Negreanu won $290K taking the lead in the HU race

Negreanu vs. Polk

In November, Daniel Negreanu and Douglas Polk successfully started a long-expected heads-up battle. The poker players have already played 5 game sessions, and Negreanu unexpectedly took the lead in the last match.

This was a surprise because Daniel played so badly during the first match that Polk was ahead of him by a quarter of a million dollars. On Wednesday, Daniel managed to run a profitable session (+$87 000) and get closer to his opponent, narrowing the gap between them. However, there was still a significant gap.

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The poker players' meeting on Friday changed the balance of power. They played 365 hands, and KidPoker won $207 000 during that time. After the Friday session, Negreanu went ahead by $26 000 (over the total distance of the battle).

Negreanu couldn’t resist tweeting about the successful session:

Negreanu on twitter

Douglas Polk, in turn, reacted with humor to his failure and tweeted the following:

Doug Polk on twitter

The next heads-up match is taking place today. So far, Negreanu and Polk have played 1 737 hands out of 25 000 ones, and the future winner still has a long way to go to gain victory.

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