Inspired by Chris Moneymaker’s win at the World Series of Poker, Mark Foresta (aka Naigo1 on Twitch) and his friends started to take a real interest in the game. It has led him to having many wins, including in Las Vegas.
Ever since a young age, Mark has always been interested in playing cards. Playing with his family and friends, that element of competition and eagerness to win is something he enjoys most. Continuing to play through his high school and college years, it led Mark to enjoy several highlights; including one at NJCOOP and playing against future world champion Scott Blumstein – a memory that will always be special.
He eventually moved to Pennsylvania and began his streaming career. Mark enjoys the hard work that comes with improving his streaming and his gameplay, as well as the interaction with other players that comes with being part of the streaming community.
Having the opportunity to inspire others to enjoy the game is a responsibility that Mark thrives from, and credits ‘the opportunity to share his success with his community’ as his favourite thing about streaming. This was evident when he was able to satellite his way into a US $200 buy-in and be viewed by nearly 3000.
Mark aims to help make poker more enjoyable for everyone. His streams are known for being extremely wholesome, creating a judgement-free atmosphere for players of all skill levels to join and watch as he takes down titles. He also enjoys learning from others, seeing how they deal with similar situations and thus becoming a better poker player himself in the process.
Away from the tables, challenging his mind with problem solving, playing pool and planning trips with friends and family is what excites him the most.You can watch Mark on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/naigo1