Doug Polk continued his winning streak with two more positive sessions in the High Stakes Feud against Daniel Negreanu. In Round 11, which lasted 416 hands of $200/$400 NL, Polk banked $120K. During Round 12 on Saturday, Polk had his biggest score to date with a $332K score over 684 hands. After 5,751 total hands, Daniel Negreanu is in the hole $596,197 after 12 sessions.
Back up the truck! t's been a crazy ride the last couple of sessions if you've been following along with the latest drama in the High Stakes Feud between Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu. The two have been play nosebleed heads-up stakes over at WSOP.com with two tables of $200/$400 NL.
Doug Polk jumped out to a $600K lead in a match where Negreanu was getting 4/1 odds as the underdog. Through 12 rounds, Polk looks like he's the stronger HU NL player. But you can't count KidPoker out. Polk's been running good and KidPoker will make adjustments. Plus, as we all know as poker players, variance can be a rude kick in the junk. With almost 80% of the match yet to be played, this High Stakes Feud is far from over.
Will Doyle Brunson be Polk's next high-stakes challenger? The two went back-and-forth on Twitter last week while trying to figure out some media ground. Brunson would only play live mixed games, particularly Razz.
"You have split your pants bragging about how little chance players have against you," said Doyle via Twitter. "So. I'll pass and NLH is barred from further discussion. I would substitute limit hold em instead of no limit if u are interested."
Polk wanted some NL action and suggested 8-Game Mix.
“3 Stud games including the Razz you wanted,” he tweeted his response. “Also, the limit hold'em you wanted. We still get to play everyone's favorite game.”
So, we'll see what happens. I hope the two work something out, because that would be fun to watch from a fan perspective.
After Round 11, the challenge passed the 5,000-hand mark. By the end of Round 11, Doug Polk extended his lead to +$264,019.75 over 5,067 total hands
"Very quiet day. We didn't even play an all in pot. Lot of small-mid pots going our way to take a 6.5 buy-in lead," tweeted Doug Polk.
In Round 12, the two played an extended session on Saturday that lasted 684 hands. Negreanu fell in a hole early and never recovered. Polk netted $332K for his fourth winning session in a row.
"Monster session today," tweeted Polk. "Hit everything. Every hero call went right. Every big bluff got through. Every runout gave me the nuts. Every all in went my way. This was the kind of session you dream about."
Overall, after 12 sessions lasting 5,751 hands, Negreanu is down $596,197. Yikes! Kid Poker is stuck $600K.
Polk's current winning streak started in with a $205K win in Round 9. In Round 10, Polk booked a smallish win worth $117K. In his last two sessions, Polk won over $600K.
- Total Hands: 5,751
- Current Leader: Polk +$596,197
- Round 11 Hands: 416
- Round 11 Result: Polk +$120,023.59
- Round 12 Hands: 684
- Round 12 Result: +$332,178.14
The two are 20% through the 25K hand challenge. Whomever is trailing at the midway mark, or 12,500 hands, could end the High Stakes Feud, or increase the stakes.
Check out Daniel Negreanu's analysis, or what he calls losing $300K in three hours.