Bruno Foster, one of the starts of Brazilian poker, has confirmed his departure from Team 888poker, after being brand ambassador for the online poker room for the past three years. The player joined 888poker’s team of sponsored players in late 2014 after his participation at the final table of that year’s WSOP Main Event.
The player has been one of the greatest contributors to the popularization of poker in Brazil since the beginning of his career. What is more, later on when he began gaining popularity on the international poker scene, he began working very hard to popularize Brazil as an attractive poker destination.
Commenting on his departure decision, Foster said that he was very grateful for being part of 888poker’s team of brand ambassador and that he has learned a lot during his time as such. The player further explained that he has undertaken a project he considers very important, and that this project is too intended to grow the game of poker in his home country.
Foster said on Instagram that he is embarking on a new poker-related adventure and that he is now part of Brasil Poker Live. As mentioned above, the player also promised that he will continue working hard to popularize poker across Brazil and the rest of the world.
Here it is important to note that 888poker has also announced that it has decided to part ways with two other Brazilian poker players. It became known that Bruno Kawauti and Nicolau Villa-Lobos, whom the online poker room has been working with since August 2013, are no longer part of its team of sponsored poker pros.
Denílson, the celebrated football player, who won the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Brazil’s national team, has thus remained the only 888poker brand ambassador from Brazil.
Who Is Bruno Foster?
Bruno Politano or Bruno Foster, as he is known among peers, is one of Brazil’s most successful poker players both in the live and online poker realms. The player boasts live tournament winnings of nearly $1.5 million, the greater portion of which came from his participation in the 2014 WSOP Main Event. Foster finished eighth in the $10,000 buy-in tournament to collect the total amount of $947,172. Here it is also interesting to note that he has been the only Brazilian player to have ever made it to the WSOP Main Event’s final table.
The player has a total of 74 live in-the-money finishes recorded under his name. Those have been collected over the course of nine years, during which Foster has been active on the felt. And speaking of his activity, he has been a particularly frequent participant in Brazilian Series of Poker tournaments to have taken place across his home country.
Last year, Foster added a precious trophy to his portfolio, after winning a WSOP International Circuit tournament on domestic soil. The player topped the field of a R$2,300 Giant Omaha event for a gold ring and a first-place prize of R$114,000.