Seat 9: Bruno Politano

Monday, 10 November 2014

Seat 9: Bruno Politano

NN Politano

Age: 30
From: United States
Pre 2014 Main-Event Career Earnings: $335,962
Chips: 21,200,000 (5/9)

Finally, in Seat 9 is Bruno Politano, who is another player to make history – this time as the first ever Brazilian to make the November Nine. Finishing 3rd or higher would catapult Politano to the top of Brazil's all-time money list, and the vast majority of his tournament cashes have been on home turf, with his biggest score being a 3rd place worth $47k in the 2013 Brazilian Series of Poker Main Event. He's also got a wealth of experience online under the moniker 'Foster18', with over $300k in profits.

Politano has been involved in poker for over a decade, but is not a professional player, simply commenting that it is only a nice supplemental income for him. Although he is the shortest stack, it's not by much – he only needs three million to shoot up two places in the chip counts, giving him a decent chance if he manages to come off well in any early tussles.

Tags: WSOP, World Series of Poker, November Nine, Bruno Politano