Bryn Kenney signs sponsorship deal with GG Poker. Twitch streamer logs 1000 hours over 125 days. Find these stories and more in the Tuesday Hit and Run.
Bryn Kenney Signs with GGPoker
Top poker pro Bryn Kenney has inked a sponsorship deal with GGPoker, a poker room serving poker players outside of the U.S. As part of the deal, Kenney will sport a GGPoker patch at live events as well as contribute to product development and expand the brand’s reach. GGPoker Network is among the top 10 poker networks in the world with an average of 1,000 real money cash players over the last week, according to PokerScout.
— GGPoker (@GGPokercom) March 13, 2018
Although Kenney doesn’t enjoy the huge name recognition of a Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu or Fedor Holz, he has amassed over $21 million in lifetime tournament winnings, which currently ranks 11th all time.
Poker Player Logs 1,000 Hours on Twitch
Arlie Shaban, a Twitch poker streamer, has logged more than 1,000 hours of streaming over the course of 125 days. For those keeping track at home, that’s an average of 8 hours a day through the course of the Twitch-a-thon.
Previously an unknown, Shaban has now amassed over 7,000 subscribers since he started in November.
This is by far the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life! My very first @TwitchPoker stream was Nov. 6/2017, in the next 125 days I streamed for 1000 hours! Today is my first day off in over 4 months ✌️ pic.twitter.com/Vh4dqo5rjh
— Arlie Shaban (@ArlieShaban) March 11, 2018
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