The Twitch Poker 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 streamers you should check out.
- Streamers “bungakat” and “BowieEffect” win six-figure SCOOPs
- PokerStars welcomes SIX new Ambassadors to the team
- Clips of the week
We’re only four days in and yet the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) 2021 has already provided so much action that it’s hard to keep up.
Tuesday night (April 6) in particular was a big night for Twitch poker with two high stakes crushers and streamers taking down titles.
Estonia’s Jargo “bungakat” Alaväli has been on fire lately. As one of the most sought-after coaches in poker right now (his students include Fintan “easywithaces” Hand, Benj “Spraggy” Spragg and Parker “tonkaaaa” Talbot) he put on a masterclass in SCOOP-8-M, winning the $530 NLHE event for $131,477.
Despite his skill, even great players get help from lady luck.
This huge pot also helped him on the way.
Three-handed he won this sick hand with a sick turn and even sicker river.
And he finished it off in style with the ladies.
Congrats to “bungakat” on his first SCOOP title.
SCOOP CHAMPION!😎😎😎 pic.twitter.com/4N4RaxzQnD
— bungakat (@bungakat) April 6, 2021
Another player who won their first title on Tuesday was Andy “BowieEffect” Wilson, an occasional streamer and hard-working grinder. He came out on top in $2,100 PKO SCOOP-04-H, defeating Ludovic “ludovi333” Geilich heads-up to win $151,779, including bounties of $82,297.
Nice work, Starman!
On Monday night PokerStars announced some new additions to the team.
Well-known poker pros Sam Grafton, Andre Coimbra, and Parker ‘tonkaaaaP’ Talbot were unveiled as the newest ambassadors.
— PokerStars (@PokerStars) April 5, 2021
We caught up with Tonkaaaa yesterday to talk about life at the high stakes, his anticipated return to Twitch, and why he’s hoping to channel his inner Spraggy. Check out that interview here.
In addition, three up and coming Twitch streamers Lasse ‘WisternJL’ Jagd Lauritsen, Keith ‘AccidentalGrenade’ Becker and Mark ‘naigo1’ Foresta have also joined the line-up.
Here’s Wistern being delivered his red spade.
And here’s ‘AccidentalGrenade’ and ‘naigo1’ making their announcement.
$20K win for Lex Veldhuis on his first stream back!
Spraggy final table bubbles in big cooler.
Give him the chips!
Setting the trap.
Michael “imluckbox” Addamo is top dog.
It’s just so sad.
A big old bounty.
The gift of a raise on every street.
Nice call. Vamos!
A sick river for a sicko.
Let’s ‘ave it, son.
Quite a river.
His best clip ever?
Guess who’s back.
— PokerStars Twitch (@PSTwitch) April 7, 2021