Twitch, Twitter and a rising poker star
We all see our Twitter pages full of the latest poker news from all over the world but what some of you might be missing out on is the great entertainment that can be found on Twitch.
For a long time Twitch has been used to stream video games but its popularity in the poker world is growing fast and some players are helping promote some of the bigger poker sites and themselves there every day.
1 player in particular has caught my eye over the last few weeks, his Twitter alias is @RustRockGaming and you can watch his streaming 5 days a week Monday to Friday on twitch.tv/rustrock
When I tuned in the very first thing I saw was this young guy with wild hair rubbing his nipples through his shirt while loud music was being played and I wondered what the hell was going on. It turned out to be the jovial way he shows his appreciation to his followers when they subscribe to his Twitch channel.
It’s all part of his character and certainly adds to the entertainment while watching him play. His poker is entertaining too; he calls himself a “semi-fish” which actually sums up his play perfectly. Not scared to search for the odd card and aggressive in the right places I have had many hours of pleasure and endless entertainment watching Rustrock play and he even has some good quality music playing in the background. I have played poker 9 years longer than Rustrock but I have learned a few things while watching him play the last few weeks.
Who is Rustrock? Well he is a 28 year old from Slovenia and will be 29 on 29th July who lives with his girlfriend. His English is great and he has been playing poker for just over 12 months and until lately played mostly on Pokerstars. Since they removed their offerings from Slovenia he now plays solely on 888poker. He tells me that he enjoys playing and streaming very much but even though he has been winning constantly he has no immediate plans to give up work.
He has had a lot of big paydays, several over $1K and more final tables lately than any other player I have seen in a long time. His bankroll management is very good and I think a lot of players could improve their game by watching him play.
If you ever have time to watch a stream then Rustrock is defiantly the guy you need to watch. Go and follow him now on twitch.tv/rustrock and join in the friendly chat.