Daniel Negreanu Challenges Gus Hansen in Team Battleship Match

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It all started when last week Gus Hansen tweeted to Daniel Negreanu, reminding him of a $575k pot the two played together in 2006 on High Stakes Poker when Gus turned quads against Daniel’s full house.

“Wonder if I ever get another chance to take your money,” Hansen tweeted.

“I was going to congratulate you on your graph for 2013 but then realized I was looking at it upside down,” Daniel tweeted. “Ouch!”

Negreanu suggested Hansen, Viktor Blom and Tom Dwan, all three the faces of the new Full Tilt Poker play a series of battleship-style heads up matches against Negreanu and two other PokerStars Pros. The challenge calls for the matches to be played in a live venue at the EPT London, but on laptops in order to facilitate multi-tabling.

Negreanu suggested some PokerStars pros via twitter and invited the poker community to pick who should be on his team. After a couple of days, Negreanu announced his teammates via his video blog. Isaac Haxton and Bertand “ElkY” Grospelier.

The challenge will likely be to the tune of Negreanu and Hansen each injecting $50,000 a man into the prize pool and the game will be played on Full Tilt software, now owned by sister company PokerStars. It is expected to be very popular with the online railbird community. Negreanu proposed playing on Day 1A of EPT London which runs March 5-16.

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