The heavyweight bout between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk continued as the two engaged in a high-stakes challenge to settle their previous beefs. They're approximately 10% through their 25,000 hand challenge in which they play two tables of $200/$400 NL heads-up. The swings swing back Doug Polk's way. But after six rounds, it's fairly obvious that Kid Poker is not as big as a dog as everyone expected. After losing his first two online sessions, kid poker stormed back and won two in a row of his own. During Round 6, the two jousted for their longest single session to date by logging 637 hands $200/$400 NL heads-up (and yes, 2-tabling).
Last week, Kid Poker finally booked his first online session win in Round 4. He banked $87,166 over 366 hands to trim his Polk's lead to +$180,865. It was a smallish win, but coulda been bigger if it weren't for a bad beat with tens cracking Jacks.
"Nice to book a win today of about 2 buy ins," tweeted Negreanu after Round 4. "Lost that pesky JJ vs TT hand on the river or it would have been 4 buy ins, but a win is a win. 1372 hands played of 25,000 and currently down about 4.5 buy ins."
After five sessions, Polk found himself in a hole heading into last weekend. He went down a little more than a half of a buy-in at -$26K after a 365 hand session. Negreanu secured his biggest win to date with a +$207K Friday.
On Monday, the two were committed to playing an extended session. After 637 hands, Polk regained the lead after he booked a $93.5K score. The two are now at 2,374 hands and Polk leads by $67,625.
- Total Hands: 2,374
- Current Leader: Polk +$67,625.81
- Round 4 Hands: 366
- Round 4 Results: Negreanu +$87,166.59
- Round 5 Hands: 365
- Round 5 Results: Negreanu +$206,994.59
- Round 6 Hands: 637
- Round 6 Results: Polk +$93,542.68
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