Koen de Visscher

  • Born: 1985-08-24, Brussels

    Koen de Visscher is a young online poker player from Belgium that only recently started playing live events. He bubbled his first event but has shown some amazing results since.

  • Koen de Visscher has not yet won a live poker tournament, but he is a rising star nevertheless. Moreover, he has won massive tournament online and he is still very young. At the moment he represents Poker770 Team of pros in live tournaments all over the world.

    Koen de Visscher Personal Life

    Koen De Visscher was born in Brussels in 1985, on 24 August. He started playing poker when he was 22 which is a little later compared to most youngsters nowadays (most of them even start under aged). He started out when he met one of poker players while travelling in Costa Rica in 2006 who taught him the rules of the game.

    He now lives with his girlfriend in Wilsele near Leuven, Belgium.

    Koen de Visscher in Poker

    After the trip to Costa Rica in 2006, he became interested in the game and after a year he started playing poker in €5 home games with friends. As he became more skilled he began playing online poker and has been playing regularly ever since. He's now a full time player. His main focus are tournaments.

    Even though he was the bubble boy (the last man before payouts) in the very first big tournament he played – EPT Season 7 Barcelona it must have only been a motivation for him. Because in a few months he found his winning ways after two unsuccessful events EPT in Deauville and the WPT Amneville..

    EPT Season 7 Barcelona Bubble time:

    EPT Snowfest was the next event for de Visscher and he bested the whole field only to end in 3rd place for €147.000. That was a great start for the players from Belgium but certainly only the beginning. Since then he has also finished in the money several times for over €50.000:

    • EPT Barcelona for €16,000
    • EPT Loutraki for €8,700
    • EPT Deauville for €20,000.
    Once he has also won a $1.000 buy-in SCOOP event in Pokerstars in 2011 for $92. Overall, hes has accumulated over €500.000 in online poker tournament cashes.

    Koen de Visscher as Poker770 Team Pro

    Poker770 is a popular poker site having 22 players as their sponsored pos. Along with Koen de Visscher the most popular poker players in the Team Pro include Sonia Kovac, Jamel Maistriaux, Julian Herold, J.M. Vanderborne and others.

    Koen de Visscher was inducted into Poker770 Team Pro for his online poker finishes and long before he managed to snatch some deep runs in European Poker Tour.

    Conclusion

    Koen De Visscher is not a widely known poker player. At least outside Europe But being a sponsored poker pro is not easy and only the most skillful players get these contracts. We wish him many wins in his poker career.