Moving online was all it took for Doug Polk to reverse his fortunes in his heads-up challenge match with Daniel Negreanu. On Friday, Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu played their first session on WSOP.com, with Polk dominating with a $218k win on the day after just two hours.

The pair played a total of 424 hands on Friday for a total of 624 hands after two days. With his huge day, Polk quickly erases Negreanu’s win from Day 1 and then some. Doug Polk not only took the lead but is now up by $101k overall. You can watch the session from the GG Poker YouTube channel below with commentary from Kevin Martin and KakiTee.

After the session, Martin and KakiTee went over some notable hands during the session, which was followed by an appearance of Daniel Negreanu on the GG Poker channel.

The match comes two days after Negreanu won convincingly playing 200 hands of a live in-person match on PokerGo, where Negreanu won $117,000 and immediately surprised some of his critics. The live nature of the first session combined with the lights and spectacle possibly gave Negreanu an advantage for the first 200 hands. However, the rest of the challenge will now be held on WSOP.com, where Polk is a heavy favorite.

Reaction to the big session

Doug Polk was pleased with his session on Friday but it did not go flawlessly. For his part, Negreanu said he misclicked four times.

Polk’s dad was also impressed with his son’s performance:

Other comments from poker fans:

Prior to the match, both players can their Twitter fans a brief look at the setups they will be using while playing the Challenge, which is expected to take at least a couple of months.

Next up

Just a very small percentage of the match has been completed, with the pair still to play over 24,000 hands. As for the next match, Negreanu and Polk are expected to take the weekend off before playing session 3 of the Challenge on Monday at 2:30 PM PT.

Poker fans can continue to watch the action through a variety of sources including the Doug Polk YouTube channel, the GG Poker YouTube channel and the Upswing Poker Twitch channel.

Watch it below once it gets underway on Monday:

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