in the province of Treviso, in 1978. Everyone recognizes an analytical mind and a natural appetite for the numbers, which are then key components to becoming a good poker player, and surely Luca Pagano these two qualities do not lacking.
Before devoting himself to professional gaming, Luca had studied computer science and had devoted himself to financial markets, but was at the gaming table that found a more electrifying way to accumulate money. He is an Italian poker player since 2004, when he ranked third in the European Open Tour of Barcelona. He is considered among the most representative Italian poker players.
He is considered one of the most representative players in our country, in fact, he leads with Giacomo “ciccio” Valenti Poker Mania, Italy‘s successful 1 poker program on Texas Hold’em poker, where he has become the protagonist thanks to his colorful slogans including : ‘The couple always defends’;‘AK, Anna Kournikova, beautiful but never wins’;‘A sit & go does not spring’.
It belongs to the PokerStars Pro, an important online poker room that sponsors many international poker events such as the EPT, which holds the record of placements.In 2007 he founded, together with his father Claudio, the FITH, the Italian Federation of Texas Hold’em.
On September 11, 2008, he was awarded the European Poker Tour Awards for “The Player of the Year” as the best player of the year after his performance at the European Poker Tour in Barcelona and Monte Carlo.
He earns four prestigious placings at the European Poker Tour in Barcelona, ??third in Barcelona in the 2004/2005 season. Eighth place in the 2004/2005 season at the Deauville event, where he won € 13,500. In Montecarlo, in the 2007/2008 season, he earned the sixth place.Finally, the sixth place in the 2008/2009 season at the Dortmund event.
What future for Luca Pagano?
The Texas Hold’em movement is steadily rising in Italy, and Luca Pagano is definitely a point of reference for all enthusiasts. He, along with Max Pescatori and Dario Minieri, will have the task of guiding the movement and considering its communication skills, it should not be a big problem.
Currently, Pagano has not yet managed to win an important tournament, although as we have seen, he has numerous top rankings. It would be crucial for a new-born movement like Texas Hold’em Italian poker to reach a higher degree of visibility, only possible if one of ours succeeds in winning a tournament like EPT, WPT or WSOP.
Who knows that Luca Pagano is not about to conquer the next bracelet at the World Series, the next pike at the European Poker Tour or the next ring at the World Poker Tour!