Record views, insane playing, horrible behaviour from Phil Hellmuth and an prompt traditional meme all got here out of the Hustler dwell stream.
We anticipated huge issues from the Hustler Casino dwell stream that featured Tom Dwan, Phil Hellmuth, Alexandra Botez, Ludwig, Mr Beast and Ninja. We weren’t disillusioned.
The motion was completely insane and the viewing figures much more so. Over 2 million individuals have watched the mixed streams with round 92,000 concurrent viewers when it really went down.
Let’s get the largest speaking level out of the best way first. Once once more, Phil Hellmuth got here throughout lower than completely on stream. The single most controversial second got here when he appeared to angle shoot the streamer referred to as Slime the place Hellmuth appeared to muck his hand going through an all-in guess, at which level Slime turned his hand (which was behind) over. Hellmuth then claimed he had not folded.
Hellmuth than supplied to let Slime take his guess again and to simply pay $5,000 and Hellmuth was awarded the pot. The supplier ran out the flip and river and Slime would have gained. Hellmuth claimed later he was not folding his playing cards, however displaying them to Tom Dwan.
The streamers get their revenge
This was simply the tip of the iceberg for Hellmuth who was as much as some his common tips. He berated the streams largest winner, Alexandra Botez, after she beat him in a pot and spent quite a bit of the stream complaining concerning the deck and the sellers.
Depending in your perspective on Hellmuth he was both making poker gamers look shady and cantankerous on an enormous stage or being the ‘villain the stream wanted’. Whatever your ideas on his common antics, this was a uncommon, juicy recreation that was going to introduce quite a bit of new eyes to the sport of poker. We may have had anyone extra enjoyable to observe signify the professionals.
His function because the ‘villain’ did produce one of the good viral poker arms of the yr, nonetheless, as he in some way managed to separate this pot the place he was an enormous favorite in opposition to legendary streamer Ninja, a lot to the enjoyment of the desk and the followers at dwelling, and creating an prompt traditional meme:
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— Ninja (@Ninja) May 2, 2022
The stream poker wanted
The recreation ended with Hellmuth down $96,400, Botez up $456,900 and Alan Keating down a staggering $1,132,700. Mr Beast, Ludwig and Ninja, three of the most effective identified content material creators on-line at this time, all completed up six figures.
Whatever your ideas on Hellmuth, this was one of the good spectacles in broadcast dwell poker and a shot within the arm poker desperately wanted. The poker world was unified in how a lot it loved the stream virtually as a lot as they need anyone apart from Hellmuth was there representing the skilled gamers. Everyone within the business actually hopes this may occur once more.
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