partypoker has added another high roller to their impressive sponsored pro team, with Benjamin Pollak joining from France. The appointment comes amid partypoker EU’s POWERFEST festivities promising €5m in guarantees in France, and €4.5m in Spain.
Pollak spent his early years working his magic on the stage, and will now swing his wand on the partypoker online platform alongside the likes of Anatoly Filatov, Dzmitry Urbanovich and Philipp Gruissem.
The French star first came to prominence on the World Poker Tour (WPT) where a batch of near misses catapulted him into the purview of the poker media such as finishing fourth in WPT Prague (2011), and second in WPT Barcelona (2013). But he hit the big time in 2017 finishing third in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event for $3.5m.
Pollak took the confidence gained from that WSOP Main Event run and spun it up on the European Poker Tour (EPT) High Roller scene, collected a whole host of fantastic results including winning a €50,000 Super High Roller in Barcelona for $1.1m. Pollak has also binked decent scores stateside including winning an event during the 2018 US Poker Open. His most recent victory came last year, taking down a €25,000 High Roller during EPT Monte Carlo.
“I’m thrilled and very excited to join the partypoker team,” said Pollak. “They’ve supported players from the beginning and see the game as I do. I couldn’t be happier to support them and be part of this great adventure. See you all around the tables!”
Pollak isn’t the only Frenchman representing partypoker. Lilian ‘Clae’ Erdmann and Julien Achard-Stropoli represent the Twitch team, and the legendary Bruno Fitoussi sits on the advisory board.
It’s not the first time that Pollak has represented an online gambling brand, having spent time promoting Betclic and Everest Poker back in the day.