Dag Palovic Signs With Team PokerStars ProDecember 21, 2010 10:34 am
It has just been announced that Slovakia’s most successful poker pro ever, Dag Palovic, is the latest player to join Team PokerStars Pro.
The 35 year-old Bratislava resident was a well known TV personality before turning poker pro and in the mid-80s appeared in several Slovak movies before becoming a music presenter between 1996 and 2004.
Dag Palovic only started playing poker in 2007, but over the past short years has managed to amass $774,647 in live tournament earnings and has even written Slovakia’s first poker book entitled “How to become a poker pro.”
However, we shouldn’t be too surprised by Dag Palovic’s meteoric rise playing poker as he is a member of high-IQ society Mensa and obviously has a sharp mind, demonstrated by being able to speak six languages including Slovak, Czech, English, French, German, and Russian.
Soon after turning his attentions to tournament poker, Dag Palovic placed 7th in the 2007 EPT Prague for $137,151. Palovic earned a further $190,770 in 2008 and $89,628 in 2009.
So far in 2010, the player known as “Lucky D” is having his best year yet having earned $357,098, including wins at the the Red Sea Poker Cup and the Evian Poker Open, as well as a 37th place finish at the 2010 WSOP Main Event for $206,395.
At present, Palovic 5 WSOP cashes account for $268,826 of his $774,647 tournament career winnings.
Dag Palovic’s year has continued to get even better with his signing for PokerStars as a sponsored pro, and commenting on the latest news said:
“It is great opportunity to play as a Team Pro member of the largest online poker site in the world. I hope to improve my results in the future to be really a good and visible member of the team.”