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- Relive Lex’s $96K Stadium Series win
- Mind Sports Olympiad coverage starts today w/ Moneymaker and Pyefacepoker
- Clips of the week
- Ones to watch
Hey gang! Remember when Lex Veldhuis took down a Stadium Series event for $96K in front of tens of thousands on Twitch?
Well, you should. It was only a couple of weeks ago for crying out loud, and it was one of the most intense, exhilarating and inspiring streams we’ve seen.
And guess what? Now we get to relive it.
Lex’s team have been working hard behind the scenes to cut together a video of his run in the $2,100 buy-in, $500K Gtd event.
So get comfy and enjoy the ride. Just hit play on the video below.
Video of my Stadium Series win is online!! Really proud of the progress I’ve made this year! Happy I was fortunate enough to get pay-off too.
— Lex Veldhuis (@LexVeldhuis) August 7, 2020
A couple of days ago we told you all about the Mind Sports Olympiad, and how excited we are to get to watch the action online.
Throughout August, players from all over the world are participating in more than 90 tournaments featuring close to 50 different games.
There is poker — several different variants, in fact — hosted on PokerStars (click here for more information, including a schedule).
Then there are other traditional favourites like chess, backgammon, Go, bridge, and draughts. Games like Acquire, Catan, Quoridor, Entropy, Agricola, Lines of Action, and Hive are in the line-up as well, along with many more.
Starting today, Chris Moneymaker and Mason “pyefacepoker” Pye will be bringing you coverage from the event on Pye’s Twitch channel.
PokerStars' youngest (myself) and oldest (@CMONEYMAKER) are coming together to bring you commentary of some of the poker events being ran as part of the Mind Sports Olympiad. Coverage starts tomorrow at 3pm BST on https://t.co/fJ9SI2BlfD. See you there! 🧠 pic.twitter.com/XbVzZTMLe9
— Mason Pye (@pyefacepoker) August 12, 2020
The stream starts at 3pm BST today, so head to pyefacepoker then.
He called for it. He got it. (His opponent had the K♥, by the way).
Straight Flush vs nut flush with a bit of Dad dancing on the side🕺🤣 pic.twitter.com/j5Ly8sinWG
— Lukas Robinson (@Robin_Poker) August 13, 2020
That’s the biggest spider I’ve ever seen.
Matic “Hrenchk” Hren is a 25-year-old streamer from Slovenia who has been dabbling at the tables for around seven years. He kicked his poker game up a notch in March 2020 when he decided to start streaming, studying, and striving to climb the stakes.
He plays low to mid-stakes MTTs, and his stream is pretty consistent — around six days a week.
Few days ago we reached 1k followers on twitch and I would like to thank every single one of you for the support!
Also got message on twitch yesterday mid-stream that we can apply for partnership already. So we'll just go for it I guess 😀 GLGL US <3 pic.twitter.com/7plbl8V7mK
— Matic Hren (@hrenchk) August 12, 2020
According to his bio, “GitAndSos” has been grinding sit & gos since the Dinosaurs.
In that time he’s got pretty darn good at them, and he’s passionate about helping other improve too. You’ll find him regularly playing mid-to-high stakes sit and gos, Spin & Gos and On-Demand bounty builders.