Doug Polk Pulls Away with $117k Session 10 Win over Daniel Negreanu

Doug Polk bagged a big win in the longest session yet in his Grudge Match of the Century against Daniel Negreanu, taking $117k in a session that had it all to extend his overall lead to $143,000…

By: Andrew Burnett

DNegs has been incredibly competitive during the match so far, winning four out of five sessions over the past week until Polk recovered his composure and reversed the trend last Friday.

Yesterday saw another tough battle, far removed from the initial betting odds that saw Negreanu offered at 4-1, and the duo traded early pots.

In fact DNegs was getting slightly the better of things fođr the first hour or more, but then this hand put a whole new complexion on the session…

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A re-raise from the big blind saw Polk call on the button, with Negreanu firing his bluff on all three streets only to find out his opponent had made it on the river…

Polk: 6♥ Q♥
Negreanu: J♣ 4♣

Flop: K♥ 2♥ 2♠
Turn: A♣
River: 4♥

That was a $111k pot and turned the day upside down, Negreanu faltering as Polk turned up the aggression factor yet again. It certainly wasn’t all one-way traffic though, Negreanu allowing Polk to fire his clip and snapping him off to regain a stack…

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Polk: 9♦ 10♠
Negreanu: Q♣ 5♥

Flop: 5♣ 8♦ Q♥
Turn: 3♣
River: 7♠

It was to be Polk’s day, however, a late $50k pot with the Upswing man getting value from flopped trips making it a six-figure win and leaving him up close to $150k overall.

The difference is just over 3.5 buy-ins, which is just one very good session, and as poker pro Corey Steel pointed out it’s close enough to how badly Negreanu has run in all-in EV

The duelling duo are due back in on Wednesday for another session, although this week’s Friday bout has been switched to Saturday because of Thanksgiving.

We’ll be bringing you all the very best action from the Grudge Match right here, so be sure to check in!


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