November 1st Selected As Start Date For Daniel Negreanu/Doug Polk Heads-Up Match

Daniel Negreanu Doug Polk Challenge Match

Poker fans were beginning to wonder if the Daniel Negreanu/Doug Polk heads-up match might go the way of the durrrr Challenge. But rest easy, poker fans, the pair appear to have agreed to a date for the challenge – November 1st.

The agreement was publicized on Twitter earlier this month after Doug Polk tweeted that he was still waiting to hear from Negreanu. Polk expressed concern that he was only getting responses via tweet or Polk tracking down people that knew Negreanu.

Alright im sick of the run around. Does anyone know how to get in touch with @RealKidPoker so we can actually schedule this match.

He tweets at me once in awhile and then goes silent. Its been 2 months and im ready to fucking battle. Lets work out some details.— Doug Polk (@DougPolkVids) October 1, 2020

Regardless, Negreanu quickly responded to Polk’s twee saying that mutual acquaintances had spoken with each other and that he was waiting on a “final legal opinion” before moving forward.

The pair then ironed out some final details of the challenge which were posted on Twitter and include the following:

  • Two tables of $200/$400 No Limit Hold’em
  • 25,000 hands where the loser can quit after 12,500 hands.
  • 100 Big Blind Auto Top-Up
  • Challenge will start November 1st
  • Each session will be a minimum of two hours
  • Both players will play from their homes
  • Negreanu will not display hole cards, it is not yet known whether Polk will display his hole cards
  • Both players will use a webcam and the match will be streamed
  • Players will be subject to inspection requests which will ensure players are not using RTA software or other tools.

A Polk/Negreanu Challenge match location selected

There were further developments in the Challenge match announced on Monday with Daniel Negreanu tweeting that WSOP.com will play host to the challenge. Both Negreanu and Polk reside in Nevada, making playing on the site easiest for both players.

Other options for the Challenge included GG Poker, where Daniel Negreanu is an ambassador, but likely didn’t work for Polk due to the fact GG Poker can not be played from the United States.

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