Doug Polk “makes it rain” with WSOP 2% Net Profit Giveaway.
Australian Eddie Zeng takes home $25,000 USD Grand Prize.
WSOP 2017 High Roller for One Drop winner Doug Polk took to Facebook Live this week to give away $30,000 cash, spread out among 11 randomly selected winners. The poker millionaire community handout became reality thanks to the 28-year old former competitive Warcraft III player’s WSOP 2% Net Profit Giveaway. Doug, a three-time WSOP bracelet winner, had roughly 43% of himself in the $111,111 buy-in charity tournament, which resulted in a profit of just over $1.5 million.
The 15-minute Cashback Rewards Cast opened with the native Californian reminiscing over a summer that has been filled with poker-related activities ranging from a photo shoot for upcoming Poker Night in America cash games to ESPN & PokerGO commentary duties alongside fellow Team GrindNation members Joey Ingram and Fernando Habegger.
Drawing $30,079 worth of giveaway winners live on Facebook in about 10 minutes https://t.co/4ekhtlprZC
— gN Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) July 18, 2017
Ten minutes into the show, Doug entered into his GLEAM account and chose the first ten winners — each of whom received $500 to take a shot at their poker dream, further improve their poker education, or let it ride on their favorite Martingale fantasy.
List of Ten WSOP Giveaway Winners ($500 Each)
——— Drew Baron, Tristan Schriver, Nathan Kinney, Jostein Hesjedal, Seth Gunn ———
——— Max Rycroft, Cian Cafferky, Sam Friesen, deadlyintent101, Cam Edwards ———
Grand Prize Winner ($25,000)
Australian Eddie Zeng was awarded the $25,000 Grand Prize. Ironically, with just over 200,000 total entries and eight possible ways to participate, the Giveaway’s main winner had approximately a 1-in-25,000 chance of being chosen.
Before signing-off, Doug mentioned that he would like to make arrangements to talk to Zeng on the DougPolkPoker YouTube Channel, which has attracted over 130,000 subscribers since launching in June 2016.
Recommended Reading for Upswing Poker Fans
If you’re new to poker and would like to browse through some of the current events in our industry that are covered here at Upswing, check out Doug’s recent Poker Life Podcast appearance alongside host Joey Ingram which aired Live from #PolkPalace one month ago.
Our resident “Las Vegas Dining” expert Jimmy Fricke has come up with another winner… an in-depth look into Game of Thrones characters through the unique perspective of a veteran poker player. What If Game of Thrones Characters Played Poker?
Serious and recreational poker fans alike won’t want to miss Doug’s June 13th podcast segment with “The Young Prince” Fedor Holz. The Primed Mind CEO took down yet another high roller poker tournament this week and now has over $23 million in career live event cashes. You can watch Doug’s dialogue with the German superstar here.
New Giveaway T-Shirt Poker Merchandise Now Available
The Upswing Poker storefront is now offering new poker merchandise. Giveaway T-Shirts are now in stock for fans who have enjoyed the previous month’s suspense and would like to spread the word. On behalf of all of us here at Upswing Poker, we’d like to send out a sincere Thank You to our readers and premium subscribers who have become a part of the world’s leading poker strategy training service.
Congratulations to this summer’s Giveaway winners!
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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).