This is a discussion on Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I been a cardschat freeroll club member for years.. and still not considered a member.(won't let me play freerolls yet I'm better then them in
I been a cardschat freeroll club member for years.. and still not considered a member.(won't let me play freerolls yet I'm better then them in real money games bust thats besides the point lol smh) Anyways here a good topic so I can maybe become a member someday!!!
I still think Daniel Negreanu is better then Doug Polk, what are your thoughts?
I have a lot of respect for both. They have significant accomplishments. As far as the recent feud, DNegs anger was justified though he should know better than to be reactive. Polks video was hilarious but he should have left 'blackface' out of the title as it appears that his goal was to get DNegs cancelled.
I thought poker was above this cancel culture behavior but I guess I was mistaken. We all need to lighten up a bit.
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+1 Negreanu is one of my favorite poker players. Obviously everyone has ups and downs and get emotional at times, but overall I find Doug Polk's humor a bit too off-putting. He comes across as too arrogant for my liking and most of Polk's videos are just click-bait in my opinion. I'll click a Polk video and expect a great hand to be played and just get more like a standard play. Nah, I'm +1 for D-Negs
Originally Posted by TommyT
I'd hate to sit on a table for hours on end with Dan, talks to much! and he has an uncanny ability to read
To be fair, I think most of us would NOT want to sit at the same table as Doug Polk or Daniel Negreanu if we are trying to win and follow disciplined table selection. Both of these players are accomplished poker pros and I respect the ability of both.
I'd be more inclined to be at a table with Negreanu though. His hand reading ability is just awe-inspiring at times, but I'd be just basically paying for the experience.
Both are exceptional high stakes players. Polk has a more mathematical, analytical style, while Negreanu is more old school, but who would win, I wouldn't like to bet either way.
They are both loud mouths, but Negreanu, for me, is a much more likeable amiable guy. Polk is looking for reactions and is happy to create animosity or just be generally outrageous in order to pedal his own career.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
I like both players. Daniel is an interesting and funny guy, in my opinion, very friendly and open, ready to communicate with everyone. His strong point is playing in live tournaments, where he perfectly demonstrates his ability to read opponents, which for the most part helps him win. Polk, by contrast, is much stronger in online cash games. Watch his stream, where he played the next session with Negreanu, his thoughts and strategy in heads-up are impressive.
I like Daniel he is the best poker player for me but according statistic he is loosing for a while. Especially he always bad luck on the begging in these sessions and trying to improving the situation after bad beats. I hope he will win at the end.
Dnegs is getting unlucky and obviously outplayed and frustrated with the match. When a player is outclassed and running bad itís gonna get ugly in a hurry. Not even half way to 25k hands and we have seen Polk amass close to 1 million $ from Daniel. The video of Dnegs losing it is classic. The true side of him is clearly far from what we see on the edited WSOP coverage.
I don't think Daniel can overcome the disadvantage even with study, by the end of the challenge. He's an old live tourney player stepping into a different world where he's never really been. He has no shot at this point unless he happens to run like god.
He should have done what Eddie Hall and Thor have choose to do when taking on a new challenge-- take a year to prepare. You don't just jump in head first with no prior training (referring to nash-equilibrium strategies) and not expect to get your head smashed in. A bit of a gamble on Daniels part? Or just bullheaded.
I think that Daniel is better overall player but he is from the older generation players better suited for live games. If the match was at least 50/50 live/online Daniel will have chance to win. Playing online though Doug definitely has advantage as he is very good heads up online player.