This €5,300 Main Event may be the cornerstone of the stop, but plenty of side events have kept players busy. What’s more, some of those events have been won by some familiar players.
Event #2, the €5,300 IPT High Roller, attracted 75 entrants to create a prize pool of €378,300. That event saw Canada’s Marc-Andre Ladouceur emerge victorious after facing a 4-1 chip deficit in heads-up play against Alex Roumeliotis to win €132,400. That made it three six-figure scores in a row for Ladouceur, who also finished 13th in the World Series of Poker Main Event for $465,159 and second in the EPT Barcelona Heads-Up Championship for €101,000.
"I remember sitting at the €10,000 Heads-Up in Barcelona with that big trophy next to me," Ladoucuer told Rick Dacey of the PokerStars Blog after the win. "I played for nine hours with it on the table so to actually win one is nice. To get a first title on the EPT is nice."
EPT Sanremo Event #2 IPT High Roller
|€5,000 + €300||75||3||€378,300|