While taking on the massive fields and £6 million guarantee at Nottingham’s Dusk Till Dawn Casino, we cornered everyone’s favorite pint-sized partypoker pro.
Natalia Breviglieri has had some fantastic results since turning partypoker ambassador and her online profile is rising in time with her live tournament reputation.
Breviglieri is on the brink of special things in the poker industry, so we thought we’d put here to the test with a few questions designed to polarize her preferences.
Would you rather be freerolled into the Big One for One Drop this summer or be 21 again for a whole year?
That’s a really hard one! If I’m 21 for a year, do I know everything I know now or am I turning back the clock? Because if so, I’d be freerolled into the One Drop. If I knew what I knew now, I’d quite like that… but I’d still play poker. I love the game.
I’d still play poker. I love the game.
Would you rather… have a WSOP bracelet and be flat broke or retain your bankroll and never win a bracelet?
I’d never win a bracelet, because it’s more about the game. I can finish second. It’s about playing; if I’ve still got the funds to play and I’m not going broke and having to build it all back up, I’d choose that. It’s tough building a roll - it took me six years or so, a very long time. I don’t want to do that again at my age!
Would you rather play only online or live for six months?
Online. It’s only six months, right? I could do with a break, I’ve been on a lot of flights this year. I’ve been to Prague, Rozvadov, Cork, Vienna and there are definitely more. I flew from the United Kingdom to Prague, then Rozvadov, it was a lot of flights in a week.
After the partypokerLIVE MILLIONS Main Event, I’m heading to Rozvadov for the Grand Prix where there’s a 500,000 guarantee, then when the rest of the partypoker team go to Montreal, I’m taking a week off before Powerfest. A full fortnight of Powerfest, I can’t wait for that.
Straight after Powerfest, I’m heading back to Rozvadov for the Millions. From there, I’ll probably have five days to get my clothes ready for the summer in Vegas.
Would you rather have an entourage or rely on yourself for your poker career - who does the washing, cleaning and packing before trips or between long flights?
I do it all and I’m fine with it. I do all the repacking, the washing, the lot. I have absolutely no entourage yet! I have two cases containing hot wear and winter wear; I try to be really organized.
Sometimes I have less than 24 hours to get ready to go to play poker in a new country. From the partypoker Dusk Till Dawn Caribbean Poker Adventure in Punta Cana, I landed at 11.00pm then flew at 9pm the next night to Belgium. It was just crazy. From Belgium I went to Prague then wasn’t back until Christmas.
Last time it went well and I finished fourth, so that’s what I have to beat this year!
Would you rather play the World Series of Poker or… actually, you’re 100% playing in Vegas this summer. What’s your schedule?
I’m going to be out there for around a month. When I first arrive, I realistically need three or four days to acclimatise, adjust my body clock, get some sun and maybe play a couple of nights of cash games. Then I’ll jump straight back in. The Monster Stack will probably be the first WSOP event I’ll play but then I’ll be selective.
I’ll definitely play the Main Event. I played it last year and of course played the Ladies Event before it, which I’ll do again this year. Last time it went well and I finished fourth, so that’s what I have to beat this year!