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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!
Our in-house show, The PokerGuru Show, has now approached its season finale, and what better way to close out Season 1 than by talking to the biggest MTT winners of 2020. Yes, comprising the guest panel on the final episode of the season are the top-ranked players of 2020, Young Gun’s Gaurav Sood & Arsh Grover, PokerGuru Ambassador Ashish Ahuja & Sumit Sapra!
Boisterous and energetic, this final episode is full to the brim with lively conversation and poignant insights from the best in the business.
Check out the teaser of the soon-to-be-released episode below.
The ₹28 Crores GTD IOPC Jan Edition has set the virtual felt on fire. And bringing the community some quality streaming action was the ₹1 Crore GTD IOPC High Roller FT on Saturday, the first of five featured events at the ongoing series to be live-streamed. With a star-studded line-up of finalists and an equally accomplished panel of commentators – the only complaint from players was that the FT got over too soon!
The two-time Millionaire champion, Sriharsha ‘Potato Player’ Doddapaneni, came out on top of the live-streamed FT to win a ginormous ₹21.56 Lakhs. Young Gun Shardul ‘Faucet Failure’ Parthasarathi finished runner-up for ₹17.44 Lakhs.
Check out the FT replay of the event with poker pros Celina Lin & Sangeeth Mohan and IPC Director Peter Abraham calling the action below.
Spartan Poker had Aniruddha Joshi and Bhushan Sohani streaming on its YouTube channel.
Joshi streamed his run in IOPC #30 Recharge.
Sohani streamed IOPC #38.
The ever-consistent Nikhil Segel, famous for his mixed game streams on PokerStars India, streamed NL 5 Card Draw this week.
PokerBaazi’s YouTube channel is flooded with streams from the inaugural APT Online Series India.
Chirag Sodha could be seen calling the action on Day 6 of the APT Online Series India.
Rising Star Ritwik Khanna streamed his run in the ₹30 Lakhs GTD APT Monday Major.
Gautam ‘M8a7’ Rohilla deserves special mention as he won the APT#23 Turbo on the stream!
Vinay B streamed the Wednesday night action on the site.
Bootcamper Aditya ‘Viralitee’ Narayanan streamed the ₹8 Lakhs GTD APT#12 Monsterstack.
Poker mom Radhika Shankar streamed her run in the APT#25 Hyper on Poker Bootcamp India’s YouTube channel.
In this week’s P Se Poker episode, Sanjay Taneja talked about responsible gaming.
The High Stakes Feud between arch-rivals Daniel Negreanu and Doug Polk played out three sessions this week, and boy, were they fun. After getting crushed in the first two sessions and even falling below $1 Million in net losses for the first time in the challenge, Negreanu managed to rebound, and he hit back hard!
The duo has played 31 sessions so far, with Polk ahead for $612,563.46 after 18,924 hands. Here’s a quick rundown of the last three sessions.
Polk started Session #29 in the lead for $629,882.37. After 608 hands, Polk booked a profit of $73,728.29 to extend his advantage to $703,610.66.
In Session #30, Polk walloped his Canadian opponent for $298,984.93 across 770 hands to cross the $1 Million-mark in total profits. His overall profits after 17,878 hands stood at an astounding $1,002,595.59.
Session #31 ran for 1,046 hands, and Negreanu made his most significant rebound yet – booking his biggest single-day profit in the challenge worth $390,032.13. He currently trails Polk by $612,563.46, with a little under 25% of the challenge left to be played.
Run It Once Poker founder Phil Galfond and Chip Leader Coaching’s Chance Kornuth played just one 500-hand session this week, completing 25,300 hands of their 35,000-hand challenge. Galfond booked a six-figure profit worth $126,000, extending his overall lead to $680,500 after 49 sessions.
Check out the cards-up replay of PokerStars’ $1K Buyin Big Blowout (FT) with James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, Sam Grafton & Maria Ho calling the action.
The mystery player ‘arbaarba’ shipped the tourney to win $739,976.45 following a three-way deal.
Episode 32 of the Super MILLION$ Show had Kevin ‘Rotterdam’ van der Kooi and Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew returning as the commentators for the cards-up FT replay stream of GGPoker’s iconic weekly Highroller tourney, the $2M GTD Super MILLION$.
Germany’s Pascal Hartmann championed the event to win $454,907.74.
partypoker hosted an exclusive streamer’s SNG featuring Jeff Gross, Jamie Staples, Matt Staples, Courtney ‘courtiebee’ Gee, Monika ‘HeyMonia’ Zukowicz, Joshua ‘SlayerV1Fan’ Hoesel, Drew ‘BetOnDrew’ Gonzalez, and Jon W. Pardy.
The most recent DAT Poker Podcast had GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu, Adam Schwartz, and Terrence Chan discussing:
> Negreanu’s post-match blowup
> Sheldon Adelson’s death
> High-Stakes Feud updates
> High Stakes Poker Episode updates
> GG Masters turning 1-year-old, and more!
Keep following PokerGuru for a compilation of the top poker videos each week!