Heading into Day 2 of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) $10K High Roller as chip leader before the bubble broke, Doug Polk looked like he was in a strong position to take first place.
In the end Polk finished up in second place, chopping the action three ways.
The winner of the High Roller was Grindation who won $584,415, Polk finished in second winning $455,000 and €urop€an came in third place but coming away with $459,529.
Winning $455,000 whilst streaming the action meant that Polk retook the title of largest online poker amount won while live streaming on Twitch back from the Russian SoildPenis who in July won €250,000 in just ten minutes at a PokerStars Spin & Go. Prior to this, Polk had won a $700 buy-in MTT on PokerStars which paid out $162,000.
This isn’t the first chop to be seen at this year’s WCOOP. Earlier in the seriess Fedor Holz chopped the $102K Super High Roller to win $1.06 million. It was the biggest buy-in tournament ever held in the online arena and even got the likes of Jason Mericer joining forces with Jason Somerville to do a live stream.
Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Polk has made the final table of the WCOOP $10K High Roller either. Just two years ago, he also made the final table but busted in 8th. So even though this isn’t a first place win, we hope he is happy with the result.
Here Polk talks about heading into Day 2 of the event and recaps some his hands and decisions made on Day 1.