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The PokerStars Italian Poker Tour is back for Season 5. Italy’s biggest and best series of live poker tournaments returns with visits to new locations, and IPT San Marino starts the tour in style, June 13-17. Each event will see the world’s greatest poker players take their seats to battle it out for huge sums of cash at Italy’s hottest poker destinations, including Sanremo and across the border to Nova Gorica in Slovenia. This is the live tournament series that keeps going from strength to strength, and you can be a part of it now.
Don’t miss your chance to become the next Italian Poker Tour Champion. See below for the event schedule.
Please note that the following information is subject to change, and keep checking back for more events to be added.
|IPT San Marino||Giochi del Titano||San Marino||June 13-17, 2013||€2,000 + €200|
|IPT Sanremo||Casino di Sanremo||Sanremo||July 25-29, 2013||€2,000 + €200|
|IPT Nova Gorica - Accumlator||Casino Perla||Nova Gorica||August 22-27, 2013||€630 + €70|
|IPT Sanremo 2||Casino di Sanremo||Sanremo||October 24-28, 2013||€630 + €70|
|IPT Grand Final Saint Vincent||Casino de la Vallee||Saint Vincent||November 28-December 3, 2013||€630 + €70|
Check out the Italian Poker Tour site for more information on each event.
Saint Vincent| 914 players | €558,546 prize pool | 1st: Domenico Drammis (€135,000)
Season 5 of the IPT bowed out in dramatic fashion, with Italian player Domenico Drammis crowned Grand Final champion in Saint Vincent for €135,000. The 914-strong field created a massive €558,546 prize pool, and it was an all Italian heads-up battle, with Drammis overcoming compatriot Gianpaolo Eramo, who took second place for €75,000. With his win, Drammis also secured free sponsorship for all IPT events in Season 6.
Sanremo 2| 1,010 players | €617,211 prize pool | 1st: Federico Piroddi (€125,000)
PokerStars Qualifier Federico Piroddi overcame a massive field to win the second Sanremo stop of Season 5. After agreeing a heads-up deal with second place finisher Dario Sammartino, Piroddi collected the €125,000 winner’s cheque when his A-3 outdrew Sammartino’s A-J in the final hand. A total of 1,010 players took part, generating a €617,211 prize pool.
Nova Gorica| 715 players | €436,937 prize pool | 1st: Claudio Di Giacomo (€90,000)
Claudio Di Giacomo beat a field of 715 players at the Casino Perla in Nova Gorica to win the lion’s share of the €436,937 prize pool. Following a three-way deal, the Italian took home a €90,000 first prize, with Team PokerStars Pro Pier Paolo Fabretti finishing second for €70,000. In the final hand, Di Giacomo’s K-9 off-suit bested Fabretti’s pocket sevens for the title.
Sanremo | 245 players | €477,240 prize pool | 1st: Fabrizio Piva (€121,000)
Italy’s Fabrizio Piva beat a field of 245 players at the Casino Municipale, where the IPT generated a €477,240 prize pool. Piva’s heads up opponent was Ryad Belabdelouahab from France, who took second place for €89,600 following a deal. The final action saw Belabdelouahab shove all-in holding A-4 suited. His opponent called with A-Q suited which held, and the victory was Piva’s.
San Marino | 154 players | €298,760 prize pool | 1st: Antonio Bernaudo (€65,580)
Italian player Antonio Bernaudo beat a field of 154 players in San Marino, where the Italian Poker Tour generated a €298,760 prize pool. Bernaudo took home a €65,580 first prize and the IPT trophy after he agreed a deal. His heads-up opponent was fellow Italian player Gianluca Trebbi who took second place for €57,450. The final action saw Bernaudo’s 6-9 make trip sixes against Trebbi’s 9-9.
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