Phil Galfond needed to come to the rescue within the Polk vs Negreanu heads-up match after a dispute about information mining with Invoice Perkins.
Whereas issues have been surprisingly cordial within the excessive stakes grudge match between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk, it nearly went off the rails this week.
After the 2 got here to an settlement about preflop charts, it appeared the subsequent large sticking level was the problem of Polk inputting hand histories right into a poker tracker software program after their matches. HUDs are prohibited on WSOP.com the place the match is being performed however Polk was doing this solely to replay the session afterwards for additional examine.
Invoice Perkins, who has bets with each males on the end result of the match, seemed to be the motive force for the drama.
Match delayed resulting from disagreement over guidelines. One occasion(@DougPolkVids )thinks its alright to manually enter in hand historical past to software program and have frequency evaluation executed and the opposite doesn’t (@RealKidPoker) Large drawback that Dnegs has not been doing this. @PhilGalfond time #Poker
— Invoice Perkins (Man) (@bp22) November 17, 2020
After some backwards and forwards Negreanu and Polk went to 3rd occasion Phil Galfond to make a ruling on what can be allowed and what wouldn’t when it comes to information accumulation. Evidently some events, principally Perkins, had been confused as to what ‘information mining’ meant on this context. To a web-based poker outsider reviewing hand histories after a match may appear unfair, however it’s completely regular and allowed by all the main poker rooms
I cant consider I’ve to defend opening up the shopper and taking a look at a 400 hand session what number of occasions my opponent folded the button.
That is a few of the most nit choosy bitch shit I’ve ever been part of.
— Doug “Truck Driver” Polk (@DougPolkVids) November 17, 2020
The problem is again on
Galfond clearly dominated that manually inputting palms after a match was wonderful and the 2 agreed they had been good to go. It appears to be like like neither Polk or Negreanu had a serious difficulty and had been simply responding Perkins greater than something.
Yup we’re good to go. Need to thank Phil for spending the time to assist us out. 👍 https://t.co/Lw90OyrMwj
— Doug “Truck Driver” Polk (@DougPolkVids) November 18, 2020
Phil’s spouse Farah Galfond was available to supply some comedian aid to diffuse the sitiation:
With all due respect, @PhilGalfond has his personal problem, that he’s shedding, to fret about.
— Farah Galfond (@Farah_Galfond) November 17, 2020
The match resumes and is in full swing, with each males reserving strong profitable periods. On the time of writing after 2,374 palms Polk is up $67,625.81 (one and a half buy-ins) with 22,626 palms left to play.
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