€5,300 EPT Main Event

Seat 2: Ricardo Da Rocha, 26, Brazil - 7,925,000

Ricardo Da Rocha

Ricardo Da Rocha has previously played at a few PokerStars BSOP stops, but this is his first poker trip to Europe. He's made his mark while on the adventure, having turned his EPT debut into a final table appearance and a career achievement. The 26-year-old from Rio Pardo, a small town in the south of Brazil, is a professional poker player. Da Rocha mainly competes in the online realm, being a member of the NeT Team led by Renan Carlos "internett93o" Bruschi.

While Da Rocha is now guaranteed his breakthrough result, he keeps his feet on the ground. "I'll aim for the maximum," he claimed, adding that he doesn't have any particular plans for the next year (although he admitted that a potential first-place prize here would provide him with a strong incentive to play the gigantic PSPC event in Barcelona).

When away from poker tables, Da Rocha, of course, enjoys football, "like every Brazilian does." He supports Gremio Porto Alegrense.

Ricardo Da Rocha's Main Event run:

DayChip CountPosition
Day 2110,700108 / 415
Day 3120,000104 / 141
Day 4735,00019 / 41
Day 52,830,0007 / 12
Day 67,925,0002 / 5

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