Tweet of the week
Just trying to save people from getting owned
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) January 25, 2018
Doug Polk sent this reply to Matt Glantz after he shared how to get a personal response from Polk on Twitter.
Apparently, there’s a fake Twitter account posing as Polk and he spent a day sending tweets to the followers of that account letting them know it wasn’t him.
I’ve tried repeatedly to get an interview with Polk with no success, so maybe following the fake account is the way to go?
Speaking of getting owned
It’s been a little over a month since Polk added another channel to his popular poker video content over on YouTube. His growing cryptocurrency channel is already sporting over 135,000 subscribers.
It took Polk over a year and a half to get his Silver Play Button from YoutTube on his poker channel which is awarded once a channel obtains 100,000 subscribers. And just six weeks into producing cryptocurrency content, he’s staking claim to another.
People seem to be responding to the fact that Polk is learning as he goes along and he’s honest about it.
He’s spending the time researching important topics designed to help someone new to the market get the knowledge they need to make informed decisions. He even mentioned he was humbled by his non-expert status and his desire to learn seems genuine.
It's humbling going from a field I'm an expert in, to a new one that I'm not. It takes more time researching, learning, and understanding individual topics. I love that every day I learn something new, and despite my shortcomings, I hope to introduce new people to #Cryptocurrency
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) January 24, 2018
Even his mother has noticed that the followers of his new channel seem to like him better.
Mom called me to tell me she has been enjoying the new channel even though she doesn't understand half of what I am saying. She also told me it was interesting on this channel that the people in the comments seemed like they actually like me.
— Doug Polk (@DougPolkPoker) January 19, 2018
Leave it to mom to keep it real.
And while his poker channel still has a bigger following, at this rate his crypto channel will surpass it very soon. So I guess you can say @DougPolkPoker is getting owned by @DougPolkCrypto.
We want our online poker back
What did the rest of the East Coast say when watching Pennsylvania auction a second satellite casino for $40.1 million? Wait for us.
While I’m naturally optimistic, my enthusiasm is often guarded when new legislation is announced. I want to be hopeful, but let’s face it, our country is anything but predictable right now.
This isn’t the first time legislation in New York has had a reasonable chance of passing. Last year a bill actually passed the state Senate, but the legislative process demanded it needed to make a return appearance in 2018.
It will be Spring before you can start counting your chips. That is likely the earliest we’ll know if the residents of the Empire State can begin to fire up those laptops.
Massachusetts also has legislation working its way through their governmental processes to help address the expiring daily fantasy sports regulations. What is encouraging about this bill is how it defines “online game.” It reads:
“… a game, including DFS, offered through the internet or through other communications technology that allows a person utilizing money or currency of any kind to transmit information to (i) risk something of value, (ii) on the outcome of an event, (iii) with an opportunity to win a prize.”
Sounds a lot like poker to me.
I just have one thing to say… Process. Smocess. Can we just get our online poker back already?
Don’t be a heater hog
No wonder it’s freezing. Justin Bonomo apparently has all the heaters.
Won the $25k HR in Florida despite being all-in for not very much AKo vs AA right after reentries closed. #TheHeaterIsReal
— Justin Bonomo (@JustinBonomo) January 23, 2018
Did anyone else notice that Bonomo earned a cool $2 million this month? Nope. Not a typo.
Bonomo has been crushing the high-roller scene for a while now, but this month, he has seen some insane results.
A second and a fourth at the PokerStars Carribean Championship in the Bahamas, and a third and a first at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open in Florida equals $2,142,023.
Luckily for Bonomo, he’ll be able to capitalize on this serious heater because there are plenty of high rollers on the upcoming schedule. Keep an eye out for him at the US Poker Open in February, and it would be surprising not to see him invited to Macau for the Super High Roller Bowl China in late March.
Talking about the rush, Bonomo is quoted as saying,
“I’m definitely on a hot streak the last two months, and I’ve noticed that I’ve been wearing my REG patch more consistently. So hopefully I’m getting a little karma from endorsing such a great charity.”
I have a feeling there will be a run REG patches. Oh, and can I have one, please?
The how-to guide to becoming a poker champion
Is winning a major tournament on your to-do list this year?
If you want to be more like Bonomo and less like – well, just about anyone else right now, then you might want to pay attention to Maria Konnikova. In one tweet, she gifted you with a take-no-prisoners approach to winning at poker.
The 3 that have been most helpful for me are:
1. @RunItOnce, @PhilGalfond's amazing coaching site. This is the best by far.
2. @pokergo, for cards up replays, esp high roller. Watch, pause, take notes, learn
3. Matthew Janda's "Applications of No Limit Hold'em" https://t.co/xlaZn9o10I
— Maria Konnikova (@mkonnikova) January 24, 2018
Here’s the deal though. You can’t buy the cliff notes, you can’t advance through the boring parts and you can’t buy access, you have to actually show up and do the work. And therein lies the rub.
And that is my view from the rail for the week ending Jan. 26, 2018. Be safe out there and go get that trophy (or at the very least pry the heater from Bonomo’s hands).