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Doug Polk Challenges Tom Dwan to $5 Million Heads-Up Match

Doug Polk has issued a $5 million heads-up challenge to none other than Tom Dwan. The challenge was announced on his popular Youtube channel and is apparently real. Through Reddit, Polk said the following: “While this video’s focus is certainly on comedic aspects, want to point out this is a valid offer and would love to make it a reality.”

Tom Dwan, who headed the durrrr Challenge, has largely been out of the limelight for the last few years. Dwan recently made a high-profile appearance on the return to Poker After Dark on Poker Central last month. While Polk may serious about the challenge and interest would be very high from poker fans, Dwan has seemed to avoid hyped heads-up matches lately. The durrrr Challenge match with Jungleman has been delayed for years and almost looks like it will never happen, although Jungleman recently confirmed that Dwan has paid over $700k in penalties thus far.

We hope it happens. Watch Doug Polk himself issue the challenge below:

Quick Hitters

– The highly anticipated PokerStars WCOOP got underway this weekend with 4 of the 81 events completed at the start of the day Tuesday. Among the most notable news of the weekend was Bryn Kenney’s final table appearance in the Sunday Million where he took home over $100,000. Check here for a full schedule of the 2017 WCOOP.

— If you’re a poker player and you’re breathing you probably love John Hesp. Now John Hesp fans may be able to look forward to a movie based on Hesp’s deep run during the Main Event this summer, where he won $2.6 million. Hesp says a deal is about 90% complete.

– Alex Weldon takes a look at the latest poker rankings from Global Poker Index, Card Player and Pocket Fives.

– PTP recently examined Atlantic Canada’s charitable gambling craze.

– classic poker training video of the day is a look at hands at the high stakes. This episode, 1 of 3, examines a hand between 19Dan86 and foryal. Also, watch episode 2 of the series, which is analysis of a hand played between Phil Ivey and Muha84.