Live streams of online poker sessions are growing popular these days, and Doug Polk is one YouTube’s newest poker stars. He compounded to his status as one of the top internet players alive when he clinched $271,000 during an online stream early Monday morning.
Polk, widely recognized as one of the top heads-up no-limit hold’em cash game poker players, participated in a $5,200 tournament on partypoker. There were 274 competitors in the field, creating a total prize pool of $1,424,000. Polk ended as the last man standing when his A10 trumped his opponent’s A7.
His victory is recorded as one of the biggest internet poker scores ever live streamed on YouTube. He also Twitch streamed a runner-up place in the 2016 WCOOP $10,300 high roller for $455,000.
Polk has a total of $5.1 million in live earnings to go along with his untold internet winnings.
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