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Manuel Noli Francisco Passed Away Due To Kidney Failure At The Age Of 75

Manuel “Noli” Francisco Passed Away Due To Kidney Failure At The Age Of 75

Manuel “Noli” Francisco, a well-known poker player passed away in February due to kidney failure. He was 75 years of age. Francisco died in New Jersey. He was a native of Philippines.

Despite working many jobs as an architect and real estate entrepreneur, Poker remained his passion throughout. According to Mickey Appleman, four-time bracelet winner, Francisco was one of the most beloved and iconic poker players.

He finished second in a $2,500 hold’em event in 1992 and subsequently secured the second position in a $2,500 no-limit hold’em event and $1500 limit Omaha event in 1993 and 1996 respectively.

Noli won the world Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open, making $470,000 in the September of 2003 by defeating the likes of Carlos Mortensen and David Oppenheim.

He made above $380,000 collectively form 14 WSOP cashes and had about $1.3 million in his lifetime tournament earnings. He stopped playing tournaments in his later life but continued playing regular mixed games.

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