Italian Poker Tour - Season 6

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Following feedback from players, the upcoming IPT Season 6 Main Events will return to a €1,100 freezeout format, with two starting days. The change in buy-in and format is sure to attract a huge field of players from Italy and Europe. Make sure you join them!

The PokerStars Italian Poker Tour is back for Season 6. Italy’s premier series of live poker tournaments returns with visits to new locations, and 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. 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.

Season 6 Event Schedule

Please note that the following information is subject to change, and keep checking back for more events to be added.

TOURNAMENT

VENUE

FORMAT

DATES

BUY-IN

CAP

IPT Nova Gorica 1

Casinò Perla

Accumulator

16 - 21 January

€630 + €70

500

IPT Saint Vincent 1

Casinò de la Valleè

Accumulator

27 February - 4 March

€630 + €70

500

IPT Sanremo 1

Casinò di Sanremo

Accumulator

9 - 14 April

€700 + €70

500

IPT Saint Vincent 2

Casinò de la Vallée

Freezeout

24 - 28 July

€1,000 + €100

500

IPT Sanremo 2

Casinò di Sanremo

Freezeout

4 - 8 September

€1,000 + €100

500

IPT Nova Gorica 2

Casinò Perla

Freezeout

23 - 27 October

€1,000 + €100

500

IPT Sanremo 3

Casinò di Sanremo

Freezeout

27 November - 1 December

€1,000 + €100

500

Check out the Italian Poker Tour site for more information on each event.

Season 6 Highlights

IPT Nova Gorica 2

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IPT Nova Gorica 2 | 333 Players | €323,010 Prize Pool | 1st Igor Saia (€70,000)

Season 6’s second leg in Nova Gorica produced another Italian winner, as Igor Saia beat 332 others to net the €70,000 first prize. Saia has cashed several times on the IPT - most notably finishing 36th in Sanremo back in 2012 -  and he defeated fellow countryman Davide Suriano heads-up to record the biggest win of his career. In the final hand, Saia’s pocket sevens held-up against Suriano’s A-3 to hand him the winner’s trophy and IPT glory.

IPT Sanremo 2

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IPT Sanremo 2 | 392 Players | €380,240 Prize Pool | 1st Riccardo Lacchinelli (€70,500)

When Italy’s Riccardo Lacchinelli finished ninth at the IPT Grand Final in Saint Vincent in Season 5, he could be forgiven for thinking he’d has his moment in the IPT spotlight. But the well-known and widely respected pro eclipsed that result this September in Sanremo, seeing off the challenge of 391 other hopefuls to secure his first IPT title and €70,500 in prize money. In the final hand, Lacchinelli edged past runner-up Michel Segui with a set of Jacks against the challenger’s top pair. The duo had early agreed to a heads-up deal, which saw Segui exit with €59,500 in prize money.

IPT Saint Vincent 2

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IPT Saint Vincent 2 | 363 Players | 352,110 Prize Pool | 1st Massimo Vincent Pellegrino ( 65,000 )

Massimo Vincent Pellegrino topped a 363-strong field in Saint Vincent to collect €65,000 in prize money and his first IPT title. The Italian defeated eventual runner-up Gianni Paolo Bussolino, after dispatching Dario Nittolo in third place, to secure the win. All three players had earlier agreed to a deal which guaranteed each at least €48,000 in prize money, leaving €17,000 still to play for. After an hour-long heads-up battle with Bussolino, that extra cash and the accompanying IPT trophy would belong Pellegrino.

IPT Sanremo 1

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IPT Sanremo 1 | 609 Players | 763,196 Prize Pool | 1st Alessandro De Fenza ( 105,600 )

Three-time PokerStars Supernova Elite, Alessandro ‘aletilter’ De Fenza, added €105,600 to his bankroll after defeating a talent-rich field at IPT Sanremo. De Fenza overcame this season’s IPT Saint Vincent runner-up, Marcello Miniucchi, heads-up for the win, after seeing off the challenge of 607 hopefuls on the Riviera.

IPT Saint Vincent 1

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Saint Vincent | 635 players | €388,048 prize pool | 1st: Walter Treccarichi (€87,500)

On March 5, Walter  Treccarichi brought to a close six-days’ of poker action when he defeated  Marcello Miniucchi for the IPT Saint Vincent title. His reward was a  substantial €87,500, while Miniucchi collected €72,500, with both players  agreeing a heads-up deal before Treccarichi emerged victorious. In the final  hand, Treccarichi’s A-6 held over Miniucchi’s Q-4 to earn him a first IPT  trophy.

IPT Nova Gorica 1

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IPT Nova Gorica 1 | 710 Players | 433,881 Prize Pool | 1st Marko Mikovic ( 89,000 )

Serbia’s Marko Mikovic turned his €700 IPT entry fee into €89,000 in Nova Gorica, overcoming a 710-strong field to earn his biggest ever career win.  The 32-year-old, who plays under the UserID ‘matori0406’ on PokerStars, beat Italy’s Niccolo Ceccarelli heads-up en route to victory. In the final hand, Mikovic’s ace jack spiked an ace on the flop to crush Ceccarelli’s pocket jacks.

For more details, including the results from all events, check out the PokerStars Blog.

Please contact ipt@pokerstars.it if you have questions about the PokerStars.it Italian Poker Tour.

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