Doug Polk Leads WCOOP $10k High Roller

Upswing Poker featured pro Doug Polk is looking for redemption and a new Twitch Poker MTT cash record today as he competes in Day 2 of the $10k WCOOP High Roller Event #53.


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Doug ended Day 1 with the overall chip lead as 56 players survived to battle it out for first place and a $656,000 championship prize. The tournament resumes Monday, at 9:30am Pacific Time and will play nonstop until a winner is declared.

Day 2 Starting Chip Counts
Blinds: 1.8k/3.6k (540 Ante)

Doug Polk (WCG|Rider) – 436,297
Ce$ar$pa – 313,233
TheTakeover – 277,509
probirs – 270,653
mexican222 – 262,108
Admiral19793 – 217,838
Firaldo87 – 203,611
Mr. Tim Caum – 194,566

WCOOP Event #53 Final Table Payouts

1st – $656,866
2nd – $484,587
3rd – $357,492
4th – $263,731
5th – $194,561
6th – $143,533
7th – $105,888
8th – $78,116

Day 1 Recap

Doug still had plenty of energy left Sunday evening after wrapping up Day 1 action, and uploaded the following YouTube video which recaps several key hands so far in the WCOOP High Roller event.

Redemption for Doug Polk?

Two years ago, WCG|Rider was in a similar position heading into the second day of the WCOOP High Roller event, but finished in a disappointing 8th Place after entering final table play with a healthy stack.

This year, Doug’s play will be streamed live on Twitch with hole cards up — which will likely mean a concurrent viewership audience of over 10,000 if the two-time WSOP bracelet winner is at the final table Monday night.

Will the 2016 WCOOP pay dividends for our favorite high stakes poker pro? Tune-in LIVE beginning at 9:30am Pacific Time to find out!


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David Huber

David Huber

David Huber (known as "dhubermex" online) has been involved in the poker industry for more than a decade. He currently assists several poker and gaming entities as a researcher, writer, and consultant. Former Editor-in-Chief & Head Moderator of online tournament rankings site PocketFives (2006-2011).

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