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Bruno Politano has been playing poker for 12 years but he's not a professional. The Brazilian owns and operates a store back home but said poker has been very good for his bankroll. This is Politano's second time in Las Vegas but depending on how today goes he might be coming back again this November to play the final table. Politano has cashed four times at the WSOP already this summer and so far today has been controlling the action at his table. Before this Main Event Politano only had $110,000 in live tournament earnings but he's already guaranteed almost $350,000 in this event. Poker is already exploding in Brazil and having a Brazilian make the November Nine, and potentially become a world champion, would drive that growth even further. Check out the full interview and keep watching PokerListings.com for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
The poker is very important in my life. I play poker at 12 years and it's not my professional, I have a store. I work, but the poker is very good for me and my financials. A lot of people play poker today because the BSOP, LAPT and Latin Americans and I'm very happy, because this a really new experience. I have busted the semi-final table TK event this year, I have four cash this year and my second time in Vegas, and my first time I've been good, too. I running good in Vegas but I never running so good because the main event is the most important tournament of the world.
I'm excited but I don't like think this...the millions, 60 players. I don't look the TV. I don't know how many pays to second, three, four, five, I promise. I know it's the ten million for the first, but I don't care. I like play poker. I wanna play my best poker, for me is important, and of course the money is important. Yeah of course, but I don't like to to see only money on TV and feel this pressure. I don't like. I prefer play my poker and whatever happens, whatever happens. Thinking, calculating, is the best moment, is not this moment. I like this feeling in the table. I love feelings. I believe a lot in energy and good vibrations. Of course it's the important, the calculates, the stacks. Yeah, yeah I believe in mathematics of course, but feelings for me is the most important. If I go into the final table it's be an amazing. I win the bracelet, it's a dream come true.