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.