Jason Somerville returns to Twitch, Lex Veldhuis and Jeff Gross make WCOOP Day 2s

September 05, 2018

The godfather of Twitch poker has returned.

“He’s got a boat. He’s got a boat. Take a good hard look…”

Somerville’s return

Earlier this week, Team PokerStars Pro and Run It Up founder Jason ‘jcarver’ Somerville made his return to the ‘dirty basement’. It did not take him long to chalk up a result.

On Monday evening, Somerville finished in second place in the $215 Triple Threat [3-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom, $20k GTD]. The event attracted 122 of the game’s best, all playing some fast-paced, three-max action alongside their WCOOP grinds.

With more than half of the field gone, Somerville began collecting bounties:

A little later and a little deeper, some tough decisions emerged:

Of course, things are always a bit easier when you flop top set:

Somerville banked $3,987.93 for his runner-up finish, and was straight back on the grind the next day. He won his entry into the $10,300 8-Max High Roller from a $1,000 satellite:


He’d eventually bust out of the 185-entry tournament in 82nd, while another member of Team PokerStars was gearing up for a deeper run.

Lex bubbles High Roller, but makes Razz Day 2

Anyone who was tuning in to Lex Veldhuis’s Twitch channel last night was spoilt for high-stakes action.

Veldhuis was already playing multiple $1K WCOOPs (Super Tuesday and PKO) whilst trying to satellite into the $10,300 High Roller. But then – thanks to a member of his community – he announced he would be playing it regardless of whether he won a seat:

Shoutout to Thallo.

He made it all the way to 25 players remaining with just 23 making the money. Then this hand happened:

Lex may have missed the money in that one, but he gave his massive audience — which peaked at 16,500 — a night of high-stakes viewing they won’t forget in a hurry. Not only that, he broke the top five Twitch channels for the first time in his streaming career, even overtaking Twitch legend DrDisrespect for a while.

It wasn’t all bad news for Lex. He did make Day 2 of the WCOOP $215 Razz event, which resumes today. He’s 20/63 remaining and has $290 locked up. First place pays $15,400.

Jeff’s Day 2s

Speaking of WCOOP Day 2s, Jeff Gross also made one.

He’ll be back in action today in the $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday Special Edition. Gross is currently 7/52 remaining and has $3,500 locked up. The winner will bank a massive $174,000, so make sure you tune in for that.

There was a very interesting hand that Gross played on his way to the Day 2, which you can check out below:

Good luck to all the guys for the rest of WCOOP.

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