Ramón Colillas is a professional poker player with Team PokerStars Pro. He is known for his competitive streak and determination, as well as his ability to win big tournaments around the world. Representing his home country of Spain, Ramón Colillas is grabbing the attention of the media and is quickly gathering a huge fan base. His journey is an inspiring and remarkable tale of triumph, despite the beginning not turning out quite the way he had hoped it would. Ramón Colillas is known for his humility and warm personality, and is a shining example of the professional poker circuit.
|Professional Poker Player
|33 years old (as in 2021)
Ramón Colillas wasn’t always set on being a poker pro, he actually started out dreaming of playing professional soccer in his homeland of Spain. He attended the University of Vic in Barcelona, where he studied a degree in Sports Science, before using his determination and competitive streak to play in some minor league football teams. However, his dreams of playing on the international stage were shattered when he blew out his knee and shredded his ligaments during a match, putting a stop to his footballing career before it had even begun. He thought about becoming an engineer, but his competitive streak took him down a different path.
After turning his hand to personal training, he found a new passion at the online poker table. He began playing freerolls and started winning regularly. He moved to an old village called Puig-Reig, a small town with a population of 4,400, where he opened a gym. His gym was a huge success and Colillas found himself working non-stop to keep up with the demands of owning a small business. In his time off he would study poker and work on his game, dreaming of being able to play full time. Eventually, he tried to make this dream into a reality; however, at first, it wasn’t particularly successful. He lost a lot of money and was on the road to ruin until a mentor stepped in and coached him on improving his game.
Following a string of online tournament successes over a period of 12 months in his home country of Spain, he became the Spanish Poker Champion and topped the national leader board. He joined a record-breaking 831 other players who played at the Campeonato España de Poker (CEP), finishing 76th out of 204 on the first day. On day two, he finished 34th out of 40 but by day three he came into his own, knocking out four of the final six players to leave him head-to-head with Jordi Conejos. The players reached an agreement and headed to the second leg in Alicante as co-leaders; however, it wasn’t until Colillas won the Barcelona leg that it became apparent that he was onto a winning streak.
Team PokerStars Pro
Colillas next bagged himself a Platinum Pass which took him to the Bahamas to play in the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship. The buy-in for this tournament was $25,000 and it featured a whole host of some of the world’s best poker players. Despite the competition, he managed to win first place and take home the $5.1m prize.
Following on from his success in the Bahamas, Ramón Colillas joined Team PokerStars Pro and became an ambassador for the world’s biggest online poker room. He competed in the European Poker Tour in Sochi and Monte Carlo before meeting his rivals in Madrid for the European Poker Tour Open. He has been compared to poker players such as Chris Moneymaker, and while he might not be playing against poker fans such as Bill Gates and Kevin Hart, he is certainly making a name for himself on the professional circuit.
With more than 6,300 followers on Twitter and 6,000 on Instagram, Ramón Colillas has an enthusiastic online following who like to check in with the poker star’s adventures and tournament updates. He regularly posts pictures of his sun-drenched holidays, lavish hotels, and beautiful homes, allowing us all a glimpse into the life of a poker pro.
Stay tuned to see what’s next for Ramón Colillas!