The twitch sensation Jason Somerville, the World No. #1 Daniel Negreanu, 2015 WSOP November Niner Sylvain Loosli and the high stakes grinder Viktor “Isildur1” Blom are in the top poker news today for different accomplishments.
Jason Somerville wins $100 Spin n Go while streaming on Twitch
Jason Somerville who has triggered a new revolution in poker world with his live streaming show on Twitch won $100 Spin n Go on PokerStars. He turned a $100 buy-in into $2,500 within 10 minutes and he was live streaming this game on Twitch. Thousands of viewers online on Twitch saw Somerville wining this 3-handed game against Australia’s “JWPRODIGY” and Mexico’s “santiagogome”.
“That’s a big Spin & Go! I’m glad we played one more,” Somerville said the moment when the spin displayed a prize of $2,500. In a quick time of 10 minutes he won it all beating “JWPRODIGY” in the final hand pairing Aces on flop.
Watch the Twitch stream of this Spin n Go here:
Daniel Negreanu is part of PokerStars Dream Team promotion
PokerStars launched the “Dream Team Collection” promotion this month wherein players need to unlock pieces of photos of 3 brand ambassadors of the company by completing missions in games. The Brazilian star Ronaldo, Barcelona striker Neymar Jr and Real Madrid star Christiano Ronaldo were the 3 personalities whose photos were to be collected.
UK Gambling Commission directed PokerStars to withdraw Neymar Jr from this promotion as anybody below 25 years cannot be a part of gambling marketing in UK. PokerStars looked out for a new face to replace Neymar and Negreanu became their prime choice. Kidpoker’s popularity and his legal qualification as per the country’s laws made him the best personality to feature in the Dream Team Collection.
Sylvain Loosli wins the Super High Roller at EPT Barcelona
The French poker pro and 2013 WSOP November Niner, Sylvain Loosli took down the €50,000 buy-in Super High Roller event at European Poker Tour, Barcelona. Loosli took home the top prize of €1,224,000 with the EPT trophy beating Dzmitry Urbanovich in the heads-up.
This cames as the 2nd biggest win in Loosli’s poker career after his 4th place finish in the Main Event of 2013 WSOP for which he had bagged a staggering prize money of $2,792,533. An elated Loosli tweeted after the win:
OMG! I did it! It feels so special to win a Super High Roller! I have no words to describe it. Thanks everyone for the amazing support!
— Sylvain Loosli (@SylvainLoosli) August 25, 2015
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom scoops over $900K on PokerStars last week
Blom had a week to remember with over $900K in his pockets through online nosebleed games on PokerStars. The Swedish pro lost $180,000 on Wednesday but turned it around on Friday wining $241,000. Saturday was the most profitable day for him wining over $554,200. He won the biggest pot of $252,024.96 against Sean “WithColor” Rafael in a heads-up $200/$400 PLO game.
According to HighStakesDB, Isildur1 is still way far from making an overall profit on PokerStars as he is down by $326,000 all-time since 2010 when the website started to track his records.