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Posted on 30 Jul, 2020
By Nitya Jain
On 30 Jul, 2020
By Nitya Jain
On 30 Jul, 2020

Retired pro Doug Polk challenges Negreanu to heads-up match

The six-time WSOP bracelet winner, poker industry’s superstar Daniel Negreanu is in the limelight this week. After an outburst at a viewer in a recent World Series of Poker Online Twitch stream, ‘RealKidPoker’ is being challenged for heads-up by retired poker pro Doug Polk. The challenge was an apparent response to a plea by Joey Ingram that Polk and Negreanu compete against each other on the felt who tweeted that the duo should “settle this” by playing heads-up.

Polk was only 30-years-old when he announced his retirement from poker in 2018 September. On 29 July, the 3-time bracelet winner officially challenged the GGPoker Ambassador to a heads-up match after posting on his Twitter handle, “I officially challenge Dnegs to a HUNL battle. I am hoping to leave with both his money, and my teeth still in my mouth.” Polk quote tweeted Ingram and said that if the tweet got 1,000 retweets, then he would “come back to poker” for one final heads-up match.

The tweet got the required amount of retweets and Polk offered a match Tuesday afternoon. He offered to play 4 tables of heads-up NLH for 25,000 hands. There would likely be a side bet on whoever won the match, as has been the case with every other similar heads-up challenge. But Negreanu immediately pointed out that HUNL was not his strong point which for Polk is bread and butter. In return, the latter tweeted saying they could split the challenge between both formats.

Both Polk and Negreanu have disliked each other since the time Negreanu was PokerStars brand ambassador. Polk trolled him igniting a poker rivalry between the two pros.

As of Tuesday, the pros have not agreed to heads-up match and we will have to keep an eye whether the match ever takes place. Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for more updates on poker news around the world. 

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