Alec Michael Torelli (born March 24, 1987) also known by his moniker Traheho, is an American professional poker player from California who specializes in live high stakes cash games. Torelli used to be sponsored by Doyles Room.. He is left-handed.
Alec Torelli is an Italian-American professional poker player, business owner, and poker coach, from Orange County, California who specializes in high stakes poker.
Torelli’s begin playing poker in 2004 after a friend invited him to a home game of poker where he won $12.
Torelli’s first live poker event was in the Bahamas in January of 2006.
After turning 21, Torelli moved to Las Vegas. During his first World Series of Poker (WSOP), he finished 2nd in the $10,000 Heads Up event. Later that fall, he won back to back events at the Bellagio. The next summer, he placed 6th in the commemorative $40,000, 40 year anniversary WSOP event, and 4th in the World Poker Tour at Bellagio.
Currently, he is an active poker blogger.
As of 2017, Torelli has amassed over $1,500,000 of poker tournament winnings.
In 2017, Torelli was first accused of engaging in angle shooting during a televised episode of Poker Night in America by members on the forum 2+2. Later, professional poker player Doug Polk released a video questioning the ethics of the hand played during the episode. During the hand, larger denomination chips totaling $10,000 were placed behind smaller denomination chips in Torelli's stack of poker chips. Poker rules require larger denomination chips have to be in plain view. This influenced Torelli's opponent Daniel Wolf, who ended up losing $10,000 more than he believed was at stake.
Following the hand, Torelli stated that he used his opponent's surprise at the discovery of the high-value chips as a "read" to determine that his opponent's hand was mediocre. Later, Torelli posted a video on YouTube faulting his opponent for not knowing his chip stack size.