Monday March 11,2013 : NEGREANU TEAM WINS HEADS UP POKER CHALLENGE (Update)
Pokerstars pros win eight out of nine games against Full Tilt colleagues
Following two weeks of very public rivalry on Twitter and in the online media, a team of three Pokerstars pros skippered by Daniel Negreanu bested the pros from sister site Full Tilt Poker in a heads up battleship-format poker competition on Sunday.
They did it convincingly, too – Negreanu, Bertrand Grospellier and Isaac Haxton won eight of the nine games to claim the $150,000 put up in prizes.
Gus Hansen, who captained Viktor Blom and Tom Dwan on the defeated Full Tilt team, hinted at a rematch to redress the 3-0 whitewash, and that is likely to be a popular option for the many railbirds who clicked over to watch the action.
Grospellier set the tone by hammering Blom 3 – 0 in the first round, followed by Haxton, who sorted out Dwan 2 – 1 without too much fuss in the second, effectively giving the tournament to Pokerstars.
It was left to Negreanu to complete the rout, which he did by defeating Hansen 3 – 0.
The much-hyped NLHE contest occurred in London and was streamed over the internet.
The Pokerstars blog has all the details.