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Old 05-21-2016, 05:52 AM   #1
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Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

Congrats to Kevin but an unlikely choice on the face of it. Kevin's lifetime profit on Pokerstars (Garlicxtoast) currently stands at $4,471.
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Old 05-21-2016, 12:20 PM   #2
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Congrats to Kevin but an unlikely choice on the face of it. Kevin's lifetime profit on Pokerstars (Garlicxtoast) currently stands at $4,471.
IMO kevin brings some entertainment value.
but his poker sauce is weak.
and his constant mentioning of BIG BROTHER is pathetic -- so 2005. I cringe every time.
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:26 PM   #3
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That's 5 members of Team Online from Canada, when Russia's only got two, and Germany only has one.
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:46 PM   #4
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

does anyone know what you actually get for being team online?
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:56 PM   #5
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

why the hate he nice person and he isnt pro player he is low stakes player
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Old 05-22-2016, 12:46 AM   #6
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

Good move by Pokerstars. Kevin's not the best poker player but his personality, looks and dedication to streaming on Twitch were the key reasons he got PS pro status. One of the most entertaining poker streamers by far next to Jaime and Jcarver. I can see Kevin bringing in a ton of new females to Poker.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:58 AM   #7
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Good move by Pokerstars. Kevin's not the best poker player but his personality, looks and dedication to streaming on Twitch were the key reasons he got PS pro status. One of the most entertaining poker streamers by far next to Jaime and Jcarver. I can see Kevin bringing in a ton of new females to Poker.
He shouldn't have got pro status as he's not a pro player. If he's got sponsorship for Twitch then he should be called a Pokerstars Twitch partner. Ditto Jaime Staples.

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Old 05-23-2016, 07:58 PM   #8
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

Yeah I also dont like the phenomenon that poker sites turns people into poker pros even tho these people couldn't make a living of their poker results.

I would much rather see that the sites rewards good players or at least dont call entertainers poker pros. So I agree with Nelly there.
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Old 05-23-2016, 08:08 PM   #9
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I can see Kevin bringing in a ton of new females to Poker.
Um, how?
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:22 AM   #10
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

Imo kevmart and stapler are both KappaPros. They don't make much money playing the game but are for sure +ev to pokerstars. Both of them appeal to the fun player community and might deposit some money to the poker community.
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:13 AM   #11
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Kevin and Jamie I imagine are both +EV with what they are doing. Game selection is everything, for most of us it is playing games that you make money in, for these guys it is a little different. If they can more than make up more than what they lose in the games with twitch revenue and the Pokerstars contract why not play in that game?
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:44 PM   #12
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Good for him. But do you not have to b supernova to b considered for team pro??
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Old 05-26-2016, 02:50 PM   #13
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Good for him. But do you not have to b supernova to b considered for team pro??
they broke that agreement for kevin afaik
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:18 PM   #14
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Congrats to him but seems he's pretty lucky to get this.
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Old 05-27-2016, 05:02 AM   #15
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

cool thing about this is that he knows hes a novice, and he's not trying to hype his game up. He's aware of whats going on.
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Old 05-27-2016, 06:38 AM   #16
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they broke that agreement for kevin afaik
And for carver allso.
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Old 05-27-2016, 07:15 AM   #17
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

Team Online and Team Pro are two different things.

https://www.pokerstars.uk/team-poker...am-online-faq/
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:10 AM   #18
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Had no idea there are two teams. My bad then.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:35 AM   #19
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Team Online and Team Pro are two different things.

https://www.pokerstars.uk/team-poker...am-online-faq/

"Team PokerStars Pro Online is a group of brand ambassadors, selected entirely from Supernova VIPs. They have all demonstrated the ability to earn a living playing at PokerStars, and are passionate about the game and the online poker community."


That's why there should be a new designation for Twitch guys like Kevin Martin and Jaime Staples. They haven't demonstrated an ability to earn a living playing at Pokerstars. The bulk of their income is from Twitch subs, donations, ads etc.
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Old 05-27-2016, 08:42 AM   #20
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"Team PokerStars Pro Online is a group of brand ambassadors, selected entirely from Supernova VIPs. They have all demonstrated the ability to earn a living playing at PokerStars, and are passionate about the game and the online poker community."


That's why there should be a new designation for Twitch guys like Kevin Martin and Jaime Staples. They haven't demonstrated an ability to earn a living playing at Pokerstars. The bulk of their income is from Twitch subs, donations, ads etc.
I agree with you, they should take the Supernova bit out but there is also this on the same page:-

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What qualities do you look for in choosing new members?

In addition to being Supernova VIPs, and having proven success at the tables, we are looking for people who are passionate about poker. Players who are driven to improve their games, committed to the spirit of fair play, and invested in their local online poker communities.

Other factors which are not required but are definitely considered include:

being active on social media
having an active blog or vlog
being involved in poker education
contributing regularly to regional or global poker forums

We also look for people with interesting backgrounds and poker histories. Sometimes we will actively seek people from specific countries, or who play a certain game type/stake, as we attempt to maintain a well-rounded team. And of course we desire candidates who believe in PokerStars and are comfortable becoming brand ambassadors.
Martin and Jamie fit into this category perfectly. PS, along with other poker sites, are using twitch as a method to get new people into teh game and having established streamers on the roster is only going to help that.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:05 AM   #21
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

Why do you care where their money comes from? There were some losing players in the Full tilt days that were only profitable from the sponsorship.
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:40 AM   #22
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

Interesting piece over at Poker Update: http://www.pokerupdate.com/poker-opi...okerstars-pro/

Hollreiser said the twitch sponsorships are still in test mode, and that PS is giving the streams a chance to grow, but that so far the results haven't been that noteworthy:

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“Twitch is an exciting new communications channel, and Somerville has really blazed a new trail on the new medium,” Hollreiser mentioned. “We’ll continue to test the channel with Jason and guys like Kevin Martin and Jaime Staples who are willing to put in the hours needed to build a following. It may one day prove to be as important as TV in reaching new audiences and engaging with players, but for now it is on a much smaller scale.”
He also said PS plans to pare down their roster of pros.
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Old 06-03-2016, 03:06 AM   #23
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So randoms are watching Staples and Martins streams and be like Ohh well if that pro cant make any money then how can I? I'll just stick to watching this and playing with my buddies homegames.
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Old 06-05-2016, 06:56 PM   #24
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

This was a pretty obvious in, what do you except when your roommate is Jamie Staples...
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Old 06-06-2016, 05:22 PM   #25
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Re: Kevin Martin appointed Pokerstars team pro online

I've actually watched Kevin's stream far more than I would like to admit and I don't really get it. This announcement came during SCOOP and I don't think he played a single SCOOP event. Weird, very FTP'esc when they had dude likes Bruce Buffer as a red pro.

I think Kevin and Jaime have found a niche and are really trying to exploit it to the fullest extent. They aren't necessarily committed to the game of poker as they are to Twitch. Example being they are only going to WSOP for Colossus and the Main. IMO, a mistake because they are probably both +EV vs the field in low/mid live events in Vegas this summer.

To be fair, Tonka has had way more success on Twitch and lifetime plus more average views recently. Probably way more deserving of being a member of PS Team Online.
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