Poker professional Daniel Negreanu Bets Phil Hellmuth $400K That He Can’t Beat $25K Tournaments

First, Daniel Negreanu wished to play Phil Hellmuth heads-up. Now, he’s making a bet that is high-stakes he can’t compete against the world’s best poker players in high-stakes tournaments.

Negreanu tweeted afternoon that he bet against the 15-time

World Series of Poker

If he shows a $1 revenue he wins the bet.

— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) March 2, 2021

The bet looks like an extension of a recently ignited feud involving the two poker legends. After Negreanu’s loss that is seven-figure Doug Polk in their high-stakes heads-up grudge match, Hellmuth publicly criticized the six-time bracelet winner’s play in the challenge.

Hellmuth’s words sparked a response that is fiery Negreanu, whom wanted to play heads-up at any stakes in almost any place for almost any extent. The task did actually indicate a cash game challenge, which Negreanu had simply invested months learning, nevertheless the two consented to play in a heads-up sit-n-go format on PokerGO’s “High Stakes Duel.”It are going to be Hellmuth’s battle that is second the show after beating Antonio Esfandiari three straight matches for $400,000 in his first go-around.Not only is Negreanu calling his heads-up game into question but is now openly doubting how good Hellmuth is at multi-table tournaments, a format that has netted him the career


If hellmuth desires more action, I’ll bet just as much as he desires.— Ali (@aliImsirovic) March 3, 2021Four-time WSOP bracelet champion and 2009

Can We bet this challenge does get completed n’t? Has Phil even played over 50 25k’s in his lifetime?

— Alex Huang (@alexjhuang) March 3, 2021

Aria’s Director of Poker Operations Sean McCormack said in the thread that Aria has “a few a on average,” when someone asked how many $25,000 buy-ins run regularly month. It’ll probably simply take Hellmuth a lot of the 12 months to perform the process at that rate, nevertheless the regularity that the home operates those tournaments increase when there is a significant tournament that is live this summer or fall.

When it comes to high-stakes tournaments, Hellmuth has always been somewhat of a polarizing figure.

During his heads-up match with Esfandiari, high-stakes legend Phil Galfond gave Hellmuth props, saying him a long time to realize “just how talented he is. that it took” The tweet ended up being met with backlash from numerous high-stakes professionals claiming that Hellmuth ended up being overrated.(*)

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