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Domenico Drammis wins the IPT5 Grand Final and €135,000

Italian player Domenico Drammis won the title and €135,000 at the Season 5 PokerStars Italian Poker Tour Saint Vincent Grand Final. Drammis beat a field of 914 players at the Casino De La Vallee, where the IPT Main Event generated a €558,546 prize pool. Drammis's beat fellow Italian Gianpaolo Eramo heads-up, but Eramo still pocketed a huge €75,000. IPT champ Domenico Drammis The final action saw Drammis go all-in with A♦7♦, well ahead of Eramo who called it off with a crushed Ah]3♣. The 4♦5♥Q♦K♦2♣ board was a huge heads-up...more

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Meoni continues surge to takes lead into IPT San Remo Day 3

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He started off Day 2 of IPT San Remo as chip leader with 190,000, and PokerStars qualifier Alessandro Meoni built on that throughout the day to remain in front at the close with 460,000. It took ten hours to get there, during which the 125-strong field was cut to 33...more


An Italian called Luigi joins IPT San Remo chip leaders

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PokerStars IPT San Remo welcomed another 190 runners to the felt yesterday, making the combined field for this event a huge 344 players. That turn out has exceeded expectations, meaning Day 1B provided another benchmark for live poker in Italy. The total prize pool up for grabs stands at a...more


Meoni leads first day of IPT San Remo

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The PokerStars Italian Poker Tour may have stopped off in San Remo more times than the local bus service, but it remains a firm favorite with players from Italy and beyond. Yesterday saw day 1A of the latest Season 2 stop in the pretty seaside town, and another bumper field...more


Luca Topazio wins €190,000 at IPT Nova Gorica

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by IPT Staff Congratulations to Luca Topazio, the 23 year-old Italian player who won €190,000 by taking down the PokerStars IPT Nova Gorica event. He beat a field of 384 players who together generated a massive €744,960 prize pool. Topazio beat Luciano Prevedello Dellisanti from Italy heads-up, and he took...more


Salvatore Bonavena second as IPT Nova Gorica final table set

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While Team PokerStars Blog was a little sad that Team Pro Luca Pagano busted in 12th for €8,200, we're very happy to see that fellow Team Pro Salvatore Bonavena has made the final table of IPT Nova Gorica. Not only that, but he's second in chips! The final eight players,...more


Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano leads IPT Nova Gorica

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He's such a force on the European Poker Tour that it's been a surprise that Luca Pagano, the Team PokerStars Pro, has not done so well on the Italian Poker Tour. That may be about to change. Pagano is chip leader with 36 left at PokerStars IPT Nova Gorica, and...more


IPT Nova Gorica generates another bumper prize pool

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The PokerStars Italian Poker Tour continues to generate big prize pools, with the winner in Nova Gorica taking home €190,000. 222 players signed up for yesterday's Day 1B, and together with the Day 1A field that made a total of 384 players and a prize pool of €744,960. Impressive stuff....more


IPT Nova Gorica: Anything going on? You bet

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If something is good, you may as well repeat it. Scrub that; let's do it four times... Good thing No. 1: This week sees the conclusion of the record-breaking PokerStars WCOOP series Good thing No. 2: The PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour Grand Final is now under way in Rosario,...more


Sergio Castelluccio, an Italian, wins IPT San Remo

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While you might expect PokerStars Italian Poker Tour events to be packed full of locals, recent tournaments have been happy hunting grounds for players from elsewhere in Europe. But IPT San Remo was a little different - all eight finalists were from the home country. No surprise, then, that an...more


IPT San Remo: The final eight

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As you probably know we like to follow Salvatore Bonavena here on the PokerStars Blog. The Italian Team PokerStars Pro became a firm favorite after taking down EPT Prague two years ago, and we've loved his pink jumpers ever since. We're therefore a little sad that he did not make...more


Alberto Di Vilio leads pack at IPT San Remo

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While the remaining 31 players at IPT San Remo are already guaranteed €3,100, it's the €200,000 for the winner that they're all after.. As they prepare for today's Day 3, the man leading the chase for first is Alberto Di Vilio on 721,500. Not far behind is Sergio Castelluccio with...more


Davide Pennelli tops IPT San Remo Day 1B field

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They say a week is a long time in politics - just ask the Australians who are going to the polls today for one of the tightest elections in years. But the poker world packs a lot into seven days, too: PokerStars has crowned the first champion of EPT Season...more


Nicola D'Alessio leads IPT San Remo

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First San Marino, then Venice and now San Remo - idyllic locations, great venues and fine food. No wonder the PokerStars Italian Poker Tour is so popular. San Remo is like a second home for the IPT, and the latest stop this week for IPT Season 2 saw Nicola D'Alessio...more


Tamas Lendvai bags PokerStars IPT Venice title and €235,000

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It had already been a successful 12 months for Hungarian player Tamas Lendvai. Healthy cashes at EPT London last October ($27,000), then at this year's PCA ($87,500) and WSOP ($21,300) had sent his career earnings up to $180,000. Now those are dwarfed by his victory in Italy yesterday where he...more


PokerStars IPT Venice final table set

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With a record-breaking field for a PokerStars Italian Poker Tour event, IPT Venice was always going to be a success. But for the remaining eight players, 'success' will be determined by just how much they get paid when the final table plays out today. While they're already guaranteed at least...more


Loccarini heads PokerStars IPT Venice field

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They're all guaranteed a payday of at least €4,100, but the 43 remaining players in PokerStars IPT Venice have a much bigger figure in mind... ...€235,000 That's the monies on offer for the winner, thanks to a €979,700 prize pool generated by a huge field of 505 in Venice, a...more


PokerStars IPT Venice in the pink, breaks record

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OK, so here on Team PokerStars Blog we are known to get a little excited by all things poker. So when we described earlier this week how the PokerStars Italian Poker Tour had become one of the most important events in the European poker calendar, some may have chortled and...more


Giacomo leads IPT Venice Day 1A field

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There are few better places in Europe to play poker than Venice. Character, history, beauty, water (plenty of that) and the weather make it very pleasant. One man who enjoyed poker in the city more than anyone yesterday was PokerStars qualifier Loccarini Giacomo, chipleader of Day 1A of IPT Venice,...more


Venice hosts latest leg of Italian Poker Tour

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It's hard to believe we're already well in to season two of the PokerStars Italian Poker Tour. This series has surpassed all expectations and is now one of the most hotly-contested events in the European poker calendar. Tomorrow sees the start of IPT Venice, a €2,000 (+ €200) buy-in tournament...more


IPT San Marino crowns Pignataro champion

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The Italian Poker Tour's second season has found its first champion. Luigi Pignataro, a 25-year-old Italian, spent two hours in head-up battle to claim the title. After moving out to a serious lead over opponent Aldo Zambruno, Pignataro was in a position where he could call Zambruno's all-in with any...more

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