November Nine Profile – Filippo CandioTweet Share
Of the players at the final table for the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event, only Canada, the United States and Italy are represented in this elite crowd. Filippo Candio hails from Sardinia, Italy and represents the first Italian player to ever make the Main Event November Nine. Only 26 years-old, Candio is sitting in 6th place heading into the November 6th showdown, hoping to make his way to the top and secure the bracelet and first prize of $8,944,138.
Although still quite young, Candio has already been building a successful poker career. After the November Nine is done, the young pro will have career earnings of over $1 million; a number that will only grow should he place higher than ninth at the final table.
Candio’s signature win before his current run was the 2009 €2,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event in the Campionato Italiano, which earned him an impressive $185,271. Candio recently said, “Even though I’m a cash game player my dream was to make the final table of the WSOP Main Event.”
Prior to the Main Event, Candio made another deep run at the 2010 WSOP. The young pro placed 157th in Event 11, $1,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament and earned $3,460 in the process.
When he is not playing poker, Candio can probably be found at the movie theater, thanks to his fascination with American cinema. He is a big fan of Disney and Dreamworks productions, with “Kung Fu Panda” being among his favorites. Candio is nearly fluent in English, an accomplishment he attributes to watching a great number of American films.
With diverse interests and the notoriety that comes with being the first Italian at the WSOP Main Event Final Table, Filippo Candio is likely to attract plenty of attention leading up to the big showdown. The young pro is looking to finish strong and leave a historic mark when the Main Event resumes on November 6th.