IPT Sanremo crowns second champ of Season 5

An Italian player won €125,000 at the final table of IPT Sanremo.

PokerStars qualifier Federico Piroddi beat a field of 1,010 entries at the Casino Municipale, where the Italian Poker Tour generated a €617,211 prize pool.


Federico Piroddi

Piroddi's heads up opponent was PokerStars Qualifier Dario Sammartino, from Italy, who took second place for €95,000.

The final action saw Piroddi go all-in far behind his opponent's hand with A♥3♠ against A♦J♣, but the following lucky board gave him victory and trophy: 3♥9♠7♥6♥[10s]

The IPT's next stop will be in Saint Vincent November 28 - December 3.

The IPT Saint Vincent Grand Final will be played again with the "accumulator" format.This brand new tournament format is breaking new ground for tournament poker. The format, which is similar to the popular "Repechage" format, means the IPT Saint Vincent will be played over three Day 1s.

The accumulator tournament will allow players who make it through Day 1A to also buy into Day 1B and/or Day 1C starting each day with a new chip stack. Any chips left at the end of each Day 1 played will be accumulated and taken through to the start of Day 2.

IPT Staff
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