Russian Twitch Streamer Wins €300k Spin & GoJuly 28, 2016 11:31 am
A Russian online player has just broke the record for the most amount of money won while streaming a poker session on Twitch, after he took down a €300,000 Spin & Go jackpot on PokerStars. In all, it took the player with the username “SolidPenis” around ten minute to best his two opponents, and scoop his share of the huge prize worth €250,000, and all from an initial outlay of just $25.
While the Twitch session was in the Russian language, PokerStars Team Online Pro, Mikhail Shalamov, has since translated a video of the event into English, and its a great watch seeing “SolidPenis” grapple with the excitement of playing for such huge stakes. The last hand of the stream subsequently sees “SolidPenis” with A-2 all-in against an opponent holding pocket fours, and despite making a set, the Russian ultimately made a straight to scoop the €250,000 prize.
Dumbfounded, and searching for words to descibe his elation, “SolidPenis” said: “I have no words. What important thing can I say at this moment? Be kind to everyone, believe in love, and I won’t say I deserved it or didn’t deserve it.”
In the meantime, the other two players involved in the Spin & Go didn’t go home empty-handed, and received €25,000 a piece for taking part in the game.
Live streaming poker sessions via Twitch has become an increasingly popular pastime for poker players in recent times, and regularly draws impressive numbers of viewers. In 2015, for instance, 37,000 viewers tuned in to watch Jason “JCarver” Somerville finish a WCOOP $700 NLHE event in 6th place for around $40,000.
As for the most amount of money won, during a live Twitch session, that honor now belongs to “SolidPenis” with his €250,000 payday. Other past holders of the record includes Bertrand Grospellier in May 2015 finishing a $2,100 SCOOP event in 5th for around $80,000; in September 2015 Rupert Elder winning a Sunday event on Black Chip Poker for $124,000; and in April 2016 Doug Polk winning a PokerStars $700 Kilimanjaro event for $162,000.