Brothers heading to Macau courtesy of Titan

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Spain will be well-represented at the Asian Poker Tour in Macau at the end of the month, as Antonio Naves and his brother Bruno both won seats in the tournament through Titan Poker.

Antonio, 31, and Bruno, 25, live in Spain and have both been playing poker for four years. They signed up at Titan Poker two years ago.

Antonio specializes in lengthy, measured tournaments while Bruno prefers fast-paced sit-and-gos, and they'll both be using a $9,000 prize package from Titan Poker to head to Macau to compete for a piece of a $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool in the main event.

Bruno won his seat in the tournament in July through one of the poker site's super-satellites. According to Titan Poker, Antonio didn't want to be outdone by his younger brother, and he picked up a prize package from the poker site this month.

"Knowing that my brother would be at the tournament was definitely an incentive for me," Antonio said. "However, we never really imagined that we would both qualify at the same time and for such a big and important tournament!"


The brothers have competed together before in a live poker tournament. They took on the Spanish Poker Cup in Madrid, and they're excited to be playing each other live again.

"I'm very excited about going to this tournament, especially because my brother will be there," Bruno said. "Our family and friends can't believe that we're both going all the way to Macau to compete in this amazing poker tournament!"

The Naves brothers are also in complete agreement over who has the best shot in the tournament. Antonio admitted that his brother is the better player, and Bruno also said, "I'm the [better] player of the two."

That will be put to the test when they fly to China Aug. 26 for the APT Macau Main Event. The APT Macau will take place Aug. 27-31 at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino. The main event has a $5,300 buy-in.

The Naves brothers may also run into Doyle Brunson, Todd Brunson, J.C. Tran, Nam Le, Quinn Do and APT Philippines winner David Saab, who have all confirmed they'll be playing.

For more information about what the poker site has to offer its players, visit Titan Poker.

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