So my heads up challenge versus Zachvac started today. For those of you who aren't aware of the situation, here's a link to what's going on....
It's a lot to read so I can just provide a short synopsis here. Basically, he called me out (like so many others have in the past) claiming that I was a losing player, that I was cheating people by over-charging for coaching that I wasn't qualified to be giving and that he would destroy me in a HU battle.
It's not like me to accept a challenge like this or to ever challenge anybody else for some kind of HU duel scenario, but what this guy did was way way over the line. And if you know me at all, it's not in my nature to back down against someone making such accusations, and I always got a chip on my shoulder as if I have to constantly prove myself.
So we are playing 10,000 hands HU @ 3/6NL. We escrowed 5k each -- with whoever being up at the end of the match winning the side bet while still keeping any other profits earned during the match.
Today we played ~400 hands and I finished up ~2400. That was the first session of our official challenge but the second session we've played. I'm up on him about 5k in less than 1k hands over the two times I have played him HU.
Based on what I think about this guy's play, he's in way over his head, he could drop an additional 20k to me over these 10k hands in addition to the 5k side bet. I'm feeling very confident.
Okay so I finally made a twitter account. I'm going to tweet when the matches are being played for whoever wants to rail it. You guys can follow me there @PeterJennings28.