Partypoker is stepping up its efforts to become the destination of choice for online tournament players by adding Brazilian pro Yuri Dzivielevski to its team of ambassadors.
Dzivielevski, aka theNERDguy, is not only the highest ranked online tournament player in Brazil, but in the world at large. He currently has over $ 14 million in online earnings, along with a host of major titles to his name. His latest achievement is a spot on Team Partypoker alongside other greats in the game, including Patrick Leonard and Isaac Haxton.
Home games in the world # 1
Like many who have gone on to become poker legends, Dzivielevski began playing at home with friends. From there he found a niche online and, right after leaving high school, was in a position where he could play full time. However, unlike most players, building a bankroll was not Dzivielevski’s only goal.
He used poker to support his parents. This strategy clearly earned Dzivielevski good karma points as he quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the best players in Latin America.
– Youri Martins Dzi. (@YuriNerdguy) September 1, 2021
WCOOP titles and WSOP bracelets quickly followed, and today he has over $ 15 million in live and online tournament earnings. Interestingly, Dzivielevski has won the majority of his wins at PokerStars and Natural8.
He won over $ 11 million on these two sites and just under $ 300,000 on Partypoker. However, as the last member of Team Partypoker, he will be spending a lot more time on the site. His first agenda as the new Party Ambassador will play in the ongoing WPT Online World Championships. He will play under his official Team Partypoker nickname, Yuri theNERDguy.
Partypoker uses pros to increase MTT appeal
Dzivielevski will also be a regular on Partypoker’s Twitch channel. In addition to contributing to the existing programming of the shows, it will also create its own exclusive content. While he has yet to say what kind of content he will produce, Partypoker has confirmed that fans will be able to watch Dzivielevski broadcast his tournament sessions.
Dzivielevski called it a “dream come true” to sign for Partypoker and one of the “greatest achievements” of his career. For fans, it will also be a dream come true as they can watch the world’s number one MTT pro do his thing on Twitch, for free.
Dzivielevski’s relationship with Partypoker is expected to extend beyond the basics of patching and streaming a few tournaments on Twitch. Partypoker team members Haxton and Leonard regularly consult with the operator’s management on all matters relating to the site.
CardsChat recently spoke to Leonard about the WPT Online Championships and he told us he was pushing for more MTTs to seven max on Partypoker. This pro-driving strategy has helped Partypoker become a much bigger player on the MTT scene over the past three years.
The addition of Dzivielevski to his pro roster is another positive move in this regard and one that could open more doors for Partypoker in Latin America.