The “High Stakes Duel” between poker stars Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu has been rescheduled for March 31 because of a concern related to the coronavirus.
The match had been scheduled for Tuesday at the PokerGO studio by the Aria.
PokerGO posted on Twitter that the match was delayed “due to a non-player covid concern.”
— PokerGO (@PokerGO) March 13, 2021
“High Stakes Duel” is a tournament format with escalating stakes. The match starts with each player putting up $50,000. The loser has the right to a rematch at double the stakes.
Hellmuth, 56, is the all-time leader in World Series of Poker bracelets with 15, including the 1989 Main Event title. He has more than $24 million in career tournament earnings, according to the Hendon Mob Poker Database.
Negreanu, 46, is a six-time WSOP bracelet winner with $42 million in live tournament earnings.