Our mission at Run It Up is to create and promote the most entertaining and engaging poker content on the planet. We strive to innovate within poker and to challenge accepted practices both in broadcasts and the game itself. We are eager to grow the game of poker by reaching more fans, more regularly, and with superior poker programming.
Team RIU Livestreams
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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