Originally Posted by ekgbeat
I'm going to use this quote every chance that I get. I'm surprised that you think Doug is such an underdog in this challenge. I think that he will complete the challenge, but it will take longer than most think it "should".
I think grinding from almost nothing to a large sum of money is so difficult to do, especially if you're going to do it via cash games. If more people accomplished it, we'd hear way more about it. I think you give me the name of ANYBODY at all, I'd say he/she is an underdog to accomplish it.
But for those who are excellent players/pro's (of which Doug is), he's less a dog than say myself for example. You what though, maybe I'm wrong, maybe he is a favorite to succeed. I hope he proves me wrong.
It's great publicity (obviously) for his channel, as evidence by this thread here, and for sure on other forums. I haven't had much time recently to watch him play, but I do think he's an excellent player and if he were to reach this goal, it lends credibility to the material he puts out there, and it's just another way to monetize what he does.
Frankly, I enjoy reading/hearing about these challenges. It's just that far too often, it starts off very strong, only to fizzle out in the end.
PS - Thank you, I quite like that quote.