We were over the moon to announce Parker “Tonka” Talbot as the newest addition to our 888poker team of ambassadors. He is one of Twitch’s best and most popular poker streamers with a large and loyal following.
In recognition of him becoming a member of the team, we are hosting a special celebration tournament. This event will take place on 25 February at 19:30pm GMT - and it’s absolutely free for 888poker players!
Tonka streams on twitch.tv/tonkaaaap and that’s where you’ll be able to find the password to the tournament if you want to be part of the action.
What, When and Where of Tonka’s Welcome Celebration
Get your calendars out! This is one date you don’t want to miss.
Here are the details:
When: February 25th at 19:30 GMT
Where: In the 888poker client under the tournaments/restricted tab. You will need to get the password from https://www.twitch.tv/tonkaaaap - one hour before it kicks off.
Here is some more info about the tournament:
Late registration: 30 minutes
Starting chips: 3,000
Blinds: 3 minutes (super turbo)
What: There is a $5,000 GTD prize pool with a $160 tournament ticket bounty on Tonka’s head.
And that’s not all we’re giving away…
1 x Apple TV
1 x 888poker wooden box
5 x 888poker hoodies
2 x 888poker caps
5 x decks of 888poker cards
1 x $109 tournament ticket
3 x $55 tournament tickets
5 x $30 tournament tickets
10 x $12 tournament tickets
To get your mitts on these extra prizes, you’ll have to watch the live stream at https://www.twitch.tv/tonkaaaap during the event.
Becoming a Twitch Legend
Although Parker wasn’t initially overly enthused about playing poker and streaming at the same time, it took the wise words from a friend to give it a go. He hasn’t looked back since.
“I'm generally upbeat as well, and I feed off of the energy of the chat,” Parker revealed in a recent interview. “I could never stream and be exciting or have energy if I didn't have all the muppets hanging out with me and rooting me on. Winning hundreds of thousands of dollars on occasion can also be very helpful.”
His opponents might run for the hills when they see him online at the tables, but his loyal fans can’t get enough of his banter as well as his solid poker play and strategy.
Need more info? Check out Parker’s video invitation here: