Karasinsky wins IPT Nova Gorica for €140,000
The chatter in Italy yesterday was all about Carla Solinas and her monster lead heading into the final table of the Italian Poker Tour Nova Gorica event. Solinas had more than twice as many chips as second-placed Dubravko Bagic. As it turned out, Solinas finished runner-up, but not to Bagic. Instead, it was Slovakian Anton Karasinsky who came through and walked away with the title and €140,000.
Karasinsky topped a strong field of 286 players at the Perla Casino, where the IPT had generated a €554,840 prize pool.
The final action saw Solinas all-in with 5♠6♠, behind Karasinsky's 9♦9♠. But the board of J♦2♣J♣A♦Q♥ failed to help and she went home with €74,000 for second place. PokerStars qualifier Carlo Andreoli had finished in third for €46,000.
If, like me, you are clever and can read Italian, then be sure to catch up with all the final table action on our sister Italian PokerStars Blog. *
The next stop on the popular Italian Poker Tour will be San Remo from May 3-7 for the Season 3 Grand Final. It's at this event that the IPT Leaderboard winner will be determined. This player will win sponsorship from PokerStars for the whole Season 4.
* I can not read Italian