An Italian called Luigi joins IPT San Remo chip leaders
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 tasty €667,360, with €172,000 of that purse going to the winner.
A total of 125 players will comeback today (Saturday) for Day 2, with PokerStars qualifier Alessandro Meoni leading with 198,500 chips followed by fellow qualifier Luigi Torquato with 152,200 chips. 48 will be paid.
Big names to play on Day 1B included Team PokerStars Pros Salvatore Bonavena and Pier Paolo Fabretti.