When Brazil’s legendry poker player Bruno Politano became the nation’s first person to enter the World Series of Poker as a player of November Nine, his supporters at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino filled the Amazon room with cheers and wishes. According to reports, his supporters were with him through every step of the event and stayed with him through wins and losses with music and cheers. Since Bruno has stated that he will bring around 200 supporters with him to the final event in November at the Penn and Teller Theatre, spectators are expecting a South American carnival-like atmosphere.
Bruno’s winning history
He has honed his professional poker prowess with Brazilian gambling legends like Tiago Decano, Andre Akkari, Felipe Ramos, and Mayrinck, and has been playing for over a decade. Bruno’s first major win was in 2013 when he earned the third position at Brazilian Series of Poker Main Event. He followed it up with the eighth position in Latin American Poker Tour IV at Sao Paula and the seventh position in PSOP High Roller Coaster in 2011.
Bruno’s first World Series win was in 2011 when he earned the 148th position and won $2,548, followed by two more wins amounting to $20,148 and $2,708. Even with his short stint, Bruno Palatino has earned himself position of 98th richest in Brazil with earnings of $110,050 with his last winnings.
Bruno’s wins at the main event
Bruno ended the first day as one of 2571 survivors with 66800 chips and managed to survive the second day with 72400 chips, and was at the 1134th position among 1864 players. His third day was a little shaky, at the end of which he was at the 598th position among 746 players. His perseverance on the fourth day helped increase his winning amount to $2.289 million and catapulted him to fifth position among 291 players.
His good fortune stayed through the fifth and sixth days when he pushed his winnings to $5.475 million and later to $11.625 million. Bruno’s finishing position was fourth among 79 players on the fifth day, while on the sixth day he was on top among last27 players. Many admirers felt that he should have not have quit so early on the seventh day as it would have won him more money.