The PokerStars Limit Challenge – a 1,250 hand limit heads-up match between Daniel ‘KidPoker’ Negreanu and rUaBot – got underway on Saturday, and it was the anonymous online limit God, rUaBot, who prevailed over the two-time limit Hold’em WSOP bracelet winner.
Said to be ‘a young German genius’ by Negreanu on his Twitter account, rUaBot, an outspoken proponent of Fixed Limit, took just 937 hands to despatch KidPoker. In the first 50 hands or so rUaBot grabbed a $6,000 lead over KidPoker, but around the one-hundred hand mark Daniel had pulled it back to even and it would remain that way for the next 50-60 hands, before rUaBot began to pull away.
By the 300 hands played mark the young limit phenom was $10K up, but the real damage to KidPoker was done in hands 350-400, when rUaBot, after a sick run of winning 11 out of 12 hands on one table and 10 consecutive hands on the second table, went on the offensive and proceeded to win just under $30,000 more, to go $45,000 up on KidPoker.
By the 937th hand rUaBot had won KidPoker’s $75,000 bankroll, claimed the title of the inaugural PokerStars Limit Challenge Champion, and there was a brief exchange between players in the chat.
Negreanu on his multi-tabling prowess
rUaBot: sorry for the sick run
KidPoker: its ok just glad its over!
KidPoker: have never in my life played 2 tables HU LH and I never will again
rUaBot: big thanks for playing here
KidPoker: good nigh
PokerStars Limit Challenge Champion rUaBot sums up why Limit poker is the next No Limit
Setting up your standard game is pure math, but exploiting your opponent’s patterns is an art… and always will be!
You can read the full review of the game on the PokerStars blog HERE