Daniel Negreanu’s heads-up match with Doug Polk mores than, however he’s currently got a second prominent battle lined up.
Negreanu is readied to battle with 15-time Globe Collection of Poker arm band champion Phil Hellmuth on PokerGO’s “High Risks Battle,” according to a tweet from Hellmuth.
“Looks like they are bringing me the GREAT Daniel Negreanu @RealKidPoker, the guy that studied heads-up for months with coaches I respect,” tweeted Hellmuth Saturday afternoon. “So be it. It will be a great challenge for me.”
Despite some kind words in the tweet, the gas for the suit began after Hellmuth slammed Negreanu’s bet Polk throughout a meeting on PokerGO.
“I was disappointed in the way that Daniel played,” Hellmuth said. “But I know his coaches. His coaches are brilliant. Everything that I had talked about with his coaches… you see, I talked to these guys for a couple of hours and I loved the way they thought about no-limit [hold’em].”
He took place to admit that he bank on Negreanu to win yet thought he needs to’ve responded to Polk with a various method.
“I was betting on Daniel’s talent,” said Hellmuth. “I think if Daniel is going to try to play Doug playing pure GTO [game theory optimal] or next-level GTO, then I think that Doug has a lot of fire, so Daniel is going to fight fire with fire. And I think Daniel should’ve fought fire with Daniel.”
Negreanu openly tested Hellmuth to a heads-up suit quickly after the meeting was launched. The Canadian pro claimed that he would play any type of risks and relatively any layout.
The tweet appeared to indicate a collection number of hands in a cash game layout, however the layout on “High Risks Battle” is structured as a live heads-up sit-n-go layout, which is considerably different than what Negreanu simply invested months playing, yet it appears like the two will certainly play no matter.
In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Negreanu revealed question that a suit against Hellmuth would in fact occur.
“I think he’s chicken, to be honest with you,” said Negreanu. “I think he’s scared. I think he knows he’s going to look bad.”
Hellmuth played this format last year and also defeated Antonio Esfandiari in three straight suits, winning $400,000 while doing so.