Meet the OneTimePoker Ambassadors!

Our Ambassadors are some of the most accomplished and popular poker players from around the globe. They are also top citizens of the poker community. At OTP we want you to be enriched by playing with them, learning from them, and interacting with them. When you see an OTP pro at the table, feel free to chat with them and ask them any questions you might have. We will also be creating unique opportunities during our tournaments for you to earn coaching, special experiences, and rewards our Ambassadors, too! At OTP we want to get to know you, and allow you to get to know us, and the front line of that effort is our Ambassador Team! *

Mexico

My name is Jacobo Montoya, I am 29 and go by the screennames jakobgold on stars, and Iamsatoshi on GG network. I am from Celaya Mexico but will probably move to Tulum or Playa Del Carmen early next year. I started playing poker 12 years ago but have been playing professionally for around 5 years ago. I started playing poker because I loved the psychological part of the game. My biggest cashes online include second place in the ACR 100k for 12k, won the bigger 44 twice this year for $9k each, and am currently ranked 3rd in Mexico's leaderboard (according to pocketfives). I have a triple crown on pocketfives and over $1 million in cash winnings. I like to play and watch sports – futbol is my passion! I am a big Chelsea fan. I have a Belgian girlfriend and I love traveling around the world. I enjoy beer and being social and joking around with my friends - I consider myself a funny person! I have a degree in International Trading and a Business Diploma.

Peru

My name is Ewald Mahr, also known as SPEWTARD (or “spew” to all my friends). I am from Lima, Perú. I started playing poker almost 10 years ago. I am a former cash game player who made it up to 3/6 6max and was trying some shots to 5/10 when Black Friday happened. It didn’t affect me, but it did affect the games, so around 2015 I took the jump to MTTs as main grind. My biggest score so far is coming in 1st place at the Sunday Million for $155k but I’ve also won a Sunday Major in almost every site, including: Warm-Up at WPN for 43k, Title Fight at partypoker for 41k, and the Sunday Challenge at 888 for 15k. My total cashes are about $1,300,000. During my free time I like to play Hearthstone and Payday2 so if anyone wants to challenge me or join me in a heist, I’m super down for it! I also play guitar and piano, do magic tricks mostly with cards and also enjoy going far from the city to discover new places. Before poker, I was an IT technician, but even though I love computers and everything about them, poker has given me a lot of awesome friends and experiences.

Sweden

My name is Cecilia Nordenstam and I am from Sweden. I started to play poker around the millennium; first some live poker and then trying my luck online. Poker was appealing to me because it combined my loves of gambling and math. My first month online was a thrill! I won about $25,000 from tournaments and spent it all on trips to New York, Las Vegas and California. I went back to university for a few months, and then I got a poker sponsor offer that I could not resist! I played a lot of live tournaments for a couple of years. I cashed in the first five in a row WPT events I played. Besides poker I have also been working in the music- and fashion industries. Apart from poker, I have a passion for music, dance, and art. I love spending time with my two sons, Noah and Hugo.

Canada

My name is Danny “DannyN13” Noseworthy and I am a 30-year-old professional poker player, instructor for Tournament Poker Edge, and poker coach from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, Canada. I got into poker by hosting $5 games on the pool table in my parent’s basement most days after school. Not long after, I started to deposit funds online and dabble in turbo SNGs. Since then, I have amassed almost $3,000,000 in online tournament winnings. In my career I have final tabled many of online poker's most prestigious events, including WCOOP, SCOOP and FTOPs. My biggest online score came in September 2015 in the $1050 WCOOP Turbo for $90,500. Besides crushing the virtual felt, I have also had some good success on the live scene. With $159,465 in cashes according to Hendon Mob, my biggest feat is winning the Canada Cup in the Bahamas in 2013 for over $40,000. I am married and have a 2-year-old son named Lincoln. I am an avid Blue Jays baseball fan, and in my spare time I enjoy playing guitar, hanging with the boys, working out, travelling, and, most of all, spending time with my family.

England

My name is Catherine Ivgi, I am 37. I play as Keti140679 on stars. I am from London, UK. I started playing poker around 5 years ago and turned professional last year. I was playing online for fun when I was pregnant with my little daughter and fell in love with the game. I started playing live events in our local casino and was getting to FT a lot so decided to play bigger buy ins. My biggest win live was at Kings Casino Deepstack where I came in first for $24,000. I’m currently ranked 2nd in the UK for female poker players, according Hendon Mob. My biggest cash online is a first-place win in Wcoop 2018 6Max for $57,000. I am a beautician, mom of 2 amazing children: a 15-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. I enjoy traveling around the world on poker tours and being social.

United Kingdom

My name is Sylvia Hewitt. I am from Sheffield in the UK. I play both online and live tournaments and between the two have around one million in cashes. I also enjoy playing cash games. I have been playing around 6 years more seriously the past 5 years. Before poker I ran a nightclub in Yorkshire UK. I initially started play when becoming pregnant with my daughter Storm playing very low stakes and in a short period of time got progressively better and won packages to play in Melbourne, Macau and Barcelona . Playing them events deepened the heart and love for poker and I started studying and taking poker more seriously. I became sponsored around 4 years ago and have had opportunities to travel the world to the likes of the Caribbean , Vegas, Sochi and around Europe resulting in some very nice cashes and deep runs coming second to Stefan Schillhabel in a DTD deepstack for $40k then winning the exact same event the following year for around $60k the week after taking down the Venetian ladies event for $20k. Aside from poker I love travelling , music, art and reading and have an interest in History and politics. And above all having fun with my two girls.

Canada

My name is Chris Conley and am 32 years old, married, and have 4 kids. I play on many poker sites, usually under the names ChristaBorg, Sykedupp, or 1_christa_b_1. I’m from Vancouver Canada, currently living in Prince George. I started playing poker about 12 years ago when I became of legal age to gamble. I played online MTTs and live 200NL and 500NL. I made over $200,000 in my first couple years before Black Friday in April of 2011. When poker got harder, I went through a period of 2 years where I made very little money. In 2014, I dedicated myself to studying and improving, learning about the more complicated parts of poker. Since then, I’m back to beating the game for the same rate as I did in 2009-2010. My biggest online cashes are all in the 14-16k range, and include winning the PS $1.10 3x Rebuy, 2nd in the Sunday Kickoff, 5th in the FTP $162 150k, 5th in the FTP Sunday Brawl, and winning the 888 Sunday Turbo Megadeep. I have 2 notable live cashes: winning a Rio Daily $235 during the 2016 WSOP for 14k and coming 3rd in the Muckleshoot Main Event in Washington for 11k. I have over $2 Million in online cashes and am knocking on the door for top 50 in Canada on pocketfives. I also have 1 triple crown to my name. I stream on twitch at twitch.tv/christaborg, where I share my poker knowledge and entertain my audience. Outside of poker, I am an avid golfer and enjoy 5-pin bowling. During the summer months, you can bet that any day I take off poker is spent on the golf course! I also make sure to dedicate as much free time as possible to my wife and 4 children, all while attending college part-time to attain my Business Management Degree.

*Disclosure: In order to facilitate our OTP Ambassadors interaction with our customers at all levels of buy-ins, OTP provides our Ambassador team with tournament tickets at our expense and receives a percentage of any winnings back from them. In no way does this affect our interest in our Ambassadors’ winning prize money, as a significant amount of any winnings is committed back to our network promotions pool. As a white label of MPN, OTP has no ability to affect the RNG or any other aspect of play or results. In addition, OTP does not provide or permit Ambassador re-entries for any given tournament which is a distinct disadvantage to the Ambassador versus the field.