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World Series of Poker Main Event: Bruno Politano Eliminated In Eighth Place

Brazilian Poker Player Earns $947,077 For Eighth Place Finish

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The second player to exit the 2014 World Series of Poker main event final table was 31-year-old Bruno Politano, who came into the final table as the shortest stack but managed to outlast ninth-place finisher Mark Newhouse.

Politano, the first Brazilian to ever make the November Nine, was short stacked for quite awhile before shoving on the 100th hand of play with QSpade Suit10Club Suit, only to run into the pocket sevens of Felix Stephensen in the big blind.

Stephensen’s pocket pair held on a board reading 6Heart Suit3Heart Suit2Club SuitKClub Suit9Heart Suit and Politano was eliminated, banking $947,077 for his eighth-place finish.

Politano was one of the tighter players at the final table, having only played 15 of the 100 hands he was dealt. He was a preflop raiser in 13 of them and only went to showdown twice, winning once and losing on his final hand.

Politano now has just over 1 million in career live tournament earnings.

Card Player TV caught Politano’s post-elimination press conference. Check out the video below:

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