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.
In poker, losers have a budget while winners have a bankroll. Proper bankroll management is a key skill in poker, but above all you must ensure you don’t go busto in the first place. If you do, you’ll be doomed to having to cope with a poker budget. From personal experience, I can tell you that playing your A-game in that situation (with a budget instead of a bankroll) is far more difficult.
Your poker bankroll is the tool you use to both have a great time while playing poker as well as to invest in winning more money at the tables. It’s incumbent upon you to preserve your poker bankroll as best you can and to ensure you get the most value out of it. Don’t know the basic rules for doing that? Have a look at our list for some guidance.
Some journeys are worth the lessons learned. In this cathartic post I open up about a huge poker mistake I made two years ago and how I’ve fought back, one week at a time to correct it. It’s been a long, painful road back, but I’m finally able to turn over a new leaf and start over poker-wise. Read on for more details.