Jaime Staples

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Jaime Staples
Born (1991-05-27) May 27, 1991 (age 27)
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s)0 [1]
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)2
European Poker Tour
Money finish(es)1
Information accurate as of 1 April 2019.

Jaime Staples (born May 27, 1991) also known by his alias Jimmy is a Canadian poker player from Alberta, Canada who specializes in live streaming of online multi-table tournaments on Twitch.tv.[2][3] With over 112,000 followers on Twitch Jaime is one of the biggest poker streamers, behind Jason Somerville, in 2016.[4] He primarily plays on PokerStars and became a 'Friend of PokerStars' in April 2015.[5][6] Since joining PokerMarket in October 2015 he regularly sells action for tournaments he streams on Twitch.tv.[7]

As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $9,000 and his online tournament net cashes exceed $550,000.[8] He also specializes in holding auctions for his online poker action, many times reaching 2.5x markup or higher.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Birthed with the name James Staples, as of August 2016, he began daily vlogging, documenting various minutiae of life as a poker player, as well as his attempts to lose weight and quit smoking.[10]

In September 2016, Staples moved from his home city of Lethbridge Alberta to Calgary, Alberta, then to Montreal, Quebec, along with his brother Matt and his good friend, Big Brother Canada contestant Kevin Martin. All three stream poker regularly on Twitch.tv.

Jaime Staples is the oldest of four siblings; Chris Staples, Matty Staples and Amy Staples. On March 25, 2018, Jamie and his brother Matt won a $150,000 prop bet with Bill Perkins by weighing within one pound of each other precisely a year after the commencement of the bet.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wsop.com/players/profile/?playerid=169212
  2. ^ Alexander Villegas (2015-07-05). "Jaime Staples Brings Twitch Revolution to 2015 World Series of Poker". Pokerlistings. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  3. ^ Sean Fitzgerald (2015-06-08). "Jaime Staples courts poker fans with Twitch". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  4. ^ "Jaime Staples Followers on Twitch".
  5. ^ Chad Holloway (2015-04-08). "PokerStars Announces Twitch Streamer Jaime Staples as latest 'Friend of PokerStars'". PokerNews Global. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  6. ^ Jaime Staples (2015-04-08). "PokerStaples teams up with PokerStars". PokerStars. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  7. ^ "Jaime Staples Profile on PokerMarket".
  8. ^ "JAIMESTAPLES Poker Results and Statistics". Official Poker Rankings. Retrieved 2015-09-08.
  9. ^ Weldon, Alex (2015-10-08). "Jaime Staples Joins the Action Auction Trend". Part Time Poker. Retrieved 2016-04-22.
  10. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVn0frDy-M
  11. ^ Bartley, Stephen (2018-03-26). "Ultimate Sweat: The full story". Pokerstars Blog. Retrieved 2018-04-02.

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