The Twitch Poker Revolution

If you love poker, and own a computer, you should be well aware of
Twitch is a live video-streaming platform that more and more poker players are logging onto, both as broadcasters and viewers.

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Gamers initially occupied the site where fans from around the world could watch experts play video games live, with the broadcaster providing real time commentary.
Jason Somerville (Jcarverpoker) has led the Twitch poker charge with daily broadcasts often stretching over seven hours per session. His expert commentary while streaming online poker tournaments and cash games is both informative and entertaining. Somerville is a brilliant host and a superb poker ambassador and has built a huge following made up of his “Run It Up Army”. And watching his stream is a lot cheaper than paying the US$800 per hour he can demand as a poker coach!
The way Twitch works is broadcasters stream content onto a dedicated channel. Users can surf the site and watch different shows. Broadcasters make money via subscriptions, donations and advertising. As a user, you can save your favourite channels by “following” them and be alerted once a broadcaster begins to stream. If you become a subscriber to a channel (around US$5 per month), you can usually watch that broadcaster’s previous streams and receive various other benefits.
PokerStars has its own channel and recently signed Jaime Staples (PokerStaples) as a “friend” of the site on the strength of his Twitch broadcasts. Daniel Negreanu (DNegsPoker) recently shipped US$50,000 while playing an online 8-game cash session (taking breaks to pee live on air) and Griffin Benger (shaGuar_poker) has started streaming MTTs, along with Rany Lew (nanonoko).
Other poker luminaries to stream include David Sklansky, Greg Merson, Liv Boeree and 2014 WSOP Player of the Year George Danzer.