Hit and Run: ElkY’s Twitch Record; PokerStars HU SnG Controversy Update

Dustin Gouker : May 21st, 2015


What record did ElkY set for poker players on Twitch? And the latest on the controversy over heads-up sit-and-go’s at PokerStars. It’s all in our daily wrap-up of the world of poker, the Hit and Run.

HU SNG controversy

Our Alex Weldon breaks down the controversy over the player aid/software for hyperturbo heads-up sit and go’s that is pissing off much of the online poker community. In essence, the aid appears to be turning a human player into a middle man for a bot, and it continues to push the envelope of what kind of software tools are available to poker players. The takeaway from Alex? This is a step in the road toward the death of this SnG format. A PokerStars representative went on the 2+2 podcast to talk more about the controversy and detailed what the software does. Read more here, watch here, starting at about the 2:15 mark.

In other bot news, another take on the poker computer Claudico that lost a heads-up match against four top pros.

ElkY owns

Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier recently set a record for the most money won playing poker while live streaming on Twitch: $80,000 for a final table appearance in the Spring Championship of Online Poker at PokerStars. Read more about his win here, or watch his session below.

Watch live video from ElkY on Twitch

In other SCOOP news, Nicolas “niccc” Chouity won his second title of this year’s tourney series, and his third overall. And you can watch Jason Mercier win his third SCOOP title below:

Quick hitters

–PokerNews.com headlined a story “Alec Torelli’s “Hand of the Day”: Best Fold of All Time?” Read about it here, or watch below, and see if you agree.

–Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom is going to be live streaming on Twitch next week.
–Tiger Woods busted Mark Cuban at the pokerz? More here.
–Thinking about playing online poker while in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker? Here’s a look at what you need to know.
–Jason Somerville will be a part of the PokerNews WSOP podcast.
–Not the first story about players who took refuge in Mexico to play online poker, but it is an interesting read about Bryce Daifuku.
–A look inside the liquidation sale of the Riviera in Las Vegas.

On Twitter: @Dustin Gouker

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