Poker Streamer Wins $300k Live on Twitch

How often do you see or hear a poker streamer win a major online tournament live in front of their audience?

Well, PokerStars Team Pro Lex Veldhuis was very close to winning the Main Event of WCOOP for over $1 million and in front of almost record-breaking 35k viewers, but he ended up finishing in 58th place and taking home a little over $23k.

Streamers like Spraggy, Kevin Martin, Felix Schneiders, Arlie Shaban, etc do regularly win online MTTs while streaming, but often the winning prize is either small or the tournament field size.

On Tuesday, a player from Germany with the nickname “121323243434545” (pretty much the number of chips he had at the final table) binked the Main Event of the recently concluded Bounty Builder Series at PokerStars to take home a staggering $300k including 100k in bounties.

The Main Event attracted a massive field of 5673 entries to create a prize pool of $2.83 million—well over the original guarantee of $2 million.

He achieved this feat in front of two thousand viewers and it’s probably the first time a player has shipped a tournament series’ Main Event live on Twitch.

Watch his reaction after he binked the event to take home $305,929.95:

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