Italian Poker Tour back in San Remo
Ah, San Remo. It was as if we'd barely left ye. Between the EPT and the first generation of the Italian Poker Tour, it's as if San Remo has become our home away from hotels.
That's right. Italy's top poker tour is back for another stop in the land that brought us Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano.
Day 1A of the IPT San Remo saw PokerStars qualifier Giuseppe Pipino finish with the chip lead. The first flight of the event saw 130 players show up, less than half of which survived. Among the top players finishing behind Pipino are Andrea Gandini and fellow Italian Luca Topazio.
Today's Day 1B saw poker's most famous Luca at the felt and midway through in the day he held the flight's chip lead. At the time the average chip stack was 23,000, Pagano was sitting on 75,000.
The IPT event in San Remo continues tomorrow with Day 2.
If you happen to be able to read in Italian (or would like to make up stories to go along with the pictures), please take a look at our Italian coverage over at the PokerStars Italian Blog.