Sergio Castelluccio, an Italian, wins IPT San Remo
While you might expect PokerStars Italian Poker Tour events to be packed full of locals, recent tournaments have been happy hunting grounds for players from elsewhere in Europe. But IPT San Remo was a little different - all eight finalists were from the home country.
No surprise, then, that an Italian won the event - step forward Sergio Castelluccio, 34, who pocketed €200,000 after besting a bumper field of 396.
Castelluccio's heads-up opponent was PokerStars qualifier Stefano Demontis who took €120,000 for his second place. The final hand saw Demontis shove with K♣Q♥, called by Castelluccio with A♦7♠, and the board ran a convincing 7♦7♣9♥2♣9♦ for a full house.
The next stop of IPT Season 2 is at Nova Gorica from September 22 through 27. It promises to be another cracker.