Perhaps heads-up challenges and high-stakes duels can give poker the much-needed boost? If this is the case and you are boxing poker with hyped heads-up duels or UFCize, why not watch two of the most famous poker pros who have been made sweat and wagered for the entire poker world?
Despite losing seven figures to Doug Polk in a heads-up duel for 25,000 hands at $ 200 / $ 400 NL Daniel Negreanu is ready for another heads-up showdown. This time around, Kid Poker has its friend and foe in its sights. Phil Hellmuth.
Negreanu won six bracelets but has not won a bracelet in Las Vegas since 2008. Two bracelets have been won at international WSOP events, including the Asia Pacific WSOP Main Event and the 25K High Roller at WSOP Europe 2013. He won significantly more money in tournaments than Hellmuth with $ 42 million in cash and was third all-time .
Hellmuth won $ 24 million in tournaments and was ranked 21st all-time in tournament money. The Poker Brat has won 15 bracelets and will be the first to remind you of its 15 victories. But will he have the checkers to play a 25K hand fight against Kid Poker? So far he has to answer Negreanu.
Hellmuth shared some keen thoughts about that Doug Polk versus Daniel Negreanu Heads-up challenge Wen Negreanu lost $ 1.2 million. Negreanu thought Hellmuth would talk his ass out. He also claimed he was 29-1 over his last 30 heads-up games?
“I won the last heads-up tournament and only lost once to Cary Katz,” suggested Hellmuth. “I’ve won 29 of my last 30 heads-ups.”
In the modern version of asking someone to go outside, Negreanu went to Twitter to shout the Poker Brat and asked them to put their money where their mouth and ego are.
“Yo @phil_hellmuth, you said you saw ‘zero’ of the game, but apparently a strong opinion on the game,” Negreanu tweeted. “I’ll play you a heads-up match live online, on whatever bet you’re comfortable with, for as many hands as you want. Do you want to play a big guy?”
LULZ to Big Guy. Will Big Guy and Kid Poker have an old school heads-up duel? Will it be a 10,000 hand quickie? How about bigger stakes? $ 500 / $ 1000 NL?
Perhaps these two play in a similar way to the Polk / Negreanu series where viewers had multiple options to catch the action for a serious and slightly entertaining take, or had to choose a different stream if they liked a particular site / hated that you always had a choice for a sloping cover.
Stay tuned but this could be a fun game to sweat, hate, or use the procedure for gambling and wagering purposes.