A November Niner a Day- Bruno Politano

In this section of a ‘November Niner-a day‘ we profile the final 9 poker players who have made it to the 2014 November Nine. Bruno Politano is the lone Brazilian who will take to the felt in the Penn and Teller Theater in Las Vegas and try to capture the most coveted WSOP Bracelet. He is the first player from Brazil to make the final cut of the WSOP Main Event and will defintely have a massive rail making a lot of noise behind him. Read his poker journey here.

Name Bruno Palitano
Poker Nickname Quake/Foster
Born Ceara, Brazil
Place of Residence Ceara, Brazil
Age 31
WSOP Bracelet None
WSOP Cashes 4
Live Tournament Earnings $840,779

novemberbrunoBruno Politano was born on 15th October 1983 in Ceara, Brazil. He studied at Colegio 7 de Setembro in Fortaleza, Brazil and has been playing Poker for around 12 years and is the first ever Brazilian to make the November Nine. He is currently ranked 5th in Brazilian all-time money list with $840,779 in live earnings. He starts the 2014 November Nine as the short stack with around 12 Million chips but with the Brazilian rail at his side can do wonders.

Before his deep run in 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event, Politano’s largest cash was for $47,493 for acquiring third-place in 2013 Brazilian Series of Poker Main Event (BSOP), which was held in Florianopolis. Politano had his first WSOP cash in the 2011 WSOP when he was placed 148th in a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event for $2,548. In 2014, Politano returned to Las Vegas and earned two more small cashes prior to the Main Event – 17th in Event #39 $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $20,148 and 135th in Event #58 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max for $2,708. Politano plays with the screen-name foster18 on PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker and has $304,688 in earnings. His biggest online winning is being the runner-up in FTOPS event held in 2010 for $94,000.

Notable Victories –    

  • 2014 WSOP Event #65 $10,000 World Championship – No Limit Hold’em 9th place: $730,725
  • 2013 BSOP Main Event R$2,200 No Limit Hold’em 3rd place: $47,493
  • 2012 BSOP 6 Max Event R$870+130 No Limit Hold’em 2nd place: $18,555
  • 2011 BSOP High Rollers Event R$3,000+400 No Limit Hold’em 7th place: $10,594
  • 2011 Latin American Poker Tour IV – Brazil R$4,600+400 No Limit Hold’em Main Event 8th place: $27,206

The other 2014 November Niners profiles covered in our ‘Countdown to November Nine 2014’ can be accessed here-

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