PokerNews Podcast: Doug Polk Discusses Win Against Negreanu; Interview w/ Scott Stewart
February 11, 2021
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring, Chad Holloway, and Jeff Platt bring you all the latest news and highlights from the poker world.
That includes talking to guest Doug Polk about defeating Daniel Negreanu in their highly-publicized heads-up duel. He shares thoughts on Negreanu’s play and tanking, explains some side action and coaching details, offers a take on how he sees himself as a HUNL player in today’s poker world, and tells listeners what’s next for him.
In addition, they interview five-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Scott Stewart about his recent win in the bestbet Jacksonville Winter Open $2,000 Main Event, good for $177,817.
Toss in stories about GGPoker applying for a Pennsylvania license, Twitter PokerShares drama between Terrence Chan and Mike “Timex” McDonald, Johnny Oshana winning the MSPT Poker Bowl V, and Sami Kelopuro taking down a hattrick of big buy-in online events in a single day, and it’s another great show of the PokerNews Podcast.
00:25Welcome to the show
00:55Doug Polk defeats Daniel Negreanu in heads-up duel
04:30Guest Doug Polk joins the show
06:00Daniel thinks he played terrible at the end. Doug thinks he was playing more optimal at the end. WHY?
09:45Doug personal poker philosophy “Am I bluffing enough?”
11:20Side Action and why it is so important to bet big on yourself
15:40Was 4:1 accurate considering the long absence from poker?
18:35How did you put together his “team” and how did he incentivize them?
25:50If current Doug played top-game WCGRIDER in a similar challenge what would the odds be?
29:05Where would Doug rank himself today in the HUNL world?
32:20Daniel made a comment regarding all the info about all the detailed preflop material making the game start post flop, What does Doug think?
36:05Thoughts on Daniel’s tanking
39:50If Doug could go back, would he do the challenge again?
41:20What is next for Doug Polk?
44:35Get some Hand analysis for free from Upswing
46:33Is heads-up no-limit hold’em dead?
49:00Is GGPoker coming to Pennsylvania?
53:00Sarah’s new BBO gaming table set to arrive
55:23Daniel Negreanu’s side of the story coming next week
55:48The Muck: Terrence Chan & Mike “Timex” McDonald drama
1:04:28MSPT Poker Bowl V recap; United States Poker Championship return?
1:08:14Sponsor: Run It Once
1:09:15Sami Kelopuro wins three events on GGPoker in one day
1:11:44Interview w/bestbet Jacksonville Winter Open champ Scott Stewart
1:15:10What’s it like to play live during a pandemic?
1:17:06Scott Stewart’s poker origin story
1:20:30Becoming a five-time WSOPC gold ring winner
1:23:25Coming close to winning a bracelet
1:25:50Going deep in the 2017 WSOP Main Event
1:28:47Stewart’s deep run in the $25K PSPC
1:35:50What’s coming up for Scott Stewart?
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