Since then Polk has been quieter than usual on YouTube, taking a break from content creation, only recently resurfacing on the Poker Life Podcast that Joey Ingram hosts. But he has played some poker and it seemed he was happy traveling and focusing on new things (like crypto).
Now, after busting the WSOP Main Event in 2019, Polk has announced that he is officially retiring from poker, citing anxiety when playing as one of the main reasons for his decision.
There has been an outpouring of support and thanks for all that Polk has done for the poker community.
Jen Shahade also took to Twitter to speak to Polk about his decision, which saw Polk give a very genuine answer about not studying enough combined with tilt.
Despite Polk sometimes being a divisive character in the poker world we will certainly miss him. GL for the future.