The High Stakes Duel II featuring two of the greatest poker players of all time on PokerGO is only a week away, and big-name poker prop bettors are warming to the task of predicting a Round #1 winner.
Poker high roller and cryptocurrency enthusiast Brian Rast is one such action seeker. The four-time WSOP bracelet winner stopped by the No Gamble, No Future YouTube channel recently to propose that Daniel Negreanu’s “grudge match” experience versus Doug Polk will prove too much for Phil Hellmuth.
And that the Poker Brat is coming into the live contest as a “cold turkey!”
“Hellmuth is just kind of jumping in cold turkey. So guess what? I’ll take Daniel Negreanu.” -Brian Rast
Rast Will Give 2:1 Odds to ‘White Magic’ Believers Over 20,000 Hands
The two-time WSOP ‘Poker Players Championship’ winner told Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks that he is willing to give Phil Hellmuth fans 2:1 odds, but only in a “real deal, in the streets” matchup consisting of 20,000 hands.
A spot-check at poker prop betting website PokerShares reveals that Negreanu is listed as roughly a 63% favorite over Hellmuth for Round #1 of the High Stakes Duel II (as of March 23rd).
— PokerShares (@pokershares) March 10, 2021
However, the live session is expected to last only a few hundred hands.
Poker High Roller Seeks Input on CryptoPunks Craze
Although Rast may be somewhat hesitant about backing Negreanu at 2:1 over such a small sample size, the poker high roller strikes an even more skeptical tone on the prospect of spending any amount greater than “zero dollars” for his very own CryptoPunk.
Someone just sent me a “low price cryptopunk that resembles me”… that last sold for $10.5k.
It looks like a very simplistic blocky drawing.
Feels like I’d pay zero dollars for this completely not special art.
I realize others are going for way more.
Can someone explain?
— Brian Rast (@tsarrast) March 4, 2021
But with NFL superstars cashing in on crypto art and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban announcing the upcoming release of #MavPunks digital collectibles, will FOMO prevail over Brian’s low-ball valuation of his own likeness in the end?
Or will Rast stick to purchasing Bitcoin?
High Stakes Duel II Starts in One Week
The poker world is only one week away from witnessing Hellmuth vs. Negreanu heads-up, live from Las Vegas! Watch all the action on March 31st — as it happens — with a PokerGO premium subscription!
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