The stable of partypoker’s newly established Team Online continues to grow with the addition of Canada’s Ryan ‘RSchoonbaert’ Schoonbaert.
Schoonbaert, like the rest of Team Online, is a professional online poker player and regular Twitch Poker streamer. What separates him though is his affinity for more than just No Limit Hold’em. He plays all the games. Schoonbaert is considered a mixed-game specialist, regularly switching up his stream by hopping into Pot Limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E, Omaha 8 and 8-Game tournaments. He gives his audience a breath of fresh air from the standard online grind.
Prior to dedicating his time to his online stream, the now 27- year old Schoonbaert cut his teeth in the live card rooms of Calgary, Alberta where, from the age of 18, he worked his way up from the low-limit $1/$2 live games up to regularly playing at $10/$25. He currently has just over $100,000 in career recorded tournament earnings as well.
Now, he turned that experience into an ambassadorship with partypoker.
“I really believe in what partypoker is doing in the poker community and am thrilled to be a part of their team,” Schoonbaert said. “I’m very proud and excited to be on of the initial members to join Team Online, and can’t wait to continue moving up the stakes while streaming the entire journey on Twitch.”
So excited to be joining partypoker Team Online!
Started streaming just over a year ago, and this is such a huge milestone for my poker career.
Very excited for the future! https://t.co/RqijgQkYie
— Ryan (@rschoonbaert) February 25, 2019
In addition to being a go-to stream for mixed games, Schoonbaert is also known for marathon streaming sessions with total transparency of his wins and losses.
This isn’t Schoonbaert’s first brush with online poker ambassadorship. As recently as mid-January this year, he announced that he had joined online site HighStakes as a representative. However, unlike the recent public announcements of former ambassadors like Jaime Staples, Jeff Gross, and Kevin Martin, Schoonbaert does not, at this time, have an announcement on his status as a HighStakes ambassador in the wake of his new position with partypoker.
Schoonbaert is the sixth online pro announced as part of partypoker’s team in the past eight days. He joins the likes of Matt Staples, Hristivoje ‘ALLinPav’ Pavolic, Travis ‘dramaticdegen’ Darroch, Partick ‘XxXMLGPROXxX’ Tardif, and professional esports superstar turned poker player Alan ‘hotted89’ Widmann as the first wave of streamers to be a part of partypoker’s new dedication to online streaming.
As previously announced, partypoker’s plans to expand into the world of Twitch Poker include a partnership with Bill Perkins’ revamped ‘Thirst Lounge’ Twitch channel.
The site also has planned streaming sessions with members of their established team of pros including online poker’s top-5 ranked Patrick ‘pleno1’ Leonard, Ludovic Geilich and Fedor Holz.
partypoker will be announcing new additions to Team Online in the coming days.