The World Series of Poker announced plans Friday for a hybrid online/live Main Event, the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Hold’em World Championship that is televised annually on ESPN.
Doug Polk, a 31-year-old who lives in Henderson, and Daniel Negreanu, a 46-year-old who lives in Las Vegas, have played 1,372 of their scheduled 25,000 hands.
Daniel Negreanu has become something of a lightning rod for criticism in the past few years, with those attacks often spearheaded by Doug Polk.
Some sit dormant with empty tables. Others have been converted to football viewing areas, and some have been filled with slot machines.
The all-time World Series of Poker bracelet leader prevailed for the third straight time against rival Antonio Esfandiari in a heads-up match.
Poker player Sam Grizzle, a longtime pro who sparred with star player Phil Hellmuth verbally and physically, died Tuesday, according to multiple reports. He was 67.
The prominent poker players have become friends away from the table, but their rivalry dates back about 18 years. They will play in a heads-up match Wednesday.
The public celebration of life for the poker player and broadcaster will be held on the World Poker Tour’s social media channels.