After some wild swings in each instructions, the Doug Polk-Daniel Negreanu high-stakes heads-up grudge match is principally even.
Through 3,799 palms, Polk leads by $26,371, which is barely greater than half of a buy-in on the $200-$400 stakes the duo agreed to play. But during the last two weeks, there have been a number of swings of greater than $200,000 to get to the present rating.
Following Negreanu’s $117,000 win throughout the first 200 palms of the match, which was performed stay on the Aria, Polk dominated the primary few periods of the net portion of the battle, successful again the $117,000 and one other $268,000 on high of that.
Over the subsequent few periods, variance swung in Negreanu’s favor. He gained 4 of the subsequent 5, together with periods on Friday, Nov. 13 and on Wednesday, Nov. 18, the place he gained $206,000 and $222,000, respectively. A victory value $23,000 on Thursday gave Negreanu a $179,000 lead.
In between periods on Monday, Nov. 16 and Wednesday, Nov. 18, millionaire poker fanatic Bill Perkins tweeted that the match was going to be delayed, citing disagreements over the foundations surrounding the match and what they have been allowed to do with hand histories. He known as for high-stakes poker professional and on-line poker website proprietor Phil Galfond to mediate the argument.
Match delayed on account of disagreement over guidelines. One celebration(
DougPolkVids</a> )thinks its ok to manually enter in hand history to software and have frequency analysis done and the other does not (<a href="https://twitter.com/RealKidPoker?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">RealKidPoker) Big drawback that Dnegs has not been doing this. @PhilGalfond time #Poker
— Bill Perkins (Guy) (@bp22) November 17, 2020
Perkins has one of many largest bets on Negeranu and booked the motion with Polk. After Perkins aired out the disagreement, Negreanu launched a seven-tweet thread explaining the situiaton.
According to WSOP.com’s phrases of service, software program that collects hand histories and aggregates knowledge is strictly forbidden. Polk was manually monitoring sure tendencies equivalent to the proportion of the time that Negreanu folds his button.
While the Canadian professional admitted that he data his periods and goes over them afterwards along with his workforce, they weren’t protecting monitor of particular tendencies as a result of they assumed it was towards the foundations.
“We have been incredibly careful not to break the TOS and I just wanted to be clear that I can also do that,” tweeted Negreanu. “We have agreed that both parties can compile data but cannot transcribe HH into a database. The use of an abacus or fingers for counting is permissible.”
7/7 He did not do something mistaken, however he was doing one thing we weren’t.
Now we’re aligned and I’m excited to proceed the grind!
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) November 18, 2020
But the social media drama didn’t finish there.
After Negreanu’s second win of greater than $200,000 on Nov. 18, high-stakes poker participant and social media superstar Dan Bilzerian went on Twitter and needled Polk concerning the outcomes.
@DougPolkVids congrats heard you’re killing the hu match
— Dan Bilzerian (@DanBilzerian) November 19, 2020
During Negreanu’s upswing, Polk did some needling of his personal, criticizing the six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner’s preflop determination making.
“Lose $220K in a session to a man flatting QQ vs. an open, and then go on Twitter and have Bilzerian talking shit,” tweeted Polk. “This is my life now.”
In the aftermath, Polk has begun making challenges to others within the poker world. He supplied an analogous match to Perkins and even challenged poker legend Doyle Brunson to a stay match after the 10-time WSOP bracelet winner mentioned that he felt stay poker was nonetheless the purest kind.
Doyle when you wanna battle some heads up limitless texas maintain’em I’m completely happy to do it in individual. https://t.co/MMcsiFxfCZ
— Doug “Truck Driver” Polk (@DougPolkVids) November 22, 2020
No different matches have been confirmed but. Negreanu and Polk will proceed their present match this week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.