Doug Polk Claims Gold in 2017 WSOP $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP
Doug Polk, a US poker pro who has demonstrated proficiency on multiple occasions, was the player to take down the $111,111 High Roller for ONE DROP, or the highest buy-in event on the schedule of the 2017 WSOP festival.
Polk added $3,686,865 to his poker bankroll and his career’s third gold bracelet. The player won his first piece in 2014 for beating the field of a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo event. His second gold bracelet came last summer, when the player participated in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Tag Team event alongside Ryan Fee.
It is also important to note that Polk is no stranger to high roller poker action. The player has appeared at the tables of multiple such events and has even won some of them. His largest cash, prior to the ONE DROP High Roller one was the amount of $1,648,350 the poker professional collected for his first place in an Aria $100,000 Super High Roller back in the summer of 2014.
Looking back at this year’s High Roller for ONE DROP, it first should be mentioned that, among other things, the tournament also contributed funds to the ONE DROP Foundation. The non-profit organization was founded back in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil’s Guy Laliberté with the aim to secure underdeveloped regions around the world with access to water.
As every year, the ONE DROP High Roller event drew a powerful field of some of the world’s best and most popular poker pros. The tournament’s final day was played on Monday at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, with nine players sitting around a final table, each of them eyeing the top prize and the gold.
The event’s star-packed final table included the likes of 2014 WSOP Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson, Italian high roller regular Dario Sammartino, and 2016 Super High Roller Bowl winner Rainer Kempe. The winner was determined in six short hands, the final one securing Polk with a winning two pair that sent Grospellier to the rail. The French player received $2,278,657 for his efforts.
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