Chris Moneymaker is one of an extraordinarily strong showing from Team PokerStars Pro this afternoon, sitting as we enter the last level with 110,000. As he explains to Lynn Gilmartin, he managed to flop quads and get paid off earlier on, which has allowed him to get his head down and allow the action to happen elsewhere. (With Steve O’Dwyer to his immediate left, that’s probably a good plan.)
This is Moneymaker’s first trip to Sanremo, and he’s enjoying it so far. Although the tournament is running until about 3am local time, that is only 7pm back in Moneymaker’s native Tennessee, so he is not suffering too much from the jet-lag. He intends to knock off tonight and watch the late football game online.
If you want to catch a glimpse of Moneymaker, either click on the play button in that video below, or stand along the promenade in Sanremo tomorrow morning. He is already planning an early morning jog along the beach.
Other Team PokerStars Pros still in the field are:
Angel Guillen – 110,000
Salvatore Bonavena – 42,000
Theo Jorgensen – 33,000
Johnny Lodden – 31,000
Luca Pagano – 42,000
Eugene Katchalov – 39,000
Pius Heinz – 95,000
Liv Boeree – 31,000
Sandra Naujoks – 23,000
Nacho Barbero – 85,000
Pier Paolo Fabretti – 40,000
Fatima Moreira de Melo – 21,000
The chip leaders at this stage includes some very big names. Chris Brammer has about 143,000. Justin Bonomo has about 130,000 and Sam Tricket something like the same.
Keep and eye on the live tournament reporting from EPT Sanremo for all the news from the tournament floor.