Baumstein still leads at IPT Grand Final

ps_news_thn.jpgAfter nine hours of play on Saturday, the field of 212 who started Day 2 is down to 44 players who move forward to today's Day 3 and have a shot at cashing at the Italian Poker Tour's San Remo Grand Final.

The United States' Scott Baumstein is the chip leader with 777,500 chips, followed by French player Philippe Clerc with 598,500. Baumstein has held the chip lead since the end of Day 1B.

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Scott Baumstein

Russian player Igor Kurganov is in third place with 515,000 chips.

Among the remianing Italian players, Desiderio Boncioli is on top with 460,000 chips. Seven PokerStars qualifiers are still in action for Day 3. Leading them is Francesco Filippo Crisafulli with 246,500 chips.

Day 2 had its share of causalities. Among the 168 people who hit the rail were PokerStars Team Pros Pier Paolo Fabretti and Salvatore Bonavena, and Team PokerStars Online's Luca Moschitta.

Today the 44 remaining players will play into the money.

With a €810,920 prize pool and a €200,000 first prize, the best is yet to come.

IPT Staff
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