Like many poker players, Rocco Palumbo was an avid player of Magic: The Gathering, but stopped playing when he was 16 and started working as an accountant.
He started playing online poker at the age of 18 and, as soon as his bankroll was big enough, left his job and started playing professionally. He used to be a heads-up specialist and even won the Italian Poker Award for Best Online Heads-Up Player in both 2009 and 2010, but now mostly plays online tournaments and cash games. He’s also an online poker coach on several websites.
His best live result was 34th at last season's EPT San Remo for €20,000. His most notable online result was winning a €100 SCOOP Six-Max Event.
Known to the community as "RoccoGe", Palumbo gained Supernova Elite status in 2009. His wife Giulia, who also plays online from time to time, will be here to support him for tomorrow’s final table.
Palumbo comes into the final table seventh in chips.
Bio courtesy of PokerStars.