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Old 05-22-2016, 06:53 AM   #76
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I don't watch WCGRider's stream because of personal reasons but I have occasionally watched Ryan Fee and he's definitely a lot easier to stomach than the WCG guy.
It seems like you have your own agenda and nothing will change your mind but if I am wrong I suggest giving the stream another go.

I had some bad first impressions about WCG as well. The first time I watched him he was getting triggered by the chat easily and barely tried to answer questions about the product he was trying to sell. I think at that time he either had a bad day or really gave into the twitch chat cause it really didnít look like he was enjoying himself. Recent streams though are quite a different story. Dough seems to be genuinely enjoying the stream and embracing the ups and downs (mainly trolls) of twitch. He also actually tries to create a good atmosphere and knows when to hype it up, both which are not an easy thing to do when you stream with 5 min delay and little to no strat. That said, he definitely isnít someone who will appeal to everyone like some other streamers which is more than fine.

Thanks for all the streams so far (both Ryan and WCG), looking forward to todayís SCOOP. GL!
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:29 PM   #77
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It seems like you have your own agenda and nothing will change your mind but if I am wrong I suggest giving the stream another go.

I had some bad first impressions about WCG as well. The first time I watched him he was getting triggered by the chat easily and barely tried to answer questions about the product he was trying to sell. I think at that time he either had a bad day or really gave into the twitch chat cause it really didnít look like he was enjoying himself. Recent streams though are quite a different story. Dough seems to be genuinely enjoying the stream and embracing the ups and downs (mainly trolls) of twitch. He also actually tries to create a good atmosphere and knows when to hype it up, both which are not an easy thing to do when you stream with 5 min delay and little to no strat. That said, he definitely isnít someone who will appeal to everyone like some other streamers which is more than fine.

Thanks for all the streams so far (both Ryan and WCG), looking forward to todayís SCOOP. GL!
Thanks man! Much appreciated. I always try to do my best for the stream but it is hard with so many 10 hour streams. Will continue to try and improve.
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:34 PM   #78
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I don't watch WCGRider's stream because of personal reasons.
Sounds like he popped your cherry but didn't call the next day. Tough, huh?!
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Old 05-23-2016, 05:53 PM   #79
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Re: Doug Polk starting to stream

I've really enjoyed WCGRider's stream. Entertaining, animated , and interesting poker (overbet!).

I wish there was a way to track his progress similar to Jcarver's riustats.com. Or have a highlights clip like Pokerstaples.

I use these things to help filter which casts I should watch. Would watch all but I don't have infinite time .
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:12 PM   #80
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I dont like how the Rider has talked about some of the Swedes but boycotting a stream for personal reasons seems a bit serious. Poker is after all a competetive game and it's good for the show with the recent Twitter battles.

Pretty hilarious that a blue label in a poker client could start a conflict like the one we just witnessed.
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Old 05-24-2016, 05:42 AM   #81
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I dont like how the Rider has talked about some of the Swedes but boycotting a stream for personal reasons seems a bit serious. Poker is after all a competetive game and it's good for the show with the recent Twitter battles.

Pretty hilarious that a blue label in a poker client could start a conflict like the one we just witnessed.
link or hour/minute of vod?
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:34 AM   #82
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I dont like how the Rider has talked about some of the Swedes but boycotting a stream for personal reasons seems a bit serious. Poker is after all a competetive game and it's good for the show with the recent Twitter battles.

Pretty hilarious that a blue label in a poker client could start a conflict like the one we just witnessed.
It's laughable. Heard from a friend WCG thinks Jason Mercier is a bad reg. Jason's tournament play is miles ahead of WCG and if you don't believe me look at his career tourney winnings vs WCG. It's just ridiculous. He's also started selling t-shirts with Tom Dwans face on the front. Seriously, grow up and have some class. Had the pleasure of watching Tonka get 2nd in the 600K and while I think he's a couple rungs lower than Staples & Carver as a Twitch streamer he's making serious inroads as a top streamer. He gave away a DX racer chair to his viewers which he didn't have to. The guy is a class act and it's probably the reason why he topped out at 16,000+ viewers.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:03 AM   #83
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link or hour/minute of vod?
You'll find more on Mercier's and his girlfriends (!) Twitter accounts. But it started with this:



Best part IMO was Mercier's tweet that he unregged the SCOOP $21k HU so Trueteller could register and **** up Doug's ROI. (Noteworthy is that Trueteller acutally did bust Doug in this)
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:19 AM   #84
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It's laughable. Heard from a friend WCG thinks Jason Mercier is a bad reg. Jason's tournament play is miles ahead of WCG and if you don't believe me look at his career tourney winnings vs WCG. It's just ridiculous. He's also started selling t-shirts with Tom Dwans face on the front. Seriously, grow up and have some class. Had the pleasure of watching Tonka get 2nd in the 600K and while I think he's a couple rungs lower than Staples & Carver as a Twitch streamer he's making serious inroads as a top streamer. He gave away a DX racer chair to his viewers which he didn't have to. The guy is a class act and it's probably the reason why he topped out at 16,000+ viewers.
You are just stupid. Comparing Merciers and Polks results is idiotic. Mercier is semi oldschool live mtt crusher allmost 10 years now. Polk is cash online crusher who plays mtts for fun because the field is much softer.

Cant understand why Mercier is os butthurt getting noted as 'bad reg'. Dude has all the money and the results in the world so why he cares some internet trolls opinion?

And to tonkaa oc he is saying nice thing s about stapler and kevmart. He is irl friends with stapler.

Personally I really don't like Polk that much so I am no fanboy. He comes sometimes out little too cocky and arrogant but most def has the trackresult for that. But in the end thats the way to go and get the buzz around him and makes is so much easier to promote usp.
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Old 05-24-2016, 09:30 AM   #85
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Soo.. Let me get this right


Polk: "MTT pros suck. Mercier is a bad reg"
Mercier: "How dare you? I'm better than you at any poker form but online hunlhe"
Polk: "Wanna play 8game?"
Mercier: "No but we can cross book huge soft live MTT fields"

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Old 05-24-2016, 09:40 AM   #86
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Pretty sure Mercier also tweeted that "they" were waiting for Doug at the 8-game tables...
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:12 PM   #87
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Grinding without Doug's soothing voice is going to be tough.
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Old 05-24-2016, 06:04 PM   #88
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Grinding without Doug's soothing voice is going to be tough.
"So we're here in the small blind with jack ten of binksfeet, we're gonna 3bet"
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:25 PM   #89
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Wouldn't Mercier be a favorite if they played 8-game? Even if you assume a big edge for Polk in Hold'em and PLO that's only 2 of the 8 games.
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:09 AM   #90
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Reportedly Mercier wouldnt play Doug heads up at anything. Offered to play him in a 3 handed mixed game with Luke Schwartz.
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Old 05-25-2016, 07:38 AM   #91
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Soo.. Let me get this right


Polk: "MTT pros suck. Mercier is a bad reg"
Mercier: "How dare you? I'm better than you at any poker form but online hunlhe"
Polk: "Wanna play 8game?"
Mercier: "No but we can cross book huge soft live MTT fields"

....
Basically this.
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Old 05-25-2016, 11:29 AM   #92
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I rarely give compliments, but I think Doug is an excellent streamer. One of the few guys in the poker world who is good at poker, interesting to listen to and can communicate his thoughts effectively. I definitely think he is a natural at streaming and hope he continues.
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Old 05-25-2016, 02:21 PM   #93
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previous broadcasts are alot less enjoyable because of the constant muting of audio! If the reason for this is the background music then you should really consider taking it off imo so the ones who cant watch live like myself can enjoy the show aswell!

Other than that great stream. Only poker streamer ive subbed to on twitch (2x now) keep putting in work
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:30 PM   #94
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Pretty sure Mercier also tweeted that "they" were waiting for Doug at the 8-game tables...
Put some respek on it.
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Old 05-25-2016, 10:08 PM   #95
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Mercier is a joke. Doug just used the tag player option ffs, is he not allowed to do that? Barely said a word about him on the stream. Mercier still has to go and cry.
I mean even if Doug is wrong and Mercier is better than him at MTTs wouldn't it be +EV for Mercier to keep quiet, let Doug underestimate him and keep having an edge against him? But he did the opposite of keep quiet, go figure...
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:38 AM   #96
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DOUG,

What is said below is absolutely true for me as well. I live in Asia and is almost never able to catch you live so I subscribed to have VOD access, but half the time all audio is muted on VODs due to copyrighted background music. Can you find a way around this or simply have no background music?

Go watch your own VODs and you'll see. Please help! I would love to renew my subscription but this has really been quite annoying.

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previous broadcasts are alot less enjoyable because of the constant muting of audio! If the reason for this is the background music then you should really consider taking it off imo so the ones who cant watch live like myself can enjoy the show aswell!

Other than that great stream. Only poker streamer ive subbed to on twitch (2x now) keep putting in work
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:56 AM   #97
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Re: Doug Polk starting to stream

I've never watched any poker streams really but this one kept me coming back almost every time, so needless to say I like it a lot.

There are some things I think could be better, so I figure I might as well give my 2 cents.

- What the others said about the copyright thing with the music.
- Playlist has too few songs and has felt like a broken record after the first few weeks, so two birds can be hit with one stone with regards to updating the music.
- Replay value might not be a top priority but some sort of naming system would be cool for the vods, even if it's as simple as putting a vod number in the header. Helps a lot for those who want to find a certain segment to rewatch.

And on a more personal note I guess I'm not a fan of the unfiltered attacks on people. Banter surrounding the Danmerrrs of the world is entertaining but destroying people like Kanu? Sheesh.

But I disgress, great stream overall and I look forward to seeing what can be done from Vegas
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Old 05-27-2016, 12:13 PM   #98
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Hey guys, thanks for the feedback! Really helps me improve and try to make my stream better.

I know the music is a problem, but when I was playing so many hours every day during SCOOP I just did not have the time to try to fix it. At some point down the road I will fix this and we wont have the same issues.

In 2 days I am playing the Super High Roller Bowl at Aria, so wont be doing any streaming this week. I would expect to see me back in some capacity next week. (Probably doing a mix of streaming CS:GO and American poker sites.) So it shouldn't be too long of a break before you get some more streams.

The Mercier thing I really dont understand, we have a youtube video on the Upswing youtube channel where I explain my thoughts, but you guys seem to have gotten the jist of things in the thread anyway.

Thanks again for all the kind words. I have been loving streaming, I will certainly doing more of it.

I think in the fall I am going to do some kind of challenge. Something like $100-->100k, or see what I can do with $100 in 100 days, not sure yet. But I would love to do a challenge type format and see how much money I could run up a small amount into.
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Old 05-27-2016, 01:18 PM   #99
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Best part IMO was Mercier's tweet that he unregged the SCOOP $21k HU so Trueteller could register and **** up Doug's ROI. (Noteworthy is that Trueteller acutally did bust Doug in this)
wtf? TT clearly paid Mercier money to unreg and be able to hop in the event, please dont buy this ROI bull****.
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Old 05-28-2016, 05:49 AM   #100
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Always figured Mercier was a level-headed human. Didn't think he'd be such a clown. Not that Mr. Polk is especially sympathetic...
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