Michael Greco was first known to most of us as Eastenders heartthrob Beppe di Marco, he was definitely the TV highlight of the evening in our house for about four years (my mother and I obviously having control of the remote). So when poker players started to see him about on the poker circuit, a lot were sceptical.
But other peoples opinions didn't hold him back. Greco has appeared in many televised tournaments including, Poker Million, World Speed Poker Open, Monte Carlo Millions and PartyPoker.com World Open. He also played for team Italy in the PartyPoker.com Football & Poker Legends Cup and finished 1st in the GUKPT £1000 NLHE event for £97,680.
He started out playing ring games at the Grosvenor Victoria casino in London (better known as 'the Vic') and has gone on to prove himself to be a more than capable and impressive tournament player. He's made 9 major cashes this year alone and we still have two months to go! Greco's biggest cash this year being $248,855, when back in June he finished 3rd in the WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event in Vegas, this was his second WSOP final table and he also went on to cash in the main event this year. He is currently sponsored by Littlewoods Poker.
To date Greco has made nearly $900,000 in live tournament winnings. With his consistency in live tournaments and his ability to be constantly improving, I predict that we will see plenty more big wins from Michael Greco.
Ten notable tournament cashes:
$248,855 3rd place – WSOP $1,500 NLHE 11th June 2009
£97,680 1st place – GUKPT £1,000 NLHE 22nd March 2007
$48,026 7th place – EPT €4,000 Irish Masters NLHE Freezeout 29th October 2005
$50,072 13th place - €8000 NLHE EPT Main Event 4th September 2009
$20,020 1st place – Paddy Power Irish Open PLO Dublin 7th April 2007
$36,626 170th place – WSOP $10,000 NLHE Main Event 3rd July 2009
£4,619 1st place - £300 NLHE 888.com London Poker Circuit 18th March 2009
£16,674 4th place - £1000 Pot Limit Omaha The European Poker Championships 23 September 2007
£24,834 29th place - £5000 NLHE EPT Main Event 2nd October 2009
$8,211 1st place - €500 PLO Irish Classic Poker Festival Cork 2nd June 2007