Mustapha Kanit

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  • Mustapha Kanit The 26 year old Italian-born pro shot to fame and fortune as a teenager under his online moniker ‘lasagnaaammm’. The 26 year old Italian-born pro shot to fame and fortune as a teenager under his online moniker ‘lasagnaaammm’, picking up big scores as he served his ‘apprenticeship’ which turned out to be a 5-year plan.
  • Mustapha Kanit is a famous poker player from Alessandria, Italy.He won more than USD 11,566,695.00 in his carreer with poker live events alone. Cash Games not tracked. His last public game was in 19-Nov-2019 where he got position 37 in the $ 10,000 + 300 No Limit Hold'em - MILLIONS Main Event event in partypoker LIVE - partypoker MILLIONS World Bahamas, Nassau.

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Back in 2016, popular Italian poker player Mustapha Kanit won the PokerStars Sunday Million for $177,229.79 and take his total online tournament winnings to more than $4.25 million. Kanit is now a Winamax Team Pro and sits with over $5.7 million in lifetime earnings and is a bona fide High Roller super star.

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However, we caught up with him before the Winamax SISMIX in Madrid to talk about his Sunday Million memories, and he admitted that it had always been somewhat of a dream to win the prestigious poker tournament.

'It's always been a chase,' he told PokerNews. 'The Sunday Million was something that I played every Sunday, and I really wanted to win it, especially in the beginning of my career.

'Winning the Sunday million can be a career changer. I decided many times that this was the day I'm going to win the [Sunday] Million, but it was always a dream and it never happened.'

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However, that changed after 10-12 years with Kanit adding his name to a long list of poker players who have won the title.

'Even when I was playing in Super High Rollers it was always a dream. I still wanted to win the Sunday Million, and when it happened it was a really nice feeling.'

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Kanit says that he was never in trouble at the final table, picking the right spots and eventually emerging triumphant for the six-figure pay day.

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The fulfilment Kanit says he got from winning the tournament was unparalleled.

'It was just one of those tournaments that I had always chased and wanted to win, and it finally happened. There was this sense of fulfilment, almost. Something that you chase and chase and chase.'

'I always had a good stack throughout the tournament. The final table was comfortable and I just took the right spots. I felt good after the final table. It was a great feeling. It was like something you worked hard for and it finally happened so it was a great feeling.'

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And what did he do with the money? Where there any crazy purchases after his win?

'It was a great win, but I just put the money on my bankroll! I didn't spend any of it, I just added it into my poker bankroll at the time!'

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