Joey with Doug June 2017

Doug Polk Returns to Poker Life Podcast, Talks WSOP One Drop Victory

Third WSOP bracelet Show & Tell. New Upswing Poker Lab instructor coming this week.
Marked cards controversy, upcoming Fedor Holz podcast, Upswing Party and more.

Three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Doug Polk invited longtime friend and fellow high stakes pro Joey Ingram over to the Polk Palace Monday for a 90-minute sit down that highlighted a number of trending topics within our industry.

Doug’s recent $3.68 million score for first place in the $111,111 buy-in High Roller for One Drop tournament is still taking a while to sink in among Team Upswing friends, but Doug is already planning more poker vlogs leading up to the Main Event as he brainstorms a potential cryptocurrency or comedy channel to be launched later on this year.

Ryan Fee, Fedor Holz, Jason Les, Daniel McAulay, Jimmy Chou, Dong Kim, Bertrand Grospellier, Daniel Negreanu, Alec Torelli, and Luke Schwartz all get some love on the most recent Poker Life Podcast episode.

What’s more, Upswing Poker featured pro Ryan Fee has announced that a new Cash Game Instructor will be joining the Upswing Lab this week! You can check out the complete program along with a Timestamps Recap below.


Poker Life Podcast TIMESTAMPS (Doug Polk – June 12, 2017)


(0:00) Intro, Live from Doug’s Vegas-area stomping grounds
(1:25) Doug’s One Drop win still hasn’t completely sunk in
(2:10) Doug shows off WSOP High Roller for One Drop bracelet
(2:55) One Drop + Tag Team winners’ photo story from 2016
(4:45) Doug’s One Drop victory still hasn’t sunk in for Joey either
(6:10) Doug’s One Drop vlog on YouTube has 250,000 views
(6:20) Joey makes affiliate push, tank tops incoming
(7:00) Has Doug officially changed his tune about MTTs? TPP!
(9:30) The grind of a live MTT pro – Doug doesn’t want to be “slave to the system”
(10:25) Joey ties it all together for us
(11:50) Dong Kim once tried poker tournaments but didn’t like them
(12:37) How is Doug treated by his poker tournament peers?
(13:45) High Roller poker community consists of less than 100 individuals
(15:00) Doug talks about misapplications of “Group Think” in tournament poker strategy
(17:35) Doug grades competition, cash game vs. tournament players
(19:00) Name 7 WSOP Main Event winners
(20:25) Jerry Yang not great at poker? WHAT?!
(22:50) Doug shoots on German High Roller crew
(23:40) “Hollywood Ike” Haxton hypothetical discussion, name recognition is GTO, hard-on for small pairs?

(25:30) Doug believes one-third of the field is losing in typical High Roller events
(26:28) Daniel Negreanu “Memes-n-dreams” – Doug’s live poker telecast wardrobe
(27:10) Conversation about Luke Schwartz – Doug says Luke is “too cray”
(28:35) World anxiously awaits response to recent Alec Torelli Tweet
(29:40) Doug explains why he doesn’t shy away from all controversial topics
(30:45) Doug’s stance on “Double-A” Alec Torelli hidden chips controversy

(32:25) Goodwill shout-out to “Jim The Floorman”
(33:00) Doubling-down on being wrong is BS – better to own up to mistakes
(35:40) Alec Torelli “three buttons down” shirt module coming soon?
(37:35) Joey’s new module on #WSOOOL available soon, Tournamnet Master Class discussion
(38:40) The Rise of Upswing Poker, even Doug is amazed at Upswing’s rapid growth
(39:55) Doug fulfilled by success of Jason Les, Dong Kim, Daniel McAulay, Jimmy Chou
(43:45) Jonah The Wizard Assistant + SrslySirius shout-outs
(44:05) Doug’s plans for rest of 2017, considering cryptocurrency or comedy channel
(46:20) Joey and Doug give their shout-outs
(47:00) Joey wants advice on surviving the Las Vegas summer elements
(48:40) Joey crystal-balls future Doug/Kaitie matrimony?
(49:15) Supreme Leader Douglas K. Polk HAILED at WSOP?
(49:40) Believe it or not, Doug used to get OOL frequently in his younger days
(51:35) Upswing Poker Party at Surrender Nightclub at Wynn Casino – July 7th

(52:20) Joey & Doug will find girls for shy poker players who attend, Joey’s Giveaway TOS
(54:10) Joey not impressed with “two free drinks,” asks about open bar for 1k people in Vegas
(55:10) Joey deserves “Upswing Poker Affiliate of The Year” award, ceremony TBD
(56:00) Meet Doug, Ryan Fee, Matt Colletta, Joey and many players + personalities this July 7th
(57:40) Jonah met chain smokers recently, is doing great work, has legit skills
(58:40) Drama between Doug & DNegs? Negreanu’s hairstyle comment referring to Doug.
(1:00:20) Doug gets around to thoughts on Daniel Negreanu
(1:03:45) Joey thinks Doug doesn’t receive enough support from mainstream poker hierarchy
(1:05:00) Doug appreciates “more than fair share” of media coverage, has issue w/APA politics
(1:06:00) Winning & crushing helps when it comes to poker recognition and acceptance
(1:08:30) Doug & Joey adapt to WSOP “celebrity” experience, fan outreach
(1:11:15) Fans mis-stating Doug’s patented intro – Doug still gets called Vanessa Selbst a lot
(1:12:20) Ryan Fee cameo – Joey promotes #WSOOOL get together with one lucky fan
(1:14:30) Mike Dentale in-person versus his social media persona
(1:14:50) PokerGO WSOP 2017 paywall coverage – Pros & Cons – Good or Bad?
(1:18:38) Fedor Holz joins DougPolkPoker YouTube Tuesday at 2pm Pacific (5pm Eastern)
(1:19:50) Doug’s YouTube content
(1:20:28) “Marked cards” controversy during 2017 WSOP High Roller One Drop final table
(1:24:05) Doug’s plans for Vegas — vlogging, cash games, tournaments
(1:24:30) The GREAT GAME of PLO
(1:25:17) Joey explains the reality of the Poker Tournament World – Born to mincash?
(1:26:10) Mr. TPP in the house! Tournament Playing Papi
(1:26:39) Papi’s plans at 2017 WSOP… stayin’ alive & gettin’ hitched prop bet?
(1:29:40) Shout-outs and 3-way, Joey comes up with all-new giveaway, next frontier
(1:31:57) New Upswing Poker pro TBA this week! One more pro TBA in July!
(1:34:00) Pot Limit Omaha plug + Fedor Holz podcast with Doug tomorrow 2pm Pacific
(1:35:08) Have we mentioned the Giveaway?

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