After four grueling days of action in the $111,111 buy-in One Drop tournament, it was multi-talented Doug Polk who claimed his third bracelet at the event.
He walked away with a monumental $3,686,865 million in prize money, which now propels his live earnings to upwards of $8.8 million
Returning to the final day sixth in chips, Polk’s stack dropped after he dropped a series of pots early on in the game and got down to 13 big blinds but the professional was able to double up from Martin Jacobson to stage a comeback in the poker tournament.
Mike Kamran was the first to be eliminated on the final table and then Polk began building his stack eliminating key figures like Rainer Kempe, Jacobson and Andrew Robl.
Down to just five players, an unusual interruption arose which led to the clock being stopped as Haralabos Voulgaris and Polk realized that a new deck was in need. Apparently, small white smudges that weren't part of the normal card design dotted many of the cards on the table.
"I know all of these guys. 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."Polk said defending his fellow players.
After play continued,Voulgaris, Chris Moore and Dario Sammartino fell in rapid succession, leaving just Polk heads up with dominant chip leader Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier.
Polk wasted absolutely no time and took down a big pot straight away and six hands later, the dust had settled.
Final Table Results
1. Doug Polk - $3,686,865
2. Bertrand Grospellier - $2,278,657
3. Dario Sammartino - $1,608,295
4. Haralabos Voulgaris - $1,158,883
5. Chris Moore - $852,885
6. Martin Jacobson - $641,382
7. Rainer Kempe - $493,089
8. Andrew Robl - $387,732
9. Mike Kamran - $312,006
Following the success in the Macau Poker Cup, a score of notable Indian poker pros have set sail to the Philippines to participate in the ongoing Asia Poker League.
The Red Dragon Main Event is gearing up to a climactic finish.
The 28th edition of the Macau Poker Cup continues with its highlight event – The Red Dragon Main Event, where quite a few prominent India poker pros remain in contention.