• Join Us
  • Follow Us
Poker News

Doug Polk Wins His Third World Series of Poker Bracelet and $ 3,68M

Written By: Maya Michaels | June 8, 2017 | Posted In Poker News

After four exhausting days of tough competition in the $111,111 buy-in, Doug Polk won his third World Series of Poker gold bracelet and $3,686,865 million.

Having defeated fellow high-stake player Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Polk became the 2017 WSOP High Roller for One Drop champion claiming the title at this prestigious poker tournament.

Polk bested the 130-player field to win $3,686,865 million which now places him over $8.8 million mark in career live poker event cash prize winnings. This is Polk’s third bracelet in last four years. In 2014, he won the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo and in 2016, he teamed up with Fee to win the $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em event.

In an exclusive interview following his victory on Monday, 5 July 2017, Polk acknowledged the prestige of winning this bracelet since he won it in the most competitive live poker tournament of the year and that previous two simply can’t compare to this one.

“In those events, the money was really not a very big deal,” said Polk.

“Whereas this is huge for me. This is a lot of money. Just the fact that it’s… I’m sorry, I’m struggling for words right now. It’s surreal. To win that much more money against tough people in a real, world-class event. It’s way different.”

Polk and Grospellier made a little side bet just for fun before the start of heads-up play. To make thing even more interesting and to spice it all up a bit, they agreed that whoever lost was going to take on the other’s distinct hair style. If Polk lost he would die his hair blond, but since he won we are expecting to see ElkY with a faux-hawk.

The 2017 High Roller for One Drop WSOP bracelet event was marked by a controversy during the final table since a number of players reported marked cards and demanded a new deck of cards. Polk, on his own account, tried to absolve his opponents of any wrongdoing in the matter.

“I know all of these guys,” he said.

“Some I know pretty well, some I kind of know. They’re all very respectable people in the community. I don’t think anyone was cheating.”

Since Polk spent last two years running a training site Upswing Poker and developing a YouTube channel where he will break down famous poker hands, the latest win and his public display of sportsmanship will only serve to enhance his platform and boost his evolving brand.

Leave a Reply