The start of Day 4 of the 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event is also the first day of Jason Somerville’s Twitch broadcast coverage of the event. Somerville returns after a successful 2016 stream to host two final tables – the $100,000 Challenge on Saturday and the Main Event on Sunday.
“I’m honored and thrilled to be partnering with Crown Melbourne to showcase the 2017 Aussie Millions once again on Twitch,” Somerville said. “The Aussie Millions is one of the most premiere and prestigious poker tournaments on the planet and I’m excited to present the action once again to fans around the globe. Last year’s broadcast was the most-watched live poker Twitch event of the year and I’m certain this year’s show will be even better.”
Viewers look forward to Somerville’s commentary on the action with his history at the tables. “I’m fortunate to have played poker with many of the competitors and I think that experience helps me provide color and context for the fans at home,” he said.
Somerville’s hosting duties are something he gives thought to in the future. “I would seriously consider taking a role in broadcasting or production at a premiere poker event,” he added. “I’ve long felt like there was an opportunity in poker to follow the successful online broadcast model set by eSports events and would love to hope modernize poker livestreams on a grander scale.”
Somerville is set up for the most dynamic final table broadcast of 2017 with the $100,000 Challenge finalists – Fedor Holz, Nick Petrangelo, Sam Trickett, Mike Watson, David Peters and David Steicke
“I’m stoked for the $100K final table – we’ve got some of the best players on Planet Earth competing for almost AUD$900,000 and it’s going to be a fantastic show,” said Somerville. “I’m not too familiar with our chip leader, Steffen Sontheimer, but it seems like he’s in a great position to make the biggest cash of his career in this event.”
“I know Peters, Watson, Trickett, and Petrangelo all well – they’re razor-sharp longtime crushers,” Somerville continued. “The lone Aussie, Steicke, is a high roller and former champion of this event.”
“My pick to win, though, is the retired recreational player Fedor Holz. His performance the last few years is unrivaled in our game’s history and his talents are downright legendary,” said Somerville. “With almost 80 big blinds to start the final table, he’s got to be the favorite.”