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Rolands Norietis

Last Updated on June 10, 2024

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Latvia’s Rolands Norietis is putting his country on the poker map and is twelfth on the Latvia All-Time Money List. With nearly 50 tournaments under his belt, Norietis is quickly becoming a household name in international events like WSOP Las Vegas, USOP Ha Noi, and WPT Cambodia. 

Embarking on his professional poker career in 2011, Norietis immediately made a splash, securing a € 12,060 cash (USD 17,147) at the WPT Vienna Main Event. This was just the beginning of a series of impressive victories, including three other five-digit wins at EPT Tallinn, the ACF Recurring Tournaments in Paris, and the IPC Tour in Malta, leaving the poker community intrigued by his potential.

Though his poker credits from 2011 to 2014 were relatively scarce, Norietis’ career flourished in 2019, with multiple appearances in competitions throughout America.

Norietis enjoyed two of his biggest cashes in 2023 when he placed third in the WPT Prime Cambodia Nagaworld Millions, earning USD 22,600, and fourth in the High Roller Dark Knight by Domusbet event in the Battle of Malta, cashing € 28,040 (USD 29,777).

In 2024, Norietis powered through a deep run at JIPT Jeju with winnings of KRW 46,000,000 (USD 34,058), bringing his total live earnings up to USD 289,207.

WPT Prime Cambodia: Main Event draws 1,011 total entries, 128 into Day 2; Rolands Norietis bags NLH 2-Day, closes in on Kiale Matthews in POF race

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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