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   Friday, June 14 2024 
Challenge heads-up: PokerStars Pro overcame The Professionals

Last week, Gus Hansen challenged Daniel Negreanu for a duel on Twitter. But after the request of Negreanu, the duel between the two players has been replaced by a head's up challenge between six players. Indeed, Daniel Negreanu suggested to Gus Hansen to recruit two more players to form a team of three players. Gus Hansen hired Tom Dwan and Viktor Blom, two players from "The Professionals", the team of Full Tilt Poker pro. On his side, Daniel Negreanu called two members of the PokerStars pro team in the person of Isaac Haxton and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. The heads-up challenge becomes then a clash between the two pro teams of two poker room. The series of heads-up took place on Sunday in London during the opening of the European Poker Tour London.

The challenge was held on three Sit & Go tables online. ElkY and Viktor Blom began the battle in the early afternoon and the French overcame his opponent ending the match with a score of 3-0. Tom Dwan and Isaac Haxton confronted in the second round that turned to the advantage of Isaac Haxton on a score of 1-2. The last round was the most anticipated of all and pitted Daniel Negreanu and Gus Hansen. Gus Hansen, instigator of the duel, received a big defeat on a score of 3-0. In the end, PokerStars Team won $ 400,000 against $ 50,000 of gain only for The Professionals.

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