Andre Akkari

An autumn with Bruno and the dogs

There's not too much going on right now for me. Since the WSOP I played LAPT Panama. At the moment I'm excited about my friend Bruno Politano, who is part of this year's November Nine. He's the first Brazilian player ever to make it to the final table of the WSOP Main Event. Bruno Kawauti made i...more

by Andre Akkari on August 27, 2014 7:00 AM

Too many tears for a poker face

I'm here at the WSOP playing a lot of events while I'm following Brazil in the World Cup. I'm not doing so well so far in the Series, and so really it's much better right now to talk about how Brazil is doing.I've played 14 events so far, including three $10K events (H.O.R.S.E., razz, limit hold'em...more

by Andre Akkari on July 5, 2014 3:50 PM

My life-changing PCA

I can't believe it's already time to start thinking about the 2014 PCA. This will be my sixth trip to Atlantis, and it's going to be a special one. It will mark one year since I met with ElkY, Eugene Katchalov and their trainer Lincoln and started to change my diet and my lifestyle. I'm not exaggera...more

by Andre Akkari on December 26, 2013 9:16 AM

Man's best friend

It's not that I never liked dogs, it's that I never had one. When I was 13 years old, my friend had a really angry dog that was always locked up in his back yard. One day I was at his house playing a game with a group of kids and the dog got out. He attacked one of my friends and I saw everything. I...more

by Andre Akkari on November 6, 2013 10:14 AM

Professor Akkari freerolls the Million

I've been playing on PokerStars for eight years now. Can you believe it? For the first six years, I played every single day and I still grind online three or four times a week. Back in 2007, I was one of the first players to reach Supernova, and I've maintained it ever since (although I'm a little n...more

by Andre Akkari on August 22, 2013 8:10 AM

Meeting my idol

I've been a soccer fan my whole life but when it came to FIFA, Ronaldo Nazario was my biggest idol. One of the greatest Brazilian players of all time, he's the highest goal scorer in the history of the World Cup and won FIFA Player of the Year three times. In the final two years of his career, he pl...more

by Andre Akkari on June 5, 2013 6:09 AM

Not that kind of bet

Last fall, I watched my friends Eugene Katchalov and ElkY roll into the EPT San Remo on bicycles. Drenched in sweat, they popped champagne and smiled for the cameras, having cycled almost 100 km from Cannes, France. It was the result of a prop bet they came up with during the WCOOP, and instead of t...more

by Andre Akkari on March 22, 2013 6:35 AM

9ine lives

I have some really exciting news to share. I've been signed as a client by 9ine, one of the top sports and entertainment agencies in Brazil. The owner and president of the company is a man many of you might be familiar with, especially if you follow soccer--Ronaldo Nazario, one of the most famous Br...more

by Andre Akkari on January 21, 2013 5:13 AM

Hail Corinthians!

With all the traveling that I do for poker, I don't usually get to take non-poker trips. But I've spent lots of time recently planning for a non-poker trip. My club soccer team, Corinthians, won the 2012 Copa Libertadores for the first time ever last July. They advanced to the semi-finals of the 201...more

by Andre Akkari on November 4, 2012 5:39 AM

WCOOP: Akkari enjoys Barcelona air

Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari has been hanging out in Barcelona for the European Poker Tour and playing WCOOP at the same time. This is a road dispatch from the Brazilian bomber himself.By Andre AkkariEPT started in the best way possible to me, and in the city I admire most in all of Europe - Ba...more

by Brad Willis on September 17, 2008 10:30 AM