On the last day of partypoker's 2018 Caribbean Poker Party festival, one of the poker room's very own ambassadors nabbed the top spot of the $10,000 High Roller event for a whopping $450,000 payday!
The event drew a field of 196 players in total, and Romanello from Wales beat Italian Mustapha Kanit in a heads-up match after they agreed on an ICM (independent chip model) arrangement. A bit of money was still at stake aside from the trophy, and both players went on with the match in a friendly and humorous mood. In the end Romanello's A-K defeated Kanit's K-deuce, thus finishing the tournament during the wee hours of the morning.
Roberto Romanello's highest live cash payout was when he won 1st place in December 2010 at the EPT 7 Prague $5,300 NLHE Main Event for $846,180.
Even if $450k isn't his best live cash ever on his poker career, Romanello was very elated to have won the partypoker-brand trophy. Still, the first prize in this event is one of his largest cashes he has won so far.
In a way, Roberto Romanello's entrance to the world of poker is pretty much like how Sam Trickett did it. Romanello picked up poker in 2005 after a sports-related injury sidelined him for three months, whereas Trickett suffered a severe knee injury playing football and he also started to play poker in 2005.
Romanello is currently in 1st place on the Wales All Time Money List.