Poker Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu sees a seven-figure deficit following the final session of his high-stakes grudge game against high-stakes poker pro Doug Polk.

Polk bludgeoned Negreanu in his 30th session of the game for $ 298,984 over 770 hands. With 17,878 hands of heads-up no-limit hold’em of $ 200-400, Polk opened a $ 1,002,595 lead, with 7,122 hands left in their 25,000-hand battle.

It’s the first time the Southern Californian has officially passed the $ 1 million mark. He came close by just under seven digits in early December, but eventually Negreanu fought his way back and won five times. This series was eventually recorded by Polk last week, which started its own series.

Polk won $ 26,198 in 650 hands last Friday and $ 73,728 in 608 hands last Monday before massive earnings on Wednesday. The three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner has won the last four sessions en route to the next fight on Friday afternoon.

Polk’s Monday afternoon win was an exhibition match with Negreanu leading six figures before Polk stormed back for a rally of nearly two buy-ins. In the post-game interview on GGPoker’s YouTube channel, Negreanu appeared to be slightly inclined and lamented his bad luck, claiming that Polk was way above average.

“I can’t tell you how many draws I missed. This is crazy, ”said sixfold WSOP Bracelet winner. “I don’t even believe what I see. I really don’t believe what I see. I can not believe it. I really can’t believe it. “

He went on to talk about how many flush draws he flopped and how often Polk’s Medicore stocks would fade and win the showdown.

“How many places where I have a flush draw with all that extra shit or whatever and I literally end up with sausage in my hand. My strong sausage just sits in my hand. And that’s all I have is just my d ** k in my hands by the river. And f *** he just looks like Q-9 like it’s fucking … He’s doing so damn well in this match. He has no idea. No idea. “

Polk made similar comments in his own post-game interview on Upswing Poker’s YouTube channel, claiming Negreanu was the one who ran hotter than the sun. In an alleged attempt at trolling, Polk changed his name on Twitter to “Doug ‘Very Lucky’ Polk”.

Unibet Poker Ambassador David Lappin took the opportunity to recap both interviews and provide comedic relief to those on social media after the challenge.

The @DougPolkVids Dnegs mash-up for the post-game interview (part 1/4)

– David Lappin (@dklappin) January 19, 2021

During Wednesday’s session, everyone running Polk’s Twitter account tweeted screenshots of hands to shed light on the situation and show how “happy” Polk got.

4b and barrel off. No other way to express this … that was a godsend

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

Of course, if you win more than seven buy-ins in one session there are some coolers that have come your way, and Polk’s account has shared those as well. In a raised pot, Polk turned the nut flush against Negreanu’s second nut rinse.

Negreanu defended his big blind, checked the flop, bet and called a raise from Polk on the turn and checked the rest of his stack on the river.

Meh pretty normal tbh. Not so happy.

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

In the post-game interview on Wednesday, Negreanu was much less animated and had a darker tone. He admitted winning the challenge is a big long shot at this point.

“Obviously that’s daunting,” said Negreanu. “We really needed a win today to turn it into a match.”

He cited Polk’s hyper-aggressive style as a major hurdle on his way.

“He put me in some really difficult situations,” said Negreanu. “And what is really difficult is when someone puts you in a really difficult situation and you don’t really have anything. You kind of have something. Like an ace or a third pair. There were definitely a few places he probably got away with a few. “

When the remaining hands quickly faded, Negreanu also mentioned that he had to try to make a difference. He said that at one point where he was defending his big blind and checking call, check raise, shove with a 75 on an A.5Club suit4thDiamond suitQ.AClub suit Auslauf that he would normally not take this line with that hand. He ran into Polk’s full house.

What else would I have on the turn?

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

“I played a little stupid a couple of hands,” said Negreanu. “I get to the point in the challenge where I have to hit a few hands to win this thing.”

The only positive aspect for Negreanu is that the duo have tended to play longer sessions lately. The longer the two play, the deeper the stacks get, which gives Negreanu the opportunity to increase the variance and win much larger pots than normal.

Just before Wednesday’s game ended, about $ 600,000 had been split between the two tables.