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Nick Vertucci is a Southern Californian entrepreneur who owns and operates a real estate school, Nick Vertucci Real Estate Academy. He teaches people his methods of how to make money buying homes, renovating them, getting renters, and eventually selling the homes for a big profit. He wrote a book about his life and career as the chief executive officer of NV Real Estate Academy that came out in 2018, “Seven Figure Decisions“.
What a lot of people don’t know about Nick Vertucci is that he’s also a professional poker player. He has participated in poker events in California and Las Vegas. His first tournament took place on September 26, 2004. This was a No-Limit Hold’em Championship in which he took eighth place, earning $7,530 in winnings.
He had appeared on the “Moving Violations” poker show that ran from 2007 to 2011. He played in a tournament that included Don Cheadle, Robert Sanchez, Antonio Esfandiari, and Jennifer Tilly among other top-performing poker players. They played Poker After Dark and while Nick Vertucci did very well it was Antonio Esfandiari who ended up becoming the biggest winner.
Other people that Nick Vertucci has played poker with include Ben Affleck, James Woods, Phil Helmuth, Mike Matauso, David Benyamine, and Kenny Tran. He says that his skills in real estate carry over to his poker game in a number of ways. First is that he learned how to read people and so he is pretty good at calling other player’s bluffs. In real estate, he had to bluff broker’s so that he could buy houses on more favorable terms.
Another thing that helps him play poker is knowing how to be adaptable. There are going to be a lot of unexpected changes that take place during the course of a poker tournament, just like there is when buying and selling real estate. He says that poker players need to know ahead of time how to deal with unexpected events and make progress towards being the big winner of the night.