Top 10 Poker Twitch Streamers 2023
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The list of the top ten poker streams on Twitch is a bit of a mixed bag. While most of the entries are well-known poker players in their market, there are also a couple of poker operators as well as a couple of entries whose most well-known claim to fame came off the poker felt.
#1 - Elias "ZerosPoker" Gutierrez
The top of the list of poker streamers currently is Elias “ZerosPoker” Gutierrez. The high-stakes Spanish poker streamer currently based in Tokyo, Japan averaged more than 4,500 viewers to gain the #1 ranking.
Gutierrez began creating content on YouTube and Twitch around the beginning of 2019, and in that time he’s had his share of online success. In April of 2021, he bagged a SCOOP title on PokerStars worth almost $175k under his username “SinKarma”.
Gutierrez plays on a variety of online clients while streaming his action, with poker action from PokerStars and GGPoker both represented during the 30-day period. (Image from zerospoker.com).
#2 - Lex "LexVeldhuis" Veldhuis
Lex "LexVeldhuis" Veldhuis has been a fixture on the online poker scene for a long time and currently represents PokerStars in the #2 spot in the top ten Twitch streams. Veldhuis began his competitive career as a professional StarCraft player.
After a meeting with fellow StarCraft player and online poker pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Veldhuis transitioned to poker and never looked back. He plays an average of $40K per month in buy-ins and pulls in a bit more than 3,300 viewers on average.
Veldhuis has almost $700,000 in live earnings, with his biggest score coming in 2009 in a $40k WSOP event where he bagged $277k for 7th place. Most of his fame comes from his online poker exploits however, with more than $3.3 million in winnings on his sponsor site PokerStars. (Image from thehendonmob.com).
#3 - Andrey "DreadzTV" Golubev
Andrey "DreadzTV" Golubev is third on the list of top ten poker Twitch streamers, but poker is only a small part of his streaming schedule. He is a former professional DOTA2 player, and still spends the majority of his recent streaming time on his former job.
Not all of his time is spent on DOTA2 lately though - he also streams a fair bit of poker from GGPoker skin PokerOK. He hit third on the top ten list with 2,720 average viewers. (Image from gosugamers.net).
#4 - Benjamin "bencb" Rolle; RaiseYourEdge
As the founder of the poker training site Raise Your Edge, Benjamin "bencb" Rolle straddles both the player and industry sides. He uses his fourth-place popularity on Twitch (RaiseYourEdge) both to showcase his poker skills on the virtual felt as well as run sims and provide training.
The Austrian has a bit more than $100k in live earnings according to Hendon Mob, but for years before revealing himself, he crushed the high-stakes online scene as the anonymous player “bencb789”. He has millions in wins online, including almost $1.2 million from winning a SCOOP super high roller poker tournament in 2016. Rolle hit fourth on the list with just over 2,600 average viewers. (Image from worldpokertour.com).
#5 - TritonPoker
At fifth place in the top ten, TritonPoker is a bit of an oddity on this list. It is one of only two poker operators on the list and places highest in terms of viewers with 2,525 average viewers.
In addition to being an operator, the TritonPoker Twitch channel also has another thing that sets it apart on this list - the action you’ll see here comes exclusively from the live felt, as the channel is dedicated to live poker content surrounding the high-stakes Triton Poker events around the globe. (Image from twitter.com/tritonpoker).
#6 - Ben "Spraggy" Spragg
UK-based streamer Ben "Spraggy" Spragg leads the bottom half of the list with 1,962 average viewers. Spragg is a long-time member of Team PokerStars Online.
He can usually be found streaming PokerStars action on his poker Twitch channel, including marathon sessions during big series like WCOOP. Spragg also represents the brand on the live felt and his bubble performance during the 2019 PSPC was one of the highlights of the show. Spragg’s biggest live win came in 2013 at the Irish Open when he pocketed $40,108 for 6th place in the Main. That was just over $5k higher than his $35k score for 140th in the PSPC.
#7 - Kevin "kevinmartin" Martin
Kevin "kevinmartin" Martin is well known in the poker world as an upbeat, high-energy streamer and live player. Based and playing from Canada, poker is Martin’s “second career” in many ways. In certain circles, he is probably more famous for his two appearances, including a win, on Big Brother Canada.
The reality show life is now behind him (at least for now) and he is currently focusing on poker streaming with some pretty positive results, building his stream to 1,353 average viewers. While he puts a lot of effort into the virtual felt and his content creation for GGPoker, he is no slouch on the live felt either.
He has more than $360k in live earnings and just before the pandemic, he went on a stellar run in his home province of Alberta, Canada. Through 2018 and 2019, Martin final-tabled nearly every game he registered in Calgary poker series, racking up five wins in the city for more than $170,000 Canadian (~$135,000 USD). That run in Calgary also included a third-place finish and several fifths. (Image from Facebook.com).
#8 - Alejandro "PapoMC" Lococo
Alejandro “PapoMC” Lococo is one of the other entries on this list who may well be better known off the felt. In addition to being named to Team PokerStars in 2021, Lococo is perhaps better known as a rapper from Argentina.
His music career includes a 2016 freestyling win at the international competition “Batalla de los Gallos” but he’s very accomplished at the poker table as well. He has more than $2.2 million in live earnings according to Hendon Mob with $1.2 million of that coming from his epic 7th-place finish in the 2021 WSOP Main Event. (Image from theHendonmob.com).
#9 - Parker "tonkaaaaP" Talbot
Canadian streamer Parker "tonkaaaaP" Talbot comes in ninth on the list with 1,209 average viewers in recent streams. Talbot has been a part of the live and online poker scene for years and has more than $750k in live earnings. His biggest live score to date came in 2018 with a bit more than $200k for sixth-place in the EPT Prague Main Event.
Much of Talbot’s career has been spent on the online felt, and he has two WCOOP titles to his name. He also chopped the Sunday Million in 2019 and won a Super Tuesday in 2014 among other accolades. (Image from theHendonmob.com).
#10 - Winamax
Rounding out the top ten poker streams on Twitch is another poker operator, in this case, the French online poker giant Winamax.
The Winamax channel is dedicated to online poker action with the Winamax Stream Gang and has averaged 995 viewers in the last 30 days. (Image from winamax.fr).