EPT10 Deauville: Lower buy ins, but equal prize pools? Luca Pagano explains the impossible

Luca Pagano, the EPT cashing machine, has made seven final tables on this tour, more than any other player. Two of those appearances came here in Deauville, which makes it his personal favourite stop.

Laura Cornelius caught up with Pagano on Day 1B as he goes in search of another deep run, but couldn't get a word in at the start of the interview as Pagano had other subjects on his mind.

As the Team PokerStars Pro explains, the Italian Poker Tour (IPT), with which he is heavily involved, is bringing in a new format this season, which will miraculously manage to drop the buy-in but keep the prize pool the same. How can they pull off this sorcery?

Allow Pagano to explain:

Luca Pagano: Cheating the rules

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Howard Swains
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