Doug Polk Challenge Now On Break During 2016 WCOOPAugust 31, 2016 10:50 am
Doug Polk is considered to be one of the best poker players in the world, with the US pro having won 2 WSOP bracelets, and amassed $5,068,368 in tournament winnings since his first live cash back in 2011. The 28 year-old has also carved out a successful online career for himself, and according to the HighstakesDB has earned $589,499 playing online cash games at PokerStars under the screen name “WCGRider”.
Instead of playing at his usual $25/$50 stakes, however, Polk recently decided to go back to basics and see whether he could work his way up the online hierarchy and spin a starting $100 bankroll into $10,000 by using his poker expertise, as well as combination of proper game selection and bankroll management.
Over the past few years, however, the online poker landscape has become increasingly more competitive, and as well as being a fun project, the $100 to $10,000 challenge is meant to be a way of showing would-be online pros the profit potential which still exists in the online arena.
Fifteen days into the challenge, and Polk has already endured a rollercoaster of a ride at the micro stakes, with his bankroll dropping to as low as $83, and as high as high as $551 on Day 9 of the challenge after winning 2 Sunday tournaments.
At that stage, Polk’s surging bankroll made it seem as though he was well on his way to completing his task in record time, but alas the swingy poker gods subsequently intervened and after starting Day 10 on $551, Polk’s bankroll subsequently dwindled to just $134 by the end of Day 15.
With the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) running from September 4th to 26th, Doug Polk has now decided to give himself a break during the popular tournament series before returning to his micro online grind once more. As his last tweet then read:
“Back to back wins in the BR challenge, up to $137. Putting a pin in it until post WCOOP. Now to get ready to head to Vancouver #NoFunCity”