The Twitch Tribune is a weekly blog bringing you the latest news and best clips of the week from the world of Twitch poker, as well as shining a light on some up-and-coming streamers you should check out.
- Fintan wins the $530 Bounty Builder HR for $29K
- Spraggy’s all-day bender
- James OP-Poker vs “poker@luffyD” grudge match
- Our favourite clips of the week
- Ones to watch
THE CAT THAT GOT THE CREAM
Following his Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) victory for $73K, Fintan “easywithaces” Hand hasn’t eased his foot off the gas even a little bit.
On Monday night (June 15) Hand bested the $530 Bounty Builder High Roller for $29K live on stream, showcasing a final table masterclass in running pure and playing great as he took down just about every available bounty.
While our eyes were glued to the drama on Twitch, there was some drama off-camera, too.
During the stream, Hand’s cat Raphy had “relieved itself” all over the bed while his partner Hannah was trying to sleep.
“H, I’m sorry the cat peed on the bed, but we just won loads of cash!” an excited Hand said after his victory. “Does that make you feel better?”
“Not at all,” replied a sleepy Hannah.
First $530bb win of the year?
Go on then.
Raphy ruined the moment though the little shit. pic.twitter.com/sWJWG6JbnV
— Fintan Hand (@EasyWithAces) June 17, 2020
SPRAGGY’S ALL-DAY BENDER
Fintan isn’t the only PokerStars Ambassador to have been putting in the work of late.
Benjamin “Spraggy” Spragg has been steady on the Twitch grind, and even put in an all-day session on Thursday (June 11) that saw him start very early in the morning and play until the early morning hours.
During that time Spraggy final-table bubbled the $215 Thursday Thrill after a few funny encounters with streamer Patrick “Egption” Tardif.
3rd for $2,800 ish. GG
— Spraggy (@spraggy) June 11, 2020
LIVE-STREAMED GRUDGE MATCH
What happened for James “OP-Poker James” Mackenzie and online MTT grinder “poker@luffyD” to dislike each other enough to set up a grudge match?
To be honest, we don’t know. But we do know that the match was a lot of fun to watch.
The two decided to play 500 hands of $2/$5 on private heads-up PokerStars cash tables, and whoever ended the session in profit would win an extra $500 side-bet.
After an entertaining battle, Mackenzie came out on top. You can watch the whole stream below.
BEST CLIPS OF THE WEEK
Great result for Arlie: “A stinky one to win.”
— Arlie Shaban (@ArlieShaban) June 16, 2020
Tissue game on-point.
— Felix Schneiders (@xflixx) June 16, 2020
Today, that all changed.
People have been asking a lot about how myself and @MarleCordeiro have been dealing with lockdown together. Truth be told it's been magic, effortless and full of laughs. Today, that all changed. pic.twitter.com/IV1sGRwrSR
— Spraggy (@spraggy) June 12, 2020
The power of positivity.
[x]sound on – I've recently been quite negative on stream lately because of a pretty gross downswing, so naturally I've built in a quick fix segue to ease tensions while 'doing it live'. Sorry if the negative emotions of late have hurt your nervous system, thank you xoxo pic.twitter.com/U6y15Wvtve
— majincast (@majincast) June 15, 2020
“Triple up with aces incoming.”
— Arlie Shaban (@ArlieShaban) June 12, 2020
“Nick from OP-Poker, where are you?”
— croaks (@croakspkr) June 16, 2020
A mini-heart attack.
Tbf most of our raiders came from @LexVeldhuis who raided just at the end of James' stream, however we will take all the credit for the consequential Grand Tour win ?
Congrats again! ? https://t.co/C3kJUpzFEb
— OP-Poker (@OfficialOPPoker) June 16, 2020
ONES TO WATCH
CHARLIE “EPIPHANY77” CARREL – www.twitch.tv/epiphany77
If you don’t know who Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel is by now, you haven’t been paying attention.
Over the past five years, the British phenom has risen to the highest stakes and has enjoyed several seven-figure scores both live and online throughout his career, including a win in the SCOOP Main Event for $1.2M.
When we spoke to Carrel last year he told us about taking time away from poker to set up a charity. He’s also been streaming a lot on Twitch though and is attempting a bankroll challenge at the micro stakes.
If you tune in to his streams you’re guaranteed to learn a few things.
LUKAS “ROBINPOKER” ROBINSON – www.twitch.tv/RobinPoker
We mentioned Lukas “RobinPoker” Robinson in last week’s Tribune as his poker bingo streams caught our attention.
Now, Robinson–who is a member of Fintan Hand’s TEAM ATB–thrust himself back into the spotlight this week with both a victory in an $11 8-Max event for $875 and a fourth-place finish in the Big $11 for $1,043, at the same time.
WHAT A STREAM…1st in an $11 for $875, 4th in the Big $11 for $1k & a 1800 raid from @EasyWithAces after his big win + one from @robinchipsttv. Best stream yet – still in shock pic.twitter.com/qTP84PTSCS
— Lukas Robinson (@Robin_Poker) June 17, 2020
It was a fantastic stream, and here’s hoping for many more just like it.
Make sure you follow RobinPoker on Twitch so you don’t miss them.