San Remo

Elder flowers to win EPT San Remo and €930,000

The European Poker Tour main event in San Remo came to a close in typically glittering style this afternoon, when Englishman Rupert Elder defeated Max Heinzelmann to the title, a first prize of €930,000, a place in the Champion of Champions event, and a gold bracelet worth €16,200, from official EPT...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 3, 2011 10:17 AM

EPT San Remo: Final table, level 30 & 31 updates (blinds 80,000-160,000)

6.25pm: Elder wins EPT San Remo for €930,000Rupert Elder has just won EPT San Remo defeating Max Heinzelmann heads up. Elder opened the button and was shoved on by Heinzelmann for 3,200,000. Elder made the call.Elder: A♦5♣Heinzelmann: Q♦5♠Horrible dominated situation for Heinzelmann who fail...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 3, 2011 6:35 AM

EPT San Remo: Final table player profiles

A field of 987 players from 57 countries competed at EPT7 San Remo, creating a prize pool of €4,786,950. The winner will take home €930,000 plus a stunning bracelet worth more than €16,000 from the EPT's Official Bracelet Sponsor, Shamballa Jewels. The winner will also get a seat in the EPT Grand Fi...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 3, 2011 3:13 AM

EPT San Remo: Final table, level 27 (cont.), 28 & 29 updates (blinds 50,000-

3.40pm: Heinzelman back inMax Heinzelmann has dragged himself back into this three-handed fight. After defending his big blind from a 200,000 Xuan Liu button raise Heinzelmann led 180,000 into the 4♠5♣8♠ flop. Liu made the call. Heinzelmann led a smallish 330,000 into the 2♥ turn and was rai...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 3, 2011 2:36 AM

EPT San Remo: Elder leads, Heinzelmann back-to-back, Lykov targets double

Four weeks ago Ben Wilinofsky swaggered his way to a first European Poker Tour title in Berlin, his prize earned after what was a mesmerising performance, pivoting on his early accumulation of more than half the chips in play. It was an advantage the Canadian never wavered from pressing home.His opp...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 2, 2011 10:05 AM

EPT San Remo: Day 5, level 26 & 27 updates (blinds 30,000-60,000, 5,000 ante

6.25pm: Pignataro busts in ninth to end playThe first hand hand back after the redraw and Luigi Pignataro shoved 8♥8♦ into the aces of Costantino Russo. It's a tough bust out for Pignataro who has played some great, solid poker here over the last few days. He takes home €50,000 which he can add ...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 2, 2011 6:06 AM

EPT San Remo: Day 5, level 24 (cont.) & 25 updates (blinds 20,000-40,000, 4,

2.57pm: Break it upAnother level down and another 15 minute break. When we come back you'll find us in a new post. -- MC2.48pm: So Longhitano, out in 19th placeMassimiliano Manigrasso just sent his countryman Luciano Longhitano to the rail; Longhitano becoming our 18th place finisher. -- SB2.44pm: S...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 2, 2011 2:45 AM

EPT San Remo: Nicolas Yunis leads, Lykov and Cada in pursuit

In the end it took a little longer than the four levels predicted by tournament director Thomas Kremser, but the 21 minutes and 50 seconds of the fifth that was required to see off the last of the 36 players that were in line for elimination, left what will be a formidable field when they return tom...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 1, 2011 9:28 AM

EPT San Remo: Day 4, level 22, 23 & 24 updates (blinds 15,000-30,000, 3,000

6.40pm: Play concludesThe elimination of Antonio Russo in 25th place brings an end to this day of poker. Overnight chip leader seems to be Nicolas Yunis on 2,281,000. We'll verify that and all the other counts as soon as we can and a wrap of the day's play will be up for reading shortly. -- MC 6.35p...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 1, 2011 6:01 AM

EPT San Remo: Day 4, level 20 & 21 updates (blinds 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante)

2.52pm: At the bellAn elimination as the bell goes for the end of the level. Gerardo Godinez Estrada got his chips in with A♠Q♦ against the T♣T♠ of Rocco Palumbo. The two players stood, surrounded by onlookers who really do come out of the woodwork. The board ran 5♣9♦K♦6♥T♦ to send...more

by Stephen Bartley on May 1, 2011 2:28 AM
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