Pokercast Episode 285 - Douglas 'WCGRider' Polk & WCOOP 2013
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week Mike and Adam welcome on the most successfu highstakes HU specialists in the online game today, Doug 'WCGRIder' Polk for an in studio appearance. The outspoken Polk covers a range of topics including an upcoming challenge with fellow nosebleeder Ben 'Sauce123' Sulsky, his thoughts on several other high stakes opponents, and the rising concern of crime against high stakes online players including recent hacking of his computer that resulted in a PokerStars refund due to suspicious play. This mega-episode also features a visit from Bryan Slick of the PokerStars tournament team as the World's most prestigious online poker series, the WCOOP returns for another year. In forum static, the guys discuss several hot topics including Daniel Negreanu's blow-up at the EPT Barcelona in opposition to a ruling against him stemming from the 'first card off the deck' rule, a bizarre story about laptop tampering of poker players Jens 'Jeans89' Kylonnen and Ignat '0human0' Liviu at a five star hotel in Barcelona, and a potential disturbing twist in the upcoming FTP remission process. As always, the guys deliver the password for the September 15th Poker Stars Invitational for PokerCast listeners.
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Douglas Polk - another gamer turned poker player, is best known by his online of WCGRider. Doug began his career as a small and micro stakes Full Ring grinder for years before discovering his talent for shorthanded and Heads-Up play. He moved up the stakes to become one of the most profitable nosebleed players. He ascension to the top of the online ladder has been remarkable to watch and it now sees him fearlessly battle the best the game has to offer. Doug is an outspoken and sometimes controversial figure in the poker community with a confident but affable persona. Originally from California, he currently splits his time between his house in Las Vegas and his online relocation residences in Vancouver, Canada and Mexico. While not known for live or tournament play, he made a deep run in the Heads-up event at the 2012 WSOP. Learn more about Douglas Polk