Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser takes down Event #26
About a year and a half ago, Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser made his first deposit on PokerStars. Since then, the 19-year-old Dutch Business Administration student has been on quite a tear, with final tables in the Sunday Million, Sunday Warm-Up and other tournaments to his credit, but nothing to date can top his victory in Event #26 of the 2008 World Championship of Online Poker.
Visser steamrolled the final table of the event, 6-Max No Limit Hold'em, on his way to the bracelet and $135,687,64 in prize money! Along the way, he took out Scott "dorinvandy" Dorin, a WCOOP champion this year in Event #5. By the time the tournament ended, it was a sleepy Ruben who grabbed the gold, as the event started at 10:30 PM his time, and took nearly 16 hours to complete!
Visser got his start playing 5 Card Draw, Pot Limit Omaha and No Limit Hold'em in the school cafeteria with friends, but says "I was terrible and just loved to bluff way too much." He read a few books, made his first deposit on PokerStars, and his poker career took off!
Like so many young players, Visser has focused on the online game even with a casino close by. The convenience of playing from home and the ability to multi-table make online poker his preferred method of playing. He considers No Limit Hold'em his best game, and after watching the replay of Event #26, we tend to agree!
At 19, many of us were just learning the ways of the world. This young champion not only is pursuing a degree in Business and has claimed a WCOOP title, but also runs an instructional poker website! When not stacking opponents, Visser enjoys lots of sports, including field hockey, snowboarding and tennis.
Visser has yet to find the same level of success live as online, so he plans to use some of his winnings to buy in to upcoming EPT events, as well as the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam. We're sure that it won't be long before this WCOOP champion has many more titles to his name. Congratualations to Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser on taking down Event #26!