Daniel Negreanu’s High Stakes Duel Redemption Begins after Defeating Persson
- Negreanu emerged victorious in his Round 1 match against Eric Persson
- Persson declined a rematch which means Negreanu will face a new opponent in Round 2
- Negreanu currently ranked in 3rd place on Hendon Mob’s All Time Money List
Daniel Negreanu finally won a game on High Stakes Duel (HSD) at the expense of high-stakes player and casino owner Eric Persson.
The GGPoker ambassador previously lost three straight matches to Phil Hellmuth during the second season of the show in 2021. He was successful in his second attempt on the show, defeating Persson in Round 1 of HSD IV.
Negreanu Defeats Persson in Round 1 of HSD IV
The match took place on May 8 at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Las Vegas, with both players buying in for $50,000. There was no major action during the early stages of the game. The momentum began to build for Negreanu when he won an 18,000 chip pot, leading to a 3-1 chip advantage.
Persson had since struggled to recover and ended up losing the match. The Maverick Gaming co-founder and CEO declined a rematch due to scheduling conflicts, but he congratulated his opponent on Twitter, saying he looks forward to playing against him in the future.
Congrats on kicking my ass @RealKidPoker . Look forward to playing with you in the future!! @PokerGO @BuffaloHanks pic.twitter.com/eED3Okgz1x
— Eric Persson (@IAmMaverick888) May 9, 2023
Negreanu cannot withdraw his winnings just yet as he is required to win two straight matches as per the updated rules of the show. Previously, a player needed to win three straight games before they could cash out and claim the championship title.
With Persson now out of the game, that leaves the seat open for a new player to face Negreanu in Round 2. The Poker Hall of Famer’s new challenger will have to pay $100,000 to compete with him, which means the pot grows to $200,000 during the second match.
The six-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner is excited to know who that player will be, as he anticipates a long list of challengers who are eager to face him on HSD.
Negreanu Still Ranked In Hendon Mob’s Top 3
The Canadian poker pro currently sits at number 3 in Hendon Mob’s All Time Money list with over $50.7 million in prize money and number one on Canada’s All Time Money list.
The 48 year old poker pro has had a good run in 2023 so far, with his bin in January when he finished in 3rd place during the $ 25,000 No Limit Hold’em – PokerGO Cup event number 7 for $124,000.