The 6th Italian to ever win a Gold Bracelet in the history of the WSOP was declared the winner of the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em event #44 which concluded late on Tuesday eve.
Rocco Palumbo of Genoa was the last remaining player of the 2,949 entrants that battled it out for three long days at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Besides the Gold Bracelet, Palumbo left the ESPN Main stage with $464,464 in prize money and could proudly enter the exclusive group of Italian WSOP winners which up until Tuesday eve only included Valter Farina, Dario Minieri, Dario Alioto, Jeffrey Lisandro and Max Pescatori.
Palumbo's previous WSOP record shows a 81st placement in this year's No-Limit Hold'em event #41 which earned him $8,791.
The runner up was the american poker pro Nelson Robinson whose past WSOP merits dates back to 2009 and includes 6 cashes and total earnings of $262,381.