Doug Polk Picks Up His First SCOOP Title
This past Saturday Upswing Poker’s Doug Polk entered the Spring Championship of Online Poker event 43-High. On Sunday, the second day of the event, he walked away with the first place prize of $115,000.
It was a $2,100 buy in event with 1 rebuy 1 addon and the total prize pool reached over $500k.
After a long 9 hour grind the final table was nearing with Doug’s stack around the tournament average. It was then that Doug found himself on the right side of the ultimate cooler against Andy McLEOD with aces vs kings all in preflop. After winning that pot, Doug cruised his way to the final table with a 100 big blind stack.
Day 2 of the tournament started bright and early at 7am with Doug sitting third in chips with 419k, good for 80 big blinds. However after a grueling several orbits Doug’s stack fell to as low as 15 big blinds before winning a flip with K7s against the 55 of zcedrick.
With six players remaining Doug played a key hand at the 4,000/8,000 chip level.
3P3NIPA checks, Doug checks back
3P3NIPA fires a bet of 17k, which Doug calls.
Doug wasted little time demonstrating why he is considered the best in the world at the heads up format, continually chipping up until finally grabbing the chip lead.
After an hour of heads up play the largest pot of the tournament took place with the blinds at 10k/20k.
Doug defends in the BB against a 2.5x open to 50k
Flop which leads to two checks.
Doug leads with an overbet of 140k into the 105k pot which is called fairly quickly
Doug follows up with another overbet, this time for 525k into the 385k pot. After a short tank Sk2ll_m0dR jams all in for just under 1M chips.
This was Doug’s second huge win on twitch, having won an all time streaming record $160k just a few weeks prior to SCOOP in PokerStar’s $700 buy in Kilimanjaro tournament.
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