Poker professional Daniel Negreanu Bets Phil Hellmuth $400K That He Can’t Beat $25K Tournaments

First, Daniel Negreanu wished to play Phil Hellmuth heads-up. Now, he’s making a bet that is high-stakes he can’t compete against the world’s best poker players in high-stakes tournaments.

Negreanu tweeted afternoon that he bet against the 15-time

World Series of Poker

If he shows a $1 revenue he wins the bet.

— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) March 2, 2021

The bet looks like an extension of a recently ignited feud involving the two poker legends. After Negreanu’s loss that is seven-figure Doug Polk in their high-stakes heads-up grudge match, Hellmuth publicly criticized the six-time bracelet winner’s play in the challenge.

Hellmuth’s words sparked a response that is fiery Negreanu, whom wanted to play heads-up at any stakes in almost any location for almost any length. The process did actually indicate a cash game challenge, which Negreanu had simply invested months learning, however the two decided to play in a heads-up sit-n-go format on PokerGO’s “High Stakes Duel.”It will likely to be Hellmuth’s battle that is second the show after beating Antonio Esfandiari three straight matches for $400,000 in his first go-around.Not only is Negreanu calling his heads-up game into question but is now openly doubting how good Hellmuth is at multi-table tournaments, a format that has netted him the career


If hellmuth wishes more action, I’ll bet up to he wishes.— Ali (@aliImsirovic) March 3, 2021Four-time WSOP bracelet champion and 2009

Can We bet this challenge does get completed n’t? Has Phil even played over 50 25k’s in his lifetime?

— Alex Huang (@alexjhuang) March 3, 2021

Aria’s Director of Poker Operations Sean McCormack stated within the thread that Aria has “a few a on average,” when someone asked how many $25,000 buy-ins run regularly month. It will likely take Hellmuth most of the year to complete the challenge at that pace, but the frequency that the property runs those tournaments will increase if there is a major tournament that is live come july 1st or autumn.

When it comes down to high-stakes tournaments, Hellmuth is definitely significantly of a polarizing figure.

During his heads-up match with Esfandiari, high-stakes legend Phil Galfond provided Hellmuth props, saying him a long time to realize “just how talented he is. that it took” The tweet ended up being met with backlash from numerous high-stakes benefits claiming that Hellmuth ended up being overrated.(*)

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