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Stories from the worlds of poker, cryptocurrency and more, hosted by (retired?) high stakes pro Doug Polk.

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Stories from the worlds of poker, cryptocurrency and more, hosted by (retired?) high stakes pro Doug Polk.

    Cheating, Fake Psychics & Frog Poison - The Story of a Bryn Kenney Horse

    Cheating, Fake Psychics & Frog Poison - The Story of a Bryn Kenney Horse

    Today I'm joined by Martin Zamani to cover some truly insane allegations about Bryn Kenney. This story has it all: ghosting, collusion, cheating, RTA, warlords, shamans, frog poison, acid, smuggling, and much more!

    0:00 Intro
    2:13 Martin joins, Meeting Bryn and getting staked
    9:30 Horse collusion, Bryn could see Martins screen?
    20:00 RTA Bans, The HE22 account, Lauren Roberts
    28:51 Ghosting, Mark Herm
    34:49 The Shaman, Frog poison rituals
    47:52 Multi-accounting, GG's Agent program
    53:50 The Psychic, Cult lifestyle
    1:02:57 More Bryn stories
    1:10:42 The rake pyramid
    1:17:30 Summary

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Dan Bilzerian Fires Back At Fraud Accusations

    Dan Bilzerian Fires Back At Fraud Accusations

    Dan Bilzerian joins Doug Polk to discuss his poker past, playing in high stakes private games, the source of his fortune, and more.

    0:00 Intro
    1:16 Dan joins, offering to bet $1 million
    18:04 Dan's receipts
    23:45 Dan teaches Doug how to make money in poker
    29:40 Dan's online poker history
    37:32 Where did Dan's money come from?
    44:00 Is Dan a Poker Pioneer?
    51:20 Winning $186k in 3 weeks at 10/20
    56:00 Fan Questions
    1:11:09 Is Dan playing a character?
    1:25:33 Dan's biggest regret, Future goals, Vegas shooting
    1:36:27 Debating: Money vs Skill, Are Doug's videos truthful/fair?
    2:13:01 Heads-up challenge, Bragging
    2:19:33 Outro

    • 2 hr 19 min
    What Was Poker Really Like in 2005? (w/ Taylor Caby)

    What Was Poker Really Like in 2005? (w/ Taylor Caby)

    Long-time poker pro and CardRunners founder Taylor Caby joins Doug Polk to talk about playing poker in the boom years, starting the first major poker training site, and more. 

    0:00 Intro
    1:14 Taylor joins, CardRunners/Upswing
    12:26 Online poker in 2003
    20:44 Online poker today
    34:07 Quitting poker, Starting DraftDay, DFS talk
    44:23 Establish The Run
    51:00 Are training sites ruining the games?
    56:40 Building niche communities
    1:04:17 Doug gets into self tanners
    1:13:03 CryptoPunks
    1:25:22 Crypto market, Poker players in Crypto
    1:35:07 The similarities of Doug and Taylor
    1:45:12 Outro

    This and all other episodes of the Doug Polk Podcast are available on Spotify, Apple, Google, YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts. Check https://upswingpoker.com/podcast/ for direct links.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Robberies, Blowups & Winners at the 2021 WSOP (w/ David Williams)

    Robberies, Blowups & Winners at the 2021 WSOP (w/ David Williams)

    Main Event runner-up David Williams joins Doug Polk to get you up-to-speed on the 2021 WSOP so far. Topics include a Rio hotel room robbery, notable winners and more.

    0:00 Intro
    0:54 David joins
    5:40 What has the WSOP been like so far?
    17:31 The Phil Hellmuth blowup
    31:30 Robberies at the Rio
    45:35 The Ladies event, Importance of role models
    1:04:05 Kelly Minkin re-registration issue
    1:18:10 Legends passing away, Aging
    1:26:13 Outro

    • 1 hr 29 min
    The WILD Texas Poker Scene (w/ Bart Hanson)

    The WILD Texas Poker Scene (w/ Bart Hanson)

    Poker pro Bart Hanson joins Doug Polk to talk about the wild Texas poker scene, the 2021 WSOP, and betting huge on the 2020 elections.

    0:00 Intro
    1:04 Bart joins, The housing market
    8:46 Moving out of California, pros and cons
    16:40 Poker in Texas
    21:54 Should Doug start a poker room
    29:41 San Antonio, Does Bart still play?
    33:56 Banning the Europeans?!, Game protection
    43:23 WSOP 2021, Mark-up Police
    49:44 Difficulty of playing live MTT's for a living
    54:46 WSOP's problems with Covid
    1:05:33 Bart's WSOP stories
    1:10:23 Making content on YouTube
    1:24:51 Mike Postle, The exhausting amount of scams
    1:41:00 Bart's election bets
    1:48:10 Outro

    This and all other episodes of the Doug Polk Podcast are also available on Spotify, Apple, Google or wherever you get your podcasts. Check https://upswingpoker.com/podcast/ for direct links.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    The State of NFTs and Poker AI (w/ Bryan Pellegrino)

    The State of NFTs and Poker AI (w/ Bryan Pellegrino)

    Former poker pro and early cryptocurrency adopter Bryan Pellegrino (aka PrimordialAA) joins Doug Polk to talk about NFTs, artificial intelligence in poker, and his new project Layer Zero. The first 1 hour and 2 minutes is all about crypto, the last 39 minutes is poker related stuff.

    0:00 Intro
    0:44 Bryan joins
    2:20 Layer Zero
    17:42 Oracles, Chainlink
    26:55 When will Layer Zero launch
    31:55 NFT's
    41:20 Investing in to the crypto market today
    47:46 Avalance, Polygon
    55:24 ETH Gas price, Solana
    1:02:09 The Doug vs DNegs challenge
    1:08:08 Bryans poker career
    1:14:15 AI in poker
    1:24:00 Should online players be afraid of AI?
    1:37:31 Bryans future schedule (WSOP?)

    This and all other episodes of the Doug Polk Podcast are also available on Spotify, Apple, Google or wherever you get your podcasts. Check https://upswingpoker.com/podcast/ for direct links.

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Eriked ,

Thanks Nick and Doug

I could listen to Nick talk about anything and find it compelling. He is the Goat. Thanks Doug for having him on. Love the podcast.

R Depaulo ,

Good interviewer

Doug listens and does a good job interviewing, and although I skip the crypto episodes I love all the poker ones!

That Body Guy ,

CNNs next anchor?

Home boy should work for CNN. Twists facts then gaslights anyone pointing it out.

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