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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.
A busy Monday put a wrap on Run It Up Reno VII. There were three trophies won and the second of two Platinum Passes that were awarded at the stop. Carlos Pal turned a satellite victory on PokerStars into a RIU Reno package. The package included an entry into the Platinum Pass freeroll. He won the 83-entry freeroll and won the $30,000 package into the PokerStars Players Championship, effectively turning his $50 satellite to Reno into a $25,000 seat and $5,000 in expenses. He defeated longtime RIU warrior Andy Pokrivnak heads-up. Andy Pokrivnak (left) and Carlos Pal (right) react to [...]
The Run It Up employees are pretty good at Taiwanese poker. There have only been three in the history of the RIU Reno series and two of the trophies have been brought back to the RIU offices in Las Vegas RIU employee Andre Hengchua won the first-ever Taiwanese poker tournament at RIU Reno last spring and this fall, fellow RIU employee Joe Wegner took down the $125 Taiwanese double board event on Monday night to put a wrap on RIU Reno VII. When longtime RIU warrior Deb Swift busted in third place, it was guaranteed that the title was going back [...]
$125 Taiwanese Double Board Level 12: 2,000/Point Players Remaining: 5 of 85 With 16 minutes remaining in the current level, the $125 Taiwanese double board event reached its final five players and they have redrawn for seats at the final table. Everybody is guaranteed at least $360, but they are all within reach of the $2,270 first-place money. Here is a look at the seat draw for the final six players: Seat 1: Jimmy Cappucci - 255,000 Seat 2: Deb Swift - 115,000 Seat 3: Joe Wegner - 285,000 Seat 4: Christopher Albanese - 68,000 Seat 5: Will Butcher - 70,000
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