Andre Akkari

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

Preparing yourself for Brazil's Carnival!

The LAPT and BPT Grand Finals will soon be upon us and this time we don't just have a poker main event tournament lined-up, but a big poker festival taking place during one of world most exciting festivities, the Carnival in Brazil! Whether you've earned your spot to the LAPT Sao Paulo through one ...more

by Andre Akkari on February 10, 2012 7:25 AM

WSOP 2011: Andre Akkari wins first gold bracelet, $675,117

I have missed few things that I really wanted to see during my career in poker. I've been fortunate enough to be around for most of the great moments, and those that I've missed have been unavoidable. Tonight, I'm suffering with a giant smile. I couldn't be in Las Vegas tonight to witness something ...more

by Brad Willis on June 28, 2011 7:00 PM

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 Akkari EPT started in the best way possible to me, and in the city I admire most in all of Europe ...more

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

2008 World Series: The boy from Brazil

Beneath the stage of the $50K HORSE final yesterday was the $2K no limit hold’em event, smaller in stature perhaps but no less significant in terms of there being a bracelet at stake. It featured among others PokerStars sponsored player Kirill Gerasimov but also Alexandre Gomes, the first ever Bra...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 30, 2008 9:59 PM

PokerStars Sunday Tournament Results (6/8/08)

It's a week full of congratulations. First biggest congrats go to Kongsgaard for winning this week's Sunday Million and more than $158,000 (Sunday Million final table wrap-up). We should also congratulate last year's PokerStars TLB winner, shaundeeb, for his final table finish in the $215 rebuy ...more

by Brad Willis on June 9, 2008 9:27 AM

Team PokerStars Pro Profile: Andre Akkari

Andre Akkari is not like many poker pros. He didn't start his career with massive satellite parlay or bankroll built on multi-tabling 20 SNGs at a time. Akkari started with a bankroll of exactly nothing. At first, he was a struggling businessman in Brazil. His time was short and his bank accou...more

by Brad Willis on April 12, 2008 8:37 AM