Pokercast Episode 306 - Full Tilt Payouts, Doug 'WCGRider' Polk & State Compacts
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week brings the return of high stakes NLH specialist Doug 'WCGRider' Polk. Doug joins Mike and Adam after a whirlwind trip to Australia where he participated both Aussie Million super high roller events as well as the high stakes televised cash games. Doug discusses the challenges of live high stakes poker, a fascinating cash game hand with Patrick Antonius and a funny run-in with Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom. Chris Grove from Online Poker report appears to discuss a number of online topics including the landmark online poker compact between Delaware and Nevada, South Point casino launching their real money site in Nevada and Sheldon Adelson's anti-online poker ad campaign. The boys discuss the exciting news that the first of FTP remission payments are just days away and chat about Daniel Negreanu's return to he 2+2 Forums and his vision for the poker world. In live tournament action the guys discuss WPT Fallsview, the LA Poker Classic and Alpha8 South Africa. Lee Jones of Pokerstars chats about the upcoming Sunday Million 8th Anniversary, some ring game buy-in obligation changes and the new play-money Sunday Billion, available to US players. Finally, Adam provides a recap of his amazing trip to Sochi, Russia for the Winter Games and they give away the password to the March 2nd Pokerstars Invitational.
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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