The Twitch Poker Tribune: Relive Lex’s $96K score | Mind Sports Olympiad starts today (w/ Moneymaker and Pye)

August 13, 2020inTwitch

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 up-and-coming streamers you should check out.


  • Relive Lex’s $96K Stadium Series win
  • Mind Sports Olympiad coverage starts today w/ Moneymaker and Pyefacepoker
  • Clips of the week
  • Ones to watch

Relive Lex’s $96K Stadium Series win

Hey gang! Remember when Lex Veldhuis took down a Stadium Series event for $96K in front of tens of thousands on Twitch?

Well, you should. It was only a couple of weeks ago for crying out loud, and it was one of the most intense, exhilarating and inspiring streams we’ve seen.

And guess what? Now we get to relive it.

Lex’s team have been working hard behind the scenes to cut together a video of his run in the $2,100 buy-in, $500K Gtd event.

So get comfy and enjoy the ride. Just hit play on the video below.


Mind Sports Olympiad coverage starts today w/ Moneymaker and Pyefacepoker

The greatness of games: Mind Sports Olympiad goes online

A couple of days ago we told you all about the Mind Sports Olympiad, and how excited we are to get to watch the action online.

Throughout August, players from all over the world are participating in more than 90 tournaments featuring close to 50 different games.

There is poker — several different variants, in fact — hosted on PokerStars (click here for more information, including a schedule).

Then there are other traditional favourites like chess, backgammon, Go, bridge, and draughts. Games like Acquire, Catan, Quoridor, Entropy, Agricola, Lines of Action, and Hive are in the line-up as well, along with many more.

Starting today, Chris Moneymaker and Mason “pyefacepoker” Pye will be bringing you coverage from the event on Pye’s Twitch channel.

The stream starts at 3pm BST today, so head to pyefacepoker then.

Clips of the week

He called for it. He got it. (His opponent had the K♥, by the way).


That’s the biggest spider I’ve ever seen.

If it’s not good enough to check call, try check-raising.

Talk about talking yourself into folding.

Wise words from WisternJL.

Ones to watch:

Hrenchk –

Matic “Hrenchk” Hren is a 25-year-old streamer from Slovenia who has been dabbling at the tables for around seven years. He kicked his poker game up a notch in March 2020 when he decided to start streaming, studying, and striving to climb the stakes.

He plays low to mid-stakes MTTs, and his stream is pretty consistent — around six days a week.

GitAndSos –

According to his bio, “GitAndSos” has been grinding sit & gos since the Dinosaurs.

In that time he’s got pretty darn good at them, and he’s passionate about helping other improve too. You’ll find him regularly playing mid-to-high stakes sit and gos, Spin & Gos and On-Demand bounty builders.


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