Top Twitch Poker Streamers Part1: Tonkaaaa
Written by: Mark Patrickson
Parker Talbot AKA Tonkaaaa
Real Name: Parker Talbot
Twitch Channel: tonkaaaaP
Inspired by his friend Jaime Staples to give TwitchTV streaming a go, Parker has quickly become one of the most popular streamers out there. Now 25-years old, with seven years experience behind him, Parker can be found playing MTTs online 4-5 times per week, for up to ten hours.
Playing higher stakes than most other MTT streamers, Parker brings that added element to the screen with some huge scores possible on most nights, such as when he took down the Thursday Thrill for $109,000. His high-energy style has brought him a huge following after only a short time, with antics such as drunken Blackjack or giving away his chair to one of his followers.
With over $3 million in winnings from Pokerstars MTTs, viewers also have a great opportunity to watch one of the best around in action, as he shows the poker community just how he does it. This is a player clearly in the top 1%, who understands that he gives away a lot of information by streaming, but feels it’s worth in the long run as he’s forced to change up his game and adapt.
Achieving Supernova Elite status three times in consecutive years, Parker put in an incredible amount of volume four years ago to rack up in excess of three million VPPs playing 6 Max Hyper Turbos as high as the $5000 buy-in level.
As the years went by, he admitted that his love for the game wasn’t what it once was, but now through streaming he has fully rekindled his motivation by playing his part in building what has become a huge part of the poker community.