Arguably the best-known Italian in the room is no more. Team PokerStars Pro and European Poker Tour record holder with the most cashes in the EPT history, Luca Pagano has just busted from the tournament and will need to wait until the next event to try and beat his own record.
Imed Mahmoud raised to 5,000 in the middle position and Luca Pagano reraised to 12,000 on the button. Mahmoud then four-bet to 35,000 and Pagano shoved all in for 110,000. Mahmoud made the call and had Pagano covered.
Pagano was in a bad shape and needed help from the board to survive. Unfortunately for the Italian, he didn't get any as the dealer opened and the EPT record holder was eliminated from the tournament.