Negreanu tweeted afternoon that he bet against the 15-time
World Series of Poker
bracelet winner being profitable in the $25,000 buy-in tournaments that have recently started running again at the Aria in Las Vegas tuesday. Negreanu will undoubtedly be laying 2:1 against Hellmuth making money over a sample that is 50-tournament.
Negreanu will be laying $400,000 against Hellmuth’s $200,000. If Hellmuth finishes in the black over the course of that sample size, Negreanu will lose the bet and fork over the sum that is six-figure
Bet provided and accepted:I’m laying $400k to
phil_hellmuth</a> $200k that over 50 $25k buy in <a href=”https://twitter.com/AriaLV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>
AriaLV tournaments that Hellmuth find yourself at a negative balance.
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
bracelet record, as well as more than $22 million in earnings.
Other high roller regulars are agreeing with Negreanu. Ali Imsirovic, a 24-year-old pro who made a rise that is meteoric the ranks while netting significantly more than $9 million in job competition profits, wanted to wager a lot more if Hellmuth ended up being ready to just take more action.
If hellmuth wishes more action, I’ll bet up to he wishes. pic.twitter.com/nBZMXR1QSt— Ali (@aliImsirovic) March 3, 2021Four-time WSOP bracelet champion and 2009
primary event champion Joe Cada ended up being ready to bet that the task does not also get finished.
Can We bet this challenge does get completed n’t? Has Phil even played over 50 25k’s in his lifetime?
— Joseph Cada (@JoeCada99) March 3, 2021
A few others implied that the regulars are already licking their chops at the thought of Hellmuth being a regular spot in the field.
25k Regs pic.twitter.com/kMIXDjIGep( that is rn*)— Max Silver (@max_silver) March 3, 2021
Germans right now pic.twitter.com/XTQh6nAt80
— 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.(*)