In a recently released official press release, PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker room, announced that a little-known player from Catalonia, Spain, Ramon Colillas, has won the PokerStars Player’s No-Limit Hold’em Championship. The 2019 No-Limit Hold’em Championship – PSPC), held in the Bahamas, will become the Official PokerStars Brand Representative, filling the void left in the PokerStars Team Pro by the withdrawal of poker streamers Jaime Staples and Jeff Gross.

They expressed their loyalty to the new representative by dubbing him "the Spanish Chris Moneymaker".

Thus, Mr. Colillas will be able to get as close as possible to his longtime idols – Daniel Negreanu and Mr. Moneymaker, and this certainly inspires him to new tournament achievements.

2019 PSPC Championship Winner Ramon Colillas

In an interview, Mr Colillas admitted:

In my appointment as a PokerStars Representative, I am experiencing a far greater range of emotions than the joy I felt when I beat the 2019 PSPC in the Bahamas to win the $ 5.1 million in cash prize.

With the concept of the $ 25,000 PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em Players Championship, the sponsors hoped to witness many impressive success stories of the size of Chris Moneymaker. Despite the fact that Mr. Colillas did not meet all the requirements at the international level, his name has become one of the most talked about in Spain.

The former fitness coach has become a multi-millionaire and brand ambassador for PokerStars by being one of 320 players to win the $ 30,000 2019 PSPC Platinum Pass, including $ 25,000 for a seat at the 2019PSPC.

Mr. Colillas earned his ticket to the 2019 PSPC Championship by winning the Campeonato de Espana de Poker (CEP) Championship, a live tournament sponsored by PokerStars.

Commenting on the appointment, PokerStars Director of Marketing Eric Hollreiser called Mr. Colillas "the next generation player" and also called his successful participation in the tournament "something of a legend."

Ramon Colillas

Mr. Colillas beat 1,039 opponents in the PSPC premiere championship for which he received a cash prize of $ 5.1 million. For the first time, Mr. Colillas will be wearing PokerStars insignia at the Casino Barcelona complex for the € 1,010 buy-in Campeonato de Espana de Poker (CEP) High Roller, in which he will defend his title.

Following the CEP Barcelona, ​​Mr. Colillas will travel to Sochi for the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT), followed by EPT Monte Carlo, EPT Open Madrid, World Series of Poker (WSOP) and EPT Barcelona.

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