16+ CR GTD
Header banner - Calling Stn
Pokersaint - Lead
Poker

Retired pro Doug Polk challenges Negreanu to heads-up match

by Nitya Jain Posted on 30 Jul, 2020

The six-time WSOP bracelet winner, poker industry’s superstar Daniel Negreanu is in the limelight this week. After an outburst at a viewer in a recent World Series of Poker Online Twitch stream, ‘RealKidPoker’ is being challenged for heads-up by retired poker pro Doug Polk. The challenge was an apparent response to a plea by Joey Ingram that Polk and Negreanu compete against each other on the felt who tweeted that the duo should “settle this” by playing heads-up.

Polk was only 30-years-old when he announced his retirement from poker in 2018 September. On 29 July, the 3-time bracelet winner officially challenged the GGPoker Ambassador to a heads-up match after posting on his Twitter handle, “I officially challenge Dnegs to a HUNL battle. I am hoping to leave with both his money, and my teeth still in my mouth.” Polk quote tweeted Ingram and said that if the tweet got 1,000 retweets, then he would “come back to poker” for one final heads-up match.

The tweet got the required amount of retweets and Polk offered a match Tuesday afternoon. He offered to play 4 tables of heads-up NLH for 25,000 hands. There would likely be a side bet on whoever won the match, as has been the case with every other similar heads-up challenge. But Negreanu immediately pointed out that HUNL was not his strong point which for Polk is bread and butter. In return, the latter tweeted saying they could split the challenge between both formats.

Both Polk and Negreanu have disliked each other since the time Negreanu was PokerStars brand ambassador. Polk trolled him igniting a poker rivalry between the two pros.

As of Tuesday, the pros have not agreed to heads-up match and we will have to keep an eye whether the match ever takes place. Keep reading GutshotMagazine.com for more updates on poker news around the world. 



More News

First Issue Of Gutshot e-Mag Out Now; FREE to Read For All
Poker
13 Jul,2020 

First Issue Of Gutshot e-Mag Out Now; FREE to R...

WSOP 2020: Joe McKeehen Captures 3rd Gold Bracelet!
Poker
15 Jul,2020 

WSOP 2020: Joe McKeehen Captures 3rd Gold Brace...

Poker
26 Jun,2020 

WSOP Flashback: Bonomo wins $10mn passing Negre...


Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Dangal box

Top 10 Poker Rooms

  • Calling Station
    Calling Station

    Instant withdrawal; Use “RELOAD20” on deposits for 20% locked bonus
    Offer: "GUTSHT" Register

  • 9stacks
    9stacks

    Instant withdrawal; 100% locked bonus on first deposit
    Offer: "9GUTSHOT Register

  • PokerSaint
    PokerSaint

    60-seconds withdrawal; 100% locked bonus on first deposit
    Offer: "GUT100" Register

  • Poker Dangal
    Poker Dangal

    INR 500 Free on sign-up; (425 Locked, 75 Instant)
    Offer: 150% on first deposit up to INR 5,000 Register

  • Natural8
    Natural8

    Sign-up code "GUTSHOT"
    Offer: 200% bonus up to $500 or $100 in instant rewards Register

  • Pocket52
    Pocket52

    Up to 300% bonus for first-time depositors
    Offer: "GUTSHOT52" - 10% Instant + 190% Locked + Free Ticket worth Rs.110 Register

  • Poker Tempo
    Poker Tempo

    Free Rs. 700 on Signup - 600 Ticket for 1 Lakh GTD tournament, 50 Instant, 50 Locked
    Offer: "WELCOME700" - First deposit bonus of 150% Register

  • PokerStars India
    PokerStars India

    Deposit Rs.500 and get First Deposit Bonus of Rs.2,500 + 5 tickets to Depositor Freerolls
    Offer: "IMIN2500" Register

  • Spartan Poker
    Spartan Poker

    Sign-up with "GUTSHOT"
    Offer: "GUT300X" to get 300% on your deposit Register

  • BLITZPOKER
    BLITZPOKER

    Sign-up with "GSBLZ"
    Offer: NA Register

BSU box banner

Want to share your thoughts about poker?

Then click the button to submit your article.

Facebook + Follow

Instagram + Follow

Pocket52 IPL promo

Pocket52 IPL promo