Before this week, we wrote about Urbanovich’s third title in Malta — which integrated a victory in the €25,000 Particular Higher Roller for a lot more than half a million Euros.
This time close to, he took down the €200 Nuts Pineapple closing desk — his sixth last table at this festival. He defeated PokerStars Staff Professional Marcin Horecki in heads-up engage in. PokerStars’ weblog has the total rundown on the earn.
Horecki was evidently pleased to just be a part of heritage:
Came in 2nd in Mad Pineapple Turbo. Congrats to Dimitri Urbanovich for successful document 4th throphy during a single EPT Pageant!
&mdash Marcin Horecki (@MarcinHorecki) March 27, 2015
The payday was the smallest of the festival for Urbanovich — just €3,260 — but successful this numerous reside tournaments in such a small span of time is fairly a lot unheard of.
When will the 19-calendar year-outdated’s heater finish? We’re guessing he’ll never want to leave Malta. Many thanks to a pair of six-determine scores in Malta, Urbanovich has now surpassed a million dollars in dwell earnings.
The operate of success has also vaulted Urbanovich to the prime of the player of the 12 months standings for the two BLUFF and the World-wide Poker Index. In the BLUFF standings, he has passed Anthony Zinno — who has gained a pair of Entire world Poker Tour titles presently this yr. Urbanovich has been on a tear almost 12 months — he has 13 cashes in 2015 — which includes side event wins at the Eureka Poker Tour Rozvadov and the PokerStars Caribbean Journey.
The EPT Malta major function is going on appropriate now, as well. You can find reside updates right here.
Which professionals are nonetheless alive on the European Poker Tour? The day following the on-line gaming ban hearing. And poker could be a dwell streaming battleground. It’s all in our every day wrap-up of the globe of poker, the Strike and Run.
Just 23 gamers are remaining in the European Poker Tour Malta primary celebration. Antonin Duda is the chip leader, although on-line stud Fedor “CrownUpGuy” Holz is in next. Previous PokerStars Caribbean Journey winner Dominik Panka is still alive, but brief stacked. Stay updates listed here.
The €10K large roller is also underway updates here. Max Silver, Mike McDonald and Steve O’Dwyer are amongst the early chip leaders. Practically 250 players have signed up to enjoy previously.
RAWA hearing postmortem
The poker group has experienced a working day to digest the Congressional listening to into the online poker and gambling ban invoice, the Restoration of America’s Wire Act. Or, maybe more correctly, it has offered absolutely everyone indigestion. We love the headline of On the web Poker Report’s tale on the shenanigans in Congress: “How To Maintain A Congressional Hearing On Regulating On the web Gambling Without Inviting Anyone Who Regulates On-line Gambling.” And from yet another site: “Testimony At RAWA Hearing Runs The Gamut From Educated To Insane.” Good occasions.
In associated information:
–Rep. Joe Barton is even now not out of the on-line poker struggle, in accordance to the Dallas Morning Information.
–The Poker Gamers Alliance hosted a push briefing, demonstrating how on the internet poker and iGaming websites can give stellar protection in controlled marketplaces.
Twitch vs. YouTube
There’s heading to be a knock-down, drag-out fight for the hearts and minds of dwell streamers and viewers, amongst two heavyweights. In 1 corner is Twitch, which has a head commence in the race. In the other corner is video behemoth YouTube, which has a whole lot more consumers. This week we uncovered YouTube is likely to get back again into the dwell streaming company alternatively of handing the market place over Twitch. The question on our brain is if this influences online poker, and if YouTube plans to turn that into a battleground. More right here.
–Neteller and Skrill, the two largest on-line payment processors about, are established to merge. What could it indicate for the on the internet poker financial system? We consider a look here.
–Also, bitcoin is coming to Neteller.
–Want to buy Barry Shulman’s property in Las Vegas? $ five million please.
–Poker players Victoria Coren Mitchell wrote the GQ guidebook to on the internet dating for gentlemen.
–Could poker rooms be on the way in Tennessee?
A current report from The Every day Dot suggests that YouTube will “relaunch its livestreaming platform with a renewed target on stay gaming and esports specifically.”
In August of last year, Amazon acquired Twitch for $ one billion, beating out Google — the mum or dad business of YouTube — for the live streaming internet site. That pitted the two movie content material sites as rivals, despite the fact that Twitch focuses on dwell streams, whilst YouTube had largely concentrated on recorded video clips, ahead of now.
The recent report, however, shows that YouTube has no intention of allowing Twitch to basically own the market. More from The Daily Dot:
“Gaming and esports in distinct are likely to be a massive driving drive for the new-appear YouTube Dwell,” one particular resource mentioned. “There’ll be massive opportunities for established streamers and businesses before long and I would say that the file numbers of esports viewers are only likely to expand when Google begin promoting and partnering with these occasions.”
YouTube commenced experimenting with livestreaming in 2010, broadcasting cricket matches from the Indian Leading League, bragging at the time that these have been the initial totally free on-line broadcast of a major sporting function. Because then, nevertheless, the site’s livestreaming arm hasn’t really lived up to early anticipations, outdoors of a few marquee activities. And in early 2014, YouTube eliminated any point out of live functions from its homepage.
The news will come as Twitch has appeared to increase its marketplace past video clip match streaming, with a concentrate on attracting on the internet poker gamers and streamers. A current Wall Street Journal story talked about Twitch’s wish to develop its on-line poker industry.
Just this earlier week, Twitch stay streamed the first-at any time Global Poker Masters, an attempt at generating a World Cup for poker. A lot more on that connection:
Even though the Everyday Dot report about YouTube’s dwell stream aspirations did not incorporate any mention of poker, it appears risk-free to believe that this could be one of the crucial battlegrounds as YouTube attempts to wrest the market absent from Twitch. Twitch is more recognized in the esports and video clip gaming globe, poker is even now locating its specialized niche on Twitch and in the live streaming globe.
For illustration, PokerStars professional Jason Somerville — the most adopted on the internet poker participant on Twitch — has about seventy five,000 followers. To crack the prime one hundred among all streamers at Twitch, one would want nearly a quarter of a million followers.
YouTube would nevertheless be taking part in capture-up in the poker streaming world, but Twitch is significantly from possessing the industry on total lockdown. It would look normal for YouTube to challenge Twitch in an rising marketplace like on-line poker stay streaming.
An formal PokerStars channel at Twitch would seemingly make it a small far more tough, but it’s unclear regardless of whether PokerStars would eschew YouTube to stay completely on Twitch.
In the stop, one would guess that PokerStars — and on the web poker streamers — would go the place they could get the most eyeballs. And if YouTube is focused to producing dwell streaming content, they may possibly be ready to produce more viewers in the extended run.
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