Davide Pennelli tops IPT San Remo Day 1B field
They say a week is a long time in politics - just ask the Australians who are going to the polls today for one of the tightest elections in years. But the poker world packs a lot into seven days, too: PokerStars has crowned the first champion of EPT Season 7 in Tallinn, UKIPT Edinburgh is in full swing, and the Italian Poker Tour is continuing its love affair with San Remo. Oh, and next week we begin EPT Vilamoura.
While all that is going on, allow us to give Davide Pennelli his moment in the spotlight. The Italian was chip leader at IPT San Remo after Day 1B last night with 172,000. He was one of 220 starters yesterday who, along with the Day 1A players, completed a field of 396 generating a tasty €768,240 prize pool. 56 will get paid and €200,000 will go to the winner. Nice.
Among those through to today's Day 2 are Team PokerStars Online Antonio Tarantino and the Hungarian Tamas Lendvai, winner of the last IPT event in Venice.
A total of 146 runners will sit back down for Day 2 today. If you can read Italian you'll have no problem following all the action over on our sister Italian blog. But if you can't read lots of words with double letter 'ls', 'ns', 'ts' and loads of 'is', you can always pay a visit to Google translate and it will do the job for you.