Italian Poker Tour shakes up schedule
PokerStars.it today announced several exciting developments for the remaining stops on Season 6 of the tour. Following feedback from players, the IPT Main Event will become a €1,100 freezeout with two start days - rather than an €770 accumulator event with three start days. This will bring the IPT in line with PokerStars' other highly successful national tours in Europe, such as the Estrellas Poker Tour in Spain and the France Poker Series.
The "Mini IPT" event will also now be incorporated in to the main festival schedule rather than taking place beforehand and will be a €300 + €30 Single Re-entry tournament with three start days. The schedule for IPT Saint Vincent has been designed to make it possible for all players to compete in both the Main Event and the Mini concurrently.
Another exciting addition to the IPT schedule will be the €500 + €50 "Weekend Warrior" tourney. This will be a semi-turbo event (15,000 starting stack and 30 minute levels) and has been created to provide recreational players a unique chance to compete at a major poker event without having to take time off work.
In July, the IPT will be heading back to beautiful Saint Vincent in the Italian Alps with a five-day festival running July 24 - 28. This will be followed by a late summer return to Sanremo, from September 4-8. The final two stops - including the IPT Season 6 Grand Final - will be announced later in the tour.
At IPT Saint Vincent, Day 1 of the Weekend Warrior event will start at 2pm on Saturday (July 26) and finish at 8.30pm that evening - ensuring that players and their friends or family can enjoy a relaxed evening in the beautiful Alpine resort.
The festival will also include a €2k IPT High Roller, a €200 Sunday Superstack and a €1k NL Turbo event on Monday, July 28, the final day of the festival. The full schedule of the festival is available on the IPT website.
January's festival in Nova Gorica in Slovenia attracted 1,241 entries and at Saint Vincent in February, there were nearly 1,800 entries. Here in Sanremo, the IPT was the debut event of the EPT10 Sanremo Poker Festival and attracted a record Main Event 1,124 entries and was won on Monday (April 14) by Italian online pro Alessandro de Fenza for €105,600.