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Look Out: Joep van den Bijgaart

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Nov 12, 2010


Joep van den Bijgaart has been recognized as a rising star in the Dutch poker community. He was made a member of Team PokerStars two years ago, and after a successful start to his career online, he is now transferring his skills to the live arena, because, as he puts it, “It’s nice not to be stuck behind a screen all the time. You can see your opponents’ faces and you’re much more involved in the game.” He studied facilities management in college, and it was during this time that he started playing poker with friends and became more interested in the game. He had to make a couple of deposits online after losing at first, but he was determined to succeed, so he read strategy books and discussed hands with other players to improve his play. He soon was making a profit, and is now following in the footsteps ...

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