Fernando "JNandez" Habegger refused to participate in Galfond’s challenge
Phil Galfond lost one participant for his heads-up challenge. Fernando Habegger refused to play 50 000 hands at RIO Poker. He announced about it on his Twitter and stated that such a challenge will require a lot of time and efforts.
He planned to create an exciting content with heads-up matches, but he realized that he wasn’t ready to let his backers down.
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Fernando also tried to reach an agreement with Galfond concerning the reducing of limits and the number of hands, but they weren’t able to reach consensus. Taking all of these considerations into account, Fernando decided to refuse his participation in the battle.
However, Daniel Cates managed to make an agreement with Galfond on favorable terms, and he will play not 50 000 hands, but 7 500. Due to the small distance, the prize for victory will be much smaller than for the other participants.