Heads-Up Match Booked Between Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu for PokerGO’s ‘High Stakes Duel’

After fighting Doug Polk online for 90 days at WSOP.com, Daniel Negreanu has become going back once again to the heads-up poker tables. He’ll be squaring down against a name that is familiar 15-time World Series of Poker champion Phil Hellmuth.

On Tuesday, the two poker pros finalized a March 16 meeting on PokerGO’s High Stakes Duel. The showdown brings together two of the biggest names in poker.

Hellmuth and Negreanu officially announced the matchup on PokerGO’s No Gamble, No Future podcast.

War of words kicks off the*)There that is duel be a great amount of fireworks once the two square removed from the PokerGO Studio at Aria. The big event has been around the ongoing works after some Twitter banter following the Negreanu-Polk matchup.

The High Stakes* that is duel( format sees the 2 players battle heads-up for $50,000 each. The loser then has got the choice for a rematch at a $100,000 match.

Hellmuth did well regarding the show up to now. He’s battled Antonio Esfandiari 3 x and won every match.

Negreanu has announced himself a 2 to 2.5 to 1 favorite and contains already bet a amount that is“significant on himself. However, he was complimentary of Hellmuth’s heads-up game.

“I think you’re great at heads-up poker,” he told Hellmuth. “A lot of the things you do against the players you’ve played against, specifically Antonio, actually destroys them*)That that is included exploiting flawed strategy by Esfandiari, Negreanu noted. He considers Hellmuth one of the better players that are exploitative the game, especially against GTO players.

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His argument is that Hellmuth does well against more strategy that is theory-based. Which shouldn’t be a nagging problem for Negreanu, or at least that’s what he’s hoping.

“For me, I feel like a matchup that is bad you,” Negreanu noted. “A bad matchup as a result of exactly what I’ll be ready to do.”

Poker Brat confident in their abilities

Helmuth feels he’s played great within the heads-up structure. He even offers some wins that are major players like Polk, Dan Cates, and Esfandiari.

“I Get underestimated a complete lot,” Hellmuth told Negreanu. “All we do is keep winning. it is really strange if you ask me the method that you as well as other individuals keep underestimating me personally. It’s fine you guys honestly don’t understand what I do.”If the podcast appearance was an indication, the heads-up matchup should be pretty fun because I really think. Negreanu and Hellmuth sparred quite a bit with plenty of trash talk


Negreanu argues that Hellmuth would lose against heads-up poker specialists in a more series that is drawn-out he played against Polk. Hellmuth does not underestimate Negreanu and considers him “one of this players that are great poker history.” He also said Negreanu has had some coaches that are excellent

The Recent series that is heads-up given Negreanu some significant heads-up poker chops. However, Hellmuth feels good about his chances.“Have I studied anything at all over the last two or three months?” he said on No Gamble, No Future

. “No, I already know what I’m going to do. It’s worked I play for me… against everybody. Therefore I trust my instincts and We trust my reads.”

  • Those instincts should repay, he thinks. Hellmuth stated he can win these types of matches if he can make two great folds and three great calls. Here’s a look at the details of the High Stakes Duel* that is:Game(: Heads-Up No restriction Hold’em
  • Location: PokerGO Studio at Aria, Las Vegas
  • Stakes: $50,000 match
  • Streaming: PokerGO
  • Date and time. March 16, 8 pm (ET)Specifics: Played in a heads-up, stay and get design. The

High Stakes* that is duel( allows losing players to rematch for twice the original amount.Tale of the tapeSo how do these players stack up against each other? Both spoke briefly this with

USPoker about their chances going in week. The big event should attract a great amount of interest among poker fans.Phil HellmuthDiscounting Hellmuth’s abilities in heads-up poker may be a idea that is bad. Behind the bravado is a player that is great. With therefore titles that are many Hellmuth has plenty of heads-up poker experience and regularly closes the show.He describes himself as a counter puncher and feels his style works well in the heads-up game. That includes constantly

adjusting and attacking when needed as well.

The detractors certainly motivate Hellmuth and he said as much on

No Gamble, No Future

  • tuesday. Esfandiari had additionally announced himself a well liked too, but arrived regarding the end that is short. Hellmuth remains firm in his skills, especially in a setting that is live
  • “I have actually zero analysts and zero team,” he told USPoker
  • . “i would view some sessions of him live to see if i will spot any tells.”Here’s a review of the Poker Brat’s data:
  • Live tournament winnings: $24.6 million

WSOP games and winnings

: 6 bracelets, $19.6 million

WPT games and winnings

: 0 games, 5 last tables, $1.6 millionIntangibles: Hellmuth has excellent instincts and fares well within the format that is live. He seems to thrive when in the role that is underdog has an archive of success.

“Daniel states he’s a large favorite,” Hellmuth stated. “I have actually won approximately 18 away from 20 of my final heads-up matches. Antonio stated he had been a huge favorite I beat him three times in a row.“I also beat Doug Polk and Dan ‘jungleman’ Cates in live heads-up matches, who the kids said were the two best in the world at the time over me, but. What am I, chopped liver?”Daniel NegreanuUnlike the series with Polk, Negreanu doesn’t plan on as much preparation for a event that is single. He’ll ditch the mentoring and plans on utilizing a “basic fundamental strategy that i believe works well against Phil.”

Negreanu really loves the High Stakes* that is duel( format and thinks he’s perceptive enough to uncover Hellmuth’s weak spots. Against Polk, he employed solvers and a complete

strategy team After studying so much over the last few months, Negreanu has been playing at an level that is advancedThat’s a concept also Polk consented with. He battled Negreanu for 25,000 fingers and won

  • $1.2 million. Polk believes Negreanu improved, learned a complete lot, and would beat most players heads-up. That includes Hellmuth that is beating in match.
  • Some in the poker industry initially listed Negreanu since the favorite within the -150 to -160
  • range. Hellmuth has been around the +125 to* that are +145( range. Here’s a look that is complete Kid Poker’s data:Live tournament winnings

: $42.1 millionWSOP games and winnings: 15 bracelet, $15.1 million

WPT games and winnings

: 2 games, 9 last tables, $6.4 million

Intangibles(*): Negreanu has excellent reads now has substantial knowledge at playing heads-up. Losing to Polk over 25,000 fingers provided him even more insight in to the game.(*)“Outside of possibly Fedor Holz, we don’t think there was a worse matchup within the global world for him,” Negreanu told (*)USPoker(*). “I’ve played against him.”( with him for decades and my game matches up very well*)* Lead image courtesy PokerGO(*)* Hellmuth and Negreanu pictures courtesy World Poker Tour(*)

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