Alec Torelli

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Alec Torelli
Nickname(s) traheho
Born (1987-03-24) March 24, 1987 (age 31)
Orange County, California
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 4
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 3
European Poker Tour
Money finish(es) 2
Information accurate as of 22 May 2015.

Alec Michael Torelli (born March 24, 1987) also known by his moniker Traheho, is an Italian-American entrepreneur, motivational speaker[1] and professional poker player from Orange County, California who specializes in live high stakes cash games.[2][3] Torelli was formerly sponsored by Doyles Room.[4]

Poker career[edit]

Torelli’s begin playing poker in 2004 after a friend invited him to a home game of poker where he won $12.

Torelli’s first live poker event was in the Bahamas in January 2006.

After turning 21, Torelli moved to Las Vegas. During his first World Series of Poker (WSOP), he finished 2nd in the $10,000 Heads Up event. Later that fall, he won back-to-back events at the Bellagio. The next summer, he placed 6th in the commemorative $40,000, 40-year anniversary WSOP event, and 4th in the World Poker Tour at the Bellagio.

Currently, he is an active poker vlogger.[5] His YouTube channel is Conscious Poker.

In May 2017, during a televised episode of Poker Night in America Torelli had larger denomination chips totaling $10,000 placed behind smaller denomination chips in his stack of poker chips. Poker rules require that larger denomination chips have to be in plain view. This influenced Torelli's isolated opponent in the hand, Daniel Wolf, who ended up losing $10,000 more than he believed was at stake.[6] Poker player, Doug Polk, released a video questioning the ethics of the hand played during the episode.[7][8]

As of 2018, Torelli has amassed over $1,500,000 of poker tournament winnings.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoffman, Bobby (2015). Motivation for Learning and Performance. San Diego: Academic Press. p. 251. ISBN 0128011254. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  2. ^ Kristy Arnett (2013-11-26). "Strategy with Kristy: Alec Torelli Talks How to Decide If You Should Go Play Poker". PokerNews Global. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  3. ^ PokerNews Staff (2015-04-22). "Hellmuth, Elias, Shak Confirmed for This Weekend's Poker Night in America SugarHouse". PokerNews Global. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  4. ^ Stephen A. Murphy (2009-08-18). "'The Brunson 10' Hopes to Take DoylesRoom to New Heights". CardPlayer. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
  5. ^ "Alec Torelli: Poker Training, Poker Lessons and Poker Strategy". Alec Torelli's Official Website. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  6. ^ Sofen, Jon (2017-07-04). "Alec Torelli (Finally) Responds to Doug Polk's Angle Shooting Accusation". Cardschat. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  7. ^ "Doug Polk Calls Out Alec Torelli Over Poker Night In America Angleshoot". PokerTube. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  8. ^ Burnett, Andrew (8 July 2017). "Torelli Releases Unedited Footage Of The Alleged Angle Shoot Incident & Fires Back At Polk". PokerTube. Retrieved 2017-07-22.
  9. ^ "Alec Torelli's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database. Retrieved 2018-03-14.

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