Filippo Candio



 

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Filippo Candio aka the “Wacky Italian” is a professional poker player. Filippo is 26 years old and is part of the November Nine final table in the 2010 World Series of Poker Championship Main Event in Las Vegas, which can be attributed to his rise to fame in the poker world.

Considering his relatively young age Filippo Candio is one of the less experienced players today, who loves playing Texas Holdem. Filippo Cardio is primarily a No-Limit Holdem player and in his short poker career to date has already achieved a lot of success. Actually, this is an understatement, Filippo Candio has already amassed $250k in tournament earnings before even considering what he will take home for the WSOP Main Event, so it would be silly to suggest that is a huge underdog in the 2010 World Series of Poker final table even though he is a relatively unknown player.

Filippo Candio is a player who loves playing in most of the major live tournaments. Actually, due to the legality of online poker in his country, live poker tournaments is the only way he can play. Filippo’s biggest tournament win came in 2009 when he came first place in the Camianto Italiano $2,648 No-limit Hold’em main event and took home $185,271. Later the same year he finished in 18th place in the Italian Rounders Poker Tour Campione tournament, which added $1,200 to his bankroll. 2009 was a very good year for Candio and he added a further $11,139 to his bankroll for a 2nd place in the PokerStars.com IPT San Remo event.

This impressive list of wins motivated Filippo for bigger and better tournament successes. Like every poker player, he wanted to be take part in the biggest live poker tournament – the WSOP ME. So in 2010, Candio entered took part in his first World Series of Poker, not only playing in the Main Event but also some of the other smaller buy-in hold’em events. True to his form, Candio finished in the money placing 157th in the $1,500 No-Limit Holdem event, adding an additional $3,460 to his bankroll. Of course, he also final tabled the 2010 WSOP ME which will be decided on November 9, where the first place prize is just under US$9 million.

Due to the number of tournament wins in such a short period of time, Filippo feels very comfortable at the poker table. In fact, some players may interpret his confidence at the poker table for being arrogant, but I just think he is a proud Italian and likes to let everyone know what he is feeling. He is a great poker celebrity today, because he is a professional player and an amusing person, who is always ready to cheer up the atmosphere. He has a good reason to be a proud Italian poker player, an interesting fact is that he is the first player from Italy to make it to to the World Series of Poker Main Event final table.

 

The career of Filippo Candio is just getting started and now that the final table is set for November 9 at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, what will Filippo Candio do to get himself ready for a shot of a lifetime?

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