Negreanu to face rUaBot in first PokerStars Limit Hold'em Challenge
Start stacking your bets in easy-to grab piles, because PokerStars has just announced a brand new big show for the weekend: the PokerStars Limit Hold'em Challenge.
You read it right. Limit Hold'em.
"People still play Limit Hold'em?" you say.
Indeed they do, and for big stakes. How big? Daniel Negreanu-Big.
This weekend, May 5 at 2pm ET, worldwide poker superstar and Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu will face off against limit legend rUaBot in a high-stakes limit heads-up battle. Negreanu and rUaBot will play 1,250 hands across two tables of $200/$400 heads-up limit hold'em. Both players will start with $75,000 bankrolls.
You know Negreanu. He's been killing it in the no-limit tournament world recently. Just yesterday he finished runner-up in the €25,000 EPT Grand Final High Roller for €600,000 (an amount he shruggingly said would "pay some bills"). He's got the cash to play.
As for rUaBot, he's keeping his identity a secret for now. He started his poker life in the limit hold'em world and has become a bit of a specialist.
"In my opinion, fixed limit is more strategic than no limit," he said. "In no-limit, you always have some guessing games like 'would he bluff here or wouldn't he?.' Of course, such situations often happen in fixed-limit, too, but there is much more space for general strategic adaptions than in no-limit. I think, setting up your standard game is pure math, but exploiting your opponents patterns is an art...and will always be!"
If you'd like to watch, just log on to PokerStars at 2pm Et Saturday. If you can't make it, the PokerStars Blog will have a full wrap-up of the action.
For more information, visit the PokerStars Limit Hold'em Challenge information page.