Remko Rinkema

Remko Rinkema

Remko Rinkema hails from the Netherlands and discovered the game of poker while attending high school in the picturesque city of Leeuwarden. A passion for writing and sports lead him to cover his first poker tournament in the fall of 2008, the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam.

For the Dutch PokerNews website, the second biggest behind the mother site, Remko covered poker tournaments all over Europe and the World Series of Poker from 2009 onwards. In the fall of 2011, Remko expanded his horizon and covered the WSOP Europe for the international PokerNews website, which ultimately lead to becoming a part of the PokerNews Live Reporting team during the WSOP in Las Vegas.

Since becoming a freelancer in August 2012, Remko has covered APPT, ACOP, ANZPT, EPT and Aussie Millions events for PokerNews. Besides reporting on over 250 poker tournaments for PokerNews, Remko has made quite a name for himself interviewing some of the biggest stars in the game, appearing on numerous podcasts, in videos and covering WPT, WSOP Circuit, Unibet Open, CPPT, BPS and Venetian Deepstack tournaments.

The versatile Dutchman has traveled the world continuously since 2008, and he’ll never be in one place for too long before embarking on another journey.


Remko Rinkema Articles

2015 August
John Juanda Wins Largest European Poker Tour Main Event in History for Over €1M
2015 EPT Barcelona Main Event Day 4: Eichhardt Leads Final 36 Into Penultimate Day
Martin Finger Wins EPT Barcelona €25,000 High Roller for €865,900
Sylvain Loosli Wins Record-Breaking EPT Barcelona €50K Super High Roller for €1.224M
 
July
Daniel Negreanu Falls to the Ground as His November Nine Dream Shatters
Erasmus Morfe’s WSOP Main Event Cinderella Story Ends in 19th Place
Daniel Negreanu Says "It’s Time for Gamble Time" with 21 Left in the WSOP Main Event
Erasmus Morfe Wins Satellite with Seven-Deuce; Still Living Dream in Main Event
Fedor Holz Discusses His Big Day 5 Bluff in the WSOP Main Event
72-Year-Old Pierre Neuville Leads Final 69 in 2015 WSOP Main Event; Negreanu Alive
Anton Morgenstern Getting the Second Chance of a Lifetime
Phil Hellmuth Says “I Inspire Hundreds of Millions of People”
Soccer Star Neymar Stops By WSOP Main Event In Support of Brazil
1993 Main Event Champion Jim Bechtel Making a Run More Than Two Decades Later
Excited As Ever, Norman Chad Is Back at the WSOP, Looking for the Needle in a Haystack
Jason Koon Shares His World Series of Poker Main Event Checklist
Record-Holder Ronnie Bardah’s WSOP Main Event Strategy Advice
 
June
George Danzer Discusses Betting and Bluffing in Badugi
Keven Stammen Wins the Hollywood Poker Open Season 3 Championship Event for $347,052
2015 HPO Championship Event Day 1: 662 Entries and Counting; Pedro Oliveira Leads
Phil Hellmuth in Search of WSOP Bracelet No. 15: “I’m Not Going To Blow This”
An Emotional David Baker Looks To Etch His Name On the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy
2015 WSOP $50,000 Poker Players' Championship Final Table Preview
2015 WSOP Day 29: $50K PPC Final Table Set; Hellmuth Hunts Bracelet No. 15
Phil Galfond on Pot-Limit Omaha Tournament Strategy: Tight is Right
2015 WSOP Day 28: Mosseri Leads Final 19 in $50K PPC; Andlovec Wins Super Seniors
Sulsky Has Fun with Tournament Poker Variance in the $50K Poker Players Championship
Play Poker with Good Posture as Timothy Adams Introduces the Human Tool
Pro Talk: The Success of Special Hold’em Events and the Need For Bigger Buy-Ins
Pro Talk: No-Limit Hold’em Schedule at 2015 WSOP
Six Tips for Six-Max Tournament Poker with Taylor Paur
Natasha Barbour Bluffs Away Her Breakout Opportunity
Christian Pham Runs the Tables After Accidentally Playing the No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw
Ben Zamani Washes Away the Sour Taste of Second Place by Winning First WSOP Bracelet
Deuce-to-Seven Triple Draw Strategy with Matt Glantz
Cheating Allegations in WSOP $10,000 Heads-Up Championship Spark Investigation
DraftKings Establishes Heavy Presence at the 2015 WSOP
Remko Report Episode #15: Jason Wheeler
The Bleached Blonde Hair Bet and Other Props with Doug Polk and Pratyush Buddiga
Unibet Matches Poker with Football at Celtic Park
 
May
How a Life-Changing WSOP Score Didn't Change Billy Pappas' Life
Omaha Hi-Low Strategy with Bart Hanson: Differences in Cash Games and Tournaments
Poker Fans Become Gladiators as Colossus Kicks Off
For Many of the Game's Enthusiasts, the Colossus Is Their Ticket to Poker Immortality
Main Event Champs Jacobson, Riess, and Merson Excited to be Back at the WSOP
Holland's Own Farid Yachou Wins First-Ever 2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event for €215,000
2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event Day 4: Wheeler and Van den Bijgaart Headline Final Table
2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event Day 2: van den Bijgaart Leads; Mizzi and Zinno Alive
2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event Day 1b: Champions Club Member Giacomo Fundaro Leads
2015 WPT Amsterdam Main Event Day 1a: Boeken and Stephensen in Strong Contention
 
April
Remko Report Episode #12: Vanessa Rousso
A Mo-mentous Occasion: Jason Mo Wins APPT Seoul for Over $150,000
2015 PokerStars.net APPT Seoul Main Event Day 2: Jason Mo Leads Tough Final 13
2015 PokerStars.net APPT Seoul Main Event Day 1b: Kim with Strong Showing; Nakai Leads
2015 PokerStars.net APPT Seoul Main Event Day 1a: Ward Leads; ElkY and Wilinofsky Fall
 
March
David Peters Wins 2015 EPT Malta €10,300 High Roller for Largest Score of His Career
2015 EPT Malta €10,300 High Roller Day 2: Nick Petrangelo Leads Final 18 Players
Team Italy Wins First-Ever Global Poker Masters World Cup
2015 Global Poker Masters Day 1: Team USA Wins Playoff Round; Team UK Eliminated
Dzmitry Urbanovich Captures 2015 EPT Malta €25,500 High Roller Title and €572,300
 
January
Remko Report Episode #6: Noah Schwartz
 
2014 November
Get to Know the 2014 World Series of Poker November Nine
 
October
Sebastian Pauli Wins 2014 European Poker Tour London Main Event for £499,700
PokerStars EPT London Main Event: Former Champs Cody, Spindler and MacPhee Reach Final 16
PokerStars EPT London Main Event Day 2: Boeree in Strong Contention as Sorrentino Leads
Niels van Leeuwen Wins 2014 World Poker Tour National Valkenburg
2014 World Poker Tour National Valkenburg Day 2: Niels van Leeuwen Leads Final 17
2014 World Poker Tour National Valkenburg Day 1b: Dutchmen Luske, van den Bijgaart Advance
2014 World Poker Tour National Valkenburg Day 1a: Tim Verheyen Leads Historic Event
 
August
Scott Seiver Explains Unforgettable Bluff Versus Tobias Reinkemeier at Big One for One Drop
 
July
2014 WSOP November Nine: Chip Leader Jorryt van Hoof Looks To Clean Up
Ivey Stories Ep. 7: Picking Phil Ivey's Screen Name
 
April
Chane Kampanatsanyakorn Wins PokerStars.net APPT Seoul Main Event
2014 PokerStars.net APPT Season 8 Seoul Main Event Day 1b: Raiden Kan Grabs Lead
2014 PokerStars.net APPT Season 8 Seoul Main Event Day 1a: Masato Yokosawa Leads
 
March
Oleksii Khoroshenin Wins 2014 PokerStars.net EPT Vienna Main Event for €578,392
2014 PokerStars.net EPT Vienna Main Event Day 1a: Oleksii Khoroshenin Leads
 
January
Jake Schindler Defeats Greg Merson To Win 2014 PCA $25,000 High Roller
2014 PCA Main Event Day 1b: Shankar Pillai Finishes On Top
 
2013 October
Jason Lavallee Wins the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour London High Roller, £357,700
PokerStars.com EPT London Main Event Day 5: Rossiter Leads the Final Table
PokerStars.com EPT London Main Event Day 3: Martin Kozlov Leads 45 Hopefuls
PokerStars.com EPT London £50,000 Super High Roller Day 1: Strassmann Leads
 
May
Season 9 EPT Grand Final Main Event Day 4: Andrew Pantling Leads Stacked Final 16
Season 9 EPT Grand Final Main Event Day 1b: Sbrissa Takes Overall Lead
 
April
Daniel Pidun Wins European Poker Tour Berlin Main Event for €880,000
2013 European Poker Tour Berlin High Roller Day 1: Voth Leads the Way
2013 European Poker Tour Berlin Main Event Day 3: Joentausta Remains Ahead
 
March
Ruben Visser Wins 2013 PokerStars.com EPT London Main Event
2013 PokerStars.com EPT London Main Event Day 4: Steve O'Dwyer Leads Final 15
2013 PokerStars.com EPT London Main Event Day 2: Mantas Visockis Leads
 
February
2013 Aussie Millions $25,000 Challenge Day 1: Fabian Quoss Heads Final Table
Sam Trickett Wins 2013 Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge
 
January
2013 Aussie Millions Main Event Day 1b: Rusnak Tops the Pack
 
2012 November
Xing Zhou Wins 2012 PokerStars.net APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker
2012 PokerStars.net APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker Day 4: Kanaan Leads
2012 PokerStars.net APPT Macau: Asia Championship of Poker Day 2: Gaw On Top
 
October
Paul Hockin Wins the PokerStars.net Australia New Zealand Poker Tour Melbourne
2012 PokerStars.net ANZPT Season 5 Melbourne Day 2: Final Table Set; Ashley Warner Leads
2012 PokerStars.net ANZPT Season 5 Melbourne Day 1b: Hockin Leads
2012 PokerStars.net ANZPT Season 5 Melbourne Day 1a: Billy Jordanou Leads
 
September
2012 World Series of Poker Europe Day 10: ElkY Finishes with Main Event Day 1b Chip Lead
2012 World Series of Poker Europe Day 9: Santos Wins Gold; Mizrachi Leads Main Event
Best Photos from Week 1 of the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe
2012 World Series of Poker Europe Day 7: Giovanni Rosadoni Bests Dan O'Brien for Gold
2012 World Series of Poker Europe Day 5: Esfandiari Captures Third Bracelet in Event #2
2012 World Series of Poker Europe Day 4: Esfandiari Near Top in Event #2; Event #3 PLO Kicks Off
2012 PokerStars.net APPT Melbourne Day 3: Final Table Set; Tom Grigg Leads
 
August
2012 PokerStars.net APPT Melbourne Day 1b: Ted Nguyen Takes Overall Lead Into Day 2
 
February
Sam Trickett Discusses High Stakes Cash Game at Aussie Millions
 
January
Tom "durrrr" Dwan Talks Full Tilt Poker, DOJ, and the Future of Online Poker
Buyer of Peter Eastgate's Bracelet Wants to Return it to WSOP, Raise Money for Charity
2012 Aussie Millions Day 11: $100,000 Challenge Final Table Set; Main Event Kicks Off
2012 Aussie Millions Day 9: Middleton Wins Event #5; Rettenmaier Leads Event #6