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Professional poker player and gaming dinosaur. Member of Team Pokerstars Online and member of the Dutch Hall of Fame of poker. Oldschool Team Liquid member from Starcraft: Brood War. He has been playing poker professionally for 12 years now and has made it to the highest stakes worldwide both live and online. He is known for a very aggressive style.
Jaime Staples is a Canadian poker player from Alberta, Canada who specializes in live streaming of online multi-table tournaments. With over 73,000 followers on Twitch Jaime is one of the biggest poker streamers in the world.
Kevin Martin is a professional poker player from Calgary, Alberta. He was the winner of Big Brother Canada 5. He also previously competed on Big Brother Canada 3.
Jason Somerville's Run It Up started in July 2013 as a simple bankroll challenge which would go on to grow into the biggest poker livestream in the world. Join Jason as he hosts some of poker's most prestigious live events or battles it out on the virtual felt.
Jeff Gross started playing poker when a friend brought a plastic poker chip set to his soccer team camp at the University of Michigan. He is determined to capture a WSOP and a WPT title.
Ben graduated from university in 2012 with a degree in Journalism, Film and Media, and has been lucky enough to play poker full time ever since without ever needing to get a ‘real job’. He caught the bug playing in his friend’s garage for small stakes and watching YouTube videos of players tilting. Since then ‘Spraggy’ has gone on to success in the UKIPT Galway Main Event in 2013, where he managed to take sixth place for a cool €30,000.
From poker dealer to poker player, it didn’t take Fintan long to realize he could make more money on the other side of the table and since then, the man who goes by the moniker ‘EasyWithAces’, has never looked back.
PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving the global poker community. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over the world, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best online security. More than 182 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars, which is more than any other site.
After making waves as a contestant on Big Brother Canada, Arlie shocked the Twitch poker world by streaming himself for 1,000 hours over 125 consecutive days, topped off by a record-breaking 43 hour long stream. Arlie’s big personality continues to entertain as he builds his bankroll on Twitch.
The Staples family name has been synonymous with Team Run It Up for quite some time. Jaime’s meteoric rise in the poker world sparked a fire in his brother. Matt worked on his own game and stream for three and a half years. He rose up from the micros to small-stakes and all the way to the mid-stakes MTTs. Now, as a part of the RIU team, you can watch Matt make the jump from the mid-stakes to the high-stakes and beyond.
Ricky Guan & friends earned the nickname ‘The Young Wizards’ during trips to play poker as college students. Guan quickly became ‘The Headmaster’ & his students are ‘The Young Wizards.’ The variety of online poker options in New Jersey led the Brooklyn native to move across the Hudson River, where he streams the biggest MTTs that New Jersey has to offer.
Poker vlogs were a trend that was started by Andrew Neeme. He took the poker world by storm with the creation of his vlogs that documented his life in Las Vegas as a pro poker player. Neeme gave the poker world a glimpse into the life of a $2/$5 and $5/$10 no-limit hold’em cash game pro. His content was mostly on YouTube prior to joining Team RIU.
$235 6-Max Shootout: Level 36: 15,000/30,000 with a 15,000 ante Players Remaining: 2 of 186 George Geros raises on the button and Jason Burruss moves all in for 784,000 out of the big blind. Geros quickly calls and the cards are tabled. Burruss shows [6h][5h] and needs help against Geros' [As][Kc]. The flop is [Ah][6c][5s] and although Geros flops top pair, Burruss flops bottom two pair and is in great shape. The turn is the [9d] and Geros needs an ace, king or a diamond to eliminate Burruss. The river is the [3d] and Burruss doubles up. "I made a bad [...]
$235 6-Max Shootout: Level 36: 15,000/30,000 with a 15,000 ante Players Remaining: 2 of 186 There was a glitch in the stream, which missed Gus Pasquella's elimination, but according to spectators, this is how the elimination went down. George Geros raised on the button and Gus Pasquella moved all in from the small blind for 280,000. Geros called. Geros showed [Ad][9d] and was dominated by Pasquella's [Ax][Kx]. The flop was safe for Pasquella, but a nine came on the turn to give Geros the best hand. The river didn't change anything and Pasquella was eliminated in third place for $4,200. Geros [...]
$235 6-Max Shootout: Level 34: 8,000/16,000 with a 8,000 ante Players Remaining: 3 of 186 Fintan Hand moves all in from under the gun for 191,000 and George Geros calls out of the big blind. It's a race situation with Hand's [9h][9d] against Geros' [Ah][Qd]. The flop is [Th][6h][2c] and Hand keeps the lead. The turn is the [Qc] and Geros turns the best hand. Hand needs a nine on the river, but the [7s] on the river sends the pot to Geros. They break down the stacks after the hand and verify that Geros has the bigger stack. Geros wins [...]
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