Challenges have come and gone over the past 2 years, with many expecting the finish line to pass in a few months, if Doug can handle it at all. But suddenly, after a massive cash game at the WSOP.com, Doug's bankroll was challenged for $ 10,000, and bottles of champagne shot out before the night was over.
What happened? Doug started what no one expected - his last session of the Bankroll Challenge, in which he played a mixture of 50NL, 100NL and 200NL. He planned to have an 11-hour session, but his patience ran out in the very first hand of the day after he failed to maneuver into a packed full house. The action moved relatively slowly, but the bankroll recovered and picked up when Doug played a few opponents heads-up with 200NL. It crossed the $ 4,000 mark for the first time after nearly four hours of broadcast.
He was playing 500 NL, which seemed incredibly distant the day before his bankroll briefly dipped below $ 2,500. However, Doug decided to postpone his 500NL, preferring to wait until he had $ 6,000 or $ 7,000 ready. Twitch viewers soon realized that it would probably be a while before Doug jumped onto the 500NL straights. But just two hours after hitting $ 4,000, the bankroll crossed 5,000 $, and then $ 6,000 an hour after that. The flow was only half done and the bankroll made over $ 3,000.
Big wins, accompanied by losses, characterized the NL500 session. Each win seemed incredible compared to the previous session: for example, this deciding pot in $ 1461, which Doug pulled out thanks to the 2nd out on the river.
He played well and ran like a god at the right time. Closing at 11 o'clock in the stream, Doug asked his girlfriend to get a bottle of champagne with hope on her face. All he had to do was run well enough, get two stacks and the task would be over. He waited for NL200 Heads-Ups while playing PLO200. Soon (very soon, after a minute of waiting) he lost his patience and joined the 500NL table. His tables soon filled, and after a few hands his bankroll peaked at $ 9,863-137. Over the next hour, Doug's bankroll dropped to $ 9,300 - a nerve-racking moment for fans watching - but he returned it to $ 9,986 when he was dealt an A9 at the 200NL table.
Doug closed the stream announcing that he would not play poker too often for the foreseeable future. But he's still going to create poker content for the Upswing Lab and his YouTube channel, and this experience inspired him to develop a module on how to build a bankroll.