The PokerStars Pro Tour launched in California Friday. Poker Night in America shines the spotlight on poker Twitchers.” WSOP bubble boys. Mori Eskandini talks poker on TV.

PokerStars hosts first Cali tournament

On Friday evening PokerStars hosted their first PokerStars Pro Tour event at the Palomar Card Club in San Diego, California. Jason Somerville and Liv Boeree were in attendance for the inaugural tournament.

On Saturday the PokerStars Pro Tour, with Somerville and Daniel Negreanu in tow, headed to the Lake Elsinore Casino, in Lake Elsinore, California.

On Sunday the Pro Tour will be at the Seven Mile Casino in Chula Vista, California, with Somerville and Negreanu once again repping the PokerStars shield.

The Pro Tour is a series of smaller buy-in tournaments throughout Californian where regular players can get a chance to meet and play poker with some of the big name pros on PokerStars Roster, while at the same time the company can make their case for legalization of online poker in California.

Judging by the social media feeds of Somerville and the PokerStars Pro Tour, the early stops have been jam packed.

Poker Night in America headed to Twitch

This week Poker Night in America will feature a lineup of top poker players that all have one thing in common, they are among the most popular poker players streaming on Twitch.

Twitch is a live streaming service that allows the streamer to interact with his fan base in real time. The new medium has revolutionized the way poker coaches create videos and has brought poker to an entirely new segment of the population – professional gamers.

The $25/$50 NLHE game will be live streamed on Twitch and considering the lineup (Negreanu, Somerville, Maria Ho, ElkY, and Jamie Stapes among others) it should be an extremely entertaining game.

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