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.
- Tonkaaaa wins $215 Bounty Builder for $19,504
- Naigo1 secures Summer Stacks title ($11K)
- GJ and Pye return to PokerStars Twitch channel
- Clips of the week
- One to watch
Two weeks ago we were telling you about Parker “Tonkaaaa” Talbot’s victory in a $109 Hyper Turbo for $18K. The week before that, we reported how he narrowly missed out on a $1K Sunday High Roller, finishing second for $29K.
There’s simply no slowing down the PokerStars Team Pro at the moment. On Sunday 20 June, Tonkaaaa emerged victorious in the $215 Bounty Builder, overcoming the 650-entry field to win $19,504 ($9,669 for 1st + $9,834 in bounties).
He knew it. He called it. He won it.
The Summer Stacks series is currently taking place over on PokerStars PA with more than $626,000 won through the first 55 tournaments.
One player who grabbed themselves a healthy chunk of that purse is none other than PokerStars PA Ambassador Mark “NaigoPA” Foresta (Naigo1 on Twitch).
On Monday 21 June, Foresta took down the site’s biggest weekly tournament–the Summer Stacks edition of the $100 Sunday Special–defeating a 676-entry field to win the $11,070.26 first prize.
He had a big chip lead on the final table and this was certainly a nice hand to pick up six-handed.
Then there was a disgusting cooler to take them down to four.
Thankfully, Foresta was the one dishing out the bad beats.
It wasn’t all smooth sailing though. Take this nasty river card, for example:
But it all worked out in the end.
Yesterday was unreal! Thank you so much to Family, Friends, Mods, @whoopsboom, and everyone in chat for hanging out with me. I am so lucky in poker and in life!
— Naigo1 (@Mark_Foresta) June 21, 2021
Here’s some more good news for Twitch poker fans:
PokerStars streamers Georgina “GJReggie” James and Mason “pyefacepoker” Pye will be back streaming on the PokerStars Central Twitch channel this Friday (25th June) at 6pm BST (1pm ET).
And starting from next week, they will be streaming every Wednesday at 2pm BST (9am ET) until further notice.
Here’s GJ with the announcement:
Lex binks the Hot $109.
Wistern gets the win.
MajinCast flops a straight flush!
He deserves a scotch after this bluff.
Triple KO and all the chips for AccidentalGrenade.
Is there anything worse?
Great flip to win.
Royal flush knocks out three players on a final table.
Arlie’s first win of his bankroll challenge.
Lex times out…but it saves him.
Dame! Dame! Dame!
Never throw tissues at a poker player with jacks.
There’s a new high stakes tournament streamer among us and his name is Tom “Tom_Poker_NL” Talboom.
The dutch pro is currently ranked third in the Netherlands according to PocketFives (Lex Veldhuis is second) and boasts more than $1.1 million in online cashes to date.
In one of his first streams, he took down the $109 Cooldown for $4,660 plus $4,843 in bounties. You’ll find him battling against the best regularly on his Twitch channel.