Daniel Negreanu warmed up for his busy summer season with a victory on Excessive Stakes Duel 4.
The Las Vegas resident defeated Eric Persson on Monday within the PokerGO heads-up occasion after each gamers purchased in for $50,000.
Persson declined his possibility for the rematch, which was scheduled to happen Tuesday.
Negreanu had been winless in Excessive Stakes Duel matches, shedding to Phil Hellmuth three straight instances in 2021. However he picked up pocket aces twice within the first hour towards Persson and went on to construct a 3-to-1 chip benefit.
Persson, the co-founder and CEO of Maverick Gaming, tried to battle again. However he made a essential mistake when he open-folded after the river with the very best hand earlier than Negreanu acted, transport a large pot to the six-time World Collection of Poker winner.
On the ultimate hand, each gamers have been all-in earlier than the flop, and Negreanu’s ace-king held up towards Persson’s ace-queen when neither participant’s hand improved.
This was the primary time a Excessive Stakes Duel match didn’t characteristic Hellmuth. After shedding to Jason Koon in a $1.6 million match of Excessive Stakes Duel III, Hellmuth opted out, permitting two new gamers to sq. off.
With Persson’s seat now open, Negreanu and his opponent for Spherical 2 every will likely be required to purchase in for $100,000.
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