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Dario Minieri Profile

Posted by Bill "zimba" Seibert at 24 December 2010 22:40
Dario Minieri is a popular Italian poker pros who many feel has the brightest future from Italy due to his youth. He won a WSOP bracelet in 2008 at the age of 23 cashing for $528k. He has made final tables on the WPT and three on the EPT and has lifetime live tournament cashes of over $1.8 million with over $760k from online play at PokerStars alone where he is a Team PokerStars Pro. Minieri was born in 1985 and resides in Rome, Italy.
Things you might not know:
  • Minieri was a very active Magic: The Gathering player growing up, traveling to many tournaments.
  • Minieri put off his plan to pursue a degree in psychology to focus on poker.
  • Minieri considers his $12k win in a $10 rebuy as his breakthrough win that pushed him to consider playing poker for a living.
  • Minieri grinds a lot of hours online, especially enjoying high stakes heads up battles and is a Supernova Elite player.
  • Minieri started to wear a scarf to conceal the fact that during crucial hands his neck would pulse, giving away a tell.
  • The characteristic scarf we often see Minieri wear represents his favorite football club AS Roma.
  • Minieri was the first person ever to buy a car, a 2007 Porsche Cayman S using 3 million frequent player points.
  • Minieri's best day online was in December 2007, when he won three tournaments and went deep in the Sunday Million, all on PokerStars on the same day for over $155k.
  • Minieri had his best showing at a WSOP in 2007 when he was chip leading after day 3, but finished in 96th place out of 6358 entrants.
  • He got married casually in Las Vegas in 2009, wearing a PokerStars shirt.

At only 25, Dario Minieri has a bright future in poker. He is a stylish, flashy and aggressive player. Minieri ranks 5th on the all time Italy money list, behind only Salvatore Bonavena, Max Pescatori, Filippo Candio and Jeff Lisandro. He enjoys soccer, watching movies, and driving around in his well-earned Porsche.

Minieri in an all-in hand on High Stakes Poker and :


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