It is the Limper vs the Tanker within the remaining stretch of the heads-up battle, which might go on longer than we anticipated.
Whereas it has been a surprisingly cordial affair for probably the most half, Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu has inevitably gotten a bit extra trash talky.
It began on Monday when Polk modified his technique within the match to limping most of his buttons to cut back variance. On the time of writing he has a lead of $701,948 with simply over 5,000 palms left to play.
Polk has numerous profitable facet bets on this match, so taking part in huge pots goes in opposition to his greatest curiosity. Negreanu, nonetheless, was very vital of the change in technique:
Polk defended himself on Twitter saying it was a professional technique:
“He cant win taking part in like this”
Im taking part in equilbrium preflop ranges for limp + single dimension😂
— Doug “Very Fortunate” Polk (@DougPolkVids) January 26, 2021
TIL folks dont know limping will increase your winrate in HUNL
— Doug “Lock It Up” Polk (@DougPolkVids) January 26, 2021
You limp, I stall
Simply as Polk was pleased to disclose his technique forward of time, so was Negreanu in how he was going to counter it. Final night time we noticed a change in technique from Negreanu the place he took the utmost period of time to make each resolution.
Doing a little homework on countering a limping technique.
Inside tip for @pokershares session bettors:
Wager the beneath.
It’s going to be sluggish and painful the remainder of the way in which 😂
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) January 26, 2021
I suppose Negreanu could make doug play as many periods as attainable, will give up after 2 hours every time, max his examine day out and drive doug to be extra invested (doug clearly hates poker) that is genius in probably the most evil manner
— Patrick Leonard (@padspoker) January 27, 2021
Final night time they performed 560 palms which is near half of what a mean session would seem like. This is able to certainly purchase Negreanu extra time to check find out how to take care of limpers but when the primary motive was to easily tilt his opponent, it may need simply labored.
Polk appeared very sad with the stalling technique from Negreanu, despite the fact that most of his viewers did not assume it was significantly unethical in a Twitter ballot:
Fully pathetic exhibiting from @RealKidPoker at the moment
Tanking 20 seconds to open, tanking 20 seconds to examine flop, tanking each single resolution in an effort to sluggish the sport all the way down to nothing.
Complete piece of shit transfer.
— Doug “Lock It Up” Polk (@DougPolkVids) January 27, 2021
What did you consider @RealKidPoker resolution to tank each spot as a response to limping?
— Doug “Lock It Up” Polk (@DougPolkVids) January 28, 2021
The subsequent session will get underway on Friday.
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