Two months ago, partypoker signed British pro Patrick Leonard as a brand ambassador, and now the company has another stellar name sporting its patches in Las Vegas this summer after it was announced Roberto Romanello is to represent partypoker during his Las Vegas trip this summer.
Romanello has live tournament cashes dating back to 2006, and now has winnings of almost $3.2 million.
In February 2009, Romanello won the partypoker.com European Open V for a then career-best score of $200,000 and impressive sum that was blown out of the water when he won the European Poker Tour Prague Main Event in Season 7 (2010) for €640,000.
Four months after his EPT victory, Romanello won the second part of the coveted live Triple Crown when he triumphed in the World Poker Tour Bratislava Main Event for €140,685.
All Romanello needs to complete the Triple Crown is a World Series of Poker bracelet, but the most sought after piece of poker jewellery has eluded him thus far. In 2013, Romanello finished 21st from 4,756 entrants in the $1,111 No-Limit Hold’em Little Drop, then fell just short of glory again in 2014 when he bust in 13th place in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em event at the WSOP.
Last year was the closest Romanello had come to a bracelet, falling in fourth place in the €3,250 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed event at the WSOP Europe in Berlin.
Only five players have won a Triple Crown, Gavin Griffin was the first, and he was joined in the club by the United Kingdom’s Roland De Wolfe. Next up was now Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody – who holds the record for the quickest Triple Crown – followed by Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, and Davidi Kitai.
Speaking about representing partypoker during his Triple Crown quest, Romanello said: “I am thrilled to be wearing the partypoker patch during my hunt for the triple crown in Vegas. Like other professionals, I have noticed all the great work partypoker has been doing this past year so I was keen to discuss how I could work with them to continue the resurgence of the site. I will be playing a range of events including the $10,000 Main Event at the Rio and the $1,000,000 guaranteed partypoker WPT500 at the ARIA.”
Romanello will be keeping partypoker blog readers up-to-date with his poker playing and exploits away from the felt throughout the summer, as will Mike Sexton, Tony Dunst, and the aforementioned Leonard.
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