Welcome back to the beautiful Italian Riviera for Day 1b of the Season 9 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event. Day 1a is already in the books, and leading the way is the local player Erion Islamay with 162,300 in chips. A total of 320 players entered the tournament yesterday, but only 172 of those will join the survivors of today's field and come back for Day 2.
Among those to return to the felt on Sunday are five Team PokerStars Pros including the recent WSOP Europe Main Event final table player Jason Mercier; Leo Fernandez who came out victorious at the LAPT Panama just a week ago as well as Ana Marquez, Jude Ainsworth and Victor Ramdin. Joining them is Team Online’s Mickey Petersen.
A whole list of notables have already registered for Day 1b of the Main Event featuring Torsten Brinkmann, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Lodden, Andre Akkari, Dario Minieri, Alex Kravchenko, Salvatore Bonavena, the 2010 EPT Sanremo winner Liv Boeree, and the defending champ Andrey Pateychuk.
There's gonna be a lot of action going on at the Casino Sanremo so be sure to stay tuned for all the latest from Day 1b.
EPT Sanremo at a Glance
|Season||Date||Buy-In||# of Players||Prize Pool||Winner||Top Prize|
|4||April 1-5, 2008||€5,000||701||€3,100,000||Jason Mercier||€869,000|
|5||April 18-23, 2009||€5,300||1,178||€5,713,300||Constant Rijkenberg||€1,508,000|
|6||April 15-21, 2010||€5,300||1,240||€6,014,000||Liv Boeree||€1,250,000|
|7||April 27-May 3, 2011||€5,300||987||€4,786,950||Rupert Elder||€930,000|
|8||October 21-27, 2011||€4,900||837||€3,734,694||Andrey Pateychuk||€680,000|