Upswing Poker featured pro Doug Polk made history Monday by breaking his own record for largest Twitch Poker MTT score with a $455,000 runner-up performance in the $10,300 buy-in WCOOP High Roller.
More than 23,000 viewers tuned-in during the live cast final table — placing the DougPolkPoker Twitch Channel at #2 overall on Twitch and elevating “Poker” to the #5 most-popular game being live streamed.
Doug negotiated a three-way final table deal with fellow high stakes players Grindation and €urop€an as subscribers offered their congratulatory remarks in the Twitch live chat.
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With the chop agreed upon, an additional $72,200 was set aside for the official winner of the High Roller event. The two-time WSOP bracelet winner nearly overcame a 6-to-1 heads-up chip deficit, but was forced to settle for 2nd place when his Ace-King did not improve versus Queens in a classic All-In Preflop race.
2016 PokerStars WCOOP Event #53 — $10,300 NLHE 8-Max
1. Grindation – $584,415
2. Doug Polk – $455,000
3. €urop€an – $459,530
Before signing off, Doug gave a special Thank You to his Twitch live audience and supporters. The $455,000 cash breaks WCGRider‘s previous Twitch Poker record of $162,951 set back in April.
Premium subscribers to Doug’s Twitch channel can check out the entire Video on Demand replay at their leisure. Fans can also go to the DougPolkPoker YouTube Channel for shortened clips related to real money online poker action.
On behalf of all of us here at Team Upswing, congratulations to Doug Polk on his $455,000 cash in the 2016 PokerStars $10k WCOOP High Roller!
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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).