Tyler Blevins, a.k.a. Ninja, has rediscovered a passion for poker after his recent appearance on Hustler Casino Live. The recent Hustler Casino Live poker stream made stars of non-poker players and showed that even global legends like Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan were beatable over a short period of time at a lively table.
With online legends such as YouTube sensation ‘MrBeast’, chess superstar Alexandra Botez and cash game player extraordinaire Alan Keating all taking their seats, it would be easy to fade into the background. One player who was never going to do that, however, was video gaming legend Ninja, a.k.a Tyler Blevins. Hitting the Heights in the Hustler Game
“It gave me a lot of confidence and I played better throughout the night.” Sitting down in the $100/$200 no limit hold’em game, the Fortnite legend made a neat profit, running up a return of $144,300, including in this dramatic hand. Still can’t believe this happened last night… @phil_hellmuth pic.twitter.com/GjsrWBXoro — Ninja (@Ninja) May 2, 2022 After the event, Blevins told us that the reaction to the hand, via Twitter, Tik Tok and other social media outlets has been incredible.
“I haven’t been part of a moment like this for a while!” he said. “I got really lucky that I was next to Hellmuth. He was helping me with some decisions I was making. I almost never called on a draw, and I was proud of myself. He was giving me a lot of positive reinforcement after some of my plays. It gave me a lot of confidence and I played better throughout the night.”
After the game, Blevins took to Twitter and offered up the most meme-friendly image of the year so far in poker. New meme template. Twitter do your thing pic.twitter.com/iUmxu79E4X — Ninja (@Ninja) May 2, 2022 Hellmuth and Blevins got on like a house on fire and the feeling was mutual as we found out when we reached out to Hellmuth this week. The Poker Brat confirmed to us that the two men will meet up again soon.
“We got to talking before we started – he […]
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