It’s Monday! That means the start of another 3-session week of the Daniel Negreanu vs Doug Polk heads-up High Stakes Feud Heads-Up Challenge.
The pair headed into Monday with 28 sessions in the book, over 16k hands played and Doug Polk up by a healthy $629k margin with just over 8k hands left for Negreanu to narrow the deficit.
It’s a tall feat for Negreanu to achieve, but with his skill in heads-up No Limit Hold’em improving and some positive variance on his side, can Negreanu defy the odds or does Polk’s prowess in the heads-up game make this almost task impossible?
Polk vs Negreanu got their session got their Monday session underway at 5:30 PM ET, playing 608 hands over the course of three hours in what Polk said afterward was the “most wild, sick, crazy, swingy session of the entire challenge.”
When the session was all said and done, Polk had finished up with $73,728.29 on the day, after being down by around $75k with one hour to go. In inking the victory, Polk secured his third session in a row and extending his lead to $703,610.66.
Watch Day 29
Missed watching the session live on Monday? Joey Ingram was at the mic for Monday’s session. Check out the entire replay below, including a sit-in of interviews with Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk at the end.
Reaction from Day 29
The session provided an entertaining three hours for poker fans, with Polk calling this the most “fun session of the challenge” during a post-match interview.
Session: +$73728.29 over 608 hands
Total: +$703,610.66 over 17108 hands
This was probably the most fun session of the challenge. Id recommend checking out some of the hands and postgame interview. It was 1 super fucking lucky session, thats for sure.
— Doug "Truck Driver" Polk (@DougPolkVids) January 19, 2021
You can watch the entire interview with Mike Brady and Ryan Riske below:
After the $75k loss, Daniel Negreanu was back in rant mode as he discussed the tilting session, including the final two hands which did not go his way. “I can’t tell you how many f**king draws I missed. This is insane. I really do not believe what I am seeing.”
Negreanu and Polk have a normal schedule of the challenge this week. In addition to Monday, they will hit the virtual felt on Wednesday at Friday this week, each session at 5:30 PM ET.
Once the cards start flying, be sure to watch it happen live from any of YouTube channels that have been covering the event:
GG Poker Official YouTube Channel with Jeff Platt (Daniel Negreanu official stream)
DougPolkPoker Official YouTube Channel
Upswing Poker Official Twitch Channel with Mike Brady
Joey Ingram YouTube Channel