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- Deep runs galore as Stadium Series starts
- Relive Lex’s record-breaking SCOOP $10K stream
- What should you do when you flop a royal flush?
- Best clips of the week
- Ones to watch
STADIUM SERIES SCORES FOR FINTAN, JAMES AND ARLIE
Many streamers predicted that the shiny new Stadium Series would provide some of the most exciting action ever seen on the Twitch poker streets.
“I have been anticipating the start of this series so much,” Lex Veldhuis tweeted. “It feels like it’s just perfect for Twitch.”
If the very first week (which isn’t even over yet) is any indicator, then they were absolutely right.
Stadium Series is going to be must-see Twitch TV.
We’ve already seen three gripping runs put up by PokerStars Ambassadors Fintan “easywithaces” Hand, James “OP-Poker James” Mackenzie, and Arlie “prince pablo” Shaban.
Fintan’s deepest run so far came in the $530 03-H 6-Max Progressive Knock Out (PKO) event. Battling through a field of 712 over two days, he’d ultimately fall just shy of the final table, busting in 13th for $2,299 plus $2,511 in bounties.
While Fintan fell just short, both OP-Poker’s James Mackenzie and Arlie would reach the final tables in their events.
Mackenzie said during his stream: “I hoped to have at least one run like this throughout the entire Stadium Series. I didn’t know it would happen in the very first event!”
But happen it did. Mackenzie had qualified for the opening $530 01-H event from a $50 satellite and ended up outlasting most of the 1,597 field over two days.
Alas, his run would eventually come to an end in seventh place, good for $16,456.
Over in the $55 02-M PKO, Arlie would also finish seventh. The event had a massive 9,224 total entries, and Arlie would see all but six of them off to bank $3,660 plus $2,772 in bounties.
Make sure you’re tuning in.
RELIVE LEX’S RECORD-BREAKING SCOOP $10K STREAM
While we’re on the subject on hype streams during big poker events, they don’t come any crazier than Lex Veldhuis’ $10,300 SCOOP Main Event stream.
The PokerStars Ambassador would break Twitch Poker records with this one, recording the highest amount of viewers ever for a poker stream.
Not only that, but his channel also became the no.1 stream on the entire Twitch platform.
There was also the little matter of $1M up top.
Watch highlights of Lex’s stream below.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN YOU FLOP A ROYAL FLUSH?
We’re not entirely sure. And neither was Tom “MajinCast” Hayward.
— majincast (@majincast) July 9, 2020
He might not have got paid this time, but boy did it look pretty.
CLIPS OF THE WEEK
Get the tissues.
A little insight into my day. The greedy call for hearts from @MarleCordeiro followed my a strong belly laugh as SCUMBAG @EasyWithAces chucks us the tissues. Pathetic from all. pic.twitter.com/rGtf2Eb89q
— Spraggy (@spraggy) July 6, 2020
Gimme them chips.
— Fintan Hand (@EasyWithAces) July 8, 2020
Double bounty! (Felix would go on to final table the event, finishing in 7th for ~$625)
That was the spot.
Dead on the turn, you love to see it.
— GJ (@GJReggie) July 6, 2020
ONES TO WATCH
MASON “PYEFACEPOKER” PYE – www.twitch.tv/pyefacepoker
If mixed games are your bag but for some bizarre reason you’re still not following Mason “pyefacepoker” Pye on Twitch, you’re missing out on a movement, man.
Pye is one of the only streamers out there who primarily focuses on games outside of No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha, and watching his stream will no doubt help you improve (or at least learn the difference between stud and razz).
He occasionally dabbles in the NLHE MTT streets too, and chalked up a very deep run in the Stadium Series 02-L $5.50 event, finishing 30th out of a staggering 20,480 runners for $96.95 plus $67.94 in bounties.
GINGEPOKER – www.twitch.tv/gingepoker
GingePoker is a streamer who has regularly been putting out quality cash game content, as he grinds the 500NL Zoom games on PokerStars.
Originally from the UK, GingePoker currently lives and plays from Thailand. Right now the only other thing we know about him for sure is he’s able to make folds like this, and explain them coherently: