Arlie Shaban Streams 1,000 Hours on Twitch from 125 Consecutive Days

Just six months ago Arlie Shaban didn't have a account. However, after streaming an insane 1,000 hours of poker on the popular streaming platform in just 125 days without a single day off, the Canadian pro now has almost 7,000 followers, an ambassador position on the GG Network, is one of three pro streamers for the Online Poker League (OPL), and has been singled out for praise and rewards by PokerStars.

Although Shaban wasn't particularly well known in poker circles prior to his record-breaking twitch marathon he already had a little bit of profile as he was one of the most popular contestants in 2014's Big Brother Canada. In fact it was his time in the Big Brother house which led to his poker career as he befriended future PokerStars online pro and fellow streamer Kevin Martin who was also a contestant in the series and whose influence led to Arlie's current career.

Arlie's twitch stream has been a hit right from the get-go, with his larger-than-life personality helping him quickly establish himself as one of the most popular poker players on the streaming platform. He began his streaming career on November 6th last year and by the end of his first full month in December his was the 7th most watched English speaking channel on Twitch!

The constant daily grind eventually played a little havoc with his exercise and eating habits, however;

The small stakes tourney grinder completed his epic challenge on Saturday 11th March and was quick to receive the respect of many of his poker peers for his achievement;

From fellow twitch streamer and PokerStars pro Jeff Gross

From fellow streamer and fellow Big Brothe Canada contestant, Kevin Martin

And from Twitch themselves!

Longtime pokerstars pro and successful streamer Lex Veldhuis also weighed in with the congrats

Perhaps the best congratulatory message, though, came from PokerStars who sent Arlie a personalised message during his stream, rewarded him with $125 in tournament tickets and $125 in cash, and put together a video for him;

Although Arlie might be taking a little time off after his challenge you will find him streaming for the Online Poker League (OPL) which is well underway now with over $22,500 in added cash and prizes running until March 25th at six of the world's best poker rooms. Check our article here for details on how to take part and play alongside Arlie


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