The godfather of Twitch poker has returned.
“He’s got a boat. He’s got a boat. Take a good hard look…”
On Monday evening, Somerville finished in second place in the $215 Triple Threat [3-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO, Zoom, $20k GTD]. The event attracted 122 of the game’s best, all playing some fast-paced, three-max action alongside their WCOOP grinds.
With more than half of the field gone, Somerville began collecting bounties:
A little later and a little deeper, some tough decisions emerged:
Of course, things are always a bit easier when you flop top set:
Somerville banked $3,987.93 for his runner-up finish, and was straight back on the grind the next day. He won his entry into the $10,300 8-Max High Roller from a $1,000 satellite:
He’d eventually bust out of the 185-entry tournament in 82nd, while another member of Team PokerStars was gearing up for a deeper run.
Anyone who was tuning in to Lex Veldhuis’s Twitch channel last night was spoilt for high-stakes action.
Veldhuis was already playing multiple $1K WCOOPs (Super Tuesday and PKO) whilst trying to satellite into the $10,300 High Roller. But then – thanks to a member of his community – he announced he would be playing it regardless of whether he won a seat:
Shoutout to Thallo.
He made it all the way to 25 players remaining with just 23 making the money. Then this hand happened:
Lex may have missed the money in that one, but he gave his massive audience — which peaked at 16,500 — a night of high-stakes viewing they won’t forget in a hurry. Not only that, he broke the top five Twitch channels for the first time in his streaming career, even overtaking Twitch legend DrDisrespect for a while.
It wasn’t all bad news for Lex. He did make Day 2 of the WCOOP $215 Razz event, which resumes today. He’s 20/63 remaining and has $290 locked up. First place pays $15,400.
Speaking of WCOOP Day 2s, Jeff Gross also made one.
He’ll be back in action today in the $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday Special Edition. Gross is currently 7/52 remaining and has $3,500 locked up. The winner will bank a massive $174,000, so make sure you tune in for that.
There was a very interesting hand that Gross played on his way to the Day 2, which you can check out below:
Good luck to all the guys for the rest of WCOOP.
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