Welcome back to our live coverage of Season 9 of PokerStars.com EPT Sanremo Main Event. Yesterday's play saw 66 players return to the felt to battle it out for a spot among the top 24. These remaining 24 players will return today to play down to a final table of eight. The man with the best chance of getting there is Jason Tompkins who is bringing a stack of 2.423 million into play.
There were still many a recognizable name left in the field when play began yesterday. Their quest to glory, however, was cut short when their chips were forced to be shipped across the felt to other worthy competitors. Justin Bonomo, Roberto Romanello, David Vamplew, Alex Roumeliotis, and Mike Watson were among those to see their tournament come to an end on Day 4.
While those players were unable to make Day 5, other notable names were able to overcome the field and advance. Players returning today that are looking for a spot on the prestigious final table include Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Michael Benvenuti, Jason Lavallee, Thomas Gabriel, Ludovic Lacay, Micah Raskin, Matt Salsberg, the Day 3 and 4 chip leader, Inge Forsmo
Cards are soon to fly in the theater of the lavish Casino Sanremo. Be sure to stay tuned to our updates as we proceed along the path to an EPT final table!
Former EPT Sanremo Champions
|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|