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Triple Crown Is On For Roberto Romanello

Roberto Romanello

Keep your eye on Event #36 of the 2012 World Series of Poker, the $3,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout because there is a great chance we will not only have our first British WSOP bracelet winner of this series, but Roberto Romanello has a chance to completed live poker's Triple Crown of titles.

Romanello won the Prague leg of the European Poker Tour in 2010 and then followed that up by taking down the World Poker Tour Bratislava Main Event in March 2011 but the a WSOP bracelet has so far eluded him. Romanello did come close to winning a WSOP bracelet at last year's WSOPE in Cannes but he ultimately busted out in fifth place in the €1,000 No Limit Hold'em event. Now he is just one table away from completing the Triple Crown of titles once again.

Joining Romanello at that final table are a whole host of talented players including Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari, Anthanasios Polychronopoulos and Romanello's fellow Brit Craig McCorkell; himself looking for his first bracelet. McCorkell's best live result of his career so far was his ninth place finish in the 2012 EPT Grand Final Main Event that netted him the equivalent of $133,127 and if he wants to best that then he will need to finish third or better when this tournament resumes later today.

McCorkell is a very talented individual who is more than capable of walking away with top honours in Event #36. Online poker aficionados will know the Londoner as mcc3991, the alias he uses on PokerStars. In his online career so far McCorkell has won over $1,300,000 and is definitely one to watch when play finally resumes.

Each of the 10 final tablists are almost level in chips due to the format of Shootout tournaments. There are some slight differences though due to some players being seated on nine handed tables on Day 1 and others on 10-handed tables. When the tournament director instructs the dealer to shuffle up and deal at 14:00 Las Vegas time the players will sit down as follows:

1Antonio Esfandiari538,000
2Joe Tehan529,000
3Jeremiah Fitzpatrick539,000
4Anthanasios Polychronopoulos528,000
5Alessandro Longobardi512,000
6Jonathan Lane509,000
7Sardor Gaziev527,000
8Craig McCorkell539,000
9Roberto Romanello530,000
10Thiago Nishijima510,000

Make sure you follow all of the action over on the dedicated live reporting pages; it should be a fantastic final table and one where we have a legitimate chance of winning!

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