Nacho Barbero

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Jose Ignacio "Nacho" Barbero

Discover my world beyond the felt, where my eclectic interests shape my daily existence. As an ACR Pro, I gear up for some of the biggest cash tournaments around the globe with the vibrant sounds of Argentinian Rock & Roll and the intense rhythms of Melodic Metal. Born in Buenos Aires, when I’m not competing in poker, I’m often found playing Magic: The Gathering with friends or envisioning snowboarding adventures on pristine slopes. Each melody and match adds a unique layer to the narrative of my life.

Music Is My Fuel

I rock out to Argentinian Rock & Roll before each game to power up. Favorites? Los Redonditos de Ricota and La Renga!

A Heart for the Mountains

Though cards are my calling, I dream of snowboarding slopes as a pro. Maybe in another life, right?

Gamer at Heart

Whether it’s Magic: The Gathering or poker, playing games is not just a hobby; it’s a part of who I am. And yes, I still compete in Magic tournaments, often with a friendly wager on the line.

About Me

"Nacho" Barbero

I’ve explored the world, dabbling in both card games and cryptocurrencies before discovering my true vocation in poker. As I continue to compete in thrilling tournaments worldwide, aiming for the grand prizes, I cherish every moment of this extraordinary journey.

A few fun aspects of my life: I have a deep love for Argentinian Rock & Roll, with bands like Los Redonditos de Ricota, La Renga, and Las Pelotas topping my playlist. Before each tournament, I energize myself with Melodic Metal, entering final tables with immense vigor. Born in Buenos Aires and raised for a time in the countryside, I returned to the city with a unique accent and faced challenges readjusting. Outside the poker scene, I am passionate about Magic: The Gathering, playing competitively online and with friends for money. While poker has been my professional path, I often find myself daydreaming about being a professional snowboarder—a testament to my love for the slopes, though cards have proven to be my forte.

Join me on this adventure, where each card dealt and every game played is part of my ongoing story.

Fun Facts

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Music and Mindset

I have a deep affection for Argentinian Rock & Roll and rev up for tournaments with Melodic Metal to bring intense energy to the final tables. Discover the tracks that fuel my focus and victories.

From Buenos Aires to the Big Stage

Growing up in the countryside and returning to Buenos Aires presented unique challenges, including adapting my accent and fitting back into city life. These experiences have shaped my resilient character.

Beyond the Cards

While poker dominates my professional life, I’m passionately involved in Magic: The Gathering and sometimes daydream of a career in professional snowboarding. Explore the diverse interests that keep me balanced.

Globe Trotter

I’m a 42-year-old world traveler who has found his true calling in the high-stakes world of professional poker.
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From the home games to high stakes

My Poker Story


I secured a victory at the Triton Poker 2024 Jeju, in event #13, a $30k buy-in Pot Limit Omaha - Bounty Quattro - 6 Handed game.


I triumphed at the Triton Poker Series Vietnam 2023 in the $15,000 NLH - 8 Handed event, overcoming Jans Arends from the Netherlands to win $600,000.


I scored the biggest win of my career, $1,551,300, at the PokerStars Players Championship in the Bahamas.


I won my first WSOP bracelet in the $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty event, marking a significant comeback after a financial setback.


I captured my third LAPT title in São Paulo, affirming my reputation as "Mr. LAPT."


I clinched first place in the EPT London High Roller Event, bagging $870,082.


I won back-to-back titles on the Latin American Poker Tour, earning the nickname "Back-To-Back Barbero."


I entered my first live poker tournament at the Paris Aviation Club and took home €19,200 from a €500 No Limit Hold'em event.

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Motivational Quotes

"Do the best you can and never look back."

Nacho Barbero ACR Pro

"Only those who dare to have great failures end up achieving great successes."

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"The question is not who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

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