Hellmuth vs. Negreanu Match is Intriguing But Will Prove hardly any


The poker community are going to be locked in in the heads-up that is upcoming between Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu on PokerGO’s High Stakes Duel show. Fans of both players are sure to place some heavy wagers on what should be an match that is intriguing two of this game’s all-time biggest movie stars. But kid that is don’t, the match won’t prove which player is superior.

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Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth will play the equivalent of an exhibition match, and nothing more. (Image: pokerscout.com)

Jim Barnes of the Las Vegas Review-Journal recently reported the match would take place “by mid-March.” That’s based on the show’s producer to his interview, Mori Eskandani, whom suggested bettors to stop wagering by the 14th.

“I’m maybe not planning to inform them precisely whenever we are shooting, however it’s do not to put a bet after March 14,” Eskandani told the LVRJ.

So, we all know the heads-up battle will probably occur quickly, so we understand the format that is basic. High Stakes* that is duel( starts with a $50,000 per player game, producing a $100,000 cooking pot from the bat. The player that is losing has the option to put up another $100,000 for a rematch, bringing the prize pool up to $200,000. The losing player again can elect to double the pot and raise the stakes.Given after that match both players have actually sizable bankrolls and talk a game that is big don’t expect the losing player to quit so early. Hellmuth is unbeaten on High Stakes Duel

, having defeated Antonio Esfandiari three matches that are straight 2020.

The show ended up being extremely entertaining as both players involved in lively dining table banter. You may expect exactly the same from Negreanu and Hellmuth, two poker advantages whom love the limelight and learn how to amuse a television market playing cards.

Although the 3 Hellmuth vs. Esfandiari matches had been enjoyable to view, Hellmuth’s wins shown almost no. The overall game played is hold’em that is no-limit but the format is sit n go style, and only about 100-200 hands are dealt before the match concludes.

That’s such a tiny sample size, meaning that variance played a factor that is significant. Also over three games, variance nevertheless played a role that is crucial Hellmuth’s win. Compare that to Doug Polk vs. Daniel Negreanu, or any of the three Galfond Challenges, where 25,000 or more hands were played.

Large Sample Size vs. Small Sample SizeThose who watched Polk beat Negreanu for $1.2 million over 25,000 hands know who the better player is. Sure, luck can be somewhat of still a factor over that test size. However it’s minimal compared to the High Stakes* that is duel( matches.

Negreanu opened the challenge against his long-time rival with a win that is six-figure 200 on the job PokerGO. In the event that match stopped here, he could have walked away a winner that is big. Unfortunately, for the pro once known as “Kid Poker,” there were still 24,800 hands remaining, and he ended up losing over $1.3 million during that span.

So, when Negreanu and Hellmuth are done with their match, viewers will be left wondering how it would all play out of they continued for another 20,000 hands or so. We’ll never know who would win heads-up between the Poker Hall of Famers, we can only speculate.

Polk has made it clear his opponent that is former would Hellmuth. But it out on the felt over a large enough sample size, we really don’t know which player would come out victorious unless they actually play. For all we know, Hellmuth would learn to make adjustments during the match and correct some of his mistakes. Or, maybe Negreanu would crush him for $2 million.What we do know is the small sample size from the High Stakes Duel

show isn’t near enough to determine the player that is superior. However it’s certain likely to be entertaining to view as the rivals certain learn how to amuse an audience.

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