Max Pescatori at the 2006 World Series of Poker
|Nickname(s)||The Italian Pirate|
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
1971 (age 43–44)
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
|European Poker Tour|
His first major tournament win was in the $300 limit hold'em event in the 2003 World Poker Challenge in Reno, Nevada, where he defeated a final table including John Bonetti. Three days later he also won the Omaha High Low event.
In 2004 he had two finishes in the money at the WSOP, and went on to win the $200 limit hold'em event of the Legends of Poker and make eight final table finishes in the Ultimate Poker Challenge's first season.
In 2005 he made six money finishes in the WSOP, three money finishes at Festa Al Lago and five money finishes at the National Championships of Poker.
At the 2006 WSOP, Pescatori won the $2,500 no limit hold 'em event when his J♣ 8♣ defeated Anthony Reategui's Q♣ T♦ on a board of T♣ 7♦ 6♥ K♥ 9♦. At the 2008 World Series of Poker he won the pot limit half Texas hold 'em, half Omaha hold 'em event, with its $246,471 first prize. He defeated a final table which included noted tournament specialist Allen Cunningham and high stakes cash game player Minh Ly.
Pescatori has also finished in the money in six World Poker Tour (WPT) events.
|2006||$2,500 No Limit Hold'em||$682,389|
|2008||$2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha||$246,509|
Max Pescatori has co-authored two of the only books on poker originally written in Italian 
|Giocare e vincere a poker online, 2009, by Max Pescatori and Dario De Toffoli||ISBN 978-88-2004-760-8|
|A scuola di poker, 2010, by Dario De Toffoli, Max Pescatori and Giorgio Sigon||ISBN 978-82-2004-890-7|
- Max Pescatori Hendon Mob tournament results
- World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com
- La Repubblica, 13 November 2010, Google translation of http://www.repubblica.it/sport/poker/2010/11/13/news/recensione-9076987/index.html?ref=search