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Yori Epskamp

Yori Epskamp

A former professional poker player hailing from the Netherlands, PokerNews' Head of Live Reporting EU/ROW Yori Epskamp (37) began his first foray into poker media back in 2011 at PokerCity.nl as a feature writer and live reporter. He joined PokerNews.com in 2016 after working at the World Series of Poker, starting out as a freelance live reporter before joining the team full time as a live reporting manager and editor.

Since 2018, Yori has been spearheading the live reporting department together with Head of Live Reporting USA Chad Holloway. With the PokerNews live reporting team, they travel all across the globe to cover the biggest poker tournaments in the world including the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

When not on the road, Yori resides in the Netherlands with his daughter and loves to run in his spare time.


Yori Epskamp Articles

2020 July
This Day in WSOP History: Hellmuth Extends Record With Bracelet No. 15
Don't Miss the PokerStars Stadium Series on PokerNews This Sunday
How to Build Your WSOP Schedule: Top Events to Consider
Hellmuth Marks Return of WSOP With Deep Run in Event #1
Everything You Need to Know to Compete for a 2020 GGPoker Online WSOP Bracelet
 
June
David "TheKing411" Coleman Wins WPT Online Poker Open on partypoker US Network
WSOP Legend: Jeff Lisandro Wins Three Stud Bracelets in One Year
Roger Hairabedian Wins First PLO High Roller in King's Resort Since Lockdown
WSOP Legend: 3-Time Poker Players Championship Winner Michael Mizrachi
85 Online Bracelet Events Scheduled This Summer; 31 on WSOP.com & 54 on GGPoker
New PokerStars Summer Series Features 166 Events, $25M in Guarantees
SCOOP 2020 Day 33: Joao "IneedMassari" Simao Wins on Final Day
 
May
SCOOP 2020 Day 31: Soccer Star Neymar Jr. Makes Deep Run
SCOOP 2020 Day 28: Ole Schemion Wins $10k High Roller, Fourth SCOOP Title
Max Silver Dominates First-Ever Unibet Open Online (€77,321)
SCOOP 2020 Day 25: Main Event Second Chances Underway, "Graftekkel" Leads
SCOOP 2020 Day 24: Leonard, Nitsche Win Titles Ahead of Big Sunday
SCOOP 2020 Day 21: Main Event Winners Crowned; Titles for Mateos & O'Dwyer
SCOOP 2020 Day 18: Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand Wins on Super Sunday
SCOOP 2020 Day 15: Drinan Wins Again, Ties All-Time SCOOP Record
Huge Scores in WPT500 Online on partypoker, Fabio Sperling Wins
SCOOP 2020 Day 14: Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer Wins 25K High Roller
SCOOP 2020 Day 13: Andras "probirs" Nemeth Leads 25K High Roller
SCOOP 2020 Day 11: Third SCOOP Title for Connor "blanconegro" Drinan
SCOOP 2020 Day 7: Big Wins for Mustapha Kanit and Luke Reeves
SCOOP 2020 Day 4: Adam Owen, Conor Beresford Among Sunday Winners
 
April
Charlie 'Epiphany77' Carrel Recalls His 2017 SCOOP Main Event Win
PokerNews to Online Live Report 30 Events During 2020 PokerStars SCOOP
 
March
WPT Amsterdam Canceled Midway During Main Event As Holland Casino Closes Doors
Coronavirus: Canceled Poker Tournaments; Many Casinos to Suspend Operations (Updated 3/17)
Coronavirus Concerns Grow; Golden Poker Million Marrakech Canceled
 
February
Unibet Open Dublin Kicks Off; Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Wins Battle Royale
Eric Afriat Wins Third WPT Title at WPT Fallsview Poker Classic
 
2019 December
Top 10 Stories of 2019: The Sale of the Rio; What's Next for the WSOP?
Hossein Ensan Making Another EPT Prague Main Event Deep Run as Just 41 Remain
Lybaert and Calamusa Lead the Way Ahead of EPT Prague Main Event Day 2
Six Remain in €1,100 EPT National Prague; Winner Will Receive €375,000
 
November
Alexandre Reard Captures Second WSOP Circuit Ring in HC Rotterdam High Roller
Gregory Luttke-Grech Wins WPTDeepStacks Brussels (€102,000)
WSOPE: All Day 1s Wrapped in Colossus, Four WSOP POY Contenders in the Race
 
October
WSOPE: Burns Makes it Two, Wins Second Bracelet in €2,500 Short Deck
Kahle Burns Wins First Career Bracelet in WSOPE €25,500 Platinum High Roller (€596,883)
Vangelis Kaimakamis Wins WSOPE Mini Main Event for €167,056
Tomas Fara Spins Up One Big Blind, Wins WSOPE Turbo Bounty Hunter
Norway's Espen Sandvik Wins WSOPE €2,500 8-Game Mix; Hellmuth Finishes Third
Dominik Nitsche Leads Final Seven in WSOPE €250,000 Super High Roller
Ukraine's Renat Bohdanov Wins First Bracelet of the 2019 WSOPE
 
August
EPT Barcelona Main Event Final Table is Set; Simon Brandstrom, Marton Czuczor Lead Final Six
Rui Sousa Leads Final 16 in Chase for €1.6M in EPT Barcelona Main
Ivarsson Tops Massive Field in Barcelona, Wins EPT National High Roller For Half a Million
Triton Million: Bill Perkins Leads Richest Tournament in Poker History
 
July
Follow the £1,050,000 Triton Million LIVE on PokerNews!
Tom Koral Wins Second Bracelet in Event #82: $1,500 NLH Double Stack ($530,164)
James Anderson Wins 2019 WSOP Little One for One Drop for $690,686
The Muck: Two Players DQ'd from WSOP Main Event in Less Than Two Hours
 
June
Salt Lake's Robert Mitchell Wins Event #37: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack ($297,537)
Expecting Father Jorden Fox Conquers Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack to Win $420,693
 
May
Six Remain in 2019 EPT Monte Carlo Main Event; Riess, Loeser Still in Contention
 
April
Father-to-be Stefano Schiano Wins EPT Monte Carlo €1,100 French National Championship (€209,000)
Guerra Wins PLO-Special The Big Wrap at King's Resort (€209,221)
Joris Ruijs Wins Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge Main Event
Ruijs Keeps Dominating on Ultra-Short PAPC Main Event Day 3
Joris Ruijs Bags Monster Lead on PAPC Main Event Day 2
Trofimov Leads the Way After Day 1 of PAPC Main Event; Crazy €100/€100 PLO Cash Game Breaks Out
Pauli Ayras Wins €25,000 High Roller at the Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge (€163,300)
O'Dwyer Wins WPTDS Amsterdam High Roller; Schulze Ships Main Event
 
March
Best Poker Rooms in the World: Rest of World Edition
Zhong Chen Wins WSOP International Circuit King's Resort €5,300 High Roller
 
January
David "Chino" Rheem Wins 2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event ($1,567,100)
Final 20 Reached in 2019 PCA Main Event; Nguyen Leads, Rheem, Berkey & Vogelsang in Contention
Ole Schemion Wins the $1,100 PCA National for $148,220
 
2018 December
2019 Aussie Millions Shaping Up to be Biggest Ever
 
November
Five of the Best German Poker Players
Play Poker in Amsterdam at the Master Classics of Poker Nov. 21 - Dec. 1
WPT India Returns to Deltin Royale Casino Nov. 13-19
 
October
Ryan Riess Rises to Monster Lead on Day 3 of the 2018 WSOPE Main Event
King's Casino Adds Three High Rollers to WSOPE Schedule
WSOPE: Hanh Tran Wins €550 PLO 8-Handed for Second Bracelet of 2018
Asi Moshe Wins Second Career WSOP Bracelet in WSOPE 6-Handed Deepstack
WSOPE: Moshe Gunning for Second Bracelet in €1,650 6-Max
WSOPE: Deeb Strengthens WSOP PoY Bid; Second After €1,650 6-Max Day 1
New Name, Same Vibe: Experience the Malta Poker Festival Nov. 1 - 6
O'Dwyer Wins Back-to-Back High Rollers at partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK
Tobias Peters Driven to Defend Dutch GPI Player of the Year Title
François Tosques Wins the 2018 WPTDeepStacks Marrakech
 
September
Sow and Peters Among Final 16 in WPTDeepStacks Marrakech Main Event
Bold Bluff Propels Atoui to Day 1b Lead at WPTDeepStacks Marrakech
Sow Among Day 1a Leaders in WPTDeepStacks Marrakech Main Event
Over £8M Guaranteed at partypoker LIVE MILLIONS UK
PokerStars VR Creates Live Poker Feel in Virtual Reality
Ten Gold Bracelets to be Awarded at 2018 World Series of Poker Europe
 
August
PokerStars EPT Barcelona Main Event Shatters Attendance Record; Chimkovitch Leads
Former EPT Champion Wilinofsky Tops EPT Barcelona Main Event After Day 1a
Jean-René Fontaine Wins 2018 €1,100 EPT Barcelona National for €547K
PokerStars Adds 25K REG Charity Event to EPT Barcelona Schedule
WSOP International Circuit Returns to Rotterdam
Five of the Best Dutch Poker Players
PokerStars EPT Barcelona Returns Next Week
 
July
Five of the Best Belgian Poker Players
2018 WSOP Event 68: Guoliang Wei Wins Fourth Chinese Bracelet in The Little One for One Drop ($559,332)
2018 WSOP Event 71: Phil Hellmuth Wins 15th Career Bracelet in $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em!
2018 WSOP Event 62: Galen Hall Wins $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em for $888,888
 
June
2018 WSOP Event 21: Arne Kern Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER ($1,173,223)
2018 WSOP Event 4: Julien Martini Wins $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($239,771)
 
May
Bringing the PokerNews 2018 WSOP Team Together
Interview with Unibet Ambassador & Streamer Alan "Hotted89" Widmann
Daniel Jacobsen Wins the Unibet Open Malta Main Event (€60,090)
[Removed:155] Leads Final Nine of the 2018 Unibet Open Malta Main Event
Daniel Jacobsen Claims Big Lead on 2018 Unibet Open Malta Day 1b
28 Players Survive Day 1a of the 2018 Unibet Open Malta Main Event
Unibet Poker Ambassador Daiva Byrne on QueenRules at the Unibet Open
Scott "Sco" McMillan Wins the Unibet Esports Battle Royale IX
Alex Henry, Founder of Deepstack Open: "15% of the Field Paid Their Entry in Cryptocurrency"
Unibet Open and Deepstack Open Join Forces in Malta
 
April
David Peters Leads PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT Main Event
Tennis Star Mariano Zabaleta Opens Up About His Passion For Poker
Børge Sandsgaard Wins PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino €330 EPT Cup
Shchepkin Wins PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT National High Roller
Diaz Wins PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino €1,100 EPT National
€1,100 EPT National: Mrakes Leads, Lew and Vrakas Among Final 24
PokerStars Tournament Director Explains Big Blind Ante Decisions
From Hollink to Bendik; A Look at Past Winners of the EPT Grand Final Main Event
Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Returns to Montenegro in May
 
March
partypoker Doubles Caribbean Poker Party Guarantee to $10M
Sun, Sea, and Poker at the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final
Get Free Satellite Tickets for partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final
 
February
Unibet Open Kicks Off Season 11 in London This Week
Railbird Report: Van Gerwen, "Isildur1" Enter Big Game, Tony G Wins Half Million Pot
Toby Lewis Leads Final Seven in 2018 Aussie Millions Main Event
 
January
Railbird Report: Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane Wins Big
Railbird Report: "BERRI SWEET" Becomes Biggest 2017 High-Stakes Winner
 
2017 December
Railbird Report: Sam Trickett Talks One Drop Regrets, Big Game in Asia
Pro Driver Dani Juncadella Races Off to Early Lead in Prague Main Event
2018 World Series of Poker Schedule Announced
Railbird Report: Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is Everywhere
 
November
Railbird Report: Matt Berkey Talks High-Stakes Poker Backing
PokerNews Returns for 2018 Aussie Millions Coverage
 
October
Steven Van Zadelhoff Talks Winning WCOOP Main Event, Future Plans
 
August
Kaiser Reigns After Day 2 of the €10K High Roller in Barcelona
Sam Grafton Wins PokerStars Festival Bucharest Main Event for €117,707
 
July
Shai Zurr Speeds to WSOP Bracelet in Event #65: $1,000 Turbo
 
June
Matthew Schreiber Runs Over $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. to Win First WSOP Bracelet
Loren Klein Captures Second WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha
 
May
Kaarel Lepik Engineers Huge Comeback to Win Unibet Open Copenhagen
Monica Vaka Leads Final 13 Players of 2017 Unibet Open Copenhagen
Muehloecker Leads PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo €25K High Roller
'ElkY' Among Top Stacks After Day 3 of PSC Monte Carlo
 
January
Arron Fletcher Wins 2017 WSOP International Circuit Marrakech Main Event ($140,224)
Manquant In Hunt For Second WSOPC Marrakech Title
Alexandre Viard Claims WSOPC Lead in Record Day 1b in Marrakech
Strong Leads, Soulier Second After Record-Breaking Day 1a of WSOPC Marrakech
 
2016 November
2016 WSOP Circuit Rozvadov: Mihai Croitoru Leads Final 8 Players
2016 WSOP Circuit Rozvadov: Han Kun Leads, Event Extended by a Day Because of Huge Turnout
2016 WSOP Circuit Rozvadov: Milad Izadmousa Leads After Day 1b
2016 WSOP Circuit Rozvadov: Francisco Arce In the Lead After Day 1a
 
October
Aliaksei Boika Hero Calls to Win the PokerStars.com EPT13 Malta Main Event (€355,700)
Mats Karlsson Leads Final 6 of EPT13 Malta Main Event
Tomas Macnamara Leads EPT Malta Main Event on Day 3
[Removed:17] Leads Final 6 Players in PokerStars EPT Malta €25,750 High Roller
 
August
2016 EPT Barcelona Main Event Day 3: Anthony Chimkovitch in the Lead
2016 EPT Barcelona Main Event Day 1b: Andrey Sharonov Leads Biggest Ever EPT