Nicola D'Alessio leads IPT San Remo
First San Marino, then Venice and now San Remo - idyllic locations, great venues and fine food. No wonder the PokerStars Italian Poker Tour is so popular.
San Remo is like a second home for the IPT, and the latest stop this week for IPT Season 2 saw Nicola D'Alessio hold the Day 1A chip lead last night with 199,100.
A bumper 194 players from around the world started out on Day 1A, including 28 who qualified online at PokerStars for much less than the €2,000 + €200 entry fee..
A total of 67 survived, including 12 qualifiers, and they'll return for Day 2 on Saturday. They include Italians Angelo Patane (126,400) and Roberto Buratti (122,000). Other notable players who survived a fast-and-furious nine levels of play include Sergio Castelluccio, Leonardo Claudio Pagano and Luca Colangelo.
Day 1B will kick off later today with another large field, including Team PokerStars Pros Dario Minieri, Luca Pagano and Salvatore Bonavena.