The long-awaited Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk heads-up match is almost finally here. The pair kick things off with their first session this Wednesday at 8 PM ET. Over the last week, there have been some final details released of the grudge match, including the site that was picked as well as how you can watch the stream.

For full details, be sure to check out the Doug Polk and Daniel Negreanu frequently asked questions for the match, which includes information on how you can tune in.

Without further adieu, let’s check out the most notable developments of the last week:

Where to watch Negreanu and Polk?

One of the biggest questions that remained from the heads-up match was how poker fans were actually going to watch the event. Well, last week we got that answer when it was revealed that the first part would be held on PokerGo as part of the High Stakes Duel series.

You may recall that this was the series that debuted over the summer with the much-acclaimed Antonio Esfandiari vs Phil Hellmuth that Hellmuth won, which left some surprised at how well Phil Hellmuth played.

The pair will play the first 200 hands live from the PokerGo studios on November 4th beginning at 8 PM ET, streamed on PokerGo’s YouTube and Facebook pages. If you want to sign-up for the PokerGo premium subscription service, you can register here.

Where will they play after the PokerGo session?

After the PokerGo session, Polk and Negreanu will move their play to WSOP.com, where they will play around “every other day” for what could take a few months. There will likely be no “official” streams once the challenge is moved to WSOP.com but Negreanu said that “various streams will be available.”

The odds continue to move in Polk’s favor

Although the odds generally moved in Doug Polk’s favor on PokerShares, the Negreanu/Polk heads-up odds have held relatively steady over the last week. Doug Polk is now a -556 favorite, the equivalent of a 84.7% chance to win, according to PokerShares.

There are also odds on over a dozen props including who will win the biggest pot of the match and whether Doug Polk will return to poker after the challenge. Poker fans can also bet on who will win the first live in-person session on November 4th, which is actually a close contest with Polk at -125 (or 55.6%) to win.

Charts actually WILL be allowed

Negreanu and Polk have been negotiating terms of the match in recent weeks. This has even led to some common ground, including a reversal of Negreanu on the issue of hand charts.

Polk has also expressed respect for Negreanu for participating in the match:

Watch more Negreanu

Get hyped with Negreanu discussing details of the Challenge on the latest episode of the Dat Podcast with Terrance Chan and Adam Schwartz. In the podcast, they also go over the latest in poker, election odds, the return of High Stakes Poker, and the Phil Hellmuth/Antonio Esfandiari heads-up match.

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