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Seat 4: Ruben Visser, 22, Rotterdam, Netherlands -- 4,400,000 chips

Ruben Visser

Ruben Visser took up online poker while studying business and marketing at college. He is still at college, but now combines studying for a Masters in entrepreneurship with playing poker. His first live cash came in 2008 when he made the final table of a €500 event in Prague. At the time, his online career was also heating up and results included winning the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $113,000.

In 2009, Visser finished 20th in a PokerStars Caribbean Adventure side event and in June came 11th in the World Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event, before winning a €400 side event a few days later. His biggest cash to date was runner-up in a €5,000 side event during the Season 6 EPT Grand Final for €171,450. Last summer he finished 44th in the World Series of Poker Main Event for $196,174 and only a month ago he took down a €1,000 event in Venlo, Holland, for €42,000.

Visser was born in Amsterdam and had a childhood in which sports played a large part; he excelled at hockey, tennis, football and snowboarding. He has made more than $600,000 so far in live tournament winnings and considerably more in online poker tournaments.

Bio courtesy of PokerStars.

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