Max Pescatori's WSOP Hat Trick

Max Pescatori's WSOP Hat Trick

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Max Pescatori has entered the World Series of Poker record books after becoming the first Italian player to win three bracelets.

The 44-year-old completed his hat trick in the $1,500 Razz Championship Event, topping a 462-runner field to walk away with a first prize of $155,947.

The man from Milan won his first bracelet in 2006 after taking down the $2,500 NLHE event and followed it up two years later with a triumph in the $2,500 mixed PLO/Hold'em.

“It’s been a while,” Pescatori told “This is very sweet, that’s for sure. I’ve done good here, but nothing matches winning. I knew this game was strong for me, so I felt that this gave me a good chance to get my third in this one.”

The recent Razz triumph takes Pescatori's WSOP earnings up to an impressive $1,846,021. He joins an illustrious list of former Razz winners that includes the likes of Huck Seed, Doyle Brunson, TJ Cloutier, Phil Hellmuth, Frank Kassela and Barry Greenstein.

A hat tip too to Eli Elezra whose fifth place finish took his WSOP earnings past the $1m mark.

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