Rolf Slotboom

Born in 1973, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Rolf Slotboom is a Dutch poker player, writer, and commentator.


In the summer of 1995, while a student Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam, he started working as a dealer at the Concord Card Casino. After the casino was closed down, he took up an offer to move to Concord’s parent company in Vienna, Austria. Despite being happy dealing, he still wanted to make his living as a player so, in 1998, he decided to try.

He was profitable right from the beginning despite having limited knowledge compared to seasoned professionals. At first, he only played low-limit hold’em and stud. His initial nickname was “Ace”, because when he started out, he played extremely tight. As his experience grew and his results continued to improve, he gradually worked his way up to middle limits. He also discovered pot-limit games, which he did very well at - especially pot-limit Omaha - while still working hard on improving at the other games.

His skill as a player, and his results, continually improve. He has added a few tournament wins to his resume and has established a reputation for himself as a solid and steady player. In 2005, he was named the first “Dutch Poker Champion” by winning the Holland Casino Poker Championships.

As of 2008 he has 12 WSOP cashes and total live tournament poker earnings exceed $ 440,000.


At the end of 2000, he began writing about poker. He had a regular column for Poker Digest magazine, a column for Card Player, and also did teaching for Poker School Online. In addition to finding writing fun, his writing carries the added benefit of helping himself develop into a better player.

Slotbloom has 4 books to his credit: Secrets of Professional Pot-Limit Omaha, Secrets of Professional Poker 1, Hold'em on the Come: Limit Hold'em Strategy for Drawing Hands (co-authored with Dew Mason), and Pokerface (in Dutch).

One of his goals as a writer is to make pot-limit poker - one of the most exciting forms of poker - as popular in the U.S. as it is in Europe, as well as the promotion of poker as a sport. One of his goals as a player is to simply make as much money as he can.


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Rolf Slotboom

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