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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!
Making a return after an almost three-month gap, The PokerGuru Show made an electrifying comeback on Saturday. And our guest on the show was none other than the #1 ranked player in the country, Gaurav Sood, who is also the first player on our tracked database to cross ₹10 Crores in recorded online winnings.
In a candid tête-à-tête with host Saumya Paithankar, the 25-year-old poker phenom reveals little known details about his poker journey, the “Gaurav Sood” process, his WSOP plans, and much more.
On popular demand, Chota Machhi, aka Arpit Jain, streamed thrice this week.
Our boy had been warming up to play the ₹5 Lakhs GTD Grinders Main Event on PokerBaazi, and he got his chance on Sunday.
With Teachers Day weekend approaching, Chota Mahhi dedicated his next two streams to his “PokerGuru’s.”
The guest on this week`s Monday Motivation feature was Anujkumar Kodam, the only player to have won both Spartan Poker’s The Millionaire & PokerBaazi’s Money Maker. Last Sunday, the former Young Gun topped the 411-entry field in Spartan Poker’s ₹40 Lakhs GTD Sunday Superstack to win ₹7.09 Lakhs and had some very interesting facts and insights to share.
PokerGuru host Saumya Paithankar has been on her desk reporting all the highlights from the virtual felts in the daily-running show (Monday to Saturday) PokerGuru Daily Majors Recap.
Our top pics are the Sunday (August 29) and Friday (September 3) recaps.
Popular streamer Shobhit Bhargava streamed twice this week.
On Tuesday, he played the ₹12 Lakhs GTD The Endeavour on PokerBaazi.
He was back on Thursday, where he could be seen grinding at the ₹10/25 cash tables.
The DeadMoneyMine poker coaching put up two Twitch streams this week for its subscribers.
Our former Young Gun and the brand`s new coach Sharad Rao streamed on the channel on Monday while playing on the cash tables on PokerStars India.
Aryan Chauhan returned with his weekly Friday stream playing the ₹50K buy-in cash game tables on PokerStars India.
The Monster Poker Club streamers had another busy week.
Cash game specialist Aryan Chauhan streamed his Sunday run on PokerStars India. He played a bunch of cash tables alongside the Sunday tournaments on the site. He placed fourth in the Sunday Highroller for ₹1.52 Lakhs.
Nitin Rawat streamed his Wednesday run on the Monster Poker Club YouTube channel.
The next day Sumit Navlani & Nitin Rawat shared screens while playing the 9stacks’ PowerPlay Series’ marquee event of the day.
On Friday, Nitin Rawat was joined by Animesh Thakur as they played 9stacks’ PowerPlay Series’ events.
Nikhil Segel put up three streams for Natural8 this week.
On Monday and Tuesday, he streamed the ¥1 Million GTD Zodiac Million$.
He played the $25K GTD Bounty Hunter Special on Wednesday.
The Poker Boot Camp India streamers put up three streams this week for 9stacks’ Power Play Series.
Bootcamper Pratik Manjrekar made his streaming debut on Thursday playing 9stacks’ PPS#1 Kick-Off Bounty and PPS#2 Yorker Ultra-Fast.
Another debutant, Kripansh Khosla, joined Pratik Manjrekar as they shared screens during a dual-stream session for 9stacks’ PPS#3 Test Match Deepstack and PPS#4 Chhakka 6-Max.
Poker mom Radhika Shankar and Kripansh Khosla shared screens as they played PPS#6 Gabba Monster Stack and PPS#7 Yorker Ultra-Fast.
For Episode 6 of Poker Life India’s “The Mindfulness Series,” Raj Shrestha Juneja invited entrepreneur-cum-poker proAnujkumar Kodam to the show. The discussion centered around the role of variance in poker and life.
Artur Martirosian has been on a breakout run recently with top finishes both live and online. Within a week of taking down Event $6: $100K NLHE at the Super High Roller Series Europe for $1.40 Million, the Russian shipped GGPoker’s Tuesday attraction, the Super MILLION$.
Martirosian won the event for an impressive second time, adding $325,957 to his bankroll. Watch the final table replay below, with Randy Lew and Kevin van der Kooi calling the action.
On August 22, Event #15: $10K Heads-up NLH Championship from the international leg of the 2021 WSOP Online Series reached its semi-finals, i.e., the final four, from a starting field of 161 hopefuls.
The Daniel Negreanu vs. Sami Kelopuro clash in the Round of 64 lasted two hours before Kalipuro sent the GGPoker Ambassador to the rail. Watch the thoroughly entertaining cards-up coverage of this match, with Norman Chad and Lon McEachern calling the action.
Chad and McEachern were back in the commentary booth in the Adrian Mateos vs. Vlad-Stefan Lache match, part of the Round of 16 on Day 1. Mateos won the match to storm into the semi-finals.
The semi-finalists Arthur Conan, Adrian Mateos, Daniel Soltys, and Aleksejs Ponakovs resumed play on September 4. Walking away as the champion was Arthur Conan, who beat Aleksejs Ponakovs in the finals to win the title for $466,167.
PokerStars’s ongoing World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is the hot rage on the site`s .com client.
One of the series’ second-week highlights, the $25K Super High Roller, saw ‘kZhh’ dominating the nine-handed final table and defeating Christopher ‘ImDaNuts’ Oliver heads-up to collect $657,557. Watch the final table action below.
Event 34-M – $2K 8-Max was taken down by Jerry ‘Perrymejsen’ Odeen for $185,550 following a three-way deal with ‘3DTemujiN’ and Fabiano ‘Kovalski1’ Kovalski.
In Event $2-H-$5 8-Max, Elliott ‘elliottpet’ Peterman came out on top to win his first WCOOP title and $146,931 in prize money.
On Wednesday, Brazil’s Pedro Cavalieri stormed past his final table opponents to win the 2021 WPT500 title. The $530 entry buy-in tournament featured a $1 Million guarantee and logged in a guarantee-crushing 2,295-entry field. Cavalieri banked $153,503 after striking a heads-up deal with Thomas Hueber (2nd for $131,624). Watch the final table action below.
Watch this seven-hour-long cards-up live stream of the 2021 Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event. The series was hosted at the Merit Royal Hotel & Casino in Kyrenia, Cyprus.
With commentary by Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks, check out poker pros like Timothy Adams, Ivan Leow, Wiktor Malinowski, David Peters, Zhuang Ruan, and Viacheslav Buldygin battle it out for the top honors. In the end, Wiktor Malinowski championed the Main Event to collect $3.69 Million.
One of the most recognized poker superstars on the planet, GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu, streamed four events from the 2021 WSOP Online Series this week.
Negreanu streamed his run in Event #21: $25,000 Super High Roller Championship, and after a six-hour grind, placed 51st.
On Tuesday, he streamed Event #23: $600 Deepstack Championship NLH, where after over four hours, he busted out in 1070th place.
Negreanu played Day 1P of the Main Event on Wednesday but failed to make Day 2 after grinding for almost five hours while streaming.
In the week’s final stream, which also was the shortest, Negreanu could be seen playing Event #24: $1,050 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha. He busted in 360th place.
Jeff Gross got poker brat Phil Hellmuth to join him on his podcast episode this week. Hellmuth, who was unbeaten through a seven-match run in the High Stakes Duel until last week, when he lost the Round 2 of the High Stakes Duel III to Tom Dwan, talked at length about his recent success in heads-up matches.
Popular YouTuber and “retired poker pro” Doug Polk uploaded a brand-new video where he spoke about the hot topics of the circuit. The range of issues included WSOP’s vaccination policy, TwoPlusTwo getting sold, and Dan Bilzerian‘s recent comment about Polk.
Raise Your Edge founder and coach ‘Bencb’ put up his stream highlights, including his deep run in the WSOP High Rollers: $5,250 Blade Bounty. The poker legend reached heads-up, netting almost $73,500!
Popular streamer and poker pro Lex Veldhuis posted another Twitch highlights video from his streams playing MTTs on PokerStars. The stream highlights are a must-watch if you want to see Veldhuis celebrating, being angry, getting confused, and frustrated!
Watch this 17-minute stream highlights from Jaime Staples, where he managed to run deep in partypoker MTTs.
After a two-week hiatus, The Chip Race’s The Lock-In podcast returned with hosts David Lappin and Dara ‘O’ Kearney bringing in Zachary Elwood. The trio discussed Phil Hellmuth’s tells, WSOP vaccination policy, Kristen Bicknell`s departure from partypoker, and Bencb’s association with PokerStars.
Poker vlogger Andrew Neeme heads to the $2/$5 cash game tables at the Resorts World Las Vegas and breaks down each hand with expert analysis post-game.
Cash game vlogger Jonnie Vibes analysis the biggest cash game pots on his 100th episode.
Watch high-stakes cash game action ($50/$100 + $100 BB Ante) live from the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles!
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