Doug Polk won over $ 1 million from Daniel Negreanu in his Poker Challenge Match.

Polk won $ 298,984.93 on Wednesday to extend his lead to $ 1,002,595.59 in the heads-up no-limit hold’em showdown. The Pokerstars played 17,878 hands out of a planned 25,000.

Negreanu reduced Polk’s lead to $ 484,073.93 last week, but Polk has since won four sessions in a row to more than double the deficit.

“Finally a million broken,” Polk said on Twitter. “Had so many big hands today… nice to get a big win after so many difficult sessions. Went on a 500k downer but recovered and am ready to end this thing. ”

Session: + $ 298,984.93 over 770 hands

Total: + $ 1,002,595.59 over $ 17,878

Eventually broke a million. Had so many big hands today … nice to get a big win after so many difficult sessions. Went on a 500k downer but recovered and am ready to end this thing.

– Doug “Very Lucky” Polk (@DougPolkVids) January 21, 2021

Negreanu and Polk play for $ 200 to $ 400 stakes (an initial buy-in of $ 40,000 for each session). The game will be played online at WSOP.com on two tables at once after the first 200 hands have been played live by Aria at the PokerGO studio.

Negreanu and Polk have a long-standing feud. Polk attacks Negreanu for his actions while ambassador for the online poker site PokerStars, as well as some of his personal behaviors.

Negreanu, a 46-year-old Las Vegas resident, is a six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner with a live tournament win of $ 42 million, according to the Hendon Mob Poker Database.

Polk, a 31-year-old Henderson resident, is a three-time WSOP bracelet winner with more than $ 9 million in tournament earnings. But he made a name for himself in poker by beating the best players in the world in heads-up no-limit hold’em online, while Negreanu is best known as a live tournament player.

Before the game, Polk was a favorite of -556 on pokershares.com (Negreanu +410).

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