Up and Running: 9/19 – 9/23

Up and Running: 9/19 – 9/23

With the expanding team of streamers on Team RIU and the addition of RIU 247, sometimes there’s just too much content for you to consume. We’re here to help you out with our weekly installments of ‘Up and Running’. 

‘Up and Running’ will serve as a way to catch you up on all of the action on Twitch by the Team RIU pros from the previous week. 

The 2018 WCOOP season is over, but that didn’t mean that Team Run It Up stopped streaming. Jaime Staples continued his torrid pace, putting together another four streams to close out the week and gave the fans quite an entertaining stream to watch.

He finished the WCOOP season with a win in the Hot $215 and just a couple days later was at yet another final table. Staples made several deep runs during his Thursday stream, finishing 27th in the Fat Thursday and then final tabled the $215 Bounty Builder finishing fourth for a profit of $2,844.

His run in the bounty builder may have been even better if one of his big pairs held up.

The very next day, Staples found himself at another final table. Last Friday, Staples took down the $44 turbo progressive knockout. He defeated 284 players to earn $1,079 for his win and nearly another $2,000 in bounties.

It was his second victory in less than a week.

He rounded out the weekend with two more streams. He made a deep run in the Big $109 on Saturday and on Sunday, he cashed in the Sunday Million.

With Lex Veldhuis and Jason Somerville each taking some time away from the computer after the completion of their WCOOP schedule, Staples’ stream was easily one of the most popular streams under the Poker category on Twitch.

After a ridiculous live tear, Kevin Martin made his September Twitch  debut and he followed Staples’ suit by making a final table of his own. In his first stream of the month, Martin made the final table of the $55 eight-max progressive knockout.

Martin busted early in the final table for a profit of $134, but he wasn’t done. Just a couple days later, he final tabled the $11 Omania pot-limit Omaha hi-lo and cashed for $711 in the $162 Bounty Builder.

Some may say his results were based on his elite poker ability, but I think it’s due to the psychic ability he put on display in the satellite to the Big $215.

Ben ‘Spraggy’ Spragg streamed twice during the five days. On Wednesday, he made a deep run in the hot $5.50, cashing for $294 and on Thursday, he cashed in the $11 Bounty Builder, the Big $22, a $22 progressive knockout and the $5.50 Mini Daily Marathon.

Fellow European and good buddy Fintan ‘EasyWithAces’ Hand streamed once, but put together a different type of stream. Instead of streaming a session, Hand put out a three-hour commentary stream from the $5,200 WCOOP Main Event.

With WCOOP season a wrap, the ‘Up and Running’ series will go back to being released once a week and will highlight the previous week’s action on Twitch.

By |2018-10-16T20:00:37+00:00September 28th, 2018|Blog, Jason Somerville, Kevin Martin, Lex Veldhuis, Spraggy, Up and Running|