Poker is a staggeringly famous game in Brazil in both the live and online circles. While signing into your number one legitimate poker application or site, you can be sure that there’ll be a large group of Brazilian poker players in the money game and competition anterooms.
It’s prevalence in the nation is additionally helped by the way that Neymar Jr, the country’s greatest star and one of the most renowned soccer players on earth, is likewise an immense poker devotee. The Paris Saint-Germain forward has been a here and there again PokerStars representative, first addressing the web-based stage in 2015 preceding rejoining the brand in 2020. Neymar Jr additionally as of late piled up two last table appearances in PokerStars’ Winter Series for a consolidated payout of $149,562.
With a populace of more than 200 million, there is additionally an abundance of poker ability in the South American state. Brazil has 15 World Series of Poker wristbands to it’s name from 14 distinct players, two of which are remembered for this rundown.
To assist us with getting the best understanding into Brazilian poker players, we talked with Superpoker Editor in Chief Gabriel Grilo. So moving right along, the following are five Brazilians we ought to look out for in 2022!
Yuri “TheNERDGuy” Dzivielevski
The main double cross Brazilian WSOP champ, Yuri Dzivielevski is an outright behemoth with regards to poker. The previous #1 positioned player on the PocketFives Online Poker Rankings has more than $15 million in all-time income and sits in eighth-put on Brazil’s All Time Money List.Not only a master of No Limit Hold’em, Dzivielevski is particularly skilled in Mixed Games, proven by the fact that his first bracelet came at the 2019 WSOP where he won Event #51: $2,500 Mixed Omaha8/Stud8 for $213,750. A year later, in the WSOP Online at GGPoker, he snagged his second WSOP title after taking down Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS for a further $221,557.
Most of Dzivielevski earnings have come from the virtual felt, where he operates under “TheNERDGuy” alias. In September 2021, his services were acquired by partypoker, where he is their latest Team Pro ambassador.
Pedro “pvigar” Garagnani
For those who are familiar with the upper echelons of online poker , you’re likely aware of the name Pedro “pvigar” Garagnani. The online high stakes pro has $8.4 million in earnings from the virtual felt and was recently named online player of the year for 2021.In the space of 12 months, Garagnani picked up a PokerStars WCOOP title, two WPTDeepstacks High Roller titles, a Turbo Series win, a GGPoker WSOP High Roller victory, and a runner-up finish in the GGPoker Super MILLION$.
Surprisingly, Garagnani only has $79,481 in live cashes with all of them in taking place in either his native Brazil or Argentina. That could all change in 2022 now that live poker has returned globally.
Lucio “WizardOfAz” Lima
Lucio “WizardOfAz” Lima was one Brazilian player who prospered during the pandemic web-based treasure trove, featured by his victory in 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Event #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold’em. For his exhibition, Lima caught his WSOP arm band after he defeated the 2,229 player field for $91,025.Lima arrived at the elevated levels of second situation in the internet based poker rankings without precedent for his vocation this year and has spoken straightforwardly about needing to recreate the accomplishments of Dzivielevski and Garagnani in getting to best position. All in all, could 2022 be the year that Lima accomplishes his objective?
Tauan “kylix42” Naves
Having played for the vast majority of his profession as “kylix42” on PokerStars, Tauan Naves shockingly made his enormous break on the GGPoker felt at this years WSOP Online. Naves completed in third spot for $700,270 in the Millionaire Maker occasion for $700,270. From that point forward, Naves has taken his game up an indent and has routinely conveyed outcomes in the absolute greatest competitions in internet based poker.
Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva
Eduardo “Eduardo850” Silva was another Brazilian web-based poker player who sparkled brilliantly in 2021, winning the majority of his vocation’s greatest hits in a limited capacity to focus. In last year’s World Championships of Online Poker (WCOOP), he won WCOOP-63-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO] for $224,372 only days after he got $104,128 for his other participants finish in WCOOP-51-H: $2,100 Thursday Thrill.Other remarkable accomplishments Silva acquired in 2021 was last postponing the WSOP Online Event #21 $25,000 Super High Roller Championship, Silva would bow out in fifth-place for $330,433. He then covered off the year in brilliant style in the wake of winning the partypoker MILLIONS Online #02 Super 500 for another six digit prize.