The young gun from Scotland took down £900,000 for his EPT victory in 2010 but settled for fourth place and £27,350 in Edinburgh last night.
Here are the full final-table results for the 2013 UKIPT Edinburgh main event:
1. Nicolau Villa-Lobos (Brazil) - £101,000
2. Vladislav Donchev (Bulgaria) - £61,000
3. Przemysław Dajer (Poland) - £37,400
4. David Vamplew (United Kingdom) - £27,350
5. Chris Derrick (United Kingdom) - £21,150
6. James Sykes (United Kingdom) - £17,000
7. Guido Braye (Netherlands) - £12,850
8. Christian Bergstrom (Sweden) - £9,750
Villa-Lobos Gaining Celebrity as Poker Grows in Brazil
Poker is exploding in Nicolau Villa-Lobos' home country of Brazil.
According to Brazilian Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari fields are growing massively at live events and the online game is gaining popularity.
Akkari recently signed an endorsement deal with soccer-legend Ronaldo's entertainment agency 9ine and he says that celebrities like Ronaldo getting involved in poker will lead to even more growth.
Andre Akkari is the de facto "man" when it comes to poker in Brazil.
Nicolau Villa-Lobos might be able to contribute to that growth, being the son of one of the country's most influential rock musicians.
Nicolau's father Dado was lead guitarist for Legião Urbana, one of the biggest-selling bands in the country's history, and Nicolau is reportedly playing his father in an upcoming biopic on Legião Urbana frontman Renato Russo.
Nicolau finished 77th at the WSOP Main Event this year, building on a runner-up finish he had at the Brazilian Series of Poker earlier in the year worth $43k.
Now with a major title and more earnings under his belt Nicolau could find himself among the celebrity poker players gaining recognition in Brazil.
Watch this video interview PokerListings.com did with Nicolau in Las Vegas this summer to get to know him better:
Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments.
Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.
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