Traveling to Brazil and around the world to watch live events is a real draw and can bring new life experiences to poker players. An example of a “poker traveler” is Manoel Assunção, a Brazilian casual player from Rio de Janeiro who reached an incredible milestone in 2023.
Manoel is ranked No. 1 in 2023, according to The Hendon Mob website’s stat list. “Flag Hunter rankings, composed of players who competed and won prizes in poker events in different countries throughout the year.
Impressively, Manoel has won prizes in 18 different countries. That’s right! As of February 2023 Since starting his poker nomadic journey at EPT Paris in March, winning the Main Event and Side Events, the Brazilian hasn’t stopped.
He has performed in the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Monte Carlo, USA, UK took part, Cyprus, Lithuania, Spain, Liechtenstein, Estonia, Slovakia, Malta, Scotland, Portugal and finally they ended the year at EPT Prague in the Czech Republic. Also, none of them were in Brazil .
In addition to life experience, his experience in all these countries has earned him a total of $84,410 in prize money. Since the ranking is only through ITM statistics, the player from Rio is likely to participate in the future Registered tournaments in other locations.
During his career, the player from Rio de Janeiro has had many great results in tournaments in Brazil and Las Vegas. Highlights include the 2015 Finished 2nd in the 2015 BSOP Natal Main Event, 3rd in the 2015 WSOP Event 12 (the final stop of the 2019 Millionaire Maker), and 2019 BSOP Sao Paulo Main Event