Joris Ruijs

Joris Ruijs

aka "Ruysvogel, Tyren0"
Nationality
Netherlands
Netherlands
GPI Rank 260
Total Live Earnings $3,673,933
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Biography

Joris Ruijs is a Dutch professional poker player who specialises in tournament poker. Predominately an online poker grinder, one with almost $10 million in online poker earnings, Riojs is both feared and respected in equal measure.

Ruijs is known as "BillLewinsky" or "KONY2012" in online poker circles, the former being his PokerStars alias. Ruijs is approaching $6 million in PokerStars winnings, an impressive haul helped by capturing a $530 NLHE Sunday Million SE title at the 2019 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP) for a career-best $217,140, and a World Championship Of Online poker (WCOOP) title in 2019 for $70,158.

Away from the virtual felt and into a live setting, Ruijs has some superb results. To date, Ruijs has more than $2.5 million in live tournament earnings, with a career-best score worth €488,819 ($571,043.

Ruijs enjoyed a few in-the-money finishes from 2010, but it was 2016 when things started to click. He banked more than $230,000 in 2016, another $350,000 in 2017, but 2018 was a year for Ruijs to remember. Ruijs won a €2,200 No-Limit Hold'em event at EPT Barcelona for €260,050 and two days later finished third in the €10,300 EPT Barcelona High Roller for €488,819. Throw into the mix a handful of other results, and Ruijs won more than $1 million in 2018.

Like the rest of the poker world, there was a lack of results throughout 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19-related lockdowns, but 2022 saw Ruijs hit the live felt with renewed vigour, helping himself to almost $500,000 in winnings, partly thanks to winning a $3,300 buy-in event at the Merit Poker Retro Series in North Cyprus for $294,510.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2024 PokerStars EPT Paris
€25,000 NL Hold'em II
6th €94,800
2023 PokerStars EPT Cyprus
$2,200 Eureka High Roller
4th $153,950
2023 PokerStars EPT Cyprus
$1,100 Eureka Main Event
277th $2,225
2023 PokerStars EPT Cyprus
$10,200 Mystery Bounty
10th $11,850
2023 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker
$1,050 Main Event
251st $3,410
2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship
2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship
22nd $123,600
2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$3,000 PCA Mystery Bounty
97th $3,050
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
34th €25,240
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€5,300 EPT Main Event
81st €20,480
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€2,200 Estrellas Poker Tour High Roller
159th €5,090
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event
640th €2,330
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€10,200 Mystery Bounty
4th €40,440
PokerStars WCOOP 2021
WCOOP-94-H: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver], $1.25M Gtd
8th $11,890
2021 partypoker MILLIONS Online
Main Event
25th $27,724
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD
72nd $7,950
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller II
9th €45,960
2019 WSOP International Circuit Holland Casino Rotterdam
€2,750 High Roller
11th €4,820
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
40th €21,480
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
64th $8,728
2019 The Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge
€10,200 Championship Event
3rd €38,800
2019 The Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge
€1,500 Main Event
1st €57,200
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€5,300 EPT Main Event
30th €23,740
2018 Master Classics of Poker
€4,300 Main Event
23rd €11,642
2018 Master Classics of Poker
€1,500 Progressive Bounty
17th €2,370
2018 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
3rd €488,819
2018 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€1,100 EPT National
14th €34,650
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
Main Event
76th €35,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
222nd $46,096
2017 WSOP International Circuit King's Casino Rozvadov
Main Event
25th €6,270
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #19: $2,500 Shot Clock Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em
23rd 5,535 AUD
2016 Aussie Millions
Event #10: $1,650 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
6th 24,825 AUD

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