Jaime Staples

Staples has brought low to mid-stakes poker to a huge audience with his streaming on Twitch TV with a combination of great analysis and fun-to-watch commentary.

The 25-year old Canadian pro (twenty six tomorrow as I write this, Jaime being born in Alberta on May 27th 1991) has brought low to mid-stakes poker to a huge audience with his streaming on Twitch TV with a combination of great analysis and fun-to-watch commentary.

His live resume is very unusual for someone with so many fans, less than $50,000 to his name over the last 4 years but online he is close to being a millionaire in earnings, finding a niche market among those who like to see players who they have a decent chance of emulating.

The Albertan had dreams of becoming a professional golfer in his youth, following a stint at the University of Lethbridge, but as with so many, when poker entered his life it took over – some big wins in the PokerStars Big $109 helping him to make the decision that a poker life was the correct route to take.

 He was signed up by PokerStars as a ‘Friend’ in 2015, his Twitch streaming quickly coming to the attention of the world’s leading poker site and the streaming on Twitch TV also gave rise to his vlogging on YouTube.

From August 2016 his personal life became the subject of almost as much discussion as his poker, Jaime chronicling his efforts to give up cigarettes and more recently entering a prop bet with Bill Perkins, which sees him currently trying to lose weight – just as his younger brother and fellow poker streamer Matty tries to gain weight.

Jaime and his brother Matty were joined by fellow pro and recent Big Brother Canada winner Kevin Martin in a special ‘grindhouse’ in Montreal, from where Jaime streamed a 30-day Christmas Challenge, playing every day for his fans.

A few months later, in early 2017, Jaime and brother Matty took the plunge and moved to the Austrian capital of Vienna, the PokerStars Team Online pro telling Jack Stanton on the site’s blog: "I'm loving it. It's so amazing - very different from Canada, but at the same time that's what I'm looking for when I'm travelling. I'm really falling in love with the lifestyle that people lead there. It's a lot of fun."

A third brother, Chris, joined them in Vienna, but with visas being whatv they are the next is set to be Croatia for the poker family tour as Jaime aims to “grow our global audience”.

Aside from grinding the poker tables, streaming and vlogging his way as he goes, Jaime still enjoying playing and watching golf whenever he has the chance as well as enjoying movies, television, art and theater.

It’s a ‘boy-done-good’ story, with Jaime being one of those cheerful and sensitive people who does his best to share a fantastic lifestyle with all those who support him along the way.

Whether he makes it to the heights of global poker superstar or not is a question for the future, but as he explained to Brad Willis back in 2015 before his career really took off: "I try to make a conscious effort to not idolize anyone in the poker world, because I want to be that guy who plays the biggest stakes. I try to not put people on a pedestal anymore."

Read More
1 year ago1,149Bellagio1,

Published 1 year ago

Jaime Staples VLOG: Costa Rica!

The guys are still in Costa Rica and today the time has come for the team to get back their belongings from the British Virgin Isl...

1 year ago1,113BDJB,

Published 1 year ago

PokerStaples Stream Highlights: How to Crack Kings!!!

The guys have settled in Costa Rica and Jaime has loaded up a Sunday online MTT session on PokerStars! Playing anything from $5-$5...

1 year ago1,190BDJB,

Published 1 year ago

Jaime Staples VLOG: Stranded In Costa Rica

The team arrive in Costa Rica but are greeted with a storm which means no wifi and no electricity in their new stream house! ...

1 year ago1,466BDJB,

Published 1 year ago

Jaime Staples VLOG: Moving to Costa Rica!

The new stream house heads to Costa Rica as brothers Jaime and Matt Staples will move in with Lex Veldhuis and Jeff Gross to conti...

1 year ago1,041BDJB,

Published 1 year ago

Jaime Staples VLOG: Ice Hockey Day Out!

Jaime Staples is back with another daily vlog and this time he and his crew head to the Montreal Canadians vs Ottawa Senators Ice ...

1 year ago1,350BDJB,

Published 1 year ago

Jaime Staples VLOG: Shopping Trip!

Jaime Staples hits the shops to find some new clothes which fit his recently acquired smaller frame (thanks to his $150k ultimate ...

1 year ago904BDJB,

Published 1 year ago

Jaime Staples VLOG: Day Out In Montreal!

Jaime Staples is back with another daily VLOG and this time he is on the hunt for the best sandwich and gym in Montreal as he cont...

1 year ago1,262BDJB,

Published 1 year ago

Jaime Staples VLOG: Heads Up For $23k!

In today's VLOG Jaime Staples takes us behind the scenes as he plays a full Sunday schedule live on Twitch! Running deep in t...

1 year ago3,548BDJB,

Published 1 year ago

Jaime Staples VLOG: Girlfriend Tries Canadian Foods!

Team PokerStars pro, Twitch legend and content creator Jaime Staples is back with another daily VLOG brought to you from his tempo...

1 year ago1,069Bellagio1,

Published 1 year ago

PokerStaples Stream Highlights!

The WCOOP is still here and Jaime is playing in 2 high stakes events today! These highlights show off his biggest hands, toughest ...

YouTube Republish Poker Videos

YouTube restored Jaime Staples’ videos and removed the strike on Gripsed Poker

YouTube Cracks Down On Poker Videos

In the very same evening, three big poker YouTubers had videos taken down

Thirst Lounge Launches a New YouTube Channel

The new Thirst Lounge will be fresh faces streaming and producing quality video content

partypoker TeamOnline Pros Keep On Winning

partypoker must be pleasantly surprised at how well the team pros have performed

Business & Industry, 3 months ago

Jaime Staples Joins His Brother Matt in the partypoker Team Online Stable

Jaime will officially join brother Matt and the rest of the talented squad on May 4th this year

The Future of PokerStars Pros: What Are They Now Looking for?

Is PokerStars changing tack on their policies?

The Full PokerStars Pro Roster & Who We Think Leaves Next

It’s been a busy news month so far for PokerStars

Top 5 Poker Twitch Streamers of 2018

These 5 poker Twitch streamers reached a wider audience by playing the same game in their own unique ways