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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 production, The PokerGuru Show, is coming back for Season 2 very soon, and the season-opener features Spartan Poker CEO Amin Rozani.
Check out the teaser of the soon-to-be-released episode below.
PokerGuru’s Arpit Jain, a.k.a. ‘Chota Machhi’ live-streamed Spartan Poker’s FTS Event #21 on Saturday. Living up to his nickname, ‘Chota Macchi,’ Jain made several blunders to spew his stack away!
The guarantee-smashing FTS 2.0 set the virtual felt on fire this past week. Spartan Poker made the series an entertaining spectacle by bringing out quality streaming action on the final tables of the series’ featured tourneys.
The most-recent stream was from the ₹1 Crore GTD Highroller final table, where Rohit Agrawal bested MTT pro Sumit Sapra heads-up to win a whopping ₹28.49 Lakhs.
Arjun Pasricha has been in impeccable form at the FTS 2.0, with three featured event FTs. On Thursday, the defending FTS Main Event champion, Pasricha, won the ₹85 Lakhs GTD FTS#11 Big Game for ₹16.44 Lakhs.
Kumar Vatsal won the ₹70 Lakhs GTD FTS#14 Monster Stack for ₹13.51 Lakhs.
Rohan Bhasin was another FTS 2.0 winner. He shipped the ₹40 Lakhs GTD FTS#8 Challenger for ₹7.73 Lakhs.
Young Gun Gaurav Sood championed the series’ first featured event on Monday. He took down the ₹75 Lakhs GTD FTS #2 Kick-off for ₹14.39 Lakhs.
Aniruddha Joshi was seen streaming FTS 2.0 tourneys on Spartan Poker this week.
He played the ₹25 Lakhs GTD FTS#12 on live-stream on March 11.
Last night, he streamed his run in the ₹7.5 Lakhs GTD FTS #21.
Fitness freak and upcoming poker streamer Gautam Rohilla played PokerBaazi’s Monday flagship – The Big Show.
Aditya Wadhwani and Shivam Jain provided commentary on the final table of the ₹2 Crore GTD ATOC Main Event Finale.
Piyush Goenka eventually wound up on the champion’s seat, winning the week`s single biggest cash prize worth ₹36 Lakhs.
Adda52 streamer Shivam Jain, aka ‘Cyflopse’ streamed his ATOC Main Event run.
Nikhil Segel has logged in insane hours streaming mixed games on PokerStars India. After a short hiatus, Segel made a comeback to streaming, and his game of choice was the $250 GTD “$2.20 NLHE for India” on Natural8.
The most-recent heads-up challenge to play out was the Fedor Holz vs. Wiktor ‘Limitless’ Malinowski Face-Off Challenge on GGPoker. The duo went at each other for four sessions this past week, with Holz winning the first three sessions before Malinowski took down the last session.
Wiktor ‘Limitless’ Malinowski won the last session for $69,893.44. Nonetheless, Holz walked away as the overall champion, coming out ahead for $90,374.98 after 1,885 hands.
Watch the final session below with commentary by Joey Ingram. Malinowski and Holz play 392 hands.
Here are highlights of the penultimate session, where Ingram was joined by Daniel Negreanu. Holz came out ahead for $108,195 after 562 hands, improving his overall lead to $160,268.
Earlier in the week, GGPoker live-streamed Session #2 of the challenge, with Ingram offering perspective. He also discussed Doug Polk’s allegations that the match was staged! A total of 472 hands were played in this session, and Holz won $14,651.
GGPoker came out with several episodes reviewing The Face-Off Challenge over the week, with Daniel Negreanu lending out his expertise.
Negreanu’s first review has him going through some top hands from Session #1.
He made several more reviews of prominent spots from the challenge.
The cards-up replay of PokerStars’ $300 entry buy-in Michigan Championship of Online Poker (MICOOP) Main Event final table had James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, & Andrew Neeme calling the action.
The mystery player ‘smftt’ shipped the tourney for $56,398.35.
Watch the cards-up replay of partypoker $102,000 entry buy-in Mega High Roller $3M GTD final table with James Dempsey, Henry Kilbane, & Patrick Leonard commentating.
Michael Addamo championed the event for $1,310,715.
The Super MILLION$ Show came back with the cards-up FT replay of this week`s GGPoker’s $10M GTD Super MILLION$. Kevin’ Rotterdam’ van der Kooi and Randy’ nanonoko’ Lew, as always, provided expert commentary on the stream.
Ben Ward was the last player standing in the tourney and won $1,242,332.
PokerGO`s Trivia Poker Show “The Big Blind” hosted its second quarter-finals this week. Joey Ingram was pitted against Norman Chad and Alex Jacob, fielding questions on poker.
Watch some of the most talented PokerStars Team Pros blowing steam while live-streaming and why they lost their cool!
PokerGO put together snippets of Tom Dwan`s first-ever appearance at Poker After Dark in Season 4. Dwan was involved in an epic hand, which later becomes a much-talked-about moment.
Watch Lex Veldhuis live-streaming his run in the $1,050 Blowout as he multi-table’s on PokerStars.
Raise Your Edge’s Bencb and cash game coach ‘faLLout86’ got together to talk about making it work in cash games as they battle it out playing Zoom $500. Can Bencb extend his MTT talents to cash game success?! Watch the video below to find out.
Host Jeff Gross invited Fedor Holz to this week`s podcast. They talked about Holz’s poker career, his retirement from poker at such a young age, and more. Holz also shared insights into what it’s been like to focus on mindset training throughout his poker journey.
In the latest episode of DAT Poker Podcast, GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu, Adam Schwartz, and Terrence Chan discussed hot topics like:
> Fedor Holz vs. Wiktor ‘Limitless’ Malinowski “Face-Off Challenge”
> COVID-19 vaccines and the possibility of the 2021 WSOP in Las Vegas
> Phil Hellmuth vs. Negreanu – trash talk & side bets
> High Stakes Poker – Hellmuth vs. Polk
> Dutch Boyd loses lawsuit vs. friend – tales of loaning friends money & much more!
Daniel Negreanu live-streamed his Monday MTT session and one of the events he was playing was the $250K GTD WSOP BIG Freezeout.
partypoker pro Jaime Staples breezes through several tourneys on partypoker, and with him commentating, there’s never a dull moment!
In this throwback video, we see some massive action pots from the Ante Game at Live at the Bike.
PokerStars brings the throwback bytes from the 2014 Canada Cup. Three players go all-in in a single hand to get knocked out by Robert Notkin, who wins the title!
Chip Race’s “The Lock-In’ show hosts David Lappin and Dara ‘O’ Kearney got talking to Kat Arnsby on International Women’s Day. The discussion ranged from O’ Kearney’s recent blog on poker sponsorships to Doug Polk’s allegations that the heads-up match between Fedor Holz and Wiktor ‘Limitless’ Malinowski was staged. The latest controversy involving GGPoker and Vanessa Kade was another hot topic of discussion.
Keep following PokerGuru for a compilation of the top poker videos each week!