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.
Team Run It Up wrapped up September with a bunch of success and final tables. Most of the team streamed a couple times over the last week, and they gave fans plenty to cheer about.
After a short time off after WCOOP, Lex Veldhuis made his return to a regular stream last Thursday with hopes of winning the Thursday Thrill. He didn’t win it, but he cashed. And it was only a matter of time before he was winning other events. He took down the $82 no-limit hold’em hyper six-max tournament on PokerStars for $1,626.
He defeated ZebHardy heads-up when his nines held against king-deuce suited as he marked the start of his post-WCOOP streams with a win. He wasn’t done yet. Later that day, Veldhuis won the $22 pot-limit Omaha, good for his second win among 10 cashes.
Like most online poker players, he found himself on the grind on Sunday. He wrapped up his September with three more final tables. Veldhuis finished second in the $55 hyper pot-limit Omaha, second in the same event he won a few days prior – the $82 hyper no-limit hold’em six-max and final tabled a $22 pot-limit Omaha.
Veldhuis finished up the week strong, but Kevin Martin gave fans something to get excited about earlier in the week. On Monday, Martin streamed 15 tournaments, cashed in five of them and made the final table of the $162 Bounty Builder.
And we all know how exciting it is when you pick up one of those bounties.
Spraggy spent more time at the tables than any other Team member this week. He streamed on Thursday, Friday and Sunday, giving fans plenty of poker to watch on Twitch.
Of all three streams, Thursday was the one that had the most excitement thanks to a deep run ending in a final table of the $11 no-limit hold’em six-max progressive knockout. He was making spot-on reads throughout the event and leading up to the final table.
On Friday, he continued to prove his bounty prowess by cashing in the $82 Bounty Builder and on Sunday, he put the finishing touches on September with cashes in the Hotter $33, the Bigger $44 and the $11 Mini Sunday Kickoff.
Fintan Hand continued his commentary streams with a couple streams of cards-exposed commentary of WCCOP events while Jaime Staples finished off a huge month with streams on Friday and Sunday.
On Friday, Staples steamed 12 tournaments, but also hopped in the $4/$8 eight-game for some cash game streaming. With Run It Up Reno getting underway in less than three weeks, Staples might be brushing up on his mixed games. His second stream on Sunday was more of what viewers are used to.
Staples streamed all day and played 38 events including the Sunday Million, cashing in nine of them. He heads into October on a high note after a wildly successful September.