Joao Barbosa Joins CardRunnersJanuary 1, 2012 1:55 pm
Poker training site CardRunners has just announced the addition of a new roster of instructors to their stables of pros, and counted amongst their numbers is none other than Joao Barbosa.
In 2006, the player from Portugal graduated in Computer Engineering and by 2008 was earning a tidy living playing poker. As Barbosa explains:
“I thought of playing poker while I was still in university but I decided to finish up my graduation and even work for a few months. But then I started getting really good results in poker and I decided I had to take that opportunity.”
Since then the 29 year-old has gone on to top the all-time money list of his country, with $1,365,864 in live tournament winning, having earned $684,960 in 2008, $81,486 in 2009, $420,502 in 2010 and $178,917 in 2011.
Counted amongst Joao Barbosa’ victories is a 1st place finish in 2008 at the
$6,700 EPT Polish Open in Warsaw for $462,596, and in 2010 a 1st place finish at the €2,200 EPT San Remo for €275,000 ($394,491).
Joao Barbosa also has an impressive poker resume online and has amassed a further $561,532 in winnings playing under the screen name ‘joaobarb’ mostly on PokerStars.
Nonetheless, the talented Portuguese pro started out his poker career playing cash games, in which he has enjoyed a great deal of success. Barbosa can now be seen regularly at the cash tables, playing PLO and NL with buy-ins ranging from $400 to $5,000. Consequently, his duties at CardRunners will include producing video instruction at 6-max NL Cash Game, as well as MTT video tutorials.
Other players also joining Joao Barbosa at CardRunners, include UK pro Stefan “sh58” Haffner, US pro Christopher “CeeGee” George and Jonas Gjelstad, 20, from Norway.
The players will be releasing their inaugural videos for the site from the beginning of January 2012.