Team PokerStars Portugal Pro

teampro-thumb.JPGHere's a few things you may not know about Portugal.

It's the westernmost country of mainland Europe.

Its name comes from the Roman Portus Cale which means the Port of the Celts.

It turns out some out some pretty darned good poker players.

You can learn the first two of those facts with a simple Wikipedia search. The last of the three gets its proof from the ranks of Team PokerStars Pro.

Team PokerStars Pro has just signed up three of the toughest poker players in all of Portugal. Henrique Pinho, Luis Medina, and Nuno Coelho (seen in order below) all got their official Team Pro badge today.

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Pinho was on his way to becoming a successful food marketing man when he found himself in front of the television watching the European Poker Tour. Intrigued, he deposited €50. Like most of the good poker stories that begin like that, the rest is, cliche as it may sound, history. Pinho now plays for Team PokerStars Pro and online at PokerStars under the name Henrique.P.

Medina's studies actually led him right into poker's clutches. He traveled to the U.S. for school and ended up spending no small amount of time in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Now a poker players and business consultant, Media has racked up a steady stream of big tournament finishes and now plays for Team Pro under the name luismedina.

Coelho was a successful lawyer who only saw poker as a way to relax while away from the courtroom. Eventually, the game became his second job. Now he's getting the opportunity of a lifetime on Team Pokerstars Portugal Pro. You'll find him online at PokerStars under the name nuno coelho.

The PokerStars Blog would like to welcome all three Portuguese Pros to the Team. We look forward to covering you as you represent Portugal and PokerStars around the world.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in Team PokerStars Pro