Rafael Moraes

Rafael Moraes
GPI rank: 554
Total Live Earnings: $1,892,087
Nationality:
Brazil Brazil
Nickname: GM_VALTER
Sponsored by:
Last Seen in: 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
The Hendon Mob

Biography

Rafael Moraes is a Brazilian poker player and PokerStars ambassador. He sits with over $1.8 million in cashes and is in the top 10 of the Brazilian all-time money list.

According to fellow Brazilian and PokerStars Ambassador Andre Akkari, Moraes is one of the best poker players in the world.


Moraes: "Neymar Doesn't Play Poker for Money; He Just Wants to Win!"


Live Poker Achievements

The largest cash of Moraes' career came in 2016, finishing third in the EPT Monte Carlo €25,000 High Roller for €568,200. The following year, he won a WSOP Circuit ring in Sao Paulo for $94,321.

In 2022, he added a BSOP title to his poker resume after winning the BSOP Rio de Janeiro High Roller for $58,096.

Online Poker Achievements

Moraes plays online under the username "GM_VALTER" and has won numerous online titles and has over $6 million in online cashes. In 2016 he won SCOOP-04-H: $2,100 NL Hold'em for $301,625.

In 2022, he won SCOOP-86-H: $1,050 NLHE 6-Max Turbo for $44,828.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
PokerStars WCOOP 2022
WCOOP 92-H: $10,300 NLHE [World Championship of NLHE / Main Event], $7M Gtd
77th $25,102
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona
€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event
82nd €9,110
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #86: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
36th $20,000
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #70: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
385th $36,000
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
32nd $15,836
2022 Wynn Summer Classic
$3,500 NLH Championship
56th $16,636
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
77th $10,066
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
42nd $8,767
2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo
€5,300 Main Event
128th €9,320
2021 PokerStars EPT Prague
€5,300 EPT Main Event
102nd €11,140
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
71st $8,794
PokerStars WCOOP 2021
WCOOP-22-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, High Roller], $750K Gtd
14th $6,884
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #14: $500 THE BIG 500
21st $5,155
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #6: $200 FLIP & GO NO-Limit Hold'em [Go Stage], $1M GTD
217th $1,421
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH - $1M for 1st [Final Day], $5M GTD
258th $3,945
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-58: $10,300 Thursday Thriller [Bounty]
22nd $13,624
PokerStars SCOOP 2021
SCOOP-33-H: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, High Roller Club SE], $1M Gtd
25th $11,543
2021 GG Spring Festival
H-03: $5,250 Bounty Hunters Main Event
46th $6,929
2020 PokerStars EPT Online
EPT Online 16: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
46th $27,385
2020 PokerStars EPT Online
EPT Online 20: $1,050 NLHE [Last Chance]
62nd $2,382
PokerStars WCOOP 2020
WCOOP-72-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
5th $130,281
PokerStars WCOOP 2020
WCOOP-63-H: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Freezeout, Thursday Thrill SE]
53rd $2,200
PokerStars WCOOP 2020
WCOOP-48-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Progressive KO, Sunday Slam]
518th $553
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
176th $2,358
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #69: $1,500 Marathon No Limit Hold'em
32nd $6,709
2020 PokerStars Stadium Series
Stadium Series Freezeout Grand Final - High: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max], $5M Gtd
60th $18,256
2020 WPT World Online Championships
Event #3: $3,200 8-Max Championship, $3m GTD
118th $7,965
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #49: $500 Turbo Deepstack No Limit Hold'em
348th $1,213
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #45: $840 Bounty No Limit Hold'em
254th $1,029
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #39: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
26th $6,356
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief [Caesars Cares]
175th $2,795
2020 PokerStars Stadium Series
Stadium Series Freezeout Weekly Final - High: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max], $1.5M Gtd
75th $4,128
PokerStars SCOOP 2020
SCOOP-96-M: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event 2nd Chance], $1,5M Gtd
103rd $3,010
PokerStars SCOOP 2020
SCOOP-57-H: $5,200 NLHE [High Roller], $1M Gtd
17th $18,436
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Super Circuit
Event #1: COVID Charity 1M Gtd
101st $3,186
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
17th €47,670
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
57th $5,796
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #59: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Championship
473rd $1,387
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em
792nd $1,584
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
20th $14,423
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em
53rd $7,582
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em
836th $1,500
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
307th $5,097
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$5,300 Millions Main Event ($5 Million Gtd.)
83rd $12,500
2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival
$25,500 MILLIONS Super High Roller ($1 Million Gtd.)
5th $75,000
2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
58th €20,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
141st $2,915
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
885th $1,496
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
214th $2,320
2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona
€10,300 High Roller
22nd €38,410
2016 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€25,750 High Roller
3rd €568,200
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
115th $3,723

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