Prior to the EPT10 Sanremo Main Event, the Italian Poker Tour (IPT) kicked off their €700 buy-in Main Event, which attracted 1,124 players and created a prize pool of €763,196. That was distributed to the top 167 players, with over €100k reserved for the eventual winner. In the end, and thanks to a three-handed deal, it was Italy's Alessandro De Fenza that walked away with the trophy and a €105,600 first-place prize.
Among those who cashed were Tam Truong (166th - €1,220), Max Pescatori (160th - €1,220), Sergio Aido (158th - €1,220), Marcin Horecki (150th - €1,220), Alex Kravchenko (135th - €1,345), Casey Kastle (129th - €1,345), Vitaly Lunkin (107th - €1,500), Alessandro Basile (78th - €1,660), Andrea Dato (59th - €1,980), Kitty Kuo (34th - €2,800), Ben Yu (27th - €3,815), Pratik Ghatge (22nd - €4,550), and Franco Berlingieri (10th - €8,480).
UKIPT Marbella champion Ludovic Geilich, who won the Super Tuesday last week for a career best online cash of $101,325 and was fourth at EPT London, narrowly missed the final, finishing 11th for €8,480.
When the final nine, who were guaranteed at least €13,000, returned for the final day of play on Monday, Marcello Miniucchi was the chip leader; however, he faced some stiff competition including APPT Cebu champion Jae Kyung Sim, 2012 Swedish Champion Alexander Norden, World Poker Tour Venice runner-up Alex Longobardi, and Niccolo Ceccarelli, who had already won an event at the EPT Sanremo Poker Festival when he beat a 75-strong field to take down the €200 NL Turbo (Unlimited RB/AO) for €8,620. However, as you know, it was De Fenza who walked away the victor.
|1st||Alessandro De Fenza||Italy||€105,600*|
|3rd||Jae Kyung Sim||Italy||€75,000*|
*Denotes three-handed deal