Joakim Jagerving jousts for IPT San Remo chip lead
San Remo is apparently known as the "city of flowers", and it was Joakim Jagerving who blossomed on Day 1A of the Italian Poker Tour's latest stop to take the overnight chip lead. He finished with 139,900 chips, nicely ahead of Italian Giuseppe Mosca with 106,500.
A field of 140 players from around Europe made their way to the spiritual home of the PokerStars.it Italian Poker Tour in San Remo for Day 1A, with 32 of those qualifying online with PokerStars for much less than the €2,200 buy-in.
A total of 60 survived Day 1A and return to see the start of Day 2 on Saturday. The average stack is 46,706 chips.
Day 1B will begin today with another bumper field, including Team PokerStars Pros Dario Minieri, Salvatore Bonavena and Pierpaolo Fabretti, Team PokerStars Online's Luca Moschitta and Giovanni Salvatore, winner of the TLB last year.
You can follow all the action as it happens over on our sister Italian blog, where Paolo Sgammini is generating some typical Italian passion into proceedings. Google Translate is very useful if, like me, you don't understand a word of Italian.