Nicholas Walsh has always been around poker. From initially learning to play with his family right up until he joined the poker society at university, he’s never been far from the game.
While completing his course at the University of Brighton, Nick spent much of his free time honing his poker skills – both locally in Brighton and online. Upon realizing he could play the game professionally as a job, Nick downloaded PokerStars, and quickly became absorbed by poker strategy.
After initially focusing on cash games and Sit & Go’s in the early part of his playing career, Nick eventually transitioned into Spin & Go where he hit a huge US$150,000 jackpot multiplier. He was now doing the thing that had fascinated him from an early age – making a living from poker. What’s more, he was having a lot of fun doing it.
Streaming, naturally, was the next logical step. Nick felt that for such a popular game, poker was largely underrepresented on Twitch. He wanted to change that. He has streamed countless hours already on the platform, and now streams on the official PokerStars channel.
Nick’s personality and presence led to him commentating alongside James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton on poker events such as the European Poker Tour (EPT), the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and the prestigious Sunday Million.
For him, the best part of streaming is the friendships and opportunities that come with developing an online community who all share the same love for the game. In his new role on the PokerStars Twitch channel, Nick hopes to inspire new players to join the community and learn how to play the game that has become such a huge part of his life.
Nick plays online poker exclusively at PokerStars, where he plays under the username ‘Nicholas Walsh’.