Meoni leads first day of IPT San Remo
The PokerStars Italian Poker Tour may have stopped off in San Remo more times than the local bus service, but it remains a firm favorite with players from Italy and beyond.
Yesterday saw day 1A of the latest Season 2 stop in the pretty seaside town, and another bumper field of 154 showed up to play. And they were still playing at 1.30am today before being allowed to bag their loot and clear off for the night. Of the starters, 52 remained to play Day 2 after today's 1B.
Top of that lot is Alessandro Meoni with 198,500 chips, closely followed by Fabrizio Fautario with 151,700 chips and Alessandro Adinolfo with 140,600.
The field in San Remo is full of PokerStars qualifiers and 23 of the day's survivors got here via the qualifying route - ie playing for much less than the €2,200 buy-in.
While Meoni will have gone to bed a happy man (although in fairness, he may always be happy), Team PokerStars Pros Dario Minieri and Luca Pagano might have been a little grumpy after busting during the day.
We're not covering the IPT live here on the English version of the PokerStars Blog. Instead, and quite logically, you can find it on our Italian PokerStars Blog. That's fine and dandy if you can read Italian. If you can't, then stick Matteo Viola's copy through Google Translate and impress your friends with your new-found linguistic prowess.