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Gossip Column: Polk Takes 7-Figure Lead Over Negreanu in Grudge Match

Daniel Negreanu & Doug Polk - Gossip Column
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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly January 22, 2021
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Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Doug Polk seems to have taken the Grudge Match well and truly out of GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreagu’s hands. With 30 sessions now in the books, Polk enjoys a dominating $1,002,595.59 lead against Negreanu.

Daniel Negreanu & Doug Polk


There are just 7,122 hands left to play out, and it seems like an impossible spot for Kid Poker to bounce back from. But let’s not count the six-time WSOP bracelet winner out of contention just yet. Miracles do happen, and Negreanu certainly needs one now! Still, it can happen.

Let’s take a look at how the last three sessions since our last update panned out.


Session #27

The 27th session took place on January 14. Polk entered the session with a commanding $484,073.93 lead. The match lasted for 600 hands, and Polk added another $119,609.84 to his profits, extending his overall lead to $603,683.77.

Session #28

Two days later, the duo returned for the 28th session. Negreanu tried to bluff his way through some big pots, but the ever-vigilant Polk didn’t let anything slide past him. The 650-hand session saw Negreanu dropping another $26,198.60 to Polk.

Session #29

Day 29 played out on January 19, and Polk kept his winning streak intact. After playing 608 hands, the retired poker pro raked in $73,728.29 in profits.

Session #30

Even before Session #30 had started, Polk had got the intuition that this was going to be an important session.

And he wasn’t wrong. Seven hundred and seventy hands later, Polk hammered his Canadian opponent for $298,984.93, taking his overall lead to a resounding $1,002,595.59!

With a total of 17,878 hands of their 25,000-hand challenge now in the books, Negreanu is fast running out of time to make a comeback.

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