EPT Sanremo – Side Events Action

European Poker Tour

The European Poker Tour Season 10 will soon come to an end, but one important milestone was reached last week in Italy. Thousands of poker professionals and ambitious amateurs traveled to Sanremo for the second to last stop and competed in many of the interesting events that were offered aplenty beside the Main Event and High Roller.

The Italian Poker Tour is gaining a lot of traction, but for the time being, the EPT Sanremo remains the flagship event in the peninsula. One of the side events that attracted plenty of players was the €900 NL Single Re-entry tournament, that had 293 players lined up. As a result, the prize pool surpassed €250,000 and the winner was Martin Finger who scooped a prize of €51,000.

This is not the first time that Finger prevails in a prestigious poker tournament, with the German being crowned winner in the EPT Prague and EPT London Super High Roller events. Only eight players made the final table and this is how the list looked at the end of the tournament:

  1. Martin Finger – €51,400
  2. Stefano Terziani – €34,100
  3. Andrew Hulme – €25,000
  4. Mats Sjoblom – €20,139
  5. Raffaele Sorrentino – €15,800
  6. Aleksandr Denisov – €12,000
  7. Thomas Butzhammer – €8,800
  8. Henri Kasper – €6,500

The €2,000 Italian Poker Tour High Roller events generated a prize pool of €351,140 and the local favourite Gaetano Preite won it all. His reward was a massive €78,000, with Alex Dovzhenko coming in second for €52,000.

The other €2000 event was the EPT Sanremo €2k NL Turbo which was eventually won by Mikhail Korotkikh from Russia who out shined an impressive group of finalists. Among those who made the final table were Rasmus Neilsen who made it just as far as the EPT Copenhagen Main Event and Rasmus Agerskov who won the aforementioned event. The Italians were out of luck this time, as neither Mustapha Kanit nor Andrea Dato were good and lucky enough to stop the Russian in his tracks.

These are the nine players who made the final table and their corresponding prizes:

  1. Mikhail Korotkikh – €45.900
  2. Mustapha Kanit – €32.600
  3. Henrik Hecklen – €21.400
  4. Rasmus Agerskov – €16.400
  5. Andrea Dato – €13.000
  6. Iacopo Brandi – €10.200
  7. Adrian Mateos Diaz – €8.000
  8. Rasmus Nielsen – €6.250
  9. Luigi Russo – €4.750