Doug Polk, known as “WCGRider” in the online poker world, took down Event #23: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em along with his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet and $251,969. That event brought 1,473 players to the tables to create a massive $1,325,700 prize pool.
Polk could claim four cashes at the WSOP totaling $78,192 prior to this event. His career live earnings were $1,000,000 and a fourth-place finish in the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event for $770,237 before taking home the win in Event #23.
The event was filled with poker notables and many of them made the money, including Amanda Baker (final table bubble), Rhys Jones, Nam Le, Christophe De Meulder, Erik Cajelais, Scott Montgomery, Dan Harrington, Jonas Mackoff, Justin Zaki, Griffin Benger, Ryan Riess, and Aaron Steury.
There were many professionals in the field that did not make the money, including Liv Boeree, Allen Cunnigham, Greg Raymer, Loni Harwood, Moshin Charania, Tony Dunst, Vanessa Selbst, Jonathan Roy, Xuan Liu, Sorel Mizzi, Jason Duval, Ryan Hall, Mark Radoja, Joseph Cheong, Olivier Busquet, Brandon Cantu, Phil Laak, Will Failla, and Scott Clements.
When Hand #109: was over, the tournament came to an end. Polk raised to 120,000 and Andy Philachack called from the big blind. The flop came — both players checked. The turn brought the and Polk bet 155,000 behind Philachack's check. Philachack min raised and Polk called.
The river brought the and Philachack moved all-in. Doug Polk called and tabled the for a straight. Philachack turned over for turned trip threes.
Sarah Grant puts the finishing touches on Doug's win with a short interview:
Read the full tournament report at PokerNews Live Reporting.