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Anton Karasinsky Wins Italian Poker Tour Nova Gorica

Anton Karasinsky

The seventh stop of the Italian Poker Tour has come to an end. IPT Nova Gorica attracted 286 players, creating a €572,000 prize pool. Anton Karasinsky won the title at IPT Nova Gorica after defeating Carla Solinas in a two-hour heads-up match.

On Tuesday all eyes were on Solinas, who would have become the first woman to win an IPT tournament. However, Karasinsky proved to be a stronger heads-up opponent. Even though Solinas began the heads-up match with a slight lead, Karasinsky was able to overtake her.

In the final hand, Solinas was all in with {6-Spades}{5-Spades} against Karasinsky, who was holding {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. The board rolled out {J-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} giving the victory to Karasinsky.

Karasinsky took home the PokerStars trophy €140,000.

This IPT stop ends the regular season. Now the tour is moving to Campione d’Italia (March 22 through 26) for the Mini IPT Grand Final and to Sanremo (May 3 through 7) for the IPT Grand Final. Both events will determine the winners of the IPT and Mini IPT leaderboards.

2012 IPT Nova Gorica Results

1Anton Karasynskiy€140,000
2Carla Solinas€74,000
3Carlo Andreoli€46,000
4Yordan Mitrentsov€37,000
5Dubravko Bagic€29,400
6Iacopo Brandi€23,900
7Alessandro Minasi€18,300
8Brando Naspetti€12,740

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