Quest for Purple Jacket continues with $800k at stake Sunday.
Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Doug Polk will be placing his NFL Sweat routine on hold this afternoon as he competes at the final table of Poker Masters Event #4. The 28-year old California native is currently chip leader in the $50k buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament with 7 players remaining and a cash prize of $819,000 USD awaiting the eventual Event #4 champion.
Doug Polk is making another Poker Masters run in event #4. He's got a commanding chip lead with 8 left, $819,000 up top! pic.twitter.com/Tdl1HPnhYx
— UpswingPoker (@UpswingPoker) September 17, 2017
We made another FT! This time we have the chip lead and over 25% the chips. @ ARIA Resort & Casino https://t.co/oJCuH3Gh8B
— gN Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) September 17, 2017
Doug will be going against current 2017 Poker Masters leader Steffen Sontheimer of Germany when Sunday’s final table action begins at 3:30pm Eastern Time live from the Aria Poker Room in Las Vegas. Sontheimer is guaranteed to be in the lead heading into Monday’s $100,000 buy-in final event regardless of where he finishes, but could significantly extend that lead with a victory this evening.
Bryn Kenney outlasted Erik Seidel to take down Event #3 Saturday (Doug placed 5th for $144,000). Nick Schulman won the Poker Masters opening event Thursday.
The final table of Event #4 will be broadcast live, with a short delay, on the PokerGO premium subscription website ($10/month, $99/year). Poker fans who would like to keep up with the action as it happens — complete with hand histories — can check out the PokerNews Live Reporting page for Event #4 of the 2017 Poker Masters.
Shaved Head Bet Stands?
Upon realizing that Doug had made another Poker Masters final table, Major Wager and Poker Life Podcast host Joey Ingram added another twist to his “shaved head” agreement with Doug.
Looks like @DougPolkPoker made another final table, might have to do another shaved head retweet tomorrow but if he loses I shave his head 😈
— gN Joey Phelps (@Joeingram1) September 17, 2017
Both Ingram and Polk have become leading poker personalities in recent years thanks to their genuine outreach with fans of all skill levels along with the legitimacy they have lent to the for-profit poker playing community through their unique content.
This in spite of a marketing push by the world’s largest poker site — PokerStars — to funnel money out of the traditional online poker business model into “lottery style” formats and Internet pit games.
Doug Polk Poker Masters Giveaway Enters Final Stretch
Have I mentioned that I'm giving away 1% of my profit in the Poker Masters tournament series?
ENTER HERE: https://t.co/rqVdgoxoSh
— gN Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) September 12, 2017
Only a few days remain for poker enthusiasts to sign-up for Doug Polk’s 1% Net Profit Poker Masters Giveaway, which is guaranteeing a minimum $500 USD payment up front even if the Upswing Poker pro is unable to turn a Net Profit of more than $50,000. A victory Sunday evening in Event #4 would assure a four-figure payday for at least one Giveaway hopeful.
Tune-in to PokerGO starting this afternoon at 3:30 Eastern Time to see whether our very own Doug Polk can continue his MTT streak by taking down yet another high profile poker tournament. The $100,000 buy-in Poker Masters Main Event will also be live streamed on the PokerGO website from Monday until Wednesday, September 20th.
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).