Swiss poker pro Rino Mathis was previously a successful backgammon and chess player, but has since been able to make a steady living from playing poker, with a career that spans back as far as 1991 - making him a veteran player by today’s standards .
Rino has an impressive list of tournament wins and money finishes at some of the biggest tournaments around Europe. He scored victory in events at the Bregenz Open in Austria in both 2006 and 2008, worth a total of $86,570, plus a third place finish at the Bodensee Poker Championships in August 2006 worth $29,042. He has also performed well on the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT). He made a top-30 finish at the Copenhagen leg in 2006 for $7,525. This was followed three years later by a win in a side event at the first ever EPT Vilamoura festival in Portugal, where he won $23,740. Elsewhere there have also been consistent cashes over the years at the prestigious Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam, including a third place finish in 2002 that was good for $95,646. He’s also cashed four times at the World Series of Poker* since 2004, the highlight being an 18th place finish worth $35,814 in the $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha event in 2008.
When he isn’t actually playing, Rino runs a poker news website and helps to promote the game at home in Switzerland as much as he can. Away from poker, he enjoys spending time with his children, playing squash and cooking, and is also something of a wine connoisseur. He plays online at PokerStars using the screen name ‘Rino Mathis’.
|Master Classics of Poker||November 2002||3rd||$95,646|
|EPT Scandinavian Open Copenhagen||January 2006||27th||$7,752|
|Bregenz Open||February 2006||1st||$35,078|
|Bodensee Poker Championships||August 2006||3rd||$29,042|
|CAPT Bregenz Open||February 2008||1st||$51,492|
|2008 WSOP $ 10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha||June 2008||18th||$35,814|