Max Pescatori

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Max Pescatori
Max Pescatori 2006.jpg
Max Pescatori at the 2006 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) The Italian Pirate
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Born Massimiliano Pescatori
(1971-01-22) January 22, 1971 (age 47)
Milan, Italy
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 4
Money finish(es) 66[1]
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 8[2]
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 3
Information accurate as of 15 July 2017.

Massimiliano Pescatori (born 22 January 1971 in Milan) is an Italian professional poker player.

His first tournament win was in the $300 limit hold'em event in the 2003 World Poker Challenge in Reno, Nevada. Three days later he won the Omaha High Low event. At the 2006 WSOP, Pescatori won the $2,500 no limit hold 'em event when his J♣ 8♣ defeated Anthony Reategui's Q♣ T♦ on a board of T♣ 7♦ 6♥ K♥ 9♦. At the 2008 World Series of Poker he won the pot limit half Texas hold 'em, half Omaha hold 'em event, with its $246,471 first prize. At the 2015 WSOP, Pescatori won two bracelets in the $1,500 Seven Card Razz and the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better events.[1]

Pescatori has also finished in the money in eight World Poker Tour (WPT) events.[2]

As of 2017, his total live tournament winnings exceed $4,475,000.[3] His 66 cashes as the WSOP account for over $2,450,000 of those winnings.[1]

WSOP Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2006 $2,500 No Limit Hold'em $682,389
2008 $2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha $246,509
2015 $1,500 Razz $155,947
2015 $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship $292,158


Max Pescatori has co-authored two books on poker originally written in Italian.[4]

Book title ISBN
Giocare e vincere a poker online, 2009, by Max Pescatori and Dario De Toffoli ISBN 978-88-200-4760-3
A scuola di poker, 2010, by Dario De Toffoli, Max Pescatori and Giorgio Sigon ISBN 978-88-200-4890-7


  1. ^ a b c profile
  2. ^ a b World Poker Tour profile
  3. ^ Max Pescatori Hendon Mob tournament results
  4. ^ Claudio Zecchin (13 November 2010). ""A scuola di poker" per restare al passo" ["A poker school" to stay abreast]. La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 13 February 2017.