Tune in as ElkY turns Twitch talk show host
There's a good chance that if you're active in the poker community you won't be reading this because you're already on Twitch. But for those still making those first tentative steps in the direction of live streaming, we might have something this weekend to encourage you to give it a try. What's more it should be a lot of fun. I mean, what could be more fascinating than watching one of Team Pro's most popular players turn chat show host?
That's what Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier will be doing on Twitch, starting this weekend when he hosts the first weekly WSOP Talk Show, live from Las Vegas, featuring fellow pros and plenty of poker.
Along with his fellow Team Pros Jason Somerville and Jamie Staples, ElkY is among that first wave of professional players pushing the Twitch envelope. As Celeste "LadyMaCe86" Orona of Team Online wrote this week, Twitch is the ideal place to learn, to interact, and be part of the wider poker community. That makes ElkY's channel a good place to start.
The show begins at 10am PDT (6pm BST), with this week's guest Eugene Katchalov taking ElkY on in a special contest.
Each week's guest will play two 27-players sit and go's during the show, as well as a 15 minute play money Zoom Challenge against ElkY. While they do that they'll talk poker, results, the WSOP and interacting with viewers. How's that for some serious multi-tasking?
Guests will earn points in these challenges, with ElkY donating money to a charity chosen by the leader board winner at the end of the Series.
Future guests will include the likes of Liv Boeree, Jason Somerville, Bryan Huang, George Danzer, and a few others, with Gabriel Nassif following Katchalov on June 7.
All you need to do to watch these shows is go to ElkY's Twitch Channel (click the link to go straight there) and tune in at 10am PDT this Sunday. It should prove a fascinating insight into the world of professional poker, and the mind of such a charismatic figure like ElkY.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.