Daniel Negreanu was ridden by Phil Hellmuth in the first ever High Stakes Duel, going 0-3. six times World Series of Poker The winner of the bracelet finally gets a win PokerGO’s No Limit Hold’em showcased heads-up on Monday, when it defeated Eric Pearson in round 1 of the High Stakes Duel 4.
The match, which saw Negreanu and Persson each pay $50,000 to enter, took place inside the PokerGO Studio in ARIA Resort and casino in Las Vegas. Before the cards hit the air, Alyinejad hosted The Weigh-In which saw Negreanu reveal an outfit that mimicked Pearson’s look during his live broadcast debut on the PokerGO Heads-Up Showdown last spring. Negreanu’s blue muscular jersey and giant bird-flipping hands were his callback when he defeated Pearson Hellmuth in a controversial first-round bout.
Negreanu made a wardrobe change midway through the match, with the Poker Hall of Famer removing the outfit to reveal some more typical outfits. The first half hour of play resulted in a slight lead for Negreanu. After an hour of a one-on-one fight, a great deal developed that made Negriano begin to pull away.
Negreanu hit the middle group with 55while Pearson 42 It’s an upgraded button lift to a straight, open-ended graphic on the letter J52 flop. The check Negreanu is called the continue bet and the turn resulted in a 2 To give Pearson a pair and a low flush tie with his ends to a straight line. Negreanu checked again and fired the Pearson 5000 into the pot of 8800. Negreanu called again and 4 He completed the board, giving Pearson two while putting four on the board straight. The action was verified and Negreanu’s group earned the bet. Cut to 63,200 while Pearson slid to 36,800 after the hand.
Check out the hand below, with commentary from Ahmadinejad and three-time bracelet winner Nick Schulman.
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Pearson fumbled with an open end and converted the tie-breaker against Negreanu’s set.
River gives Pearson a bad pair, and Negreanu extends his lead.
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Negreanu held the lead over the next hour, then extended it after winning a healthy pocket sevens pot after withstanding an underhand raise from Pearson. The event went to a river check and Jeb Negreanu’s pair earned him the bet and almost 4:1 ahead.
Not long after that, all chips went in with Negreanu’s AK driving As Pearson. Negreanu raised the button and then quadrupled the ante on Persson’s triple bet. Pearson called and the board ran out of J107j6 Negrino with a high AK won the match.
Pearson and Negreanu were originally scheduled to face off a second time just one day after their first round bout, but Pearson later shared a video on social media that indicated he was refusing to rematch. Check out the Twitter post embedded below for his comments.
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– Eric Pearson (@IAmMaverick888) May 9, 2023
With Pearson out, any potential challenger has 30 days to step in and post the $100,000 buy-in in their second-round bout with Negreanu. The new challenger would then compete against the Poekr Hall of Famer with the tournament winnings of $49.9 million for the $200,000 purse at a date to be determined.
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