Who said 2020 was a dull year? Amidst all the chaos and insanity, the poker world continues its wild. wacky and competitive ways. After two months of inaction, Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk agreed to finally settle their beef with each other in a highly-publicized heads-up grudge match. The Polk/KidPoker Challenge will finally commence on November 1, between the popular YouTuber and bracelet winner against the widely popular Daniel Negreanu aka Kid Poker.
The two will play two NL hold'em at a time at $200/$400 stakes with a 100 BB autotop up. They will play for 25,000 hands of heads-up, with the person behind initiating an opt out at the midway mark at 12,500 hands. The two could bump up stakes at the halfway mark if both players agree.
Negreanu and Polk will play from their own homes, but they have yet to figure out which site they'll play on. But at least the basics have been revealed and you know to mark your calendar for November 1. It's all about the nitty gritty and brass tacks.
Polk initiated the final details on October 1 by nudging Negreanu with a tweet.
"Alright im sick of the run around," tweeted Polk. "Does anyone know how to get in touch with @RealKidPoker so we can actually schedule this match. He tweets at me once in awhile and then goes silent. Its been 2 months and im ready to fucking battle. Lets work out some details."
"Well this tweet is awkward. You all riled up eh!" Negreanu responded, and even used an "eh" for emphasis like a proper Canadian.
Polk responded, "This process has been quite childish because you wont just hammer out the details with me unless its either A) A Tweet to everyone or B) Me hunting down people that can talk to you."
Yes, even when negotiating the two are sparing with each other. That's why this should be a great heads-up battle. I truly hope it escalates into a boxing match or a UFC cage fight.
Back in the old days, when two guys had beef with each other, they'd step outside and whale on each other and at that point, beef settled and everyone became friends (or at the least, they move on with the beef settled). But these days, with social media and large sums of cash involved, it's a big show!
The two agreed to have Kane Kalas commentate on alive stream (with a delay), but Negreanu insists that he will show his hole cards.
Stay tuned for more details, but this should be a fun battle and the two seem hell-bent on settling their differences on the virtual felt. Hopefully this will play to a conclusion unlike that durrrrr challenge that started out and then went.... nowhere.