Ramón Colillas has been named as a brand ambassador of PokerStars, after scooping $5.1m as its Players No Limit Hold’em Championship last month.
Extending a journey from fitness trainer to multi-millionaire, Colillas triumphed over in excess of 1,000 competitors at the richest and biggest $25,000 buy-in tournament in history.
He will now represent the company alongside ex-players such as Daniel Negreanu and Chris Moneymaker, who won $2.3 million at the 2003 main event of the World Series of Poker, after qualifying for the tournament by winning an $86 buy-in PokerStars online satellite tournament.
“Ramón’s journey is the stuff of legends and his humility, spirit and personality perfectly reflect the aspirations we see among young poker players around the world,” stated Eric Hollreiser, PokerStars director of poker marketing.
“Ramón is a great representative of the next generation of poker players, and we’re delighted to welcome him as an ambassador for PokerStars.”
The 30-year-old from Puig-reig, Bergueda, Spain, topped a field of 1,039 players in January to win the PSPC, which produced a record-breaking total prize pool of $26,455,500.
Colillas received a free buy-in to the Bahamas held event by winning a PokerStars Platinum Pass package after topping the Campeonato de España de Poker leaderboard, based upon successful tournament play in a series of PokerStars-sponsored tournaments in Spain throughout 2018.
The Platinum Pass, one of 320 awarded by PokerStars over 2018, was worth $30,000 and included an all-expense paid trip to the Bahamas and a seat in the $25,000 buy-in PSPC event.
Colillas represents PokerStars for the first time today (Monday 11 February) when he returns to defend his title on CEP home-turf at Casino Barcelona, for the €1,010 buy-in high roller event, before taking to the tables at EPT Sochi, which takes place from March 20 to 29 at Casino Sochi.
Addressing a remarkable 2019 thus far, Colillas commented: “I am honoured to join Daniel, Chris and all the members of Team PokerStars, who I have admired as a fan for a very long time.
“This journey has been a dream come true for me, and I hope that I can inspire people the way that I’ve been inspired. Winning the PSPC was thrilling and has changed my life.”
Check out the below video of Colillas coming out on top at the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship.