No Need for a ‘Real Job’ – A Life in Streaming With PokerStars Ambassador Ben ‘Spraggy’ Spragg

PokerStars ambassador Ben "Spraggy" Spragg spoke with PokerScout about his transition from university to poker streamer and more.

Ben “Spraggy” Spragg has never had a “real job” and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Life as an online poker Twitch streamer and poker player certainly worked out for the longtime PokerStars ambassador.

During his studies at university, Spragg wasn’t sure what career would be a good fit. Poker seemed to interest him most and those college years actually proved to be his poker education.

“I had no real career plans,” he says. “I never really knew what I wanted to do. I was a first year politics student. And then I dropped politics because there’s just too much politics.”

Eventually, Spragg switched to a journalism, film, and TV degree, all the while playing semi-professionally. After graduating at age 22, the player from the United Kingdom transitioned into card playing full time.

The new media landscape presented a way to play poker and express his personality. Eight years later Spragg has one of the most popular poker channels on Twitch and continues to roll without that “real job.”

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“I kept playing once I graduated, and then started streaming when I was 25,” he told PokerScout while at the PokerStars No Limit Hold’em Players Championship (PSPC). “I had an audience of 10 people, but thought it’d be a fun thing to do, but then it just kind of snowballed. And then PokerStars saw the audience and they’re like, ‘why don’t you work with us?’”

Spragg has now worked with PokerStars for six years and lives the life many players dream of. He represents the new breed of poker site ambassador – having an audience in place, building content, and engaging with other players.

“Now I get to travel around the European Poker Tour and here in the Bahamas, and play all these big events,” he says, “and be a real part of a very fun team and a lot of fun projects.”

Online poker streaming with PokerStars

An affable personality and humorous approach is a major reason for Spragg’s success. His Twitch channel has more than 150,000 followers with 38,000 on YouTube.

He’s now been streaming for eight years. Looking back, could he have imagined playing poker full time representing PokerStars and achieving a major following online? Probably not, but there are some challenges that can come with managing his streaming enterprise and hitting the poker road so frequently.

“It’s very unique to not have had a job, straight from university into poker, and then into streaming,” he says. “Obviously, there are ups and downs. Poker is a very stressful situation because you don’t have a guaranteed paycheck, and you have to be very strict and responsible with yourself. And everything that I do now is streaming and commitments and traveling. I’m not going to sit here and say the job that I do is really hard. But there is a lot of work that goes into streaming.

“So whilst there are stressful days, there are days where I’ve got a lot going on or you lose at poker, and then people get on your back perhaps in chat or dealing with people or whatever. I’m extremely fortunate to be able to do what I do. I do think that comes from a certain amount of disgusting luck. But then you’ve got to work at it. It’s not just ‘come to the Bahamas and sit by the pool and play poker.’”

New projects in the works

Beyond simply streaming on Twitch, Spragg enjoys new experiences and opportunities to keep his creativity flowing. He’s now moving beyond online poker and appearing at more live events. That includes playing a full European Poker Tour schedule this year.

In the Bahamas, Spragg recorded three cashes and is hoping to build on that. He’ll also be building his YouTube platform as part of those travels.

Some new content with fellow PokerStars ambassador Parker Talbot. The Canadian streamer recently spent a few weeks at Spragg’s home and the two are fleshing out some ideas.

“Parker and I are working on a YouTube-type show that’s in its infancy at the moment and hopefully grows into something really fun,” he says. “I love making stuff with Parker because we’re not only very good friends, but I think we have a really good rapport when we’re on stream together.

“I’ve been streaming for a long time and still love streaming. It’s kind of the core of what I do, but I think we can do a lot more fun stuff.”

Considering his current role, those media skills learned in college actually helped after all. Spragg believes Twitch fits well for his personality and talents.

“I think it suits me very well in terms of just being off the cuff and riffing, and I can feel eight hours and hopefully have fun with it.,” he says. “But it can get repetitive after eight years. So it’s nice to engage in perhaps more creative stuff and try my hand at different things or working with some different people.”

Bringing Will Jaffe to the PSPC

Perhaps the recent Will Jaffe-PokerStars controversy serves as an example of Spragg’s wit and how he thinks on his feet. Jaffe is known for his fun “tough conversations” videos on Twitter and created one when he found out he’d been blocked by PokerStars for some reason.

Spragg was enlisted to help ease the tension and created his own video in response. What seemed like his own “tough convo” instead turned into quite a fun ending.

“That was one take, I didn’t script anything,” he says. “I had kind of had an idea of what I wanted to say, but I was on a tournament break. So I had 20 minutes. With a video like that, I think the more takes you do and the more you try and script it or plan it, the worse it’s going to end up because you sort of to be off the cuff.”

Spragg offered Jaffe a Platinum Pass if the poker pro could find his way to the Bahamas. But he didn’t spill the beans in the video until right at the end.

“He sort of did this whole bit of being upset with PokerStars,” Spragg says. “So I thought I’d scold him a little bit first. But then the big reveal at the end was that he won the Platinum Pass.”

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Some fun but striking out

The two then found some synergy at the PSPC. That all didn’t quite work out as hoped, however, and the Twitch streamer uses some of that typical humor to describe how everything turned out.

“I really like a lot of Will’s videos,” Spragg says. “I think he’s a very funny guy. And I think poker is more entertaining when you have characters like Will doing things like that. So it was quite an honor really to be a part of that and be able to invite Will down here to play the PSPC.

“But he busted. So I mean, what a loser really. I busted, he busted, we had a lot of swaps so that we could sweat each other and then we’re both just out. He did some great videos. We had some fun with the video back to him. But ultimately, zero dollars ahead.”

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Locked in an Apartment: Arlie Shaban Talks Streaming, PSPC, and Ontario Online Poker

Arlie Shaban spoke with PokerScout at the PokerStars Players Championship about his unique start as a streamer and online poker in Ontario.

When PokerStars Canada ambassador Arlie Shaban decided he wanted to stream his play, just setting up a Twitch channel wouldn’t do. The poker player from Toronto, Ontario, sought to make a real splash. He figured to really build an audience, pulling off a major accomplishment might create some buzz.

Shaban has an obsessive personality and says he’d studied Twitch poker for years before even launching his own channel. He wanted to learn what viewers liked most and that seemed to be some kind of challenge.

So when the time came to start his own channel in November 2017, Shaban settled on a streaming 50 days in a row for an average of eight hours a day. He also had some extra plans behind the scenes.

“Guys, you think I’m actually going to stop on day 50?” he said during the stream when the 50th day finally came. “I’m just getting warmed up. We’re going to go for 100 days.”

That still wasn’t enough. When the 100th day rolled around, Shaban announced he wanted to finish at a nice round number of 1,000 hours streamed. That meant he finally wrapped up the challenge after 125 straight days of streaming.

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“That really set me apart from everyone,” he says.

The natural question someone might ask is: how did Shaban have so much time to accomplish the challenge?

“I moved to a city where I didn’t know anyone and locked myself in an apartment to become a full time poker player, because I have that tenacity that other people don’t have,” he says. “It was worth the sacrifice.”

Shaban is now part of Team PokerStars and was still alive on Day 3 of the PokerStars No Limit Hold’em Players Championship (PSPC). He spoke with PokerScout about the event, streaming, and recent online poker changes in Canada.

From ‘Big Brother’ to online poker streaming

Fans of reality television in Canada may remember Shaban from Big Brother Canada in 2014. Fellow poker pro Kevin Martin appeared on the show the following season and the two met and became friends.

Shaban had played poker for a long time, but knew Martin was much better. Seven years ago, an inquiry into Martin’s playing habits turned things around for Shaban. That ultimately led to a career at the table and in poker content creation.

“I played millions of hands of poker as a recreational player and just asked him, ‘How are you so good? I’ve played more hands of poker than you, but you’re way better than me,’” he remembers of the conversation. “And he was like, ‘Well what are you doing off the felt to improve your game?’

“He just taught me what a training program was for poker. I went onto a training program for the first time and I just obsessed over it. It was like taking a course in university for poker. That’s how I looked at it. And that one year of studying really hard turned me into a full time player.”

That came with his complete launch into Twitch streaming as well. The transition has been great so far, he says, and the platform is perfect for his personality. When behind the microphone, viewers can expect plenty of jokes and laughs with poker mixed in.

“I don’t mind being behind the camera,” he says. “I’m an extrovert. I like the idea of trying to entertain or create content.”

Embracing online poker changes in Ontario

AS  Canadian player in Ontario, Shaban has seen the province transition from a wide open online poker market to a ringed-in environment as seen in some American states.

That presented some real changes to his daily poker grind and life as a streamer. However, Shaban’s taken the change in stride and has actually found some positives to that approach.

“ I didn’t know what it was going to be like obviously going into it,” he says. “I was super scared and thought I might have to move out of Ontario. But it actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. All the top pros from around the world are gone out of my field now.

“And the fields are much smaller, guarantees are smaller, prize pools are smaller, but (I’ve had) a lot more consistent wins.”

Arlie Shaban battling on Day 1 at the PSPC in the Bahamas. (photos courtesy PokerStars/Manuel Kovsca).

Streaming has also benefited from the changes as well. He may have lost a few global viewers, but seen a surge of Ontario Twitch users check out his channel. Finding more success because of a smaller market has also helped.

“With so many more final table appearances and first places because of the smaller fields, that just draws in extra crowds once you get to the final table,” he says. “So even though I’m not playing for as much on top, it’s still pretty exciting for the viewers.”

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At the PSPC, Shaban returned for Day 2 and was among the chip leaders early in the day.

“It’s an amazing event,” he says. “The structure is perfect. I love this 12 o’clock start time and I don’t know how I did it, but I bagged eighth in chips yesterday.”

Can Shaban’s self-described “obsessive personality” pay off in the Bahamas as it did with the streaming challenge? That remains to be seen, but this former reality show contestant is hoping for another big appearance.

PokerStars Roundup: Online Qualifiers for EPT London, French Rapper, Ontario Promotional Events

A look at upcoming PokerStars Live events in the UK, a popular French rapper streaming on PokerStars, and reaching out to fans in Ontario.

PokerStars kickstarts the European Poker Tour and United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour events in London this week. The site recently launched mega satellite events and is sending numerous players to London to take part in the action.

Stars also recently launched some major promotional events for players in Ontario, Canada. The events come as part of the site’s partnership with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors.

The company is also hosting a special streaming game on Monday featuring a well-known French rapper. Here’s a look at some of the headlines from PokerStars.

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PokerStars mega satellite winners heading to EPT, UKIPT London 

With the EPT and UKIPT London approaching, preparations are underway at Hilton Park Lane for 11 days of poker from Oct. 18-28. The schedule includes a variety of tournaments and buy-ins.

PokerStars offered online poker players some mega satellite qualifying opportunities for the series. At least 20 players will join the action after winning complete tournament packages. Some of the series’ EPT highlights include: 

  • £50,000 Super High Roller – Oct. 21-23
  • £5,300 Main Event – Oct. 22-28
  • £3,000 Platinum Pass Mystery Bounty – Oct. 24-26
  • £10,300 High Roller – Oct. 26-28

French rapper joins PokerStars streaming action

Poker fans can join French Twitch streamer Gotaga on Monday for a night of poker from his Paris studio, including an appearance by the artist GIMS. The French rapper is the voice behind the official song of the World Cup

Other guests include Doigby, Domingo, Xari from Team Stars, and popular streamer Jiraya, All players will compete in a Sit & Go tournament.

Those tuning in can also take part in a €20,000 viewers freeroll running parallel to the event. Stars will drop Prize chests into accounts throughout the stream. Here’s a look at GIMS in the new World Cup video.

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PokerStars celebrates Toronto Raptors, Maple Leafs home openers

As part of the company’s deal with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), PokerStars recently celebrated the home openers of the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs at Union Station.

The event featured giveaways, team mascot appearances, and fan interaction. As the season progresses, PokerStars and MLSE plan more entertainment and unique opportunities around key moments and games.

Earlier this year, PokerStars officially launched its partnership with MLSE alongside FanDuel Sportsbook. The two announced a strategic partnership in the Canadian province of Ontario to offer online poker, sports betting, and casino gaming.

PokerStars Ontario celebrates the home openers of the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs at Union Station. (photo courtesy PokerStars)

“We are always looking for ways to make the experience for our customers better, and as a leading gaming brand in the newly regulated Ontario market, we couldn’t think of a better way to do this than by partnering with the Toronto teams,” PokerStars marketing director Tom Warren said in a news release.

“Our aim is for this partnership to be a win-win for our players and fans alike – making the experience of playing with PokerStars more epic thanks to the partnership, and finding ways to make the fan experience of watching their teams better too. There’s much to come in the next few weeks and months but for now we want to wish the teams good luck for the new season – we are excited to be on board!”

This partnership is a first for Flutter Entertainment in North America. The company owns both PokerStars and FanDuel, and the MLSE deal showcases the brands in Ontario. Both platforms are featured across Maple Leafs, Raptors, Toronto FC, and Toronto Argonauts in live and online capacities.

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ACTION: New PokerStars Ambassador Nick Walsh Details Plans for Site’s Twitch Channel

PokerStars recently named Nick Walsh as a new ambassador and face of the site's Twitch channel. He spoke with PokerScout this week about his pans.

Being tabbed as the face of PokerStars’ Twitch streaming efforts might seem like quite a hurdle for most poker players. But Nick Walsh is ready for the challenge.

The site recently named Walsh as a new ambassador, zeroing in on his role as a streamer for the company. He takes over the PokerStars Twitch channel and has promised plenty of new ideas for poker fans.

“I feel honored,” Walsh told PokerScout about his new role. “I’m also very excited at what this opportunity allows me to accomplish alongside the poker community. I’ve got some really cool ideas that I think the viewers are going to enjoy, and now working with PokerStars I’ve got the resources to try some of them out.”

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Big plans for PokerStars streaming

PokerStars ambassador and Twitch streamer Nick Walsh.

For the last two years, Walsh streamed as a member of OP-Poker, but now takes the microphone on the main Stars channel. PokerStars describe his personality as charismatic and he hopes to let his passion for the game come out.

Poker fans can look for traditional poker fare on the channel and he plans to stream and offer advice for events like:

Viewers can also look for more non-traditional poker content as well from Walsh.

“I am also very keen to get more guests into the weekly schedule, adding more variety to the already successful stream content,” he says. “These ‘weekly’ streams will take place most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and we’ve already started getting guests in which the community seem to really enjoy.

“Additionally, we will be using the occasional Friday streams to experiment with larger, more complex stream formats, some of which the community may not have seen before.

Adding his own spin to Twitch

Although he’s bringing new ideas to the platform and offering different content, Walsh isn’t trying to completely reinvent the wheel.

“While I do think we’ve got a few ideas that might be completely unique to Twitch in the pipeline,” he says, “I’m more interested in taking existing ideas and improving them or perhaps tailoring them to the Twitch environment.”

For example, dual streams have become a regular part of poker streaming. Two hosts play poker and talk strategy, but one of the two hosts has his cards hidden. Walsh says that may be changing soon, allowing viewers to observe the pay of both.

“Using a new capture method we developed, this year we are now able to host very stable, high-quality, fully cards-up dual streams which immediately improves the viewer’s experience,” he says,

“While this is only one example, the same methodology invites a host of other applications for more complex and never-before-seen stream formats which we are going to implement later this year.”

Working on his game, poker commentary, and hitting the live poker tables

Much of Walsh’s early streams involve his new “back to school”’effort. He lets viewers follow along as he sharpens his online poker skills.

Some live poker is also in his future as part of the PokerStars team. He’ll attend all European Poker Tour events, serving as a commentator alongside James Hartigan, Joe Stapleton, and other PokerStars Team Pros.

Walsh, from Brighton in the United Kingdom, is also excited to see the return of Stars’ United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT). The tour is currently running a series in London and Walsh is pleased to be back at the live tables. 

“I’m looking forward to getting back on the felt at these events,” he says. “Just really excited to see live poker back in the UK.”

Beyond poker, the newest PokerStars ambassador considers himself a “nerd at heart.” He enjoys gaming, photography, videography, and film. Many of his interests outside poker involve visual media, which may help in his role on the PokerStars Twitch channel.

While he plans on bringing many of his own ideas to the new role, Walsh sees streaming as a two-way street. Viewers’ ideas will definitely be considered and taken into account, he says.

For Walsh, there’s a real sense of community when battling it out on the poker tables via Twitch. And he’s hoping that comes out when the camera is on.

“I’m really passionate about this project but I really need the community to help me make this really great,” he says.

“Your feedback on the content we create will not only help us to improve our offering on the PokerStars channel, but could shape the content we create in the future too. Get in touch with me on social media and become part of the development process.”

* Photos courtesy PokerStars

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Nick Walsh Signs as PokerStars Ambassador, Becoming the Face of Site’s Twitch Streaming Channel

The World Poker Tour is honoring PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg as one of the latest recipients of the WPT Honors Award.

With Twitch poker streaming continuing to grow, PokerStars added another player on the platform to its ambassador roster last week. British poker player and online streamer Nick Walsh has officially joined the PokerStars team.

Walsh will take over the PokerStars Twitch channel, the company announced. He will stream all things poker with a variety of action and entertainment.

“I am very honored and excited to rejoin PokerStars’ Team Pro Online,” Walsh said in a news release. “As a new ambassador with a focus on streaming, I aim to create fresh poker content for players of all levels and poker disciplines, with a focus on community collaboration and strategic analysis in an accessible way.”

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An expanded role at PokerStars

PokerStars ambassador Nick Walsh.

Walsh isn’t new to the world of poker streaming. He manned the microphone

previously, streamed with PokerStars for the last two years as part of “OP Poker.”

The OP Poker platform features videos, charts, strategy guides and links on playing some of the less-common PokerStars games. Stars acquired OP in 2019 and Walsh now takes on more of a prominent role with the online poker operator.

“With his charismatic personality and passion for poker, Nick is the perfect fit for Team Pro and brings a wealth of knowledge to the stream, with his particular strengths lying in Spin & Go’s and PokerStars Kick-Off,” PokerStars noted in a news release.”

Streaming platform goals

As part of his PokerStars Twitch efforts, Walsh is expected to add to the channel significantly. The signing makes him the new face of PokerStars’ streaming channel.

That begins with a new “back to school”’effort on the stream. Walsh’s plan is to work on his online poker game and improve his overall multi-table tournament (MTT) skills.

Viewers can look for plenty of fun included along the way. Walsh plays a key role in bringing engaging content to the PokerStars Twitch community throughout the year, the company notes. He hopes to develop the channel through feedback from players and poker fans alike.

“Unlike my previous role, PokerStars has given me the opportunity and the resources to help lead the development of the PokerStars Twitch channel directly,” he said. “And I’ve got some pretty ambitious concepts I would like to try out.”

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888poker Adds New Ambassador in Brazil; More Promotions, Twitch Streaming Planned as Part of Deal

Brazil's Alexandre “Cavalito” Mantovani joins the 888poker ambassador roster and will represent the team online and at live events.

Brazil has become a hotbed for online poker, with numerous recent major events seeing winners front the land of samba and sun. 888poker announced a new ambassador from this growing market on Monday.

Alexandre “Cavalito” Mantovani joins the 888 ambassador roster and will represent the team online and at live events. With $361,407 in live earnings and significant winnings online, he’s excited adding his name to the 888 ambassador ranks.

“I can’t speak for others, but ever since I’ve started my career as a poker player, I’ve always dreamed of being a professional representing a poker site,” he said in a news release. “And I’m very happy to have reached another goal in my career.”

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Joining the 888poker team

With steady cashes since 2016, Mantovani has proven to be a strong, dedicated player, 888poker officials note. He ranks 105th on the Brazilian all-time money list.

Mantovani’s best finish came in 2016, when he placed sixth place in the DeepStack Championship Series for $45,620.

Beyond his own play, 888’s newest ambassador also works as a poker coach. 888 is not only his newest team, but the Brazilian pro has some fitting history with eights. He was born in 1988 and his favorite hand is 88.

In a recent tournament, Mantovani ended Day 2 with 88 big blinds – “undoubtedly a sign that he is meant to be an 888poker ambassador,” the company notes in announcing his signing.

Catching Mantovani online

888 players can expect to see more of Mantovani in the coming months. He’s active on social media and will offer players entries into special 888poker freerolls.

His social media presence will also feature unique promotions and ticket giveaways. Poker fans can also find him regularly streaming on his Twitch poker channel.

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Contest Crusher: ‘Dare2Stream’ Winner Sebastian Huber Joins PokerStars Ambassador Team

Austrian streamer Sebastian Huber recently won the PokerStars “Dare2Stream” competition to become the site's newest ambassador.

When PokerStars launched the “Dare2Stream” competition in October, Austrian streamer Sebastian  Huber knew he had to get involved. The contest awarded a coveted site ambassador role and that made Huber want to man the microphone even more.

“Right at the moment PokerStars released the Dare2Stream challenge, I knew I wanted to participate in it,” he says. “For me, it was pretty clear that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The competition itself started well and fortunately the stream took off toward the end of the competition.”

His streaming efforts paid off and Huber (aka “Peacendloove” online) won the competition. He topped 263 entries in the contest and also secured a PokerStars Players Championship Platinum Pass.

That’s certainly a nice run for Huber, who’s been playing poker full time for the last four years. Notching a nice score with that Platinum Pass might make his run even better. He spoke this week with PokerScout about the big win and his life in poker.

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A PokerStars streaming success

After playing poker for several years, Huber decided to branch out into Twitch streaming in September 2020. His channel now has 4,400 subscribers, which will certainly grow after his new role with PokerStars.

He’d always felt like getting his game online would be fun, but never quite made the effort to start streaming. His girlfriend helped change that.

“When I was playing poker, I always felt there was a piece missing,” he says. “Therefore, I actually wanted to start streaming a long time ago. However, my girlfriend finally pushed me to start streaming and I have fallen completely in love with it.

“Obviously, the streaming itself gets more competitive from time to time, but I try my best to have some unique moments in my stream too. For example, focusing on games not many are playing or riding a bike while playing.”

PokerStars ambassadors Mason Pye and GJ Reggie announced Huber as the Dare2Stream in December live on Twitch. He then had his formal enrollment as an ambassador during the European Poker Tour (EPT) stop in Prague.

Fellow PokerStars ambassador Sam Grafton announced the news live at the event. Huber then wore his for the record-breaking €1,000 EPT Eureka event, which drew 3,155 entries.

“Before the tournament started, I was pretty nervous,” he says. “Especially because I knew that everyone would have a close look at the new ambassador. Being part of team PokerStars has a lot to say for the poker community.

“The nervousness had subsided with the beginning of the tournament and from that moment on I was just proud of being part of the team.”

Life at the poker table

Like many poker players, Huber began getting in the action just for fun. He played regularly with friends and his group even built their own poker table.

“Then I discovered Twitch poker, so I started playing online too,” he says, “Since I began to stream on Twitch, the poker community has motivated me to get better at the game and I really enjoyed every second of it.”

His Twitch community can now expect even more poker action throughout the year after adding his name to the Stars team.

After high school, studying business in college followed. But his success at online poker soon had him playing the game full time. Huber now considers himself a professional content creator as well as a poker pro.

Sticking to a regular regimen helps Huber in his efforts at successful stream and online poker.

My daily poker routine is pretty simple, but there are three important things I need to do to make it a successful working day,” he says. “Those three things are sports, good and healthy food, and motivation. If I follow these three points, I will be well-prepared to give my best every day.”

Outside of poker, sports are a huge part of his life and he’s currently training for and competing in triathlons.

“For me, endurance sport is just amazing to keep your mind clear after long poker and streaming sessions,” he says. “On the other hand, it helps you to keep your high-performance level and I also love to push myself to new limits.”

That commitment to high performance may just carry over to the poker table as well.

* Lead image courtesy PokerStars/Danny Maxwell

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Taking on Twitch: ‘CallMeLija’ Joins GGPoker After Finding New Calling as Poker Player & Streamer

Andrijana Gligoric tes her story of going from studying electrical engineering to Twitch streamer to GGPoker ambassador.

Prior to the COVID-19 lockdowns, Andrijana Gligoric was a typical college student. She studied electrical engineering, worked on her social media presence, and hung out with friends.

Those friends soon influenced a new course in life for Gligoric however. A few of them organized cash games in the Serbian city where she attended school. Poker soon overtook her interest in electrical engineering.

“I helped them with the organization of the games and that’s how I met a lot of my poker-playing friends,” says Gligoric, who is originally from Loznica, Serbia. “Then I started to get interested in the game myself. I learned the rules, started playing online, and then fell in love.”

Just a few short years later, Gligoric is the newest member of Team GGPoker and looking for big things ahead.

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Jumping into Twitch streaming

After leaving college behind, Gligoric’s love of the game led her to Malta where she met more people in the poker and casino world. She began playing more poker and even made appearances online with Twitch poker streamers.

Those interactions turned out to be fun and led her to fire up her own mic and webcam.

“I loved how they interacted with people, how they built their communities, and how entertaining it all was overall,” she says. “I was still new to the game, but I decided to try streaming.”

The new venture online came with some learning experiences at first.

“I didn’t know how hard it was until I tried, but I’m so happy that I did and met some amazing people,” Gligoric says. “I stayed consistent, dedicated and most importantly, I kept showing up.”

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Andrijana Gligoric is the latest member of GGPoker’s stream team.

Gligoric’s hard work eventually paid off with a gig at one of the fastest-growing online poker sites in the world. GGPoker announced in mid-February that the 23-year-old social media star was the site’s newest ambassador.

Known as “CallMeLija” on her Twitch channel, Gligoric is also the “Cash Game Queen” on the Team GG Twitch Squad. She’s now putting in the hard world, grinding six to seven days a week trying to build a bankroll.

Callmelija is currently working on a $500-to-$10,000 bankroll challenge, playing an average of five hours each day. Finishing out this type of effort isn’t easy, but Gligoric thinks she’s up to the challenge.

“The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that what you put into this game is what you’ll get back. You can’t sit in your chair and expect things to happen. You need to work, grind, stay consistent, and never give up. Discipline is the key.”

Gligoric wears her emotions on her sleeve while streaming as this tough bad beat illustrates.

A tight Twitch community

The Twitch streamer is building an impressive community online. Her channel has grown to almost 9,000 followers in the last year. Gligoric focuses on integrating and connecting with her community.

One reason the Callmelija community is so interactive may be due to her roots in Loznica, Serbia. She says Serbians are generally a welcoming people.

“Serbia is a lovely country, it is forever my favorite,” she says. “Serbians are among some of the most welcoming and hospitable people in the world.

“As an interesting Serbian cultural fact, locals believe that they will not receive luck or favors from the Gods if they don’t treat their guests well.”

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Heading to Las Vegas

Even though Gligoric considers herself more of an online player, she plans on testing her skills this summer at the World Series of Poker. She’s excited to connect with players and people in the industry. 

“I didn’t have many chances to play live at the start of this journey,” she says, “but that will change now. I can’t wait to start playing more live.”

The pandemic was tough for a lot of people, but some have emerged with new strengths and passions in life. Gligoric has used her discipline to grind a passion into a way of life. 

“My plans are to beat high stakes and to study and play as much as I can,” she says, “then see where poker takes me from there.”

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PokerStars MicroMillions Coming to Southern Europe, Italy; ‘True Geordie’ Brings Back Live Series

PokerStars' MicroMillions series is set for Southern Europe and Italy from Jan. 30 to Feb. 13 with €6 million in guaranteed prize pools.

The lower roller action returns to PokerStars in January and February for players in Southern Europe and Italy. The MicroMillions series is set for these two platforms from Jan. 30 to Feb. 13.

Players will find more than €6 million in guaranteed prize pools across the two series. PokerStars Southern Europe is available to players in Spain, France, and Portugal. The Italian platform is a ringed-in environment for players in that country.

The site has also announced that site ambassador, YouTube sensation, and Twitch streamer Brian “True Geordie”Davis is bringing back his live poker series.

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What to expect from PokerStars’ MicroMillions Southern Europe

The MicroMillions has become a popular series for PokerStars. The festival allows players to find some nice prize pools at bargain price points.

Players will find a packed schedule of 198 events in Southern Europe with a total guarantee of more than €4 million. The €50 Six-Max progressive knockout Main Event highlights the series on Feb. 6 with a €300,000 guarantee.

Buy-ins start at just €2 and players can win their way into the series via qualifiers starting at just €0.20. New depositors can also win an entry into a MicroMillions Depositor Freeroll. That event offers €25,000 worth of Main Event tickets up for grabs. Here’s a look at the complete series.

PokerStars’ MicroMillions Southern Europe 2022

EvDateEventBuy-in Guarantee
1Jan. 30Deep PKO 8-Max€ 30€ 75,000
2Jan. 30Deep PKO 8-Max€ 10€ 40,000
3Jan. 30SuperStack€ 5€ 17,500
4Jan. 30Total KO 6-Max€ 20€ 35,000
5Jan. 30Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 2€ 7,500
6Jan. 30Ultra KO 6-Max€ 5€ 17,500
7Jan. 30The Classic PKO€ 10€ 75,000
8Jan. 30Sunday Slam€ 30€ 125,000
9Jan. 30High Roller 6-Max - 2 Day€ 50€ 75,000
10Jan. 30Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 20€ 35,000
11Jan. 30Bounty Builder€ 5€ 10,000
12Jan. 306-Max Turbo€ 30€ 20,000
13Jan. 30Bounty Builder 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 20,000
14Jan. 30Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 25,000
15Jan. 31Total KO 8-Max€ 5€ 10,000
16Jan. 31SuperStack 6-Max€ 10€ 17,500
17Jan. 31NLHE€ 5€ 10,000
18Jan. 31Bounty Builder€ 20€ 30,000
19Jan. 316-Max€ 5€ 10,000
20Jan. 31Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 10€ 30,000
21Jan. 31High Roller Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 50€ 40,000
22Jan. 31Bubble Rush€ 5€ 7,500
23Jan. 31PLO PKO 6-Max€ 10€ 5,000
24Jan. 31Alternating Blinds PKO Turbo€ 10€ 12,500
25Jan. 31Ultra KO 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 17,500
26Jan. 31Bounty Builder 8-Max Turbo€ 5€ 10,000
27Jan. 31Total KO 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 10,000
28Feb. 1Ultra KO 6-Max€ 10€ 17,500
29Feb. 1NLHE€ 5€ 10,000
30Feb. 1SuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 20€ 30,000
31Feb. 1PLO 6-Max€ 5€ 3,000
32Feb. 16-Max€ 2€ 5,000
33Feb. 1Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 30€ 40,000
34Feb. 18-Max€ 5€ 10,000
35Feb. 1SuperStack 6-Max€ 10€ 17,500
36Feb. 1Bounty Builder€ 5€ 12,500
37Feb. 1Total KO 8-Max Turbo€ 20€ 17,500
38Feb. 1Turbo€ 10€ 10,000
39Feb. 16-Max Turbo€ 5€ 7,500
40Feb. 1Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 10€ 17,500
41Feb. 26-Max€ 20€ 17,500
42Feb. 2Bounty Builder€ 5€ 15,000
43Feb. 26-Max€ 10€ 10,000
44Feb. 2Ultra KO 8-Max€ 30€ 20,000
45Feb. 2Total KO 6-Max€ 10€ 17,500
46Feb. 2Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 10€ 25,000
47Feb. 2NLHE€ 5€ 10,000
48Feb. 26-Max€ 10€ 17,500
49Feb. 2SuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 5€ 12,500
50Feb. 26-Max Turbo€ 10€ 15,000
51Feb. 2PLO PKO 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 5,000
52Feb. 2Ultra KO 6-Max Turbo€ 5€ 10,000
53Feb. 2Ultra KO 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 17,500
54Feb. 3Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 20€ 30,000
55Feb. 3PLO PKO 6-Max€ 10€ 4,000
56Feb. 3Bubble Rush PKO 6-Max€ 5€ 10,000
57Feb. 3NLHE€ 10€ 15,000
58Feb. 36-Max€ 5€ 10,000
59Feb. 3Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 10€ 25,000
60Feb. 3High Roller Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 50€ 40,000
61Feb. 38-Max€ 20€ 17,500
62Feb. 3Ultra KO 6-Max€ 10€ 17,500
63Feb. 3SuperStack PKO 8-Max Turbo€ 5€ 12,500
64Feb. 3Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 30€ 20,000
65Feb. 3Total KO 6-Max Turbo€ 5€ 7,500
66Feb. 3Bounty Builder 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 15,000
67Feb. 4Total KO 6-Max€ 30€ 20,000
68Feb. 4SuperStack PKO€ 5€ 15,000
69Feb. 4SuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 10€ 20,000
70Feb. 4NLHE€ 20€ 15,000
71Feb. 4PLO 6-Max€ 5€ 3,000
72Feb. 46-Max€ 10€ 17,500
73Feb. 4Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 20€ 40,000
74Feb. 4Total KO 8-Max€ 5€ 15,000
75Feb. 48-Max€ 10€ 10,000
76Feb. 4Alternating Blinds PKO Turbo€ 20€ 20,000
77Feb. 4Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 5€ 15,000
78Feb. 48-Max Turbo€ 5€ 10,000
79Feb. 4Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 20,000
80Feb. 5Ultra KO 6-Max€ 20€ 25,000
81Feb. 58-Max€ 5€ 10,000
82Feb. 5Total KO 8-Max€ 10€ 15,000
83Feb. 56-Max€ 5€ 12,500
84Feb. 5Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 30€ 35,000
85Feb. 5Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 10€ 30,000
86Feb. 56-Max€ 20€ 12,500
87Feb. 58-Max€ 5€ 12,500
88Feb. 5Bounty Builder€ 20€ 25,000
89Feb. 5PKO 8-Max Turbo€ 5€ 15,000
90Feb. 5Ultra KO 6-Max Turbo€ 10€ 17,500
91Feb. 5Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 5€ 10,000
92Feb. 5Bounty Builder 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 17,500
93Feb. 6Deep PKO 8-Max€ 30€ 75,000
94Feb. 6Deep PKO 8-Max€ 10€ 40,000
95Feb. 6SuperStack€ 5€ 17,500
96Feb. 6Total KO 6-Max€ 20€ 40,000
97Feb. 6Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 2€ 5,000
98Feb. 6Ultra KO 6-Max€ 5€ 17,500
99Feb. 6The Classic PKO€ 10€ 75,000
100Feb. 6Main Event PKO 6-Max€ 50€ 300,000
101Feb. 6Super High Roller Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 100€ 100,000
102Feb. 6Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 20€ 40,000
103Feb. 6NLHE€ 5€ 12,500
104Feb. 66-Max Turbo€ 30€ 20,000
105Feb. 6Bounty Builder 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 25,000
106Feb. 6Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 25,000
107Feb. 7Total KO 8-Max€ 10€ 12,500
108Feb. 7SuperStack 6-Max€ 20€ 17,500
109Feb. 7NLHE€ 10€ 12,500
110Feb. 7Bounty Builder€ 5€ 12,500
111Feb. 76-Max€ 10€ 10,000
112Feb. 7Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 20€ 40,000
113Feb. 7High Roller Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 50€ 40,000
114Feb. 7Bubble Rush€ 5€ 10,000
115Feb. 7PLO PKO 6-Max€ 10€ 5,000
116Feb. 7Alternating Blinds PKO Turbo€ 5€ 10,000
117Feb. 7Ultra KO 6-Max Turbo€ 30€ 20,000
118Feb. 7Turbo€ 5€ 5,000
119Feb. 7Ultra KO 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 17,500
120Feb. 8Ultra KO 6-Max€ 5€ 10,000
121Feb. 8NLHE€ 10€ 12,500
122Feb. 8SuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 20€ 30,000
123Feb. 8PLO 6-Max€ 20€ 4,000
124Feb. 86-Max€ 2€ 4,000
125Feb. 8Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 10€ 25,000
126Feb. 88-Max€ 5€ 10,000
127Feb. 8SuperStack 6-Max€ 30€ 17,500
128Feb. 8PKO€ 10€ 17,500
129Feb. 8Bounty Builder 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 17,500
130Feb. 8Total KO 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 12,500
131Feb. 8Bounty Builder 8-Max Turbo€ 5€ 10,000
132Feb. 86-Max Turbo€ 10€ 10,000
133Feb. 96-Max€ 30€ 17,500
134Feb. 9Bounty Builder€ 5€ 12,500
135Feb. 96-Max€ 10€ 10,000
136Feb. 9Ultra KO 8-Max€ 20€ 17,500
137Feb. 9Total KO 6-Max€ 5€ 10,000
138Feb. 9Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 20€ 30,000
139Feb. 9NLHE€ 10€ 12,500
140Feb. 96-Max€ 5€ 10,000
141Feb. 9SuperStack PKO 8-Max€ 10€ 20,000
142Feb. 96-Max Turbo€ 10€ 10,000
143Feb. 9PLO PKO 6-Max Turbo€ 30€ 5,000
144Feb. 9Ultra KO 8-Max Turbo€ 5€ 10,000
145Feb. 9Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 20,000
146Feb. 10Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 20€ 40,000
147Feb. 10PLO PKO 6-Max€ 5€ 4,000
148Feb. 10Bubble Rush PKO 6-Max€ 10€ 15,000
149Feb. 10NLHE€ 10€ 12,500
150Feb. 106-Max€ 5€ 10,000
151Feb. 10Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 20€ 35,000
152Feb. 10High Roller Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 50€ 40,000
153Feb. 108-Max€ 5€ 10,000
154Feb. 10Ultra KO 6-Max€ 10€ 17,500
155Feb. 10SuperStack PKO 8-Max Turbo€ 30€ 25,000
156Feb. 10Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 10€ 20,000
157Feb. 10Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 5€ 12,500
158Feb. 106-Max Turbo€ 10€ 10,000
159Feb. 11Total KO 6-Max€ 30€ 20,000
160Feb. 11SuperStack PKO€ 5€ 15,000
161Feb. 11SuperStack PKO 6-Max€ 10€ 20,000
162Feb. 11NLHE€ 20€ 15,000
163Feb. 11PLO 6-Max€ 5€ 3,000
164Feb. 116-Max€ 10€ 17,500
165Feb. 11Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 20€ 40,000
166Feb. 11Total KO 8-Max€ 5€ 15,000
167Feb. 11NLHE€ 10€ 10,000
168Feb. 11Alternating Blinds PKO Turbo€ 20€ 20,000
169Feb. 11Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 5€ 15,000
170Feb. 118-Max Turbo€ 5€ 10,000
171Feb. 11Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 20,000
172Feb. 12Ultra KO 6-Max€ 20€ 25,000
173Feb. 128-Max€ 5€ 10,000
174Feb. 12Total KO 8-Max€ 10€ 15,000
175Feb. 126-Max€ 5€ 12,500
176Feb. 12Bounty Builder 6-Max€ 30€ 35,000
177Feb. 12Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 10€ 30,000
178Feb. 126-Max€ 20€ 12,500
179Feb. 128-Max€ 5€ 12,500
180Feb. 12Bounty Builder€ 20€ 25,000
181Feb. 12PKO 8-Max Turbo€ 5€ 15,000
182Feb. 12Ultra KO 6-Max Turbo€ 10€ 17,500
183Feb. 12Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 5€ 10,000
184Feb. 12Bounty Builder 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 17,500
185Feb. 13Deep PKO 8-Max€ 30€ 75,000
186Feb. 13Deep PKO 8-Max€ 10€ 40,000
187Feb. 13SuperStack€ 5€ 17,500
188Feb. 13Total KO 6-Max€ 20€ 35,000
189Feb. 13Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 2€ 7,500
190Feb. 13Ultra KO 6-Max€ 5€ 17,500
191Feb. 13The Classic PKO€ 10€ 75,000
192Feb. 13Sunday Slam€ 30€ 125,000
193Feb. 13High Roller 6-Max - 2 Day€ 50€ 75,000
194Feb. 13Bounty Builder 8-Max€ 20€ 35,000
195Feb. 136-Max€ 5€ 10,000
196Feb. 136-Max Turbo€ 30€ 20,000
197Feb. 13Bounty Builder 8-Max Turbo€ 10€ 20,000
198Feb. 13Bounty Builder 6-Max Turbo€ 20€ 10,000

MicroMillions also comes to Italy

Italian players also have a lot to look forward to with the MicroMillions series. The schedule runs on the same dates as in Southern Europe and features 140 events and €2 million guaranteed.

The €50 Main Event is set for Feb. 13 with a €200,000 guarantee. Players can qualify for the series through satellites starting at just €0.50.

A Depositor Freeroll is also planned for Italy with another €25,000 in Main Event tickets given away to players. Here’s a look at the complete series.

PokerStars’ MicroMillions Italy 2022

DateEventGuarantee (€)Buy-In (€)
Jan. 30777 THE FLEX125007
Jan. 30THE GLORIOUS200005
Jan. 30COLOSSAL STACK3000020
Jan. 30THE BIG4000010
Jan. 30ROYAL RUMBLE2500020
Jan. 30MICRO RACE1250010
Jan. 30BOUNTY HUNGER1500020
Jan. 31777 THE FLEX100007
Jan. 31THE GLORIOUS150005
Jan. 31COLOSSAL STACK2500020
Jan. 31THE BIG3000010
Jan. 31ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Jan. 31MICRO RACE1000010
Jan. 316MAX HYPER50005
Feb. 1777 THE FLEX100007
Feb. 1THE GLORIOUS150005
Feb. 1THE BIG3000010
Feb. 1ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 1MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 2777 THE FLEX100007
Feb. 2THE GLORIOUS150005
Feb. 2THE BIG3000010
Feb. 2ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 2MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 3777 THE FLEX100007
Feb. 3THE GLORIOUS150005
Feb. 3THE BIG3000010
Feb. 3ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 3MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 3TRIO50005
Feb. 3ADRENALINE1000020
Feb. 4777 THE FLEX77777
Feb. 4THE GLORIOUS125005
Feb. 4THE BIG2000010
Feb. 4ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 4MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 4OMAHA30005
Feb. 5777 THE FLEX77777
Feb. 5THE GLORIOUS125005
Feb. 5THE BIG2000010
Feb. 5ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 5MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 56MAX TOTAL KO30005
Feb. 6777 THE FLEX125007
Feb. 6THE GLORIOUS200005
Feb. 6THE BIG4000010
Feb. 6ROYAL RUMBLE2500020
Feb. 6MICRO RACE1250010
Feb. 6BOUNTY HUNGER1500020
Feb. 7777 THE FLEX100007
Feb. 7THE GLORIOUS150005
Feb. 7THE BIG3000010
Feb. 7ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 7MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 76MAX HYPER50005
Feb. 8777 THE FLEX100007
Feb. 8THE GLORIOUS150005
Feb. 8THE BIG3000010
Feb. 8ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 8MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 9777 THE FLEX100007
Feb. 9THE GLORIOUS150005
Feb. 9THE BIG3000010
Feb. 9ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 9MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 10777 THE FLEX100007
Feb. 10THE GLORIOUS150005
Feb. 10COLOSSAL STACK2500020
Feb. 10THE BIG3000010
Feb. 10ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 10MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 10TRIO50005
Feb. 10ADRENALINE1000020
Feb. 11777 THE FLEX77777
Feb. 11THE GLORIOUS125005
Feb. 11COLOSSAL STACK2000020
Feb. 11THE BIG2000010
Feb. 11ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 11MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 11OMAHA30005
Feb. 12777 THE FLEX77777
Feb. 12THE GLORIOUS125005
Feb. 12COLOSSAL STACK2000020
Feb. 12THE BIG2000010
Feb. 12ROYAL RUMBLE2000020
Feb. 12MICRO RACE1000010
Feb. 126MAX TOTAL KO30005
Feb. 13777 THE FLEX125007
Feb. 13THE GLORIOUS200005
Feb. 13COLOSSAL STACK3000020
Feb. 13THE BIG6000010
Feb. 13MAIN EVENT20000050
Feb. 13MICRO RACE1250010
Feb. 13BOUNTY HUNGER1500020

‘True Geordie’ Showdown series returns

PokerStars ambassador True Geordie Brian “True Geordie” Davis.

In other PokerStars news, English YouTube star and site ambassador Brian True Geordie” Davis is bringing back his live-streamed poker series “The Showdown.”

The series is part of True Geordie’s journey with PokerStars to go from amateur to professional poker player. The series was set to return Jan. 27 with several more episodes planned.

The 2021 version saw 10 episodes including several special guests such as James Buckley, Spencer Owen, and Jody Morris. PokerStars ambassadors Ben “Spraggy” Spragg and Mason “Pye_Face21” Pye also made an appearance.

“We’re so excited about bringing the series back and making more and more improvements to really make it the best online poker show it can be,” Davis said in a news release. We have more big guests lined up and more shows, so people can expect to see a lot more of The Showdown.”

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Social media star to PokerStars

With 3.5 million social media followers, True Geordie’s streams regularly attract thousands of viewers. He often reaches the top spot in the Twitch “poker” category. One highlight from 2021 was cashing for more than $7,000 in a SCOOP event.

After each Showdown episode, fans can join the True Geordie Home Game Club to practice their skills in regular tournaments. Davis even drops in to play from time to time.

True Geordie fans can also improve their skills by visiting PokerStars Learn. The educational hub offers tutorials to suit players of all levels.

PokerStars’ renewed partnership with Davis follows the True Geordie x PokerStars event in October at Hippodrome Casino in London. More than 80 fans participated in a shootout tournament with finalists playing against Geordie himself at the final table.

Davis considers the event the highlight of his time working with PokerStars so far.

“We got the chance to meet loads of fans and have a proper night out with them,” he says. “The tournament was great, and we had so many messages afterwards from people saying how much they enjoyed it and asking for another event.”

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Mixed Games Festival Heads to PokerStars With Ambassador Mason Pye Hosting New Series 

PokerStars ambassador Mason “Pyefacepoker” Pye hosts his own micro stakes mini mixed game series from Nov. 5-7 with $110,000 guaranteed.

A new series coming to PokerStars seems a perfect fit for low rollers who are fans of mixed games. Brand ambassador and SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) champion Mason “Pyefacepoker” Pye bring his own micro stakes mini series to PokerStars.

Pye’s Mixed Games Series” features 20 events running from Nov. 5-7 with combined guaranteed prize pools of more than $110,000.

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The new series brings the fun of mixed games to those with lower bankrolls. Players will find several poker variants to check out throughout the series.

Buy-ins for the series range from just $1.10 to $11, with the $11 Main Event offering a $20,000 guarantee. Just as in many bigger buy-in series, players can look to see some of their big runs streamed online.

Pye and fellow PokerStars ambassador GJ Reggie will stream much of the series on the PokerStars Twitch channel.

“The Mixed Games Series is the perfect opportunity for players to dabble into variants other than No Limit Hold’em,” Pye said in a news release. “Not only are mixed games fun, they help you become a better overall poker player and with tournaments aimed at those with modest bankrolls, there never has been a better time to get involved and join the movement.”

The idea for the festival actually came about during one of Pye’s streams in 2018.

PokerStars has now made that happen. Here’s a look at the complete series.

PokerStars offers opportunities to qualify for free

Beyond simply buying into an event, PokerStars is giving players other low-cost opportunities to qualify. That includes a chance to win some free tournament entries.

Viewers watching the PokerStars ambassadors’ Twitch channels can earn some free entries into the series. Players can look for PokerStars Chests with series tickets from $1.10 up to $11 randomly dropped into their accounts. 

Additionally, Pye’s Mixed Games Series takes place at the same time as PokerStars “Dare 2 Stream” competition. This new contest allows players to compete for a shot at becoming a PokerStars ambassador.

There is plenty going on at PokerStars, and that also includes the Championship of Online Poker in Southern Europe. The platform offers €7 million guaranteed for players in Spain, France, and Portugal.

Stars is offering numerous chances for players to win this fall.

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