Daniel Negreanu this weekend lost the first edition of the Limit Hold'em Challenge on PokerStars to Limit Hold'em expert "rUaBot". The affair was short lived as Negreanu lost his $75,000 buy-in in just 937 hands.
Daniel Negreanu this weekend highlighted the very first edition of PokerStars
new Limit Hold'em Challenge in a battle played on Saturday evening against Limit Hold'em expert "rUaBot".
The duel was scheduled to be played over 1,250 hands of heads-up FLH poker across two tables with stakes of $200/$400.
Each player would bring $75,000 to the battle ground, with the challenge ending when one of the players had successfully busted the other or when the agreed number of hands had been met.
However, following just 58 hands, "rUaBot" had already put himself in front by $6,500, and from then one, the German anonymous never slowed down again.
After one third of the hands, "rUaBot" was up $44,200, and after just 937 hands it was all over as Negreanu lost his last all-in and the remainder of his $75,000 buy-in.
On the very last hand of the battle, Negreanu bet his stack away with pocket threes on a
board, but was called by "rUaBot"'s
to effectively end the match.
The aftermath played out in a friendly fashion with each player congratulating the other.
Negreanu did however use the chat to say that he had never played two tables of Limit Hold'em before, and that he "would never do it again", before the tables broke and the players went each to their own.