We had the EPT Sanremo Main Event getting down to the business end of proceedings whilst the High Roller kicked off in style yesterday. Both events played out alongside each other and brought us another top selection of poker action to bring you.
Take a look at how each event is shaping up down below.
EPT Sanremo Main Event Day 4 – Westmorland Leads Final 16
We are now down to the final two tables of eight in the European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event after that number was reached from the 39 that started on Day 4. After coming into the day 4th in chips it was Jordan Westmorland that put in the most impressive performance after storming to the top of the chip counts with 3,074,000.
That is almost double the 1,776,000 of Raul Mestre who sits in second place and means he will be the man to beat when Day 5 starts up later today. Others that made it through included Stephen Chidwick and two PokerStars Team Pros in Vicky Coren and Alex Kravchenko.
Prize money currently at €22,575! I wish I had more chips (550k, average 1m) but what the hell, I’ll have fun WINNING THOSE TOMORROW.
Going home on Day 4 among the eliminations were Dimitar Danchev, Olivier Busquet and Michael Tureniec, three high caliber players that will now look ahead to their next events.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Jordan Westmorland – 3,074,000
2nd) Raul Mestre – 1,776,000
3rd) Jorma Nuutinen – 1,564,000
4th) Giacomo Fundaro – 1,460,000
5th) Andrea Benelli – 1,340,000
6th) Lukas Berglund – 1,088,000
7th) Bruno Stefanelli – 1,044,000
8th) Andrija Martic – 954,000
9th) Stephen Chidwick – 833,000
10th) Alex Kravchenko – 743,000
EPT Sanremo High Roller Day 1 – Kopylkov Heads 47
With the Main Event nearing completion it was time for the next big event to kick off in the €10,300 EPT Sanremo High Roller. It brought in 103 registrations and finished its first day with just 47 of them advancing, though that number can still grow as registration is open right up until the start of Day 2.
Leading those 47 right now is Alexander Kopylkov with 331,400 in chips, whilst Jason Lavelle is his closest competition at the moment on 308,400. Others progressing into Day 2 include Griffin Benger, Ole Schemion, David Vamplew and Max Greenwood.
The biggest name to be eliminated has to be that of PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Selbst who was looking for a strong performance to increase her chances of winning the EPT Player of the Year, she busted the event along with the likes of Sorel Mizzi, Ludovic Lacay and Anton Wigg.
However, as she chose not to rebuy back into the event on Day 1, she can still buy in again on before the start of Day 2, which judging by her tweet she will be doing just that.
lost a ridic hand where i made a really bad river call, and then lost a series of other hands culminating in a flip to bust. back tomorrow.
— Vanessa Selbst (@VanessaSelbst) April 18, 2014
The Current Top Ten
1st) Alexander Kopylkov – 331,400
2nd) Jason Lavallee – 308,400
3rd) Dmitry Yurasov – 245,500
4th) Andrea Dato – 240,900
5th) Ognjen Sekularac – 232,400
6th) Carl Carlsson – 214,600
7th) Griffin Benger – 207,000
8th) Ismail Erkenov – 180,300
9th) Myro Garcia – 173,400
10th) Ole Schemion – 170,300