Kevin Martin retires as partypoker pro and Twitch streamer
Kevin Martin’s retirement comes as a big surprise as he has one of the most popular Twitch Poker streams and had just joined Team partypoker Online.
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Having a celebratory beer in a seat I’ve spent hundreds of hours in since 2015! I’m officially retiring my Twitch poker stream! What a wild ride it has been! Started at the micro stakes, studying hundreds of hours and then competing at a high level! I’ve accomplished what I’ve wanted to and I’m ready to move on. If you’ve ever watched or supported my Twitch stream thank you so much! ❤️ I’m excited, and a little sad. Can’t wait for what’s next! 💪🏻
Reasons for his retirement
In his announcement video Kevin Martin said:
„Why am I retiring? I think I accomplished the goal. “What I wanted to do on the platform I have accomplished.”
Watch Kevin Martin’s announcement here:
It’s been an amazing ride!
The journey as a Twitch poker streamer is over. pic.twitter.com/MIA1Jtv2t3
— Kevin Martin (@KevinRobMartin) September 5, 2019
Kevin Martin was one of the first Twitch Poker streamers together with Jason Somerville and Jaime Staples.
He started his online poker and Twitch career with a bankroll of only $8,000 in 2015. His likeable personality and ability to entertain the viewers quickly brough him a big following.
In May 2016 PokerStars took note of the upcoming Twitch Poker star and signed Martin to Team PokerStars Pro Online.
Kevin Martin hosted one of the biggest Twitch Poker streams
Kevin Martin’s announcement that he is retiring as a poker pro comes as a big surprise as he had just joined the newly-formed Team partypoker Online and hosted one of the biggest Twitch Poker streams.
Kevin Martin gained big fame in the poker world by being one of the first Twitch Poker streamers starting as early as 2015.
His Twitch channel was one of the biggest and most popular with 5.288.512 total views and 84.307 followers.
Kevin Martin won Big Brother Canada 5 for $130,000
Kevin Martin not only had big success at the poker tables, but also in real life. He took part in the 5th season of Big Brother Canada, applied a great strategy and ended up winning it for more than $130,000:
Due to this boost of his bankroll, Martin was now able to play bigger buy-ins and some decent cashes online as well as live followed.
His biggest online poker cash came on the December 18th 2016, when he chopped the Mini Sunday Million at PokerStars for $22,000.
In the coming years, Kevin started to focus more on live tournaments as well and also acchieved some remarkable results. From July to August 2018 he had a huge heater winning three live tournaments in Calgary within only 2 months!
His biggest live cash was the Runner-Up finish at the2018 Run It Up Reno Main Event for $48,210 losing to Matt Stout Heads-Up.
Kevin Martin joins Team partypoker Online
In May 2019 Kevin Martin then joined the newly-formed Team partypoker Online together with his close friends Jeff Gross, Jaime Staples and Matt Staples.
Other team menbers include Hristivoje “ALLinPav” Pavlovic, Travis “dramaticdegen” Darroch, Patrick “XxXMLGPROXxX” Tardif , Alan “hotted89” Widmann, Ryan “RSchoonbaert” Schoonbaert, Courtney “courtiebee” Gee , Steven “DWstevie” Kok and Monika “HeyMonia” Zukowicz.
Watch Kevin Martin’s biggest online poker win here:
Following the announcement of his retirement, we have selected the greatest moments of Kevin Martin’s poker career:
Watch Kevin Martin play his biggest buy-in ever:
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