In Defense of Humanity

Finally the world decides to pay attention to poker, but the story they’re interested in is that Libratus, an artificial intelligence program devised by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, beat humans at the game. How sad.

Sometimes you have to swim against the tide. With mainstream media shouting to the heavens that “humans are doomed at poker”, I felt the need to pen an op-ed in defense of humanity. Let’s not forget what makes poker so engaging and enjoyable: it’s the PEOPLE! That’s what the world ought to be paying more attention to.

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Doug Polk’s Thoughts on Twitch Poker in 2017

Twitch continues to grow and flourish, while poker finds itself on the upswing in 2017. What’s in store on the Twitch Poker front this year?

Doug Polk, one of the most popular streamers on both YouTube and Twitch, checks in with his thoughts in an exclusive to the Cardplayer Lifestyle poker blog.

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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.

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