Luca Pagano

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Luca Pagano
LucaPagano.jpg
Luca Pagano, Team PRO PokerStars
Residence Treviso
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 3
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
40°, 2006
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 7
Money finish(es) 18

Luca Pagano (born July 28, 1978 in Treviso) is an Italian-born poker player who finished third place in the Barcelona Open, a European Poker Tour (EPT) event, in 2004. Since then he has reached six more EPT final tables, finishing in the money 20 times, placing him top of the EPT All-Time Leaderboard. He has also placed in two events at the 2006 World Series of Poker. He is a Team PokerStar PRO member and, as of 2012, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,000,000.[1]

Biography[edit]

Luca Pagano attended the informatic branch at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice; quickly his managerial skills took over and the nightlife family-run business was profitably administrated. The big love for poker comes a little later, during a trip in Slovenia where he played a game in the Casino of Nova Gorica.

He's a poker professionist since 2004, year in which he scored the third place at the EPT Barcelona Open. This rising career takes him to play in the major tournaments having places in the most eminent cities, so that PokerStars chooses to make him the perfect italian testimonial of the Team Pro.

Luca adds to his palmares lots of successes and builds up a very solid bankroll, being in short time the player with the most In The Money placements in the whole italian history.

Together with poker, Luca Pagano is an entrepreneur, Angel Investor, TV commenter and host, and main host of the italian talent and reality show La Casa degli Assi, sponsored by PokerStars.

European Poker Tour[edit]

In the European Poker Tour Luca Pagano gained 20 ITM placements with 7 Final Tables. Despite the strong perseverance, he never scored any first place; his best EPT result is 3rd place in Barcelona in 2004.

On September 11, 2008 he was awarded by the European Poker Tour Awards as "The Player of the Year".

Holds the first position in the EPT All-Time Leaderboard with 5.500 points, right before french player Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, and still holds the first position in the EPT ITM Rank Score; the Global Poker Index has estimated his winnings in about $2.055.371.

Date

City

Event

Position

Prize

18 September 2004 Spain Barcelona EPT Barcelona €1,000 Main Event $24,500
16 February 2005 France Deauville EPT Deauville €2,000 Main Event $17,492
10 March 2005 Poland Varsavia EPT Vienna €2,000 Main Event 14° €5,750
16 September 2005 Spain Barcelona EPT Barcelona €1,000 Main Event 24° €7,800
19 January 2006 Denmark Copenhagen EPT Copenhageh DKr 30,000 Main Event 24° DKr 47,776
26 October 2006 Republic of Ireland Dublin EPT Dublin €5,000 Main Event 13° $25,563
30 October 2007 Republic of Ireland Dublin EPT Dublin €7,700 Main Event 24° €10,210
19 February 2008 Denmark Copenhagen EPT Copenhagen DKr 47,750 Main Event 27° DKr 84,346
12 April 2008 Monaco Monte Carlo EPT €10,000 Monte Carlo Grand Final $533,253
10 March 2009 Germany Dortmund EPT Dortmund €5,000 Main Event $198,900
28 April 2009 Monaco Monte Carlo EPT Monte Carlo €10,000 Main Event 55° €31,000
20 October 2009 Poland Varsavia EPT Warsaw PLN 25,000 Main Event $128,930
1 December 2009 Czech Republic Prague EPT Praga €5,000 Main Event €100,000
20 January 2010 France Deauville EPT Deauville €5,000 Main Event 72° €10,900
11 August 2010 Estonia Tallinn EPT Tallinn €4,000 Main Event 26° €8,000
28 August 2010 Portugal Vilamoura EPT Vilamoura €5,000 Main Event 52° €7,263
13 December 2010 Czech Republic Prague EPT Praga €5,000 Main Event 43° €10,000
20 March 2011 Austria Hinterglemm EPT Snowfest €3,500 Main Event 50° €6,000
7 January 2012 The Bahamas Paradise Island EPT PCA $10,000 Main Event 30° $46,000
31 January 2012 France Deauville EPT Deauville €5,000 Main Event €110,000

Italian Poker Tour[edit]

Luca Pagano, IPT Sanremo 2011
Luca Pagano, IPT Sanremo 2011

On August 1, 2011 wins for the first time the Italian Poker Tour Sanremo step, gaining a trophy and €210.000 of prize.

At the moment holds the 5th place in the "All Time Money List" of HendonMob, for a global earnings of $2,164,579.

Date

City

Event

Position

Prize

23 September 2010 Slovenia Nova Gorica IPT Nova Gorica €2,000 Main Event 12° €8,200
28 July 2011 Italy Sanremo IPT Sanremo €2,000 Main Event €210,000
29 April 2013 Italy Sanremo IPT Sanremo €5,000 Main Event €8,000
30 November 2014 Italy Sanremo IPT Sanremo Grand Final €900 Main Event 20° €2,400

World Series of Poker[edit]

Luca's best placement in the World Series of Poker was in 2006, in the $1.500 Seven Card Stud event, where he reached the 40° place.

Data

City

Event

Position

Prize

28 June 2005 United States Las Vegas WSOP $2,000 Main Event 56° $3,945
5 July 2006 United States Las Vegas WSOP $1,500 7 Card Stud Main Event 40° $2,610
18 June 2008 United States Las Vegas WSOP $1,500 Main Event 149° $3,340

Poker related activities[edit]

Co-hosts, together with commenter Giacomo Valenti, the famous tv show "Poker1Mania", airing in the late night on italian public television.

Organizes poker events by the Venice Casino, by the detached branch Ca' Noghera and by the Casino Sanremo.

In mid 2014 he hosted the first edition of talent and reality show La Casa degli Assi, original format by PokerStars produced by Magnolia Italy; this reality was aired for the first time on a terrestrial satellite TV channel and secondly re-aired on the public television, at night.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Pagano, Luca (2010). Dal Texas Hold'em a Las Vegas: il poker e altre storie. Italy: Gremese. ISBN 978-88-8440-631-6. 
  • Pagano, Luca (2011). Giocare a Texas Hold'em e poker americano. Italy: De Vecchi. ISBN 978-88-412-0383-5. 

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