We’ve all missed the joy of watching the biggest live poker tournaments this time of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the poker community still has some exciting events on the horizon! Not only is the World Poker Tour set to host a $5,000 event at the Venetian in Las Vegas later this week, two intriguing heads-up challenges are days away from kicking off.
Couple of months ago, the Heads-Up Challenge between Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk took the poker world by storm and everyone was really interested in witnessing two great players go toe-to-toe against one another. Doug Polk ended up tearing DNegs apart but it was a decent contest nonetheless.
Taking the same lines, we have another two massive Heads-Up challenges lined up for the month of March!
Fedor Holz v/s Wiktor Malinowski
The high stakes heads-up match between Fedor ‘CrownUpGuy’ Holz, “The Prince Of Poker” and Wiktor ‘Limitless’ Malinowski begins on 5th March on GGPoker, the website Fedor Holz represents. Malinowski may not be a familiar name to those who don’t follow online poker. But he’s highly entertaining, loves to talk trash, and he can back his mouth up.
Wiktor is one of the top online pros in the world and he’s going up against one of the best players in poker history. Holz, known as “CrownUpGuy” online, has over $32 million in live tournament cashes and has crushed online heads-up no-limit hold’em games for years. The complete details of this clash of the titans haven’t been released yet but knowing their sizable bankrolls, we expect it to be pretty high stakes!
Phil Hellmuth v/s Daniel Negreanu
When Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu meet on PokerGO’s show “High Stakes Duel” later this month, it very well could end up being the most watched heads-up battle in poker history. The Poker Hall of Famers are arguably the two most popular and successful pros of all-time.
This match is definitely going to be a lot of fun but it probably won’t determine outright who is the better player. The format of the challenge is going to be a small sample SnG. Variance is going to be a big factor in determining the outcome as it is in poker when you’re only playing 100-200 hands.
The official date hasn’t been set for the start of the match, but Mori Eskandani, the show’s producer, recently informed Las Vegas Review-Journal that people should avoid betting on the match after March 14. Also, the game is not going to be available for live viewing. It will be filmed and recorded, therefore, it wouldn’t be wise to allow betting on a recorded game!
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The month of March is going to be super exciting for all the poker lovers around the world with these two incredible Heads-Up matches lined up!