Daniel Negreanu gained the primary Excessive Stakes Duel match of his profession, beating Eric Persson within the first spherical of Excessive Stakes Duel 4. [Image: PokerGO.com]
Daniel Negreanu lastly bought off the schneid. After being swept by Phil Hellmuth in Excessive Stakes Duel 2 two years in the past, Negreanu lastly captured his first win Monday evening, defeating Eric Persson in Excessive Stakes Duel 4, Spherical 1. For the victory, the Poker Corridor of Famer claimed a $100,000 prize pool.
PokerGO had modified the foundations for Excessive Stakes Duel 4, making Spherical 2 a compulsory rematch for double the stakes, however in a congratulatory tweet, Persson stated that “attributable to scheduling conflicts,” he couldn’t proceed. Thus, any challenger can now step in to tackle Negreanu in Spherical 2 for a $100,000 buy-in, or a $200,000 whole prize pool.
I didn’t actually do something particular. I simply ran higher than he did.”
Negreanu, who wore a padded muscle swimsuit and tank prime as an “homage” to Persson, was humble in victory, saying, “I simply had all of the arms. I had so many huge arms, and he by no means actually had a lot occurring. He bluffed me a couple of instances. I didn’t actually do something particular. I simply ran higher than he did.”
Based on the present’s new guidelines, anybody who wins two straight matches is the Excessive Stakes Duel champ, so Negreanu wants only one extra. Stakes double each spherical. Excessive Stakes Duel 3 bought all the way in which as much as an $800,000 buy-in late final yr; no one challenged winner Jason Koon to take it as much as a $1.6 million buy-in.