Jorryt van Hoof

Jorryt van Hoof

aka "Jorryt_van_Hoof"
GPI Rank 15,053
Total Live Earnings $5,967,814
The Hendon Mob Data provided by The Hendon Mob



Born November 15, 1982, Dutchman Jorryt van Hoof hails from the city of Eindhoven where he studied Industrial Engineering for a year before he decided to become part owner in a game store called GameForce. In 2003, van Hoof discovered poker he prefers pot-limit Omaha cash games. In 2014, van Hoof found himself as chip leader of the World Series of Poker November Nine, but he ultimately finished in third place for $3,806,402.

From a very young age, van Hoof has had entrepreneurial interests. At the age of 12, he played Magic The Gathering, and it was his involvement in that game, along with the fact that many of his customers frequently played the game, that brought him to poker.


Van Hoof's early poker knowledge stems from reading books, after which he further evolved his game by playing and discussing strategies with his friends. The Dutchman notched his first ever live tournament result at the Aviation Club in Paris in the Spring of 2005. Just a few months later, he played his first event at the World Series of Poker and earned his first cash in a $2,000 no-limit hold'em event where he finished 66th for $3,450.

In the fall of 2006, Van Hoof had a huge opportunity to become a poker celebrity in the Netherlands when he led the Master Classics of Poker Main Event in Amsterdam for three straight days; however, he was unable to seal the deal ended up finishing in seventh place for $67,790, far short of the $893,233 first-place prize.

While tournament poker is not Van Hoof's bread and butter, he managed to cash three more times at WSOP times in 2007 and 2008, though after that he took a five year sabbatical from Las Vegas. At the 2013 Utrecht Series of Poker, in the Netherlands van Hoof won the €1,000 event for €32,205, and coincidentally last year's November Niner Michiel Brummelhuis finished seventh in that same event.

Against all odds, a Dutchman made the November Nine in back-to-back years, and as fate would have it Brummelhuis and van Hoof went way back as both were a part of the early poker movement in the Netherlands. Despite tournament results dictating a poker player's reputation, van Hoof has been a fan favorite in the Dutch poker community for many years. Back in the day, van Hoof won the first ever $5,000 winner-take-all tournament for $100,000 and made a famous call with eight-high against Dylan Linde in the Sunday Million which had the online railbirds going crazy.

After having lived in Dublin for a year to fully focus on being a consummate professional, van Hoof moved to Malta, a country he lived in for many years. Van Hoof now lives back in the Netherlands where he spends most of his time playing PLO online under the moniker “TheCleaner11.” He also makes training videos for Dutch poker site NederPoker and stresses that players should focus on the mental and physical aspect of being a successful player.

Interestingly enough, van Hoof owes his online screen name to Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo. After playing against Bonomo under the screenname “Jorrytvh,” Bonomo was asked if he knew who he had played against and responded, "I don't know, but he cleaned me out.” The rest is history.


Van Hoof’s road to the 2014 WSOP November Nine wasn’t easy. He was one of four players at the final table that began their journey on Day 1b, where he managed to more than double his starting stack to finish with 77,925, putting him 165th out of the advancing 1,428 players. On Day 2, van Hoof actually lost chips and bagged 65,700, which put him 1,218th of 1,864.

Day 3 was much kinder to the Dutchman as he more than tripled that stack to 197,500, but that still put him a mediocre 404th of 746. History then repeated itself as van Hoof followed it up with another loss, bagging just 131,000 on Day 4 to finish as one of the top ten bottom stacks (282nd out of 291). Amazingly, van Hoof turned it around on Day 5 by turning that into 3.9 million, putting him 15th of 79. One day later, he worked it up to 5.395 million to advance to the final three tables 15th in chips.

Then, on Day 7, everything went van Hoof’s way as he navigated his way to the top of the counts. Van Hoof began the final table with 38,375,000, which marked the first time since 2008 that the chip leader enters play with less than 20% of the chips in play. Van Hoof used his big stack to make it three-handed play, but it was there he was done in by Felix Stephensen and Martin Jacobson.

Van Hoof has $6 million in live tournament cashes, according to Hendon Mob, and has shown that he's more than just a one-trick pony given that he has been successful beyond that incredible 2014 WSOP Main Event deep run.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 PokerStars EPT Prague
€10,300 EPT Prague High Roller
14th €41,650
2022 PokerStars EPT Prague
€25,000 NL Hold'em II
5th €68,430
2022 PokerStars EPT Prague
€10,200 Mystery Bounty
2nd €62,320
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
64th €19,020
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€3,000 Mystery Bounty Championship
50th €6,060
2021 PokerStars EPT Prague
€5,300 EPT Main Event
104th €11,140
PokerStars WCOOP 2021
WCOOP-63-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO], $1.5M Gtd
5th $37,373
PokerStars WCOOP 2020
WCOOP-72-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
159th $14,557
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #8: $10,300 Main Event, $10m GTD
27th $45,495
PokerStars SCOOP 2020
SCOOP-79-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd
6th $64,547
PokerStars SCOOP 2020
SCOOP-74-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd
100th $6,230
PokerStars SCOOP 2020
SCOOP-57-H: $5,200 NLHE [High Roller], $1M Gtd
18th $15,865
PokerStars SCOOP 2020
SCOOP-43-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, PKO, Sunday Warm-Up SE], $1M Gtd
61st $2,269
PokerStars SCOOP 2020
SCOOP-17-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller], $1M Gtd
3rd $163,156
2020 Irish Open Online
Event #16: €200,000 GTD JP Poker Masters
18th €2,275
2020 Irish Open Online
Event #3: €500,000 GTD High Roller
9th €17,900
2020 Aussie Millions
A$25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
1st 467,280 AUD
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller I
2nd €273,120
2019 EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
20th €42,430
2019 EPT Barcelona
€25,000 Single-Day High Roller II
8th €94,910
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€10,300 Pot-Limit Omaha
4th €29,640
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
3rd $3,806,402
2014 EPT Season 11 London
£10,300 High Roller
8th £49,400
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 21 - $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
30th $16,147

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