WSOP Main Event: The Brazilian survivor

by Mad Harper

Igor "igorfederal" Trefane arrived in Vegas with a 16-strong gang of poker-playing compatriots. Five qualified on PokerStars to play in the main event, one in a WSOP satellite. Now only Igor remains.


Igor "IgorFederal" Trafane


The 33-year-old from Campinas, near Sao Paolo, has been playing poker online for three years, as well as live tournaments around Brazil. He's the current Omaha champion but has yet to give up his day job - running a chain of language schools in the Sao Paolo region. This year's WSOP could change all that - towards the end of Day 3, Igor was looking strong with $270,000 in chips.

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