Online Poker Pros Take Rob Yong For $1.25 Million

Online Poker Pros Win $1.25 Million in High Stakes Feud Prop Bet

A winner has been determined in the grudge match prop bet between Rob Yong and online poker pros.

Upswing Poker co-founder Doug Polk bested Daniel Negreanu for a total of $1.2 million following 25,000 hands of high stakes action on WSOP Nevada.

Which means that the online poker pros who bet against Rob Yong now stand to collect $1.25 million as a result, due to the terms of the prop bet:

Rob Yong took Daniel at +$700,000 for the entirety of the High Stakes Feud — with the difference being multiplied by 2.5 to calculate the winning amount.

So… $500,000 x 2.5 = $1,250,000 (and change)

Poker Skill Reigns in High Stakes Feud Grudge Match

Following the final round (Session #36), winner Doug Polk joined commentators Nick Schulman, Jamie Kerstetter, and Mike Brady to discuss the three-month matchup that began on November 4th, 2020.

Aside from encouraging viewers to bet on themselves when it really counts, Doug stated that he now considers himself one of the “Top 10” heads-up No Limit Hold’em players in the world.

Doug Polk also conceded that — not counting professional heads-up NLHE players — Daniel Negreanu would be a sound favorite versus the field because of the significant strides in skill the six-time WSOP bracelet winner was able to achieve during the match. {VIDEO CUED – 5:54:22-5:55:31}

“He’s not ‘high stakes heads-up online’ solid, but this guy… let me put it like this. If you’re not a heads-up pro, {Daniel} is going to beat you. He’s just going to beat you. You’re not going to know as much as him. He will beat you. He’s going to have better sizes than you. Better ranges. Better strategy. He’s going to understand the game better. So outside of the class of ‘high stakes heads-up pros,’ Negreanu’s going to be one of the best players in the world. You have no chance versus him.” -Doug Polk

More High Stakes Heads-Up Challenge Matches Coming?

High Stakes challenges have become a “community norm” since Run It Once Poker CEO Phil Galfond offered action against any Pot Limit Omaha player in the world last year.

However, doubts remain surrounding the ideal number of hands that should be played during the matches — with some (including Solve For Why instructor Christian Soto) arguing that 25,000 hands may be far too many. Soto believes that 13,000 hands per match would be a much more appropriate number.

Regardless, online poker pros have $1.25 million reasons to rejoice this week, and it’s all thanks to partypoker partner and Dusk Till Dawn poker room owner Rob Yong.

Read More BestBetUSA Poker Coverage

Doug Polk Wins High Stakes Feud Grudge Match by $1.2 Million (Feb 3, 2021)
Mike Matusow Calls Former Head of Twitch Poker a “Criminal F—ing Thief” (Jan 30, 2021)
Is Doug Polk Leaving Las Vegas? (Jan 19, 2021)
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