The Twitch Poker Tribune: Streamers unite for WCOOP 2020! | Fintan preps for epic chess event

August 20, 2020inTwitch

The Twitch Poker Tribune is a weekly blog bringing you the latest news and best clips of the week from the world of Twitch poker, as well as shining a light on streamers you should check out.


  • Streamers unite! WCOOP 2020 kicks off on Aug 30
  • Fintan reps the poker community at PogChamps (live this weekend)
  • Clips of the week
  • Ones to watch

Get ready for WCOOP 2020!

Oh sure, there are upstarts, wannabes and straight-up imitators. But everyone in the poker world knows there’s only one true world championship in online poker.

It says it right there in the name, after all.

The World Championship of Online Poker 2020 (WCOOP) was announced earlier this week, with 75 events (225 tournaments over three buy-in tiers) kicking off on August 30 and running until September 23.


You can bet we’ll see some incredible action streamed on Twitch as players hope to capture a slice of the $80M guaranteed in prizes.

Do you want to play too? Buy-ins start from just $2.20 and you can also satellite your way into events for cheap.

Head here for all the info on WCOOP 2020, or check out our guide to WCOOP satellites.

Fintan reps the poker community at PogChamps (live this weekend)

When Fintan Hand says “checkmate” on his stream, it’s usually when he’s pleading with an opponent to let him see a cheap showdown on a tough river.

But now Fintan is venturing into the chess world with the PogChamps, an exciting live-streamed chess tournament in which he could win a share of $50,000.

It all kicks off on Friday, while his first match is on Saturday, and you can watch the whole thing on

We caught up with Fintan to find out how his entry into the chess world came about, the overlaps between poker and chess, the streamers he’s excited about, and more.

You can read that interview here.

Clips of the week:

Don’t forget to keep pushing buttons.

AND the follow-up.

How to save yourself a few chips.


FYI: Moneymaker hates guac.

Who’s a (self-proclaimed) genius?

He sucks out…

…But we get him back with a straight flush.

Ones to watch:

Solidthought –

Based in Tampere, Finland, Pete “Solidthought” Rees is a respected poker pro from the UK who has been battling at the mid-to-high stakes for years.

His largest score came from a win in the $215 Sunday Warm-Up back in 2016 for close to $60K, and at the time of writing, he has $938K in total online earnings, according to Pocket Fives.

He’s currently preparing for WCOOP on his streams, so why not join him?

Robinchips –

Robinchips is a 21-year-old computer science master’s graduate and software engineer from the UK. In his free time, he’s grinding the Twitch streets, mostly dabbling in sit & gos and Grand Tour.


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