For Mark Rubenstein it all began with super satellite seat of $90 that later became a $250 qualifier seat and resulted ultimately a prize money win of $142,637 for him. Mark won the Mid-States Poker Tour FireKeepers Casino, which also saw the entry of some 614 players and became a record for Michigan state. The final table was tough for Rubenstein as he had to contend with Nick Pupillo and Jason Zarlenga the MSPT sponsored poker pros.
The final table after the game was over stood with Mark Rubenstein at the top with $142,637, William Rogers at the second position with $80,201 and the third position finish was for Nicholas Aranda who pocketed $50, 497.
The day for Rubenstein started with 119 players and in the second day 63 of them would be paid. It was money bubble that hit quickly and fairly, which is what the MSPT structured Allen Kessler approved rules quote. Some of the players who went away empty handed include Scott Hammett, Adam Friedman, Nick Jivkov, Brett Reichard and David Gutfreund. Immediately after the money bubble burst, several players along with the defending champ Ryan Dykhouse made to the door but they earned compensation. (more…)
His nick name is “Italian Pirate”. He was born in 1971 in Mila, Itali. He is one of the best professional poker players. On the Tournament of the Poker, he is a regular player, also he is placing always high in the Magazine of card player’s year race’s player.
In 1994, he shifted from Milan to Las Vegas, Nevada and started playing Seven Card Stud which is at the Luxor Hotel. When he found that, than this game Texas Hold’Em is much more profitable then he focused on same. In 1998, for the Poker game he guided by the Valter Farina, who is first Italian who won the Bracelet at the WSOP (World Series of Poker). In 1999, he became professional poker player.
He played his first major tournament in 2003. In this Limit event of World Poker Challenge tournament he won $300 as he defeated his final table with John Bonetti, who is one of the best American Poker player. Just after three day of this event, he won the Omaha High Low event. In the event of the Poker’s legends, in 2004, he has two finished in respective of money at the World Series of Tournament and won the $200 Limit and in the first season of Ultimate Poker Challenge he finished his eight final tables. (more…)