EPT9 Sanremo: Jose Carlos Garcia finishes strong at EPT Sanremo

ept-thumb-promo.jpgAs the dust settles on EPT Sanremo, for another season at least, they'll be plenty looking back on the festival with a smile on their face and a bulge in their wallet. Among the happiest of that crew will be Jose Carlos Garcia who won the last big tournament of the festival, scooping €58,900 in the €2,100 turbo right at the end of the last day of play. Not only did Garcia get to leave on a high but he managed to achieve what he failed to do earlier this year: win a €2,100 EPT side event. In March at EPT8 Madrid Garcia finished runner-up to Joris Springael. The €58,900 is the Pole's biggest live result yet. Curiously EPT Loutraki Zimnan Ziyard finished third in both of those events. You can't knock his consistency.

Event #30, 11 October
Buy-in: €2,100
Game: NLHE turbo
Players: 104
Prize pool: €201,760


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Jose Garcia

1. Jose Garcia, Poland, €58,900
2. Bjorn Lindberg, Sweden, €46,000
3. Zimnan Ziyard, UK, €22,200
4. Igor Pihela, Estonia, €17,600
5. Thomas Gabriel, USA, €13,600
6. Paul Testud, France, €10,100
7. Carlos Alvarez, Mexico, €8,100
8. Kent Lundmark, Sweden, €6,160
9. Ramin Hajiyev, Azerbaijan, €5,050
10. Nikolay Tsanev, Bulgaria, €5,050
11. Alessandro Traversi, Monaco, €4,500
12. Dan Smith, USA, €4,500


Event #31, 11 October
Buy-in: €120
Game: NLHE hyper turbo
Players: 87
Prize pool: €8,439


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Mathias Weiss

1. Mathias Weiss, Germany, €3,000
2. Cristian Giordano, Italy, €1,680
3. Tommie Janssen, Netherlands, €1,000
4. Erik Scheidt, Germany, €760
5. Crisafi Emanuele, Italy, €590
6. Scapin Augusto, Italy, €420
7. Adrian Spitechicu, Italy, €340
8. Giuseppe Epifani, Italy, €249
9. Serge Deric, France, €200
10. Andrea Caviglia, Italy, €200


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Rick Dacey
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