888poker announced Monday that it has signed World Series of Poker November Nine final table participant Bruno Politano of Brazil as its latest Sponsored Pro.
Politano, whose official title with the site is “Ambassador,” will compete for a $10,000,000 first place prize once WSOP Main Event action resumes in less than three months.
However, the Brazilian will have his work cut out for him if he wishes to prolong his stay at the final table.
With blinds at 200k/400k (50k ante), the 31-year-old will face an uphill battle given his 12,125,000 chip stack of only 30 big blinds.
888 began teasing the signing on Twitter over the weekend by asking its followers to take a guess as to who may be the new ambassador.
The consensus in the pokerfuse offices was that it would be a November Niner, but in the end our choice of Mark Newhouse was off the mark.
A Team of Pros
Politano’s live poker tournament career has spanned approximately three and a half years according to The Hendon Mob database.
During that time, he has accumulated $840,779 in total cashes—$730,000 of which was paid out last month upon being guaranteed ninth place in the WSOP Main Event.
In a Twitter post published Monday, Politano stated that he was “honored” to form part of the 888 Poker team.
As a Sponsored Pro for the poker site, he joins forces with fellow Ambassadors JC Tran (who placed fifth in the WSOP Main Event last year), Shane Warne, Xuan Liu, and Sofia Lovgren.
The 2014 World Series of Poker November Nine final table action will begin on Monday, November 10 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.