Popular Twitch Streamer Jaime Staples Gets Deal With PokerStars, Then Ships Big $109

Dustin Gouker : April 9th, 2015


Prolific Twitch streamer Jaime Staples got a sponsorship deal from PokerStars on Wednesday, and on the same day earned his biggest career online tournament payday.

Staples’ day got off to a pretty good start when he was introduced as a “Friend of PokerStars.” Staples wrote about the sponsorship deal at PokerStars’ website; he is one of the most watched poker players at the live video streaming site Twitch.

His day got even better as he played the Big $109, tournament, which guarantees a prize pool of $80,000. He proceeded to win that tournament — for the second time in a month — and earned a payout of $19,700, It was the largest score in the career of the young poker player.

Staples was obviously fairly stoked after the day’s events:

It marks a continuation of PokerStars’ desire to build an audience for online poker via Twitch. In February, PokerStars added the pioneer of live streaming poker, Jason Somerville, to its roster of sponsored pros. The online poker site also launched a dedicated channel on Twitch, and many of its pros have started streaming, at least periodically.

You can check out Staples’ Twitch feed here. Staples’ online poker career is really taking off this year. According to Official Poker Rankings, Staples has earned $77,000 in online multitable tournaments this year. That’s more than he had earned over an entire year since 2011.

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