This is shaping up to be a good run for Polk who also recently released his new podcast “This Week on 2+2” covering all the latest Polker news as well as having run a successful first event for his new venture Upswing Poker.
The meet and greet was held inside the Encore Players Club at Wynn Las Vegas allowing Upswing Community members, poker pros and industry professionals to celebrate the launch of UpswingPoker.com —a poker training site co-founded by Polk, Fee and Matt Colletta.
If you’ve been anywhere near Twitter recently you may have noticed that it is a fairly tempestuous place at the moment—especially if you’re part of the poker community and happen to have an opinion on any subject, poker related or not.
Xuan Liu summed it up best, when she said last month:
Coming on Twitter these days legit makes me anxious. Anxious if I don’t say something, anxious if I do.— Xuan Liu (@xxl23) June 29, 2016
Since Liu’s tweet (is she challenging an inner psychic ??) we have seen many Twitter spats.
One of the most notable was Cate Hall and co. facing off against 888’s poker ambassador Jessica Dawley—when the latter took to Twitter to see if there were any females who she didn’t yet hate or who had slept their way to the top of poker as MTV awaited. That didn’t go down well and the tweet has since been removed.
Since then Marty Derbyshire from PokerNews called Hall a “Social Justice Warrior” (she seems to attract a Twitter argument like a moth to a flame) among other things in a recent op ed.
A whole world of pain ensued—including the op ed being edited.
The latest competition from Poker Central is giving you the chance to win a phone call with either Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari or Daniel Negreanu. All you have to do is post a short video, photo or text including #AskThePokerPros asking them an interesting or unusual question.
The contest will last 3 weeks, and will be divided into 3 weekly parts:
Week 1: Winner receives a call from Phil Hellmuth. Entries should be submitted July 6-12
Week 2: Winner receives a call from Antonio Esfandiari. Entries submitted by July 13-19
Week 3: Winner receives a call from Daniel Negreanu. Entries submitted by July 20-26
Despite finishing second in Event #60 against David Prociak (but don’t feel too bad for him, Shack-Harris won Event #51 last week for $894,300) he absolutely won best-dressed player, and still walked away with $96,750 in prize winnings.