This Sunday starting at 6:00pm Pacific Time, Upswing Poker featured pro Doug “WCGRider” Polk embarks on his 2016 Online Poker Bankroll Challenge.
Read: TwoPlusTwo Poker Goals & Challenges: Doug Polk $100 to $10,000 Polk’s attempt to turn $100 into $10,000 was formally announced on Twitter Friday and quickly garnered mainstream poker media attention. Established poker writer and presenter Robbie Strazynski of Cardplayer Lifestyle published an exclusive Sunday morning writeup in which he commented that “it’s heartwarming to see that another well-known poker player is taking it upon himself to create interesting and entertaining poker content for fans to enjoy.”
Polk, a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, was extremely candid in the scoop interview he conducted with the PokerUpdate personality. “What I am hoping to prove with this challenge is simple: I want people to know that even in the tough ecosystem of today’s online poker games, you can still run up a bankroll,” said Polk.
What are Doug’s Chances?
Years ago, many poker fans would’ve lain odds that their favorite pro could leap tall buildings at a single bound, yet the online poker landscape has shifted dramatically since the pre-Black Friday era.
Profit potential for would-be online pros has been slashed in recent years. This Sunday, the Twitch Poker star will open action facing an introductory gauntlet unheard of since Pitfall Harry made his debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System way back in the 1980s.
In recent years, pro-friendly promotions geared towards enabling skilled players to “work their way up” the ladder have been replaced by winning player beat-downs (brought to you by PokerStars) and nosebleed rake.
Yet within hours WCGRider — widely regarded as one of the best poker players in the world — will attempt to demonstrate that The Poker Dream is still alive. Study, work hard, use proper game selection and bankroll management… and YOU, the aspiring poker player, can work your way up the online hierarchy!
Tune-in Live This Sunday!
Can Doug Polk successfully work an online poker bankroll up from $100 to $10,000? If you believe he can, how long do you think it will take him to do so?
Bankroll Challenge Week 1 Giveaway Details
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