Daniel Negreanu is no stranger to poker wins, and this time he launched his online real-money poker in style on April 20 on the Amazon’s Twitch.tv in style and went on to win $50K. The session lasted three hours and Negreanu, won a total of $50,000 in ring games. He was interacting with thousands of watchers during the period while he played $400/$800 8-game on PokerStars.
Twitch was the first appearance for Negreanu, and he streamed it on PokerStars with play-money games. A staggering 150, 000 exclsuive viewers were netted with the broadcast which also fetched him subscribers numbering 4000. The Team PokerStars Pro members thanked Jamie Staples, new Friend of PokerStars, and Jason Sommerville of Team PokerStars Pro for helping him and making the Twitch a cool event.
Now Negreanu’s channel has accumulated an enormous 229,000 viewers and followers amounting to about 14,000. For Negreanu it was fun initially to stream his actions, as well as talk to the viewers in between, but the poker pro has the potential to turn out to be Twitch’s most famous poker play streamer.
However the “Kid Poker” really will have to work hard to do some catching with Somerville who is in the lead with his Run it Up!, on television has near about 5.9 million viewers as well as a stupendous 91, 000 fans. But for the present he can surpass Staples who has a viewership of 1.5 million and followers numbering 23,000.
The possibility of Negreanu streaming on a day to day basis like the other poker players mentioned above is remote though. But he seems to be enjoying the experience genuinely and was greatly excited by the $50, 000 he earned out of the experience. This was personally conveyed by Negreanu after he ended the first real money session on Twitch.