The 2011 World Poker Tour Venice is over as the Main Event has a winner, Edoardo Alescio from Italy. Edoardo wasn't the big favorite to take down the tournament when only 6 players remained. Actually no one believed that an amateur could win the tournament.
But Alescio proved everyone wrong and played amazingly and showed no sign of being nervous. It was very hard to believe that it was[...] Read more » Amateur wins WPT Venice
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 41 (M)
Another proof that online poker creates big champions. Edoardo Alescio did his best to reach the final table and, not being favourite and already having a big prize even if he came out earlier, he continued with the same strategy, showing its not needed to be famous to scare and defeat bigger sharks! But if I was a pro that entered this tourney and have went home soon, I would worry. Its times like this that gives pro players carreer a big shakedown.
Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 57 (M)
Didn't follow the event myself, but it's reads like this that makes us all think just a little about "what if one of us was there". It only takes the right steps, the right wins and the right time. Everyone here has played outstanding poker at times and it's guys like Edoardo that makes it worth the fantasy thoughts. Congrats to him!
Joined: May '08
Age: 37 (M)
most of pros were amateurs before they won something big- so i dont see any difference here- its not like this dude was a tennis amateur playing and winning against federer...in poker pro vs amateur is a lot thinner line so no surprises here...
Joined: Mar '11
Age: 37 (M)
increasingly proving that poker requires a lot of skill, in what other sport can you see an amateur coming to an achievement at this level? only poker for enabling some anonymous athletes compete with high-level of the sport, my congratulations to the winner and he is another example that we are all in battle there is room for everyone