As the grudge match between Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu nears its midway level, Polk is approaching a seven-figure lead.
Polk continued his current heater because the problem moved into December after Polk raced out to a roughly $600,000 lead on the finish of November. After 18 classes and 9,950 fingers, Polk has gained $957,932 from the six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner.
The duo performed two tables of $200-$400 no-limit maintain’em on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this previous week and are taking part in a closing session for the week Friday afternoon. Negreanu put a small dent within the lead through the first week of December, however Polk gained $160,348 in Monday’s session, $101,713 on Wednesday and one other $173,326 throughout Friday’s session to drag away from Negreanu.
By most accounts of the match, Negreanu is working terribly. During Wednesday’s session, he picked up AOkay and ran it into Polk’s pocket aces in an all in preflop scenario. And it continued on Thursday as he misplaced with AQ to OkayT on a QQ6J4 board and in one other all in preflop scenario when his pocket aces have been cracked by Polk’s pocket kings.
Daniel takes an unbelievable beat in a 4bp and loses Ah Qx on QQxhh to KThh.
He sits out. Spends a couple of minutes, gathers himself. Come on Daniel, you are able to do this. Lets go.
First hand again, Aces. This is the way it begins. Raise Raise Raise Allin! Call! Finally!
Sits again out. pic.twitter.com/OLphfrFSY1
— Doug “Truck Driver” Polk (@DougPolkVids) December 11, 2020
To make it even worse for Negreanu, Polk five-bet 9-7 offsuit, which he later admitted was a misclick and gained a sizeable pot when the flop got here seven-high.
Played a man at the moment who was misclick 5-betting the minimal 200 bbs deep with 97o and simply smashing the 723 flop making it look simple.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) December 11, 2020
Following Wednesday’s shedding session, Negreanu instructed hosts of the GGPoker stream Jeff Platt and Patrick Tardif that because of the sheer variety of chilly decks he had so far, he wanted to deposit extra money into his WSOP.com account to proceed taking part in.
“You take two people. They play poker. If one guy has eight setups and the other guy has two setups, the guy who has eight setups is going to win every time,” mentioned Negreanu. “The only thing I’m annoyed about is having to go deposit more money. Otherwise, I would’ve kept playing.”
In a presumed second of tilt, Negreanu additionally commented that he was prepared to increase the problem to 100,000 fingers as an alternative of the at present scheduled 25,000. In a tweet responding to that remark, Polk mentioned “If that is something he would like, I’m down!”
Heading into Thursday’s session, Negreanu tweeted that that they had performed 25 pots the place all the cash was within the center earlier than the river. In all 25 of these conditions, Negreanu didn’t suck out a single time.
“It is epic. Heads-up poker is bananas,” mentioned Negreanu in Wednesday’s post-match interview. “Why am I not losing more? That’s the f***ing question. I feel like I should be losing $20 million.”
You can see Negreanu’s total interview within the video beneath (Warning: The content material isn’t appropriate for work).
Thursday’s session was the longest of any that that they had performed so far as they battled for practically 1,000 fingers over practically 5 hours of play. By Polk’s personal admission, he ran extraordinarily properly to win the $173,326. In a tweet following the session, he referred to as it his “luckiest session” of the problem.
Negreanu can have the choice to give up after 12,500 fingers, however primarily based on his feedback after Wednesday’s match, that doesn’t appear seemingly.