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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!
The last couple of streams of PokerGuru’s Chota Machhi, a.k.a. Arpit Jain, have all been charity streams, be it PokerStars India`s Eliminator or Khelo365`s Big Bang. Playing his biggest guaranteed tourney while live-streaming, Jain attempted to win a WSOP Circuit ring in Natural8’sWSOPC #17 Ultra Deepstack Bounty Turbo on Saturday. However, two bad beats and a brutal misclick costed him dearly.
The bloopers and highlight`s video to come out soon.
Soon to enter its sixth week, the Saumya Paithankar-hosted PokerGuru Daily Majors Recap is a daily video series featuring a quick run-through of the previous day`s biggest MTT winners, the news headlines, contest and giveaway information, and the more-recently introduced segment of short video bytes by the flagship winners themselves.
From the six Daily Majors Recap videos posted this past week, we recommend you watch the Friday (May 29) highlights.
Bhushan Sohani & Anirudhha Joshi streamed their tournament runs on Spartan Poker`s YouTube and other social media channels.
Aniruddha Joshi played the ₹8 Lakhs GTD Race while streaming on Tuesday.
Bhushan Sohani streamed the ₹10 Lakhs GTD Futuristic on Friday.
Nikhil Segel’s passion for live-streaming is unmatched, and he has logged in more hours doing this than any other poker streamer in the country. Known for his penchant to turn even the seemingly tedious streams into a fun watch with his friendly banter, the architect cum poker player streamed twice this week on his Youtube Channel. Both times he played Natural8 hyper turbo tourneys to raise funds to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
He played the $400 GTD Omaholic Daily Hyper on Monday.
Segel also streamed the $1,200 GTD NLHE Daily Hyper on Wednesday.
Twitch streamer Aryan Chauhan, a.k.a. PainProvider, returned on Friday with another stream of his cash session on PokerStars India. It was an almost break-even session, with Chauhan getting up with a profit of about ₹1,700.
Fitness freak & poker streamer Gautam Rohilla came back for his Wednesday night stream. He played the ₹19 Lakhs GTD The Pride and the ₹1.5 Lakhs GTD Holdem Boost DST.
Shobhit Bhargava multi-tabled PokerBaazi’s Sunday marquees like the ₹20 Lakhs GTD IMPS Main Event, ₹4 Lakhs GTD IMPS #48, and the ₹2 Lakhs GTD IMPS #47 on live-stream.
Poker Boot Camper Adithya Narayanan streamed the Budh Purnima Special Festival Series on 9stacks on Wednesday.
After a gap of almost two months, Poker Life India put up an informative video on its YouTube channel. The topic was the best real money online poker sites in India. Raj Juneja went through several aspects of all the prominent sites in the country. He compared them on gameplay, design, playing experience, tournament guarantees & options across stakes, customer support, security, rake, taxation, and rake comparison. He wrapped up the video with an overall summary.
The National Poker Series (NPS) is only two weeks away before the inaugural series hits the virtual felts at PokerBaazi. The site has gone all-out to promote the series initially conceptualized to be held in a live setting in Goa.
The strong NPS branding got a shot in the arm this week, with the site releasing the NPS anthem across all its social media platforms. The anthem tune was also pushed to the game app – you hear the song immediately after logging onto the app.
The site`s marketing team getting creative launched an animated video to go with the anthem.
PokerBaazi has already put up 10 player testimonial videos in the build-up to the NPS coming up in June. The most recent video featured PokerGuru Staking`s Vikram ‘Lungi’ Kumar.
The Super MILLION$ Show, as always, featured the cards-up FT replay of GGPoker’s weekly flagship, the $1.5 Million GTD Super MILLION$. And Kevin ‘Rotterdam’ van der Kooi and Randy ‘nanonoko’ Lew chipped in with expert commentary on the stream.
Brazilian pro Bruno Volkmann was the last player standing and won $319,830 and his second Super MILLION$ title. Volkmann had won this event for the first time last September.
The cards-up final table coverage of partypoker`s $1 Million GTD WPT Online Series WPT500 Knockout final table had James Dempsey, Henry Kilbane, and Jeff Gross commentating.
Brazil’s Caio Pessagno topped the 2,054-strong field to win $102,704 (including $40,464 in bounties).
GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu came out with the fifth release in his weekly “Old School VS New School Poker Analysis” series. This series, has him discussing an old hand or spot from an Old School feel-based perspective and then approaching the same hand from the modern game theory standpoint.
This week, the six-time bracelet winner Negreanu dissected a hand he played at the Super High Roller Bowl V against Mikita Badziakouski. Kid Poker had made a big laydown after turning the nut straight. Check out the video below for more details.
PokerStars put together a series of Top 5 poker moments you don’t want to miss out on. The video is a compilation of the top five hero calls made during live tournaments.
Raise Your Edge founder and coach Bencb landed a monster title – the $25,500 WPT Super High Roller for 381,400. Check out the highlights of his twitch stream from the event for a goldmine of knowledge.
Through its Run It Back series, Poker Central has delivered some epic throwback videos in the past and continues to push out quality content. This latest release puts the spotlight on the Poker After Dark Sit & Go. Host Remko Rinkema is joined by poker pro and coach Jonathan Little.
Russian-American writer Maria Konnikova joined hosts David Lappin and Dara ‘O’ Kearney on The Chip Race`s “The Lock-In’ show on Thursday. They have a wide-ranging conversation encompassing everything from investing, the summer slump, corporate speak, cons, secret recordings & lots more.
The Staples brothers – Matt Staples and Jaime Staples – were pitted against each in partypoker’s latest Daily Legend Challenge. The poker brothers played several tournaments on the site, and the younger brother Matt lasted longer to win the challenge.
Lex Veldhuis put up the stream highlights from his deep run in PokerStars` $1,050 SCOOP Turbo. He placed sixth in the tourney for $71,000.
On this week`s The Rake podcast, hosts Jamie Kerstetter and Ben Wilinofsky welcome beloved poker vlogger Jaman Burton on the hot seat. Burton chats about his journey as a vlogger, his love for the vlogging community, its pros and cons, and answers the question on everybody’s mind: If he had to fight a poker pro on his vlog… who would he pick?
This week on PokerStars Retro, we travel back in time to 2010 – Season 3 of the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) at Punta del Este. James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton voiced the action in the video.
Showcasing gripping action from the Bicycle Casino, this latest release by Live at the Bike is any High stakes cash game enthusiast’s dream come true.
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