WSOP Archives: James Woods vs. Doug Polk

WSOP Archives: James Woods vs. Doug Polk

James Woods Doug Polk 2015 WSOP

In May 2015, Upswing Poker pro Doug “WCGRider” Polk bought-in to the WSOP $3,000 NLHE Shootout Event #4. After successfully navigating his way through Day 1, Polk was seated at a table alongside legendary actor and producer James Woods.

What ensued was a whirlwind 9-hour match in which chips flew back and forth, crowds gathered, and epic bluffs were made. Polk later sat down with Poker Life Podcast host Joey Ingram to relive the battle.

Who advanced to the final table? Find out in the 6-minute Upswing Poker YouTube clip here!

Rematch at 2016 WSOP?

There are two shootout events scheduled at this year’s World Series of Poker — both begin later this month. Will fate pit the two against each other again? Woods has already cashed in one WSOP bracelet event this year (Source: The Hendon Mob).

James Woods Credits

Here is a look at some key performances over the years by the Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy award winner.

James Woods becomes a star – The Onion Fieldjames woods the onion

James Woods as Lester Diamond – CasinoJames Woods as Lester Diamond - Casino

James Woods applies for a job at Kwik-E-Mart – The SimpsonsJames Woods applies for a job at Kwik-E-Mart - The Simpsons

Woods as Mike Toreno – Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasJames Woods as Mike Toreno - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

2015 WSOP $3,000 NLHE Shootout Final Table2015 WSOP $3,000 NLHE Shootout Final Table

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About the Author

David Huber

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).


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