Doug Polk Challenge: 10,000 to 25,000 hands vs. Daniel Negreanu
Doug Polk is a poker legend: he has won 1 WSOP bracelet and over 9 million dollars in the live poker circuit. Back in 2013, he won a couple more millions under the nickname WCGRider; he is also the founder of a famous poker training site.
On the other hand, Daniel Negreanu, currently a GGPoker Ambassador, played the same role for PokerStars for many years, and is one of the most famous poker players. He has won over 50 million dollars and six gold bracelets.
Years ago, Polk wore a T-shirt with the phrase "More Rake is Better" at a high-stakes live game, a classic comment that Negreanu made when advocating for a PokerStars new rake structure. That old episode brought back by Nick Schulman started the controversy.
Doug traded blows with Daniel, and even after accepting the challenge, they both released statements and videos, spicing up the match.
But we are interested in the challenge. Negreanu agreed to play two tables online $200/$400 No-Limit Hold'em against Polk.
Rake-free tables for Doug Polk on Winning Poker Network
Doug confirmed that Americas Cardroom (Winning Poker Network) agreed to set up rake-free HUNL tables for him to practice. The stakes would be $1/$2 and $2/$4, but he will undoubtedly start playing higher soon.
VeniVidi1993, who recently signed with Twitter, offered to battle against Polk, but we couldn't confirm if they played. Doug plays under the nickname RescueGeniefromReno.
Update: Doug has changed its nickname to "Doug_Polk" and have streamed several sessions, including VeniVidi and other poker pros.
Polk played for several hours against different opponents whom he asked to join him via Twitter:
We also noticed that Marty "forrestranfar" Mathis, who recently won over 1 million dollars in The Venom plays at Black Chip Poker. Mathis said:
"Booked a win after a short rungood session of Doug getting his HUD and stats setup. Both learned a lot. I'm far from a HU expert, but I like his chances going forward!"
Mathis sold 40% of his action in The Venom. Indeed, his investors had a great weekend after seeing his results.
The Doug Polk Challenge must wait until WSOP Online ends in September, and it will surely draw the attention of many fans as the Galfond Challenge became in a massive online event followed by thousands of viewers.
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