Kovalchuk leads IPT San Remo

IPT_thn.jpgFormer PokerStars Italian Poker Tour winner Olevksii Kovalchuk leads the field as IPT San Remo moves into Day 3. After 10 hours of play on Day 2, 37 players remained in the hunt for the €175,000 first prize.

Kovalchuk, from Ukraine, won the recent Nova Gorica leg of the IPT, and finished up with 850,000 chips last night, well up from the 222,000 he began with. Right behind him are Italian pair Alberto Spigolon with 600,000 and Simone Gatto with 420,500. Team PokerStars Pros Salvatore Bonavena and Dario Minieri made it through to Day 3 with 192,000 and 176,000 chips.

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Dario Minieri

Action resumes today at 2pm local time when they will play down to a final table of eight. For all live updates, be sure to visit our sister Italian PokerStars Blog.

Simon Young
@MrSimonYoung in Italian Poker Tour