Upswing Poker Trivia

Upswing Poker Pro Trivia Quiz

Fun facts about your favorite poker pros.

Test your knowledge by answering the following 20 Multiple Choice Questions related to Team Upswing members Doug Polk, Ryan Fee, Fried Meulders, Pratyush Buddiga and Matt Colletta.

How many can you guess correctly?

1. Before getting into poker, Ryan Fee and Doug Polk knew of each other from which video gaming community?

A. Command & Conquer 3
B. Neverwinter Nights
C. Diablo II
D. Warcraft III

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2. In 2006, Doug uploaded a YouTube video performing the following rap tune…

A. The Wakefield Shuffle
B. I Go To Wakefield
C. Wakefield Stars
D. Doug a teenage rapper? No way!

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3. In May 2017, Doug established the YouTube Poker live streaming cash record by winning a high roller tournament on…

A. 888 Poker
B. PokerStars
C. Partypoker
D. Bet365

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4. Which high profile poker player did Doug run into after the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 NL Pennant?

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A. Jason Somerville
B. Daniel Negreanu
C. Phil Hellmuth
D. Fedor Holz

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5. In 2015, Doug and his Empire teammates defeated which heads-up poker bot designed by Carnegie-Mellon University professor Tuomas Sandholm?

A. Claudico
B. Claudicus
C. Claudius
D. Claudia

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6. One of Upswing Poker President Matt Colletta’s main goals is to transform at least one hobbyist poker player into a…

A. Live cash game pro
B. Serious 24-tabling grinder
C. Self made millionaire
D. 1800+ rated chess player

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7. Doug Polk provided consulting and poker strategy advice to which 2017 WSOP Main Event final table participant?

A. Bryan Piccioli
B. Scott Blumstein
C. John Hesp
D. Dan Ott

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8. In November 2008, Ryan won the LAPT San Jose Main Event for $285,000 USD. The victory was ironic because Ryan had…

A. registered for the event on a lark
B. only one chip remaining before coming back to win
C. called his shot the evening before
D. flown to Costa Rica specifically to win the tournament

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9. Which poker-playing Hollywood actor/actress bested Doug in a key hand during the 2015 WSOP NLHE Shootout event?

A. Jennifer Tilly
B. James Woods
C. Tobey Maguire
D. Aaron Paul

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10. Upswing Poker Tournament Master Class instructor Pratyush Buddiga won this prestigious U.S. amateur event in 2002…

A. National Spelling Bee
B. Colorado Number Sense Finals
C. American Inventors Championship
D. Colorado Valedictorian’s Summit

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11. Which popular 2016 poker news show featured Doug Polk alongside Joey Ingram?

A. Polkernews
B. Table Talk
C. Podcast
D. The #RakeIt Review

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12. Who was Doug’s partner in the 2016 WSOP Tag Team event?

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A. Matt Colletta
B. Jason Mo
C. Ryan Fee
D. Joey Ingram

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13. Which big name Team PokerStars Pro made a surprise “Poker Hands” contribution during Doug’s 2017 WSOP vlog series?

A. Liv Boeree
B. Jason Mercier
C. Vanessa Selbst
D. Jaime Staples

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14. In September 2016, Doug reclaimed the Twitch Poker live stream cash record with a runner-up performance in the WCOOP $10k High Roller event for ’bout…

A. $350,000
B. $355,000
C. $455,000
D. $495,000

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15. #CoachDoug was biased towards which 2017 Heads-Up Poker Bot Challenge team member?

A. Dong Kim
B. Jason Les
C. Daniel McAulay
D. Jimmy Chou

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16. Upswing Poker Lab instructor Fried Meulders cut his teeth on which online poker format?

A. Multi-Table Tournaments
B. Heads-up Pot Limit Omaha
C. Full-ring No Limit Hold’em cash games
D. Six-max No Limit Hold’em cash games

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17. In 2017, Doug Polk announced to his YouTube subscribers that he may focus on which non-poker projects in the future?

A. Cryptocurrency and comedy
B. Actions per minute and eSports prowess
C. First class travel vlogging and customer service outreach
D. Vegan dieting and health-conscious cooking

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18. Which hot-button WSOP 2016 topic did Ryan Fee discuss at length with the community?

A. Online Bracelet Events
B. MTT Staking
C. Las Vegas Lodging
D. Las Vegas Dining

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19. Loyal Team Upswing fans are aware that one of Ryan Fee’s online nicknames is…

A. Jim Smith
B. James Smith
C. Jeremiah Smith
D. John Smith

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20. Immediately following Doug’s third WSOP bracelet win in the 2017 One Drop, Empire cohort Jason Mo jokingly suggested his buddy should start the…

A. Busto Lambo Cookie Jar Fund
B. Baller Lambo Lipo Fund
C. Tai Lopez Lambo Lease Fund
D. American Poker Lambo Legal Fund

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David Huber (known as “dhubermex” online) has been involved in the poker industry for more than a decade. He currently assists several poker and gaming entities as a researcher, writer, and consultant. Former Editor-in-Chief & Head Moderator of online tournament rankings site PocketFives (2006-2011).



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