Demma leads PokerStars IPT Venice Day 2, Rousso fourth

Marcello Demma held a convincing chip lead as the survivors of both day one flights converged for the start of Day 2 of the PokerStars IPT Venice event. The Italian had 184,000 chips in the bank, 32,400 ahead of day 1A leader Matt Perris.

After registration closed on Day 1B, 439 players had crammed in to have a pop at grabbing the €200,000 top prize.

Through to today's Day 2 is Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Rousso in fourth place with 127,000, well ahead of the room average of 51,000.

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Vanessa Rousso

Other notables through include Friends of PokerStars Alberto Russo and Alberto De Nardi, Team PokerStars: Italy player Simone Ruggeri and Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden.

With a total prize pool of €851,660, 64 will get paid, and they'll play down to a final table today (Saturday), with the title being decided tomorrow.

For full coverage, head over to our Italian blog, where you'll find our very own Daniela Calvaruso doing a great job in keeping Italian readers up to date. In Italian. That's not English, but you can still look at the pictures and dip into the chip counts, or just marvel at strange words. You can also keep an eye on the PokerStars IPT site in English.

Simon Young
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