European Poker Tour

EPT10 Sanremo: Roberto Romanello talks bubble strategy with Sarah Grant

One player who was not fretting on the bubble was former EPT winner Roberto Romanello, who sailed through to a guaranteed min-cash. But had things been different Romanello would have known what to do had he had only a handful of chips. Here the Welshman talks to Sarah Grant about the most +EV way ...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 17, 2014 9:54 AM

EPT10 Sanremo: Dominik Nitsche trying to climb out of EPT hole the hard way

The pre-bubble period of play is a funny one. Coming back into today there were more than one hundred players left, around a third of whom weren't going to be paid. The money was close, but not close enough to stall for. You could see small looks of relief on the face of some when a hand went to the...more

by Rick Dacey on April 17, 2014 9:05 AM

EPT10 Sanremo: Jordan Westmorland finally trots to this side of the globe

Jordan Westmorland has a pretty good life. You might even go so far as to describe him as a walking embodiment of the opportunities available for young people who happen to be good at poker. Although he was forced to leave his native United States in the months after Black Friday, Westmorland took...more

by Howard Swains on April 17, 2014 8:50 AM

EPT10 Sanremo: Surviving the bubble

A man in a bright yellow shirt, presumably a lucky one given that he'd worn it every day this week, was gesticulating and talking loudly. In short, the bubble had arrived and this was Spanish player Miguel Gurrea, arguing over something that might have taken away even more of his chips that he neede...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 17, 2014 8:36 AM

EPT10 Sanremo: Olivier Busquet in shape and with chips

Olivier Busquet is running up an enormous stack here in Sanremo, where he's already into the money and is now looking to add even more to his $4.25m earnings in live tournaments. He seems to be enjoying himself in Sanremo, having also made the final table of the IPT. Sarah Grant spoke to him recent...more

by Howard Swains on April 17, 2014 8:09 AM

EPT10 Sanremo: Michael Tureniec on top (again)

EPT champ and all-round poker beast Michael Tureniec tells us how he got chipped up despite being at a table full of online phenoms. The Swede won EPT Copenhagen in Season 7, which you can read about here.'s Sarah Grant caught up with Tureniec earlier today. Click through to liv...more

by Rick Dacey on April 17, 2014 6:12 AM

EPT10 Sanremo: Someone will always win, lose, and smoke in the toilets

A few things are certain on the European Poker Tour. Someone will always win, someone will always lose, and someone will always smoke in the toilets. The only question is who will fill these positions - apart from the man smoking in the toilets obviously. That's Filippo Bisciglia. Today is the day ...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 17, 2014 4:46 AM

EPT10 Sanremo: Approaching the bubble with jangling nerves

Day 3 inevitably means bubble time on the European Poker Tour, and that in turn brings with it some anxious considerations among players with a short stack. Emmanuel Pariset, for example, bagged up 38,600 last night and headed to the casino restaurant to mull his options over a glass of red wine. K...more

by Howard Swains on April 17, 2014 4:10 AM

EPT10 Sanremo: Day 3 seat draw

It's Day 3 of EPT Sanremo and 113 players remain. Only 79 of them will be paid and so the race to the bubble starts in earnest today. Here's how they all line up at the start. 1 1 Nikolay Tsanev 42,000 1 2 Eros Nastasi 294,800 1 3 Alessandro Meoni 347,000 1 4 Ivan Gabrieli 132,700 1 5 Emmanuel Par...more

by Howard Swains on April 17, 2014 2:39 AM

EPT10 Sanremo: Scorching Lukas Berglund blazes into enormous chip lead

Lukas Berglund is running hot. A glance at the online poker rankings shows the man known as either "superkid-bam" or "lukethafluke" second in the global charts, behind only his fellow Swede Anton "VnilaVader" Herrmann. Herrmann is not here in Sanremo this week, but Berglund is. And at the end of D...more

by Howard Swains on April 16, 2014 11:09 AM
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Live Tournament Coverage

EPT Sanremo

Day 3
Level 19: 4,000/8,000, ante 1,000
Players: 46 of 556
Average: 362,000


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