Doug Polk One Drop group photo June 2017

Poker Central Podcast: “Big One for One Doug”

Doug Polk hails One Drop victory as “one of the best moments” of his life.
Timestamps recap of June 6, 2017 PCP Episode #22.

Late Monday evening Las Vegas time, Upswing Poker featured pro Doug Polk earned his largest career single-day poker haul with a $3.68 million victory in the 2017 WSOP High Roller for One Drop event.

Dozens of friends and Upswing Army fans were on the rail to witness the 28-year old’s third WSOP bracelet win and tag along to the CARNEVINO steakhouse celebration dinner afterwards. Yet before heading over to The Palazzo Doug and other final table participants took time out to discuss the charity tournament with Poker Central’s Remko Rinkema and Will O’Connor.

Below is a Timestamps recap of the June 6, 2017 Poker Central Podcast from the Rio All Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.


Poker Central Podcast Episode #22 Timestamps


(0:00) Intro, “Big One for One Doug”
(2:00) Death Wish Coffee shout-out
(3:40) Doug’s Upswing Army One Drop rail + his rise to poker stardom
(4:25) Doug an MTT pro now?
(4:55) Will O’Connor delves into the Polk Mystique
(5:50) Doug refers to One Drop as his first “real” bracelet
(6:20) Interview with Doug begins

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(7:20) Doug’s big bluff against Martin Jacobson
(8:10) Doug’s largest single-day poker payday – “one of the best moments” of his life
(9:05) Interview with Doug ends – Remko & Will return
(9:50) Doug, Ryan, Jmo & Jason Les chest-bumping in the dark
(10:30) Slow final table play – One Drop structure breakdown
(13:00) Remko talks about “Lakewood Louie” Hendon Mob profile
(14:00) Comparisons to other three-time WSOP bracelet winners
(16:00) Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier Interview begins

Doug Polk & Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier (WSOP High Roller for One Drop 2017)

(17:15) ElkY talks about One Drop tournament run
(17:45) How tough was the One Drop competition?
(18:30) ElkY’s WSOP 2017 schedule
(18:45) How does ElkY’s One Drop runner-up finish compare to other MTT feats?
(19:20) Interview with ElkY ends – Remko & Will return
(20:20) More reference to flip-fest structure at final table
(20:55) Did “Uncle” Leon Tsoukernik have a piece of ElkY?
(21:30) PokerGO One Drop stream discussion – great live crowd
(22:50) Which setup is best? TV setup at SHRB or “soccer style” fan atmosphere of WSOP?
(24:10) Remko to travel to Toronto – Will to remain in Vegas
(25:10) Haralabos Voulgaris seemed “dead inside” ???
(26:40) Will thinks H-bob has a “little fire burning” somewhere
(28:00) Interview with Haralabos begins

Haralabos Voulgaris (Image Credit: PokerGO – 2017 SHRB)

(28:30) High Roller action doesn’t get H-bob’s adrenaline going
(29:30) Haralabos to play more poker tournaments this year?
(30:00) Interview ends – Remko & Will return
(31:00) Would winning a WSOP bracelet mean anything to Haralabos Voulgaris?
(32:00) High Roller for One Drop final table rundown
(33:40) Martin Jacobson stare down is real
(34:35) Will admires fashionable European wardrobe compared to Americans
(35:30) The ‘willoc’ fashion column
(35:40) Chris Moore news scoop, sports betting
(36:50) Drew Amato or Phil Hellmuth?
(37:30) Media row security measures needed to ward off intoxicated players?
(38:00) Dietrich Fast player rankings scoop
(40:00) Dietrich Fast documentary gets ragged
(40:40) Rainer Kempe EV grindout success
(41:45) Phil Hellmuth’s PokerGO results-oriented commentary is unbeatable
(42:30) WSOP is a unique, immersive poker atmosphere even for low-stakes players
(43:20) High profile players are having positive impact on fans
(44:50) Lots of fans were on the One Drop rail to watch
(45:30) Fans getting a chance to see their poker heroes live, in person
(47:00) Jason Koon, Liv Boeree & Byron Kaverman PokerGO tease

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(47:30) PokerGO upcoming stream schedule, available content
(49:20) #PokerCentralPod wants fan input on who they want for audio interviews
(50:10) Rainer Kempe is Remko’s “German of the Week” — pint of lager incoming
(51:00) WSOP events currently underway plus PokerGO coverage
(53:50) “Big One for One Doug” Episode #22 wrap-up
(54:30) Conclusion, Outro

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