Doug Polk Victory Powerfest May 21 2017

Doug Polk Sets YouTube Poker Live Streaming Cash Record

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner claims $271,272 USD in online poker tournament victory.
Ten thousand Empire faithful celebrate giveaway run-good.

Upswing Poker featured pro Doug Polk established a new YouTube Poker live streaming cash record Sunday evening with a $271,272 first place performance in the $5,200 buy-in Partypoker Millions Powerfest event.

Over 10,000 enthusiastic poker fans celebrated live on the DougPolkPoker YouTube channel as the 28-year old became the first player in history to possess the cash records on both major streaming platforms after winning $455,000 USD live on Twitch Poker last September.

Here was the exciting final hand:

The feat also comes just days after the No Limit Hold’em specialist announced a renewed commitment to YouTube ahead of achieving 100,000 channel subscribers.

(Doug’s tournament win can be watched in its entirety here.)

Comeback Performance Leads to $10k Giveaway

Doug’s victory sinks in (May 21, 2017)

With Sunday’s victory, Doug is close to $200,000 total profit over the course of his 2017 SCOOP streams, which means he will be giving away nearly $10,000 to his audience this week. Upswing Poker fans still have one day to enter the contest by clicking on the banner below for a chance at a five-figure payday.

Doug will be choosing 20 winners for about $470 each. The drawing will be live streamed on Doug’s Facebook page at on May 23rd at noon PST. Good luck!

Super High Roller Bowl (Hype) Week

Doug will be in Las Vegas next week to compete in the $300,000 buy-in ARIA Super High Roller Bowl along with fellow high stakes poker pros Pratyush Buddiga and Jason Les. The event promises to continue the tradition of engaging live poker entertainment put forth by brick & mortar cardrooms throughout North America in 2017.

The award-winning Poker Life Podcast with Joey Ingram has a special lineup planned for this week to promote what has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated poker tournaments each year.

  • MONDAY, May 22nd – Matt Berkey
  • TUESDAY, May 23rd – Phil Hellmuth
  • WEDNESDAY, May 24th – Pratyush Buddiga
  • THURSDAY, May 25th – Mike McDonald
  • FRIDAY, May 26th – Jason Koon
  • SATURDAY, May 27th – SHRB Fantasy Draft
  • SUNDAY, May 28th – SHRB Day 1 Sweat

(Note: Learn how to crush tournaments with Doug Polk’s new WSOP Tuneup module in The Poker Lab training course. Doug put together 6 hours of tournament-specific content just in time for summer events! Click Here or below to learn more.)

David Huber (known online as 'dhubermex') has been involved in the poker industry since he began playing low stakes games in 2004. His current duties with Upswing Poker revolve around creative web content development, consulting, and research of publicly-available information. David is a former Editor-in-Chief and Head Moderator of online poker tournament rankings site PocketFives.com (2006-2011).

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