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Doug Polk

Doug Polk Boldly Steps into the Poker Spotlight with $10K Bankroll Challenge

Casual poker fans may not yet be familiar with the name Doug Polk, but the successful live and online pro has really been making a name for himself over the last few years. Having won millions of dollars and a couple of WSOP bracelets, Polk recently stepped into the role of poker content creator and has been entertaining legions of fans on Twitch and YouTube, as well as on the site he co-founded, Upswing Poker.

Today, Polk begins what might perhaps be his biggest challenge yet, aiming to turn an online poker bankroll of $100 into $10,000. While the feat has been accomplished before, it’s never been attempted in today’s game, which is stocked full of sharks and well-educated grinders.

Read on to learn more about Polk and his bold bankroll challenge.

5 Players to Watch at the 2016 WSOP

We all know poker’s familiar faces, but some “lesser-knowns” tend to burst on to the scene each year at the World Series of Poker. With the 2016 WSOP on the horizon, it’s time to list some of the top players to watch for, as they see, destined for success and, most likely, the winner’s circle. Have a look and let us know if you agree or disagree with our picks.

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7 Places to Stay During the 2016 WSOP

Whether you’re a fan of Presidential Suites or are more of a budget conscious traveler, if you’re planning on being in Las Vegas during the 2016 WSOP, you’re going to have to find a good place to rest your head each night. There are plenty of great options out there, so we’ve listed 7 of the top choices you’ve got. Some are obvious, like a Strip hotel, but there are also some off-the-beaten-path options you might never have considered. Go ahead and have a look.

Super High Roller Cash Game

Must-See Poker TV Is Back: Aria Super High Roller Cash Game

If you long for the “good old days” when poker on TV was simply “must-see” viewing, I’ve got good news for you: happy days are here again! Poker Central will be airing episodes of the Aria Super High Roller Cash Game and I guarantee you’ll be in for a treat. I attended all three cash game sessions earlier this week and from A-Z the entire production was spectacular! Read on for more details of what I was lucky enough to witness firsthand. After you do, I’m sure you’ll also be counting down the days until the episodes air.

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5 Ways to Improve the WSOP Colossus for 2016

There’s no overstating how, erm, colossal, the WSOP Colossus event was. Vegas was buzzing. The atmosphere inside the Rio was electric. Poker was booming. Social media continues to buzz with Colossus fervor, including complaints about how some things could’ve been better run. Having played in and experienced the Colossus firsthand, there’s a list of 5 suggestions I made in the hopes that the WSOP officials would implement them and thereby improve the event should they decide to run it again in 2016. Have a look and let me know what you think.