Online poker giant PokerStars announced has signed up Jaime Staples as a member of online pro team. Before joining the Team PokerStars Online Pro, the Canadian was a ‘Friend of PokerStars’.
The young gun has made $9,869 from live tournaments so far, but has turned out to be a sensation at online poker having accumulated $627,385. Most of his earnings online have come at PokerStars.
Having discovered his love for poker just five years ago, the 23-year-old wanted to pursue a career in golf to begin with.
In his short career as a poker pro, some of Staples' biggest wins includes a first place finish at the PokerStars Big $109 for $19,000 and a fifth place finish at the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up for $22,000. Both his best performances have arrived in 2015.
Following in the footsteps of Jason Somerville, Jaime Staples too has taken to Twitch like a fish takes to water.
His Twitch channel - PokerStaples - has 49,298 followers, and 2,755,677 views and is a certified hit amongst recreational players.
With the Amaya Gaming-owned site now shifting focus on younger audiences, Staples is being seen as the perfect choice by the company.
“[Twitch Poker streaming] is simple to get off the ground. But to improve, you may need to outsource some of your work,” says the Alberta resident.
PokerStars announced their decision to sign Staples in Prague at the European Poker Tour. Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand Grospellier, Randy Lew, and Maria Ho were some of the site's top pros that welcomed Staples to the PokerStars family.
Staples will be in action next on December 19. Fans can tune in to this Twitch stream on Sunday to keep a table on his exploits as he begins his new journey at PokerStars.
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