Dag Palovic Professional Poker Player Profile
Dag Palovic Slovakian Poker Pro Biography
Slovakian poker pro Dag Palovic has had an interesting journey to say the least. Before making it big at the green felt, he studied Law in Vienna, and for an MBA in the US. He also acted as CEO and Chairman of a media company, and was a well-known TV and radio personality from 1996-2004, interviewing some of the world’s biggest music stars along the way. He even found time to star in a few movies in the late 80’s.
He got into poker via a friend, and it wasn’t long before he was winning enough at the local casinos to turn full time pro. His major tournament breakthrough came in 2007 with a 7th place finish on the European Poker Tour (EPT) in Prague for a cash of $137,151. Another 7th place finish at EPT San Remo followed a year later, and he would go on to cash twice more at EPT events - including a deep run at the Monte Carlo Grand Final in 2009. He’s also scored some decent results at the WSOP* in Las Vegas, including cashing two years in a row in the $10,000 Championship Main Event - 120th in 2009 and 37th in 2010, good for a combined total of $246,683. There have also been title wins closer to home in Europe, including a victory in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2010 Evian Poker Open, worth $84,570. He’s also a skilled cash game player, and can often be found playing games like Omaha and 2-7 Draw online at Pokerstars.
Dag says he’s keen to use his time as a Team Pro to take down his first major tournament, in particular the EPT title that has so far eluded him. Away from poker he enjoys reading, and co-wrote a poker book with Tom McEvoy. He’s also a member of MENSA, is fluent in several languages, and enjoys music, watching movies and travelling. Dag Palovic is a member of Team PokerStars Pro, and you can find him online under the user ID ‘DagPalovic’.
|EPT Prague €4,700 No Limit Hold’em Main Event||December 2007||7th||$137,151|
|EPT San Remo €4,700 No Limit Hold’em Main Event||April 2008||7th||$176,628|
|EPT Monte Carlo €10,000 Grand Final||May 2009||59th||$36,816|
|2009 WSOP $10,000 Championship Main Event||July 2009||120th||$40,288|
|Evian Poker Open €5,000 Heads-Up||March 2010||1st||$84,570|
|Red Sea Poker Cup €1,100 Main Event||May 2010||1st||$47,143|
|2010 WSOP $10,000 Championship Main Event||July 2010||37th||$206,395|
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