After knocking out casino owner Eric Persson in the first round of High stakes duel 4Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu will be battling a much more formidable and familiar opponent, high-stakes pro Doug Polk.
The match is scheduled for August and will air exclusively on PokerGO. Each player will put in $100,000 and the game won’t end until someone has all the chips.
Negreanu has already racked up $50,000 in profit so far in this series and has a shot at exiting before $150,000 should he beat Polk. If Polk wins, however, he’ll need to win the $200,000 buy-in round to cash out. A player can only abandon the duel once after two consecutive victories, and the losing player is entitled to a rematch.
Of course, Negreanu and Polk are no strangers to playing games with each other. The two spent years exchanging verbal and social media jabs before settling their differences in a 25,000-hand heads-up match online in 2021. (That match started live, with the first 200 hands streamed on PokerGO. )
Though Polk would go on to win $1.2 million from Negreanu (as well as a hefty sum in side bets) during their sessions, the Texas cardroom owner admitted Negreanu had been a tougher opponent than he thought initially, and it seems that the two outspoken players no longer have animosity towards each other.
“He’s done a really impressive job with a lot of the things he’s done,” Polk said at the time. “I didn’t think she was going to play so well… By the end, she was doing so many edgy things.”
Negreanu was equally complimentary, noting Polk’s ability to make quick changes.
“Everything is fine [time] he came back prepared,” Negreanu said. “He seemed to make some adjustments because there were always holes that we were trying to exploit. it is more valid.
This is Negreanu’s second High risk duel series on PokerGO, and it’s already doing better than the first one. In Spring 2021, Negreanu was defeated in three games by Phil Hellmuth.
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