Doug Polk Breaks Twitch Poker Record with $455k Score

On April 10th, Doug Polk captured the record for the highest amount of money won while recording a live Twitch stream after taking down the PokerStars $700 Kilimanjaro event for $162,951. The US pro’s record was short-lived, though, because by July Russian player “SolidPenis” had his Twitch stream rolling when he scooped a huge Spin & Go jackpot for €250,000.
However, Polk was never going to play second-fiddle for long, and this week the 2-time WSOP bracelet winner wrestled back his record in dramatic fashion. Polk had been playing in PokerStars’ hugely popular World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) series, and in Event #53: $10,300 NLHE High Roller finished as the runner-up for a $455,000 payday.
The WCOOP NLHE High Roller tournament saw 356 players fork out the huge buy-in to create a prize pool worth $3,560,000. As one might expect, some of the online game’s top pros took part in the event, including Keven “Stammdogg” Stammen who eventually finished in 8th place for $78,116. When just three players remained, a deal was then agreed in which UK player Phil ‘Grindation’ McAllister received $584,415, Finland’s €urop€an collected $459,529, while Doug Polk locked up $455,000.
After play resumed, Polk eventually finished as the tournament’s runner-up, and it wasn’t long before Twitch sent out the following celebratory message:
“Congrats to @DougPolkPoker for the largest cash in @TwitchPoker history!”
Event #53:$10,300 NLHE High Roller 8-Max
1: Phil ‘Grindation’ McAllister – $584,415
2: Doug ‘WCG|Rider’ Polk – $455,000
3: €urop€an – $459,529 *3-way deal
4: Alexandros ‘mexican222’ Kolonias – $263,731
5: LLinusLLove – $194,561
6: ShefanHilaly – $143,532 (SadmanS)
7: Chris ‘Big Huni’ Hunichen – $105,887
8: Keven ‘Stammdogg’ Stammen – $78,116
The 2016 World Championship of Online Poker started on September 4th and runs until the 26th when its 82nd and final event is played. In the meantime, on September 25th Event 78: the $5k NLHE Main Event will be held offering a guaranteed $1.5 million to its ultimate champion. If a Twitch streamer wins that, then its sure to be a record that will take some beating in the future.

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