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A blind poker player from Norway streams for his viewers

A blind poker player Steven Iglesias

Steven Iglesias lost his eyesight in 2014 but has been playing poker for about seven years. His friend Daniel helps the Norwegian at live poker tournaments as well as on streams.

Daniel is responsible for poker player’s hands and eyes. The entire thought process is on Steven. At online events the tandem performs quite successfully: the poker player’s graph is +$18 000 on GGPoker.

Stephen won over $83 000 in live tournaments. The biggest achievement in his poker career is 23rd place and $25 000 in a WSOP bracelet event.

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The Norwegian's streams are not yet very popular on Twitch, nevertheless, they consistently get about 50 viewers. During streams Steven makes all the decisions himself, but Daniel controls the computer mouse.

After that, the famous story with Annette Obrestad came to mind. The girl took part in a tournament for 180 players with a $4 buy-in. She covered her cards on the monitor with a piece of paper and played blindly. The idea was to show that considering position and players is very important. So you don't have to look at your cards to get the pot.

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