15 Bigs – Roberto Romanello

15 Bigs - Roberto Romanello

15 Bigs - Roberto RomanelloEvery poker player will be put to the test in a tournament eventually. Down to ‘15 Bigs’, they’ll double-up, or will he be on the rail? There are no re-entries in this fact-finding freezeout.

Roberto Romanello is a former EPT Main Event and WPT Main Event winner and now represents partypoker around the world. A recent father to two beautiful twins, he’s a true family man, and is never happier than at home with his wife and family in one of the family restaurants he helps to run. But can you guess what his ‘last meal’ might be? Read on…

If you were to be shot at dawn, what would be your last meal / drink?

My mother’s home-made Cannoli and a glass of my Father’s home-made wine.

You’re on a long-haul flight and can only choose one TV Show or Movie to watch on repeat, which is your pick?

Benny Hill

Stranded on a desert island, you have one book for company until you are rescued. What is it?

A book on how to survive on a desert island.

What’s the song you could listen to on repeat forever?

‘Dominic the Donkey’ only because I have proven I can do it since the birth of my twin babies!

What’s your favourite place to play poker and why?

Dusk Till Dawn as I always seem to be around all the old and new school faces when I go there and it’s more about the company sometimes that really makes a good trip.

Where’s your favourite non-poker holiday destination?

Back to our Family home in Italy, being with all the close family in a beautiful place in the country is priceless. We all get to switch off eat the best home cooked food and drink the best home-made wine.

You can play poker every day for a year or play no poker for a whole 12 months – which do you choose?

No poker for sure.

Who is the person you don’t have around anymore that you miss the most?

Close family for sure. From my grandparents down to my aunties and uncles, I couldn’t single out any of them as they all were huge part of my life.

Which person would you most like to meet but never have?

Diego Maradona

When’s the last time life put you on tilt?

I bet under goals in a footy match and 90 mins gone it was 0-0 and I lost the bet!

You can’t play it yourself…so which family member do you trust with your $10k WSOP Main Event entry?

My Dad, as he’s so lucky when playing cards!

What’s your best poker skill?

I would say my live reads.

And your biggest leak?

Eating big meals when playing.

If you became the world’s first global president what would be your first unbreakable rule?


You have just ten seconds with the person of your dreams… what do you say?

Follow your heart.

Roberto Romanello will be playing on the partypoker MILLIONS tour, including the Caribbean Poker Party, soon to hit the Baha Mar Resort in the Bahamas. You can still qualify online for the event online at partypoker and join the Welsh Wizard in the land of sun, sea and sensational poker.