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In this weekly feature, we take a look at the most trending videos from the poker world. From the craziest to the funniest – from the interesting to the bizarre – you’ll find it all here every week!
PokerGuru’s Chhota Machhi, a.k.a Arpit Jain, was back with his weekly shenanigans. And once again, he took a dive in the shark-infested field at the Asian Poker Tour Online Series India on PokerBaazi.
Here is a much-watch clip from the stream!
The second episode of our new video property, “Champions Speak,” which canvasses candid interviews, video bytes, etc., featured the latest poker sensation Vaibhav Temani. On Monday, the 33-year-old poker reg defied overwhelming odds to win the IOPC- The Crown on Spartan Poker to win a career-best ₹58.02 Lakhs (cumulative). This happens to be the single-biggest score won on the virtual domestic felts this year.
Watch the video to find out all about his poker story and his victory run at the event!
Vinayak Bajaj appearance in this week`s Monday Motivation feature on the back of his trailblazing Sunday night run in the APT series-opener, the ₹20 Lakhs GTD APT#1 Kickoff on Poker Baazi, for ₹3.93 Lakhs. Adding to his winning spree, Bajaj made another six ITM finishes to pad his bankroll by a hefty ₹9.82 Lakhs.
In the video conversation below, the champion talks us through his win, his plans, and all things poker.
Gracing this week`s Women in Poker was life coach Shalini Arora Kochhar. She shared her incredibly colorful story, from contending at the Miss India Pageant in 1994 alongside Aishwarya Rai & Sushmita Sen to making a career as a life and happiness coach while authoring books and running a jewellery line, and so much more. Amidst all of this, she discovered poker as a recreational activity to keep her mind off work while keeping it stimulated.
Watch her narrate her professional and poker journey in the video below.
PokerGuru’s Saumya Paithankar delivered another week of daily updates. Our top picks from the week are Monday (August 2) and Thursday (August 5) recaps.
The 11th edition of the IOPC was a resounding success. And bringing the series to a close were the last two marquees – IOPC The Crown & the Master’s Table SnG finale. Spartan Poker live-streamed (on delay) the finale for both.
The final table of the series’ showstopper, the ₹3.50 Crores GTD IOPC – The Crown, played down to a winner on Monday. The former PMVS Main Event champion Vaibhav Temani came from behind to defeat the start-of-the-FT chip leader Aditya Agarwal heads-up to win the diamond-studded gold IOPC crown and a life-changing ₹57.26 Lakhs. He also finished 66th in the event for ₹76,287, in all adding ₹58.02 Lakhs, and also booked the last seat on the IOPC Masters Table.
Watch the cards-up FT replay below with IPC Director Peter Abraham, Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, and Zarvan Tamboli taking on the commentating assignments on the stream.
The IOPC Masters Table, featuring the most prominent winners of the series, came to a close on Wednesday. The mystery user ‘Pradzzz’ clinched ‘The Mastermind’ title.
Watch the complete SNG cards-up replay below with IPC Director Peter Abraham, Young Gun Kanchan Sharma, and Goonjan Mall calling the action.
On Sunday, Shobhit Bhargava streamed his run in the APT India Online events on PokerBaazi.
On Wednesday, he streamed Day 2 of the ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT#11 Mini Main.
On Friday, Shobhit Bhargava took a shot at a dual-stream on his YouTube channel “569 Poker” with the NPS Main Event champion Mohammad Azhar. Both of them played the APT marquees of the day.
The Poker Bootcamp India streamers kept themselves busy this week playing APT marquees for their audiences.
Radhika Shankar is becoming an avid streamer and fired as many as four times this week. The poker mom streamed her run in Day 1B of the ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT#11 Mini Main & the ₹8 Lakhs GTD APT#13 Turbo on Monday.
On Tuesday, she was back playing Day 1C of the ₹50 Lakhs GTD APT#11 Mini Main, the ₹8 Lakhs GTD APT#18 Megastack, and the ₹6 Lakhs GTD APT#19.
On Wednesday, Shankar streamed the ₹7 Lakhs GTD APT#24 Superstack and the ₹15 Lakhs GTD APT#25 Turbo.
Shankar came back on Friday with a full schedule of events like the ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT#36 Freezeout, Day 1B of the ₹1 Crore GTD APT#37 Main Event, and the ₹12 Lakhs GTD APT#38 Turbo. She got a good sweat running in the ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT#36 Freezeout, placing fourth for ₹78,600.
Areyann Gurbaxani streamed his gameplay in the ₹5 Lakhs GTD APT#26 Hyper-Turbo, the ₹10 Lakhs GTD APT#27 Monsterstack, the ₹6 Lakhs GTD APT#28 Megastack, and Day1 A of the ₹1 Crore GTD APT#31 Main Event.
Upcoming poker streamer Amit Kaushik streamed his Sunday run in the PokerStars India marquees.
After a week’s gap, Twitch streamer Aryan Chauhan was back with his Friday night session at the PokerStars India cash tables.
Another popular poker streamer Anirudhha Joshi streamed twice this week.
He streamed his run in Natural8’s WSOP Online: $52.5 Bounty Hunters on Monday.
On Thursday, he streamed the ₹7.50 Lakhs GTD ThunderBreaker on PokerSaint.
The multi-tasking actor, DJ & poker player Siddhanth Kapoor & Spartan Poker Team Pro Nikita Luther-hosted “Raise The Stakes” series got over this week with the end of IOPC.
The daily recap show saw the duo doing a quick recap of the previous day’s IOPC action and inviting some big winners on the live-streamed show. Check out this week`s episodes below.
PokerStars India’s ‘Sundays With PokerStars’ live stream made a smashing return with Samay Raina & Tanmay Bhat hosting an entertaining poker session on their YouTube channel. The stream featured familiar celebrity guests (and many new additions) like Dino James, Chaitanya ‘SlowCheeta’ Sharma, Rahul ‘Shah Rule’ Shahani, and Suraj ‘Hanumankind’ Cherukut.
Poker Life India`s Raj Shrestha Juneja-launched video series “The Mindfulness Series” has tied up with PokerBaazi. In his first episode after the collaboration, Juneja got Mindset Performance coach Adam Carmichael as the guest on the show. They discussed some key aspects of the correct mindset and the process needed to play poker with perspective!
GGPoker`s Super MILLION$ Show, as always, featured the cards-up FT replay of the site’s weekly flagship, the $1.50 Millions GTD Super MILLION$. Kevin ‘Rotterdam’ van der Kooi and Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew chipped in with expert commentary.
Poker phenom Michael Addamo clinched his fourth Super MILLION$ victory for $325,957.
GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu streamed two events from the ongoing WSOP Online 2021 on GGPoker/Natural8 this week.
On Tuesday, Negreanu played Event #3 – $2,500 Limit Hold’em Championship, where he placed 29th for $4,062.
On Thursday, Negreanu pulled of another five-hour long stream session and played Event #4 – $800 Double Chance NLH. He managed a deep run but busted shy of the money in 378th place.
The latest episode of Joe Ingram’s Poker Life Podcast featured Tom Dwan on the hot seat. The duo had exciting topics to cover, ranging from high stakes private games to what`s needed to keeping poker fun and ensuring game integrity.
On the latest episode of Doug Polk`s podcast, Candian poker pro Mike McDonald joined the “retired pro” to discuss crypto and non-fungible token streets. Timex spoke at length on the landscape of NFTs and CryptoPunks in particular.
In Episode 105 of the DAT Poker Podcast, GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu, Adam Schwartz, Terrence Chan, and Ross Henry ran through the entire episode speaking about relevant topics like the ongoing WSOP Online 2021 on GGPoker, paying tribute to the recently deceased Layne Flack, PokerGO Cup, the sale of 2+2 forums, and WSOP Las Vegas 2021 vs. COVID 19.
In Episode 84, the Rake Podcast hosts Jamie Kerstetter and Ben Wilinofsky sat down to chat with poker couple Andrew & Kristy (Arnett) Moreno.
They chat with the lovely pair touched upon Andrew’s recent $1.40 Million Wynn Millions victory, the impending birth of their first child, psychedelic-assisted therapy, and… dogs!
PokerStars released a compilation video of some of the most brutal bad beats streamed on Twitch, and all hands involved pocket aces!
Showcasing few more high stakes cash game pots from LA’s Bicycle Casino, the latest compilation posted by Live at the Bike comprised some massive pots, including an epic hero call fail!
Keep following PokerGuru for a compilation of the top poker videos each week!