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Polk vs. Dwan for $5 Million, Fedor Joins partypoker

8 September 2017, By: compncards
Two of poker's biggest names were in the news this week.

Doug Polk issued one of the craziest challenges in recent memory and, in a surprising turn for a "retired" poker player, German high stakes superstar Fedor Holz signed with partypoker as its newest ambassador.

Polk Challenges Durrrr to $5 Million Heads-Up Match

Doug "WCGRider" Polk is perhaps one of the most polarizing players in poker.

The high-stakes online pro and tournament player won the One Drop High Roller at this summer's World Series of Poker and regularly cranks out popular content on his YouTube channel.

His most recent video is making headlines. Like many of his videos he starts with a tongue-in-cheek evaluation of his poker career, claiming that he only has one shot to stay relevant.


Then he issues what initially seemed to be a joke challenge to Tom "durrrr" Dwan: a series of high-stakes matches for $5 million.

Dwan is famous for his durrrr Challenges against both Patrik Antonius and Dan "Jungleman" Cates although the Cates Challenge is still to be completed.

Dwan has recently reemerged in the general poker public eye, playing on Poker After Dark on PokerGo and playing high-stakes poker with Bobby Baldwin and Dan Bilzerian in Las Vegas.

While the challenge presently isn't much more than clickbait material for his blog, it would be an interesting and popular matchup that would be great material for PokerGo. Dwan has yet to respond to the challenge but the poker world is eagerly waiting to see if he will accept.

Fedor Holz Signs with partypoker

Fedor 4ever.

Despite self-classifying as "semi-retired" from poker, Fedor Holz has continued racking up impressive scores.

This year alone he has over $3 million in earnings and has moved up to 6th on Poker's All-Time Money List with over $23.35 million in live tournament earnings.

Holz doesn't appear to be quite ready to ride into the sunset on his poker career, though, as he recently signed a sponsorship deal with partypoker.

He will represent partypoker at live high roller tournaments around the world and will also help the site design its online High Roller tournaments.

In a statement on the partypoker blog, Holz said he would "never partner with a company that was not committed to looking after and listening to their players."

The majority of Holz's live earnings have been in High Roller tournaments, including a second-place finish in the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl and a bracelet victory in the 2016 WSOP One Drop High Roller.

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