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Generation Next -- Rui Milhomens

The Portuguese Invasion: Rui Milhomens

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: May 01, 2010


Portuguese players may be a minority at international events, but the high quality of play from those gradually making their way into the limelight is intriguing since the country has such a short history of poker. Take João Barbosa for instance. The 26-year-old hit the major tournament scene in 2008 and immediately did some damage. Last year Rui Milhomens followed in Barbosa’s footsteps, finishing sixth in the PokerStars European Poker Tour London main event for £124,000. Could this be just the start of a new generation of young Portuguese players preparing to take on the bigger world of poker? Time will tell as Milhomens and many others hit Vegas for the World Series of Poker this summer for the first time. Rebecca McAdam: Tell me a little bit more about you. Where exactly are you from and what were you doing before this? Rui Milhomens: I’m from Ovar, a city ...

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