Joris Ruijs

Joris Ruijs

Joris Ruijs

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$3,608,761 total poker live earnings

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Joris Ruijs
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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 Paris25,000 NL Hold’em II 6th €94,800
2023 PokerStars EPT Cyprus$1,100 Eureka Main Event 277th $2,225
2023 PokerStars EPT Cyprus$2,200 Eureka High Roller 4th $153,950
2023 PokrStars 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 Championship2023 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 Barcelona5,300 EPT Main Event 81st €20,480
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona10,300 EPT High Roller 34th €25,240
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona2,200 Estrellas Poker Tour High Roller 159th €5,090
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event 640th €2,330
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona10,200 Mystery Bounty 4th €40,440
PokerStars WCOOP 2021WCOOP-94-H: $1,050 NLHE 8-Max, Progressive KO, Series Saver, $1.25M Gtd 8th $11,890
2021 partypoker MILLIONS OnlineMain Event 25th $27,724
2020 WPT World Online ChampionshipsEvent #6: $3,200 Mix-Max Championship, $3m GTD 72nd $7,950
2019 PokerStars EPT Prague25,000 Single-Day High Roller II 9th €45,960
2019 WSOP International Circuit Holland Casino Rotterdam2,750 High Roller 11th €4,820
2019 EPT Barcelona10,300 EPT High Roller 40th €21,480
2019 World Series of PokerEvent #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em 64th $8,728
2019 The Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge1,500 Main Event 1st €57,200
2019 The Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge10,200 Championship Event 3rd €38,800
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague5,300 EPT Main Event 30th €23,740
2018 Master Classics of Poker4,300 Main Event 23rd €11,642
2018 Master Classics of Poker1,500 Progressive Bounty 17th €2,370
2018 EPT Barcelona10,300 EPT High Roller 3rd €488,819
2018 EPT Barcelona1,100 EPT National 14th €34,650
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final BarcelonaMain Event 76th €35,000
2017 World Series of PokerEvent #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT - World Championship 222nd $46,096
2017 WSOP International Circuit King’s Casino RozvadovMain Event 25th €6,270
2016 Aussie MillionsEvent #19: $2,500 Shot Clock Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em 23rd 5,535 AUD
2016 Aussie MillionsEvent #10: $1,650 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty 6th 24,825 AUD