Giacomo leads IPT Venice Day 1A field
There are few better places in Europe to play poker than Venice. Character, history, beauty, water (plenty of that) and the weather make it very pleasant.
One man who enjoyed poker in the city more than anyone yesterday was PokerStars qualifier Loccarini Giacomo, chipleader of Day 1A of IPT Venice, the second stop of season 2 of the popular Italian Poker Tour.
An impressive 227 players from around Europe made the trek to the beautiful city of Venice for Day 1A and 35 of of those qualified online with PokerStars for a fraction of the €2,000 (+€200) tournament buy-in. Sixteen qualifiers ade it through to come back for Day 2 tomorrow (Saturday).
Giacome ended up with 175,000 chips after nine levels of play and is followed by Claudio Pagano with 145,000. The average is 44,950 and a total of 101 players made it throughl.
Day 1B will kick off later today with another bumper field, including Italian Team PokerStars Pros Dario Minieri and Salvatore Bonavena, and IPT Leaderboard winner Giovanni Salvatore.
You can follow all the action as it happens over on our sister Italian blog, where Matteo Viola would be delighted to have your company.