Using multiple monitors is pretty common amongst poker players. For the likes of Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier and Randy ‘Nanonoko’ Lew, it was essential for them to play 24 cash game tables at a time.
We’ve also seen the likes of former PokerStars Ambassador Daniel Negreanu and poker player/NBA-bettor extraordinaire Haralabob Voulgaris flaunt their multi-screen set-ups when watching sports at home.
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— Haralabos Voulgaris (@haralabob) January 20, 2020
But how about using multiple screens for watching poker, rather than playing it? That opportunity doesn’t come up very often.
With the Sunday Million 14th Anniversary (SM14) taking place on March 22, PokerStars streamers will be broadcasting their individual runs in the $12.5 million-guaranteed tournament live on Twitch. All you have to do is choose which streamer (or streamers) you want to follow.
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Of course, as it’s the largest tournament PokerStars has ever run, you’ll no doubt want to play it yourself. The $215 buy-in is a little steep for some players though, so if you want to get in for cheap you’ll be glad to know that satellites are running now on PokerStars (should you qualify, here are some tips from former champs to help you out).
If however, you’re not going to play, all you have to do is kick back, relax, and choose which streamers you’re going to watch.
Here are the candidates.
Georgina ‘GJReggie’ James
Deepest Sunday Million finish: 689th ($274)
Largest on-stream cash: $1,600
Since joining the PokerStars team of streamers back in April 2019, Georgina ‘GJReggie’ James has become a champion of micro-to-low stakes grinders. While that means she doesn’t often play for the biggest bucks on offer, it does mean that viewers can work their way up the stakes alongside her, and even play at the same tables more affordably.
“’I’ve only played the Sunday Million a handful of times,” James tells us. “My first attempt is still my best run. I finished 689th for $274, and it was all on stream.”
She’ll definitely be playing and streaming the SM14 though, so If you’re looking for a fun atmosphere, check her out on March 22.
Tom ‘MajinCast’ Hayward
Deepest Sunday Million finish: Top 200 (~$900)
Largest on-stream cash: $3,500
Now, if you’re looking for something a little different than the poker streams you’ve seen in the past, then Tom ‘MajinCast’ Hayward is your guy.
Throughout his streams (where he usually plays PokerStars tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $5-$55) Hayward somehow manages to drop on-the-money pop culture soundbites, distort his camera in insane ways, and even insert himself into Joe Rogan podcast interviews, all in real-time, while ensuring the poker remains the focal point.
Arguably poker’s most innovative streamer, the New Zealander is even inspiring the likes of Lex Veldhuis. “His use of technology is insane,” Veldhuis told us. “He’s incredible, and he’s teaching me a lot about that stuff.”
Mason ‘Pyefacepoker’ Pye
Deepest Sunday Million finish: N/A
Largest on-stream cash: $430
If you’re a mixed game aficionado who only tunes in to watch No Limit Hold’em when the stakes are high, Mason ‘Pyefacepoker’ Pye will be the streamer for you. He’s a mixed game specialist grinding his way up on PokerStars, but come March 22, he’ll be switching to two-card poker.
“No Limit Hold’em is probably my weakest game, so I’m going to have to take it a lot more seriously,” Pye told us back in December 2019, when both he and GJReggie won a Platinum Pass to the PokerStars Players Championship.
He also tells us that you can count the number of times he’s played the Sunday Million on one hand. But who knows? With a rambunctious rail in the chat, you might see some beginners luck on March 22.
Nick ‘OP-Poker Nick’ Walsh
Deepest Sunday Million finish: N/A
Largest on-stream cash: ~$1,000
Anyone who has tuned in to Nick ‘OP-Poker Nick’ Walsh’s stream in the past will know he’s the Spin & Go king on Twitch, but he also dabbles in multi-table tournaments at least once a week.
He’ll certainly be dabbling on March 22. You have to when there’s a $12.5 million guarantee on the table, right?
Walsh tells us he’s yet to make a deep run in the Milly (“I’ve never really been a tournament professional so my total Sunday Millions played is probably less than 20,” he tells us) but he’ll be trying to rectify that in the SM14.
Arlie ‘Prince Pablo’ Shaban
Deepest Sunday Million finish: $1,500
Largest on-stream cash: $9,700
While the Europeans are asleep, Arlie ‘Prince Pablo’ Shaban is often found hard at work on PokerStars and Twitch, where he plays the evening schedule in Canada. Unfortunately for him, on Sundays, this means he often misses out on the Milly.
“I almost never get to play the Sunday Million,” Shaban tells us. “I’m very jealous of everyone who does play it regularly. I’ll be playing the anniversary version though!”
If you’re in the mood for some high-energy streaming, Shaban’s the man.
Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders
Deepest Sunday Million finish: 72nd ($1,266)
Largest on-stream cash: $6,995
If you’re a German speaker and you’re reading this blog post, you’ll no doubt already be familiar with Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders. If you’re an English speaker and you haven’t checked out his stream, you’re missing out. This guy does it all, with style.
The ability to switch from German to English (depending on his audience size) means Xflixx can provide a small community feel whilst playing in front of a big crowd.
He’s done pretty well in the Milly in the past too, finishing 72nd for $1,266 back in July 2019. A few months later he enjoyed his largest on-stream score when he cashed the $530 Bounty Builder Series Main Event for $6,995.
Viel Glück, Felix!
Benjamin ‘Spraggy’ Spragg
Deepest Sunday Million finish: 42nd ($2,300)
Largest on-stream cash: $9,736
He needs no introduction, but we’ll give him one anyway. He’s a bonafide superstar and a certified fan favourite who makes everyone in the chat swoon when he appears on stream. Yep, Billy the Cat is the rea-…
Sorry, what? Oh. Well, this is embarrassing. It seems we’re meant to be talking about Benjamin ‘Spraggy’ Spragg, rather than his neighbour’s cat (and fellow member of Team PokerStars) Billy.
He’s pretty damn good at poker too (and is on a tear of late) so you’ll definitely want to tune in and see what he can do in the SM14.
Fintan ‘EasyWithAces’ Hand
Deepest Sunday Million finish: 13th (~$5,000)
Largest on-stream cash: $50,000
Having recorded his best poker year to date in 2019, headlined by a deep run in the $5,200 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event for a huge $50,000 score, Fintan ‘EasyWithAces’ Hand is more than capable of going very deep in the SM14.
After all, he’s done it before. His best Milly finish was 13th for around $5,000. Of course, come March 22 when there are two $1M+ prizes up for grabs, 13th place will be worth a whole lot more.
For finger wags, lucky duckies, and the occasional glimpse of Arlo (Hand’s dog), make sure you tune in to the EasyWithAces stream.
Lex ‘L. Veldhuis’ Veldhuis
Deepest Sunday Million finish: 3rd ($77,000)
Largest on-stream cash: $91,965
He’s the biggest streamer in all of Twitch poker, and arguably the best to ever do it.
So often Lex ‘L. Veldhuis’ Veldhuis delivers on the biggest stages in online poker, and he’s built a community so loyal and welcoming that several times a year they fly halfway across the world to hang out with each other.
As he plays a lot of the high stakes events, Veldhuis’ stream is where you want to be if you’re looking to learn and take your game to the next level. He has several deep Sunday Million runs under his belt, with his best finish being a third-place worth $77,000. Back in October 2019, he recorded his largest ever on-stream cash when he finished second in a WCOOP event for $91,965.
You won’t want to miss his stream on March 22.
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