The final a number of months have introduced poker followers an abundance of high-stakes heads-up battles and it appears to be like just like the pattern will proceed via the summer time.
Doug Polk defeated Daniel Negreanu for seven-figures when their 25,000-hand match was accomplished at the beginning of February and Negreanu instantly moved on to battle 15-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth in a sequence of high-stakes heads-up sit-n-goes on PokerGO.
Negreanu’s coach and founding father of Hybrid Poker, MJ Gonzales, simply began a high-stakes match towards Dan Smith. Smith is at present fifth on poker’s all-time cash checklist with $37.06 million in profession event earnings.
The two are taking part in heads-up $500-$1,000 no-limit maintain’em in Ivey’s Room at Aria Resort & Casino. Through two classes, Gonzales is up $42,000.
Smith received $32,000 throughout their first assembly on Sunday earlier than Gonzales received the higher hand on Monday, reserving a $72,000 win. They will play once more in a pair days, in accordance with Gonzales’ social media.
With stakes equal to the notorious “Rail Heaven” video games on Full Tilt Poker and talent edges presumably considerably slim, the 2 execs may simply see swings price a pair small homes. Gonzales mentioned he was caught about $280,000 of their first session earlier than in the end ending the day down round $32,000.
He tweeted a photograph of his beginning stack on Monday, which was about $1 million.
— Mj Gonzales (@therealmjpoker) May 3, 2021
Several months in the past, whereas his scholar was battling it out on the digital felt towards Polk, Gonzales hopped on Twitter and was in search of out high-stakes heads-up matches of his personal. The solely caveat was that it needed to be in a reside poker setting.
Gonzales booked a $1 million freezeout at $1,000-$2,000 no-limit maintain’em towards nosebleed-stakes Polish on-line professional Wiktor Malinowski. He additionally received motion from Isaac Haxton, however the particulars of that match nonetheless must be labored out.
There’s no strategy to comply with the motion apart from their updates on social media, however each gamers look like lobbying for PokerGO to stream the match.
Booked a small win at this time ($72k) towards
DanSmithHolla</a> <br>2 sessions down, plenty more to come.<br>We’ll be playing again in a couple days...<br><br>Is anyone interested in watching this on <a href="https://twitter.com/PokerGO?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">PokerGO?
— Mj Gonzales (@therealmjpoker) May 4, 2021
More curiosity on this match than I’d have anticipated! Hey
PokerGO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BuffaloHanks?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">BuffaloHanks how rapidly can we get the studio?
— Dan Smith (@DanSmithHolla) May 3, 2021