Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle Becomes Latest PokerStars Ambassador
PokerStars have announced their latest Ambassador with Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle being unveiled today.
The German poker pro and Raise Your Edge founder joins the likes of Sam Grafton, Parker Talbot who both joined early in the year.
Alongside working with Ben, PokerStars will also be partnering with Raise Your Edge to provide players with exclusive content, live training, and courses to improve poker strategy. More details on this partnership will be revealed soon.
"Ben is arguably one of the world’s top Multi-Table Tournament players and has been crushing high stakes for many years," said Scott Goodall, Associate Director of Communities and Partnerships at PokerStars.
"Working with Ben and Raise Your Edge, PokerStars will be able to provide top standard content and gain valuable feedback and input from Ben, the RYE community, as well as our existing ambassadors and partners, to ensure we can continuously improve and provide the best experience for all our players and communities."
Hugely Successful Online Pro
A former Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Main Event champion, Rolle said that he was thrilled to be working alongside PokerStars.
"Working together with PokerStars I will be able to work on new content and become even more creative when trying to introduce more players to the game," said Rolle. "I am very excited and grateful for this opportunity. I see it as a great responsibility to represent PokerStars, to remain a voice of the community and act as a bridge between them and the platform."
The SCOOP Main Event isn't the only event Rolle has tasted success in. Five years ago, Rolle - then known only as "bencb789" - defeated Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz in the very first online $102,000 buy-in poker tournament. Rolle won the WCOOP $102,000 High Roller for $1,172,461.
Rolle joins PokerStars just in time for the start of the 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), and will be regularly streaming WCOOP content on his Twitch channel throughout the festival.
Select Benjamin Rolle PokerStars Online Cashes
|Sept-16||$102,000 WCOOP Super High Roller||1st||$1,172,361|
|Aug-19||$2,100 Sunday High Roller||1st||$20,507|
|May-20||$5,200 SCOOP High Roller||4th||$92,014|
|Nov-20||$10,300 EPT Online High Roller||10th||$27,629|
|Nov-20||$25,000 EPT Online Super High Roller||3rd||$302,837|
|Nov-20||$5,200 EPT Online Main Event||28th||$33,380|
|Apr-21||$25,000 SCOOP Super High Roller||5th||$147,914|
|Apr-21||$1,050 SCOOP PLO Main Event||10th||$12,996|
Will Shillibier is based in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a B.A. in German, and then studied for a NCTJ Diploma in Sports Journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. He previously worked as a freelance live reporter, and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.