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The Dragon from the Valleys

Welshman Roberto Romanello on His Rise From the Chip Shop to Chip Magnet

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Jun 02, 2009

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Roberto Romanello hit the poker scene in 2007 and has since received a lot of attention including that of Full Tilt, who became his sponsor in 2008. Known for his fantastic reads, charisma, and Welsh charm, Card Player caught up with the pro at the European Poker Tour Deauville, and then again soon after his PartyPoker.com European Open V victory. It was clear however that his ambition to win that illusive multi-million dollar tournament still pervaded his dreams. Rebecca McAdam: Tell me all about the high roller event you took part in in Deauville. Roberto Romanello: I had a difficult start. We had some good players on the table. I just sat back, played tight-aggressive, I was reraising a lot, and it seemed to be working for me, so I slowly built up my stack. I was always around half the average chips, which I was comfortable with because I ...


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