26,371 (half a buy-in) forward.
With over 21,000 fingers left to go it’s nonetheless early days, however we’re getting nearer to the midway stage the place the shedding participant has the choice to stop or increase the stakes.
Three periods are anticipated this week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and so they may every be longer than the earlier ones.
Session 9: +$205,521.74 377 Hands
Total: +$26,371.78 3,799 Hands
Back within the inexperienced. Had some fairly good cooler spots again the other manner. Feel like im enjoying nice.
Also simply purchased a Threadripper 3990x and improve to 128gb ram to get deep within the lab all weekend.
— Doug “Truck Driver” Polk (@DougPolkVids) November 21, 2020
The subsequent grudge match?
Speaking of heads-up challenges, if this battle brings Polk out of retirement for good we’d know who his subsequent opponent is.
He has floated the thought with none apart from Doyle Brunson and the parents at PokerGo have already advised it ought to be considered one of their subsequent excessive stakes Duel exhibits.
Doyle hasn’t replied (nor has Dan Bilzerian) however with High Stakes Poker again subsequent week, there may very well be an urge for food for these old skool vs new faculty duels.
Doyle for those who wanna battle some heads up limitless texas maintain’em I’m joyful to do it in individual. https://t.co/MMcsiFxfCZ
— Doug “Truck Driver” Polk (@DougPolkVids) November 22, 2020
The hope makes it extra painful
We’ve all had these spots earlier than (although not in $5k occasions) and I believe we are able to all agree it is higher after we do not hit the momentary set if Aces are getting there regardless:
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