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PokerStars IPT Campione final table set

IPT_thn.jpgToday sees the final table of PokerStars IPT Campione, with eight players fighting it out to be crowned champion and handed the CHF 272,000 first prize.

One woman has made it through the final, PokerStars qualifier Tania Scremin, who has featured strongly on each day of the tournament so far.

Live reporting of the final will be on our sister Italian PokerStars Blog, and we'll have a wrap of the event right here when it's all over.

In the meantime, here are some short profiles and chip counts for the finalists:

1) Danilo Donnini 2.094.000 chips
Danilo is a 39-year-old player from Italy who plays online on PokerStars with the UserID "Albis72". He's been playing poker for three years with excellent results: 20th place at the €2000 Event during EPT Barcelona for a €5,450 prize; 3rd place at the €1,100 Side event during IPT Campione on January 2011 for a €18,992 prize.

He's planning to use his next winnings to increase his bankroll. When he does not play poker, he works as businessman. His favourite poker game is MTT Texas Hold'em. His style is aggressive. For Danilo, the most important skills a poker player must have to reach a final table are courage and luck. His biggest dream is to win this IPT.

2) Mikica Mitrovic 2.058.000 chips
Mikica is a 36-year-old player from Serbia who plays on PokerStars with the UserID "m1k1ca". He's been playing poker for three years now, with winnings which include a 46th place at the IPT San Remo Main event on the 28th July, 2011, for a €3,600 prize.

He's planning to spend his next winnings to take care of his family. When he doesn't play poker, he works as tradesman. To all the beginners who start to play poker, Mikica suggests to have a lot of patience if you ever wish to reach a final table. His biggest dream is to become a professional player.

3) Giacomo Rosa 1.790.000 chips
Giacomo is a 22-year-old player from Italy who plays on PokerStars with the UserID "il_chirurgo3". He's been playing poker for three years with the following results: 34th place at the €2,000 Side event during EPT San Remo in April 2011, for a €2,800 prize; 1st place at the €1,100 Side event IPT Malta in February 2011, for a €29,500 prize; 26th place at the IPT San Remo Main event in October 2010, for a €3,650 prize; 45th place at the IPT San Remo Main Event in August 2010 for a €3,300 prize; 28th place at the EPT San Remo Main Event in April 2010 for a €26,000 prize.

When he doesn't play poker, he still studies at university. His favourite poker game is six-max cash games. His biggest dream is to become a famous broker.

4) Andrea Dato 1.393.000 chips
Andrea is a 32-year-old player from Italy who's been playing poker for eight years with the following results: 78th place at the EPT San Remo Main Event in October 2011 for a €10,000 prize; 47nd place at the WSOP 2011 $1,500 event for a $10,498 prize; a 3rd place at the WSOP 2011, event: $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Triple Chance, for a $138,044 prize; 20th place at the IPT Nova Gorica Main event in March 2011, for a €4,200 prize; a 17th place at the IPT San Remo Main event for a €4,350 prize; a 15th place at the IPT San Marino Main event in July 2010 for a €5,300 prize; a 45th place at the IPT San Remo Main event in February 2010 for a €4,000 prize.

He's going to spend his next winnings to increase his bankroll and to be healthy and strong! He considers himself a professional poker player. He says hiis style changes all the time according to his opponents. His biggest dream is to win WSOP Main event.

5) Alessandro Fasolis 1.384.000 chips
Alessandro is a 24-year-old player from Italy who plays on PokerStars with the UserID "bubukonan87". He's been playing poker for three years with the following results: 73rd place at the EPT San Remo Main Event in April 2011 for a €13,000 prize; 1st place at the €1,100 Side event IPT Campione d'Italia in January 2011 for a €57,364 prize. He is planning to use his next winnings to go on holiday, and take care of his friends and his girlfriend. When he doesn't play poker, he studies at university, trying to graduate as soon as possible. He is a regular MTT player on PokerStars and started play cash about two months ago.

6) Semen Apokorin 1.370.000 chips
Semen is a 40-year-player from Russia who's been playing poker 10 years but this is the first time he reached a final table in such a prestigious tournament. He told us he's going to use his first important winnings to finance his local church. When he doesn't play poker, he works as a businessman. His favourite game is Omaha cash and his biggest dream is for peace in the world.

7) Tania Scremin 1.210.000 chips
Tania is a 35-year-old player from Italy who plays on PokerStars with the UserID "fischietta76". Tania is a PokerStars qualifier who has been playing poker for seven years. And this is not the first time she has reached an IPT final. She finished in 7th place at the IPT San Remo Main event in December 2009 for a €16,000 prize. She's planning to use her next winnings to increase her poker bankroll. When she does not play poker, she works in her own restaurant.

8) Gaetano Mazzitelli 694.000 chips
Gaetano is a 53-year-old player from Italy who plays on PokerStars with the UserID: "gejar". He only started to play poker recently and his winnings include a 51st place at the €1,100 Side Event IPT San Remo. With his next winnings is going to... pay all the new taxes any new Italian Government is going to impose on him! He qualified for the event after he won an online satellite on PokerStars.

When he doesn't play poker, he works as businessman and he says his biggest dream is to live forever!

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The tournament floor at IPT Campione

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