Simon Hemsworth Signs With PKRApril 12, 2013 2:21 pm
Innovative poker room PKR.com has just announced that the latest addition to its team of pros is the UK cash game specialist, Simon Hemsworth.
The 29 year old has been playing poker for more than 10 years, and has since gained a reputation on PKR for being a fierce online competitor. Known online as Rhymenoceros, Hemsworth can regularly be seen playing at the highest cash game stakes, although 6-max $5/$10 No Limit Hold’em would seem to be his current game of choice.
As the latest member of Team PKR Pro, Simon Hemsworth will now be expected to play in various live tournaments representing the site. However, Hemsworth’s record shows he has earned just $23,791 from live tournaments since 2010, a situation he hopes soon to correct. As the London-based pro explains:
“As a Team Pro I want to help represent a brand I have had great affection for over the last few years. I have played almost exclusively on PKR for a long time now and made some great friends here. One of my main aims while working with PKR is to improve my live tournament record, so let’s hope for deep runs in the near future.”
News of Simon Hemsworth signing with the online poker room was announced at PKR Live 2013, which was hosted at London’s Aspers Stratford Casino. Hemsworth now joins a a talented team of professionals which includes the likes of EPT champion Vladimir Geshkenbein, WSOP Europe bracelet winner Scott Shelley, cash game specialist Sofia Lovgren and Marc Barille.
Commenting on their latest recruit to Team PKR, Head of PR at PKR, Dan Grant, said: “Simon has been one of the brightest online stars at PKR over the last few years and we know he has what it takes to make his mark in the live arena. More importantly, he’s a fantastic bloke with a great work ethic, and a great example to others who want to achieve success in poker.”