Doug Polk Challenge Off To Roller Coaster Start

On Day 4 of Doug Polk’s $100 into $10,000 challenge, the US pro experienced a bit of a rocky ride with his bankroll dipping to just $85. Going into the session, Polk had increased his bankroll to $119, and was hoping to add further to his funds playing at the 2c/4c cash game tables. Things didn’t go quite as Polk had hoped, though, and after his bankroll was cut almost in half, Polk then moved down to the 1c/2c tables before continuing the action.
Polk subsequently dipped further to around $40, but managed to mount a comeback to eventually finish the gruelling 19 hour marathon on a more respectable $85 before finally calling it quits for the day.
According to his latest tweet, however, Doug Polk did enjoy considerably greater success at the online cash tables on Day 5, and as he wrote on his account:
“Finished the day at $129. Going strong into Day 6! Will be back live at 5 pm PST for more action.”
Doug Polk is part of UpswingPoker, which is a poker training website trying to court the interest of recreational poker players. Needless to say, Polk’s challenge complete with bankroll management advise has stirred up quite a level of interest amongst this important section of players, many of whom no doubt will be inspired to try the same challenge themselves sometime.
Perhaps the most famous person to attempt this type of challenge is Chris “Jesus” Ferguson who around a decade ago managed to turn $0 into $10,000 on Full Tilt, before continuing the challenge and taking his total to above $28,000. According to Ferguson’s strict money management rules, he could only use 5% of his bankroll to play in cash games or SnGs, and 2% for MTTs. Commenting on his progress at the time, Ferguson explained:
“At $28,000 I was able to play $25/$50 No-Limit and I lost down to $20,000, $15,000, then $10,000. And I actually went below $10,000. At that level, according to my rules, I could only play the $5/$10 games and then when my bankroll dipped below $8,000 I could only play the $2/$4 game.”

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