First, Daniel Negreanu needed to play Phil Hellmuth heads-up. Now, he’s making a high-stakes guess that he can’t compete in opposition to the world’s greatest poker gamers in high-stakes tournaments.
Negreanu tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he guess in opposition to the 15-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner being worthwhile within the $25,000 buy-in tournaments which have just lately began operating once more on the Aria in Las Vegas. Negreanu might be laying 2:1 in opposition to Hellmuth profiting over a 50-tournament pattern dimension.
Negreanu might be laying $400,000 in opposition to Hellmuth’s $200,000. If Hellmuth finishes within the black over the course of that pattern dimension, Negreanu will lose the guess and fork over the six-figure sum.
Bet supplied and accepted:
I’m laying $400k to
phil_hellmuth</a> $200k that over 50 $25k buy in <a href="https://twitter.com/AriaLV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">AriaLV tournaments that Hellmuth will find yourself within the purple.
If he reveals a $1 revenue he wins the guess.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) March 2, 2021
The guess appears like an extension of a just lately ignited feud between the 2 poker legends. Following Negreanu’s seven-figure loss to Doug Polk of their high-stakes heads-up grudge match, Hellmuth publicly criticized the six-time bracelet winner’s play within the problem.
Hellmuth’s phrases sparked a fiery response from Negreanu, who supplied to play heads-up at any stakes in any venue for any period. The problem appeared to indicate a money recreation problem, which Negreanu had simply spent months learning, however the two agreed to play in a heads-up sit-n-go format on PokerGO’s “High Stakes Duel.”
It might be Hellmuth’s second battle on the present after beating Antonio Esfandiari three straight matches for $400,000 in his first go-around.
Not solely is Negreanu calling his heads-up recreation into query however is now overtly doubting how good Hellmuth is at multi-table tournaments, a format that has netted him the profession WSOP bracelet document, in addition to greater than $22 million in earnings.
Other excessive curler regulars are agreeing with Negreanu. Ali Imsirovic, a 24-year-old professional who made a meteoric stand up the ranks whereas netting greater than $9 million in profession event earnings, supplied to wager much more if Hellmuth was keen to take extra motion.
If hellmuth desires extra motion, I’ll guess as a lot as he desires. pic.twitter.com/nBZMXR1QSt
— Ali (@aliImsirovic) March 3, 2021
Four-time WSOP bracelet winner and 2009 WSOP primary occasion winner Joe Cada was keen to guess that the problem doesn’t even get accomplished.
Can I guess this problem doesn’t get accomplished? Has Phil even performed over 50 25k’s in his lifetime?
— Joseph Cada (@JoeCada99) March 3, 2021
Just a few others implied that the regulars are already licking their chops on the considered Hellmuth being an everyday spot within the subject.
25k regs rn pic.twitter.com/kMIXDjIGep
— Max Silver (@max_silver) March 3, 2021
Germans proper now pic.twitter.com/XTQh6nAt80
— Alex Huang (@alexjhuang) March 3, 2021
Aria’s Director of Poker Operations Sean McCormack mentioned within the thread that Aria has “a few a month on average,” when somebody requested what number of $25,000 buy-ins run frequently. It will seemingly take Hellmuth many of the yr to finish the problem at that tempo, however the frequency that the property runs these tournaments will improve if there’s a main reside event collection this summer season or fall.
When it involves high-stakes tournaments, Hellmuth has all the time been considerably of a polarizing determine.
During his heads-up match with Esfandiari, high-stakes legend Phil Galfond gave Hellmuth props, saying that it took him a very long time to comprehend “just how talented he is.” The tweet was met with backlash from many high-stakes professionals claiming that Hellmuth was overrated.