Another day, another lead change in Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu’s High Stakes Feud match, which seems to grow in intensity by the day. Yes, the minor dispute from the previous day has been resolved, thanks to an intervention from Phil Galfond.
Looking for Day 8 results? Check out Thursday’s report.
This time Negreanu was the benefactor on the session, having his best day of the heads-up challenge thus far on Wednesday night. In fact, it was the best session for any player since the match got underway earlier this month.
He finished up the day winning $222,832.70 over 591 hands, the second-longest session since the watch began (behind only Monday’s session). Negreanu’s $222k win eclipsed Doug Polk’s $218k session on November 6th as well as his own performance of $207k on December 17th.
The session was the 4th in a row in which there was a new leader at the end of the day, further illustrating that the match may be closer than many thought prior to the start of the tournament.
The GG Poker live stream featured a post-match interview with Negreanu, which can be found at the end of the broadcast. Negreanu touched upon the dispute of the previous day while also sharing his thoughts on the session.
“I think my playing is improving with each session. One of the things I always pride myself on is I work hard and I learn fast. This isn’t like my first time playing poker.”
Don’t have time to watch an entire session? Check out the highlights of the match below:
Reaction from the Instagram King
The heads-up match has gripped the poker world and is now spreading to the quasi-poker poker world. Instagram King himself Dan Bilzerian, who has recently fueled rumors of his own heads-up match with Doug Polk, added salt to Polk’s wounds after the match.
You want next bud? I'd say lets go but you aren't man enough to play without begging for odds. https://t.co/xXCbA4TqTj
— Doug "Truck Driver" Polk (@DougPolkVids) November 19, 2020
Could a Doug Polk/Dan Bilzarian heads-up match actually happen? Yes, please!
What are the odds of Negreanu/Polk now?
Despite the big win for Negreanu, many observers still aren’t impressed. Doug Polk is back to -476, or an 83% chance of winning the match, according to live odds from Poker Shares. Negreanu had improved his odds in recent days to around 40% chance of winning, but that has swung back the other way over the last two sessions.
The odds for Session 8 of the High Stakes Feud are currently listed as +138 for Daniel Negreanu to win the session, a 42% chance.
Coming up next
There will be no break for Polk and Negreanu on Thursday and they are also expected to play on Friday. The pair will return for the first back-to-back sessions since the High Stakes Feud began. Poker fans will again have a choice of tuning into one of the many different streams covering the event: