Marcelo Simoes called poker his "second job." The 55-year-old entrepreneur from Rio de Janeiro enjoys playing poker so much that he barely considers naming other hobbies. Football? A little bit. But it's really all about poker when it comes to Simoes, a seasoned live player. His previous results came almost exclusively from venues on the other side of the Atlantic, except for two side event notches at EPT Barcelona 2019.
This is only Simoes' second trip to Europe, but he's already talking about coming back to Barcelona for the next EPT. Simoes enjoys deep stacks and slow structure, which allows him to utilize "all of my arsenals." He also added that he doesn't feel nervous playing in big fields, and his track record confirms that. Simoes is currently second in the PokerStars-sponsored BSOP Player of the Year rankings.
While this deep run won't count towards the leaderboard, Simeos will surely not be disappointed. He's already locked up the biggest score of his career, besting the $109,350 top prize from the BSOP Punta del Este 2017 Main Event.
|Day 2||61,000||217 / 332|
|Day 3||664,000||11 / 85|
|Day 4||1,845,000||8 / 16|
|Day 5||6,890,000||2 / 6|