Perhaps nobody had it tougher in the first few rounds than Brunno Botteon, who faced high roller veterans Ole Schemion, Daniel Negreanu and Dan Smith. However, the Brazilian managed to dispatch all three, and to those who have followed the online scene in recent years, it may not have been such a shock.
Botteon currently sits No. 5 in the worldwide tournament points rankings on PocketFives and recently peaked as high as No. 4. His $3.7 million in earnings might not sound insanely impressive in an age when some are pushing toward the $20M mark until you consider Botteon just turned 25 and has only been on PocketFives less than two years.
He's fairly inexperienced live with only a couple of five-figure scores, but he'll be in his comfort zone here playing online.
Particularly on GGPoker, Botteon has been on absolute fire as he's amassed an excellent 13 cashes during the bracelet events. The best of those was a sixth-place finish in the $25K Poker Players Championship, worth $388K. He also had a very near miss for a bracelet, finishing second in Event #67: $500 Limit Hold'em.
How He Got Here
|Round of 128||Round of 64||Round of 32||Round of 16||Round of 8|
|Ole Schemion||Daniel Negreanu||Dan Smith||Luke Sneath||Jason McConnon|