After being crowned the Brazilian Online Champion for the season 2007/2008, Nelson was rewarded with a professional status. Online poker is where Nelson really excelled, winning over $500,000 in tournaments at PartyPoker, BestPoker and other poker sites. However he has also gained a reputation on the live circuit, after winning several stages in the Rio de Janeiro 100k and 50k awards and finishing just out of the money in his first ever WSOP Main Event.
After finishing 535th in the 2009 WSOP Main Event (which became the second highest result for a Brazilian citizen), Nelson pushed himself all the way up to seventh in the Brazilian Online League.
Nelson Dantas' Results
Data provided live by The Hendon Mob Poker Player Database.
R$ 1,870 + 330 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
2014 BSOP - Brazilian Series Of Poker, Sao Paulo
|13th||R$ 16,700||$ 5,957|
R$ 1,520 + 230 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
2011 BSOP - Brazilian Series of Poker, Sao Paulo
|80th||R$ 3,200||$ 2,040|
$ 10,000 World Championship - No Limit Hold'em
42nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2011, Las Vegas
$ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em
40th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2009, Las Vegas