2010 World Series of Poker November Niner, Filippo Candio, announced on his Facebook Page this week that he is stepping away from the game of poker. According to PokerPT, Candio made the announcement after a televised news story aired that accused Candio of tax evasion.
As it turns out, that story was based on a news item from 2 years ago, which was proven not to be true. Despite the fact that the news outlet retracted their story, Candio apparently has had enough and announced that after the PPT Campione D’Italia later this month, he’s done with poker.
In a rough translation, done with Google translate, Candio indicates that he’s been looking to leave poker for some time. He had once thought that poker would bring him a little bit of glory and serenity but now he is reading on various blogs and websites that he committed tax evasion. With that the PPT, after his birthday, is probably the last he will play.
“Thank you and goodbye.”
A look back at Candio’s unparalleled rungood in the 2010 WSOP: