Bjorn "Bjoerni89" Schneider Joins PokerStarsNovember 24, 2011 2:35 pm
PokerStars has just announced that Bjorn “Bjoerni89” Schneider is to become the latest member of Team PokerStars Online.
The 22-year-old pro from Gottingen, Germany, started his PokerStars career a couple of years ago playing nine-man SNGs , but has since become one of the site’s top heads-up sit-and-go specialists.
Bjorn Schneider started out playing $5 SNGs, but by the beginning of this year had moved on to $100 SNGs, and now approaching the end of the year he is currently playing almost exclusively $5k heads-up sit-and-gos.
Schneider has also been ratcheting up VIP Player Points (VPP) along the way and one month made more than 600,000 VPPs. Currently on a tally of 2,700,000 for 2011, Schneider is fast threatening to overtake the annual record set by Kevin ‘WizardOfAhhs’ Thurman of 3,055,385 VPPs, with still a month remaining.
A quick glance of Bjorn “Bjoerni89” Schneider’s statistics on PokerOptimizer may show a loss of $84,044 over 8,357 games with a ROI of -0.3% ROI, but the high amount of rakeback he receives is more than enough to produce a healthy profit for the young pro.
In addition to his heads-up sit-and-go prowess, Schneider has also found success in other formats of poker and even placed 4th at a $215 Sunday Warm-Up, receiving more than $50,000 for his deep run.
When he’s not grinding at the poker tables, Schneider can be found studying history and philosophy, or unwinding playing video games such as World of Warcraft and Starcraft.
Bjorn “Bjoerni89” Schneider now becomes the 26th member of Team PokerStars Online, whose other German players include Sebastian Ruthenberg, Sandra Naujoks and 2011 WSOP Main Event Winner Pius Heinz.