The guys over at Card Player Magazine had a recent chat with high-stakes online beast Doug Polk to talk about his poker career as well as his fruitful year at the online and live tables.
For poker media junkies, there may not a lot of new info in this particular interview but interviewer Julio Rodriguez does a good job of getting you caught up with all things Polk and, of course, bringing up the controversial words of Polk when it comes to future Hall of Famer Daniel Negreanu.
Even though some time has passed, it comes off like Polk is firm in his resolve that Negreanu’s confidence in his own game is a slam to the high stakes online community.
It was extremely insulting for him to insinuate that he could just hop into these games and beat them. I think Negreanu is a fantastic live tournament player. He has great results and is a great ambassador for the game of poker, but he is not a good high-stakes online cash game player. He’s just not. There are guys who spent a lot of time and energy making their way to that level and winning and he’s basically dismissing their effort by saying he could just jump in and beat them. Most of the older, more recognizable live pros just don’t have the skill set to win online.
Got some time? Check out the extended interview over at Card Player: Doug Polk Calls Out Daniel Negreanu For Insulting High-Stakes Poker Community