One of poker’s most extremely anticipated grudge matches will get underway in simply two days.
After initially capturing for a Nov. 1 begin, Daniel Negreanu tweeted Saturday that his heads-up match towards Doug Polk would get playing cards within the air Nov. 4.
The six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner additionally confirmed that the primary 200 palms of the $200-$400 no-limit maintain’em match shall be performed within the stay setting on the Aria and shall be streamed on PokerGO. High-stakes professional Kane Kalas shall be doing the commentary for the stay portion, based on prior tweets.
It’s quickly, so I figured I might get everybody straight on the beginning date for the match.
It will begin Nov 4th
pokergo</a> <br><br>First 200 hands with actual chips and cards. <br><br>Then I imagine roughly every other day <a href="https://twitter.com/WSOPcom?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">WSOPcom with varied streams obtainable.
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) October 29, 2020
The remainder of the match shall be performed on-line on WSOP.com. While there are not any official streams, it’s possible a number of folks will commentate the match on their very own platform.
Just a day later, Polk tweeted that the 2 had spoken privately and that preflop charts shall be allowed for the match. This is a 180-degree flip from Negreanu’s earlier opinion that charts shouldn’t be allowed.
After a dialogue with @RealKidPoker we now have determined to permit each notes and charts for the HU match.
— Doug “Truck Driver” Polk (@DougPolkVids) October 30, 2020
“I still won’t be using them FYI but agree that he can. I will be taking notes as will he, and it seems like if notes are allowed, you could just write out info on paper, so it’s hard to argue against it,” mentioned Negreanu in a reply to Polk’s thread.
Earlier on Saturday, Negreanu confirmed that he obtained a $1 million cashier’s test from his financial institution and deposited it into his on-line account by way of the Caesars cage. He has been enjoying heads-up no-limit maintain’em on-line for a number of weeks now as observe for his match, as has Polk, and so they have had wildly totally different outcomes.
According to a Negreanu tweet, he solely gained roughly one in each 4 matches he performed.
I believe my win proportion in HU observe periods is within the neighborhood of 15-20% the final 4 weeks and I’m most likely overshooting to be trustworthy!
One of the worst downswings I’ve skilled.
So this implies I’m because of run sizzling proper??? pic.twitter.com/on9VQFeafJ
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) November 2, 2020
Polk, alternatively, has gained at almost each stake stage he’s performed since popping out of heads-up poker retirement, however was nonetheless down greater than $46,000 after dropping a six-figure sum enjoying $100-$200 on WSOP.com.
My outcomes since getting again to enjoying
25/50 and below : +$165,055.94
50/100 : +$85,760.59
100/200 ACR : +$70,102.42
100/200 WSOP : -$366,955.90
Total: -$46,036, Up 30 buyins
[ ] Doing it proper
— Doug “Truck Driver” Polk (@DougPolkVids) November 1, 2020
The match is ready to final for 25,000 palms with 100-big blind stacks. As quickly as both participant drops under that threshold, they may routinely high as much as the max. There is an choice for the dropping participant to stop after 12,500 palms, but when each gamers agree, at that very same juncture, they’ll increase the stakes.