Negreanu And Schwartz User Twitter To Fix Up Interesting Poker Bet

Negreanu And Schwartz User Twitter To Fix Up Interesting Poker Bet July 7, 2015 July 7, 2015 Tim Glocks
Posted on  Jul 7, 2015 | Updated on  Jul 7, 2015 by Tim Glocks

Daniel Negreanu and Jason SchwartzDaniel Negreanu is one of the most respected and well known poker players in the world and is currently number one on the Hendon Mob’s all time money list. The legendary poker player recently engaged with Jason “stealthmunk” Schwartz on Twitter as they challenged each other to a Pot-Limit Omaha match.

The twitter exchange was interesting as Schwartz wanted Negreanu to put $100,000 on the line if he loses. That is not a lot of money for Negreanu who has made over $30 million in career prize money and he quickly agreed to Schwartz’s challenge but added a few stipulations.

Negreanu wanted Schwartz to commit to changing his lifestyle if he lost the match. Negreanu put in a number of stipulations including daily exercise, a strict diet, meditation and getting enrolled in ChoiceCentre. Schwartz is someone who eats and drinks whatever he wants and has lived a rather colorful life. He received a lot of tweets from fans and well wishers encouraging him to accept the challenge stating that it might be in his best interests to actually lose the match so that he would be forced to work on his health and change his lifestyle.

Negreanu lives a completely different lifestyle than the average poker player as he focuses on staying fit, having a healthy diet, doing yoga and meditation on a regular basis. He credits his lifestyle and his choices for contributing to his success in poker. One of the most interesting stipulations of the best is the enrollment in ChoiceCentre.

ChoiceCentre is also known as a ‘Leadership University’ and promotes self improvement workshops and Negreanu has thrown his full support behind the program even though many poker players including Schwartz describe it as a cult. After going back and forth in Twitter, Negreanu and Schwartz finally managed to work out the terms and conditions for their match.

The two players have currently agreed on a heads-up freezeout match for $100,000 but Schwartz will have two options to pay Negreanu if he loses. He can pay out the $100,000 or he can take up a challenge to bring down his body fat to below 22% within a stipulated period of time which will most likely be 12 months. Both Negreanu and Daniel Schwartz are yet to fix a date for their match and might end up introducing a few more stipulations before the match takes place.

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