Welsh players have been inexorably eclipsed in the global poker arenas by their counterparts from different nations. It is hard to come across the name of a Welsh when one delves into the poker books to search for the unspoken heroes of poker.
However, Roberto Romanello is an exception as he has sailed the Welsh flag to the international plane by finishing among the top players in events he has played. Though he has not clinched as many accolades as US players and loftily earned as much, his poker CV is worth poring over. In the meanwhile as of 2005, his total live events were estimated to have raked him a more than two million. What’s more, he is an ultra-flexible poker professional as he has also played online games and is a winner of the World Poker Tour first prize that he garnered within two weeks of playing.
Romeo affixed his name in the top-notch players list after he ventured in the Las Vegas World Series of Poker Main Event placing 312th to wring out $40,000. This has seen him feted as being among the most prominent poker player from Wales. In fact he is at the top of the all time money list in Wales. Recently, he played at the European Poker Tour in 2010 that saw him win €640,000 in Prague. The following year, Romeo went ahead to clinch the €2,500 Buy-In in the WPT in Slovakia bearing pocket fives.
Weighing his success and losses, the scales on the end of his accomplishments paints the picture of an excellent Welsh player of all times.
As of 2010, he was estimated to have earned a generous $2,500,000, all deriving from live tournaments with the exclusion of online winnings. In the foregoing, his record betokens a great inspiration for his countrymen who are looking forward to cement their standing in the global poker arenas.