With just a few days left in the PokerStars MicroMillions, Brazilian Fabio "fabio_bruxo" Bandiera sits atop the Player of the Series leaderboard. If he manages to hold on until the end he will be headed to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January.
Here's how Bandiera stacks up against the rest of the MicroMillions players right now.
PokerStars MicroMillions Player of Series Leaderboard
Updated Friday, July 20, 12:00pm ET
1. fabio_bruxo (Brazil) 475
2. dunkmeister2 (Australia) 400
2. dzikibawol (Poland) 400
2. kekec24 (Slovenia) 400
5. DutchForever (Netherlands) 380
We wanted to know a little but more bout the 28-year-old from São Lourenço do Oeste (Santa Catarina), so we had our Brazilian blogger Sergio Prado ask Bandiera a few questions.
How did you get your start in poker?
I started playing a home game with friends in 2008. At that time, we played Five Card Draw, but later we switched to Texas Hold'em.
You are a Supernova at PokerStars. What attracted you to play in a low-buy-in series?
MicroMillions gives me a chance to play for huge prizess while spending little money. Besides that, you got the incredible opportunity to go to PCA.
What kind of games you regularly play at PokerStars? What tournaments?
I like to play all variants of poker. At cash games, my regular games are Stud/Razz, from $2/4 to $10/20. I fell in love with the dynamics of Razz, and I've been playing regurlarly over the last two years. Lately i'm adapting my game to Omaha. I don't play many tournaments, just some turbos below $20 buy-in. I like 180 players Sit & Go's too.
Tell me a little bit about this year's series? What are your main results up to now?
It's been exhausting! In fact, the first day of the series was really good for me. I played six tournaments, finished in the money in four and received 60 points. At that moment, I decided to keep focused to see how far I can go.I kept scoring points, always in the Top 10 of the TLB. That kept me motivated.
At Event 37 ($3.30 PL Omaha 6-Max), I had my best finish. I played at the final table, finished 4th, and got the first place in the TLB. Now I expect to remain there, so I can bring the trophy to Brazil!
The winner also gets a full PCA prize package.
Yes, I'm playing all the events I can because of this, trying to score the most possible points. About the PCA: it's one of poker's biggest events. It's a dream for all players. It doesn't matter if they are professionals or recreational players. Besides that, a week at the Bahamas isn't bad, right?