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Country of Origin: Netherlands
In 2005, Rob Hollink won the first ever European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo and earned $845,000. A month after that win, he came in fifth place in the $25,000 buy-in World Poker Tour championship, making another $377,000. During Season 3 of the EPT, he finished 30th in Baden, and, since then, the majority of his cashes have been in the United States. In 2006, he won a $2,000 preliminary event during the Five-Diamond World Poker Classic and walked away with more than $200,000.
Hollink made history in a number of ways at the 2008 World Series of Poker. He won a bracelet in the $10,000 World Championship limit hold'em event, which was the highest buy-in limit hold'em tournament in the history of the Series. Also, along with taking down the nearly $497,000 first place prize, Hollink became the first player from Holland to have ever win a gold bracelet.
Though Hollink has had much success in hold'em tournaments, he is regarded as a top Omaha player. He is from the Netherlands, and his hometown, Gronigen, is more than 1,000 years old. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Hollink was an athlete, but he was sidelined by injuries. While he was in school, he studied mathematics and economics.