When the 2014 WSOP Main Event final table was formed, one thing became immediately clear: this is one of the most internationally diverse final tables in history. Brazil, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and USA are all represented in the 2014 November Nine. And if there’s one player here who’s more passionate about representing his country than anybody else, it’s Bruno Politano.
The Ceara, Brazil native has stressed in recent interviews that becoming the first Brazilian to make the November Nine isn’t just an accomplishment that he shares for himself. “Brazil is a community of brothers,” he stated. “Everybody supports everybody. Brazilian guys rail for the other, pray for the other. If you are good, everybody’s good. It’s a powerful moment for Brazilians. It’s not my dream come true – it’s a country dream come true.”
Politano continued on this theme by discussing how he believes everybody feels like they’re winning when he does. “Brazil is good vibrations…one Brazilian is winning, everybody is winning. It’s feeling happy for me,” he exclaimed. “If you’ve seen all the messages that I received, you don’t believe it – because I don’t believe it. It’s amazing.”
As for his background, Politano is an amateur poker player who had 10 live cashes (mostly in Brazil) and $110,054 in winnings before the Main Event. His primary job is running a store that sells purses, belts, shoes and women’s clothing. But now that he’s eyeing at least $730,725 in the Main Event, Politano is thinking about pursuing a pro poker career.
He’s still alive for the $10 million first-place prize as well. But Politano has his work cut out for him here because he’s currently ninth in chips with 12,125,000 chips. But then again, at least the Brazilian isn’t lagging too far behind since its a pretty tight pack, with Jorryt van Hoof and his 38.375 million stack leading everybody. Plus Politano will have one of the biggest and wildest rails out of anybody in the 2014 November Nine. After all, he’s got an entire country rooting for him!