Odd_Oddsen Trying to Break the Law

Looks to help prove poker is a game of skill.

Ola Amundsgaard, aka regualr high-stakes grinder Odd_Oddsen is planning on sticking it to the man. When he offered an open challenge to any Norwegian politician to try and best him in a heads-up match, he probably never thought he’d get a taker. Now, he’s put up 1 million kronor (€ 124,341) of his own cash and Mr Erlend Wiborg (of the Progressive Party) has the chance to take it from him.

In an effort to show that poker is a game of skill and not predominately luck, Ola is hoping to prove that poker should not be on the list of prohibited games in Norway.

For the record, Wiborg is in agreement with Ola but should he win, he plans on donating the money to charity. The online HU match is set to take place on PokerStars and we’ve got the details of what to expect after the jump.

PokerPT.com lists the the terms of the duel as follows:

  • 10,000 hands in Pot Limit Omaha
  • Each player starts with 100 buy-ins for blinds 0.50 / 1
  • When the smallest stack has only 300 BBs, this table will be closed and will open another table-
  • A minimum of two tables simultaneously
  • At the end of 10,000 hands, will be declared the winner the player with the most chips
  • If a player runs out of chips before 10,000 hands, you lose the challenge
  • Will be played at the tables of PokerStars
  • Both players will be available to play a minimum of 120 hours between 7 December and May 7
  • Both players will be available to play a minimum of 20 hours per month until you complete the 10,000 hands

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