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Finger One of Many Players to Capture EPT10 Sanremo Side Event Titles

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The 2014 EPT Sanremo, the penultimate stop of the European Poker Tour Season 10, came to an end this past weekend with the conclusions of the Main Event and €10,300 High Roller. While those two tournaments garnered the headlines, they were just the two biggest of a whole festival.

Players from all across the world traveled to the Italian Riviera for nearly two weeks worth of poker — which included an overlap with the Italian Poker Tour (IPT) — and during that time there were several notable winners in a slew of events featuring various games and buy-ins. Since the PokerNews Live Reporting Team was on hand covering the two big tournaments, we thought we'd round things out with a look at some of the side event winners.

Finger Takes Down €900 NL Single Reentry

EPT London Super High Roller champion and EPT Prague winner Martin Finger won the EPT10 Sanremo €900 NLH Single Re-entry event by topping a field of 293 entries for €51,400. Finger, currently ranked ninth in the German all time money list with nearly $4 million in lifetime tournament winnings, defeated Italy's Stefano Terziani in heads-up play to capture the title. The tournament generated a prize pool of €255,789 and paid out 39 spots. Here's a look at the final table results

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Martin Finger

1stMartin FingerGermany€51,400
2ndStefano TerzianiItaly€34,100
3rdAndrew HulmeUK€25,000
4thMats SjoblomSweden€20,139
5thRaffaele SorrentinoItaly€15,800
6thAleksandr DenisovRussia€12,000
7thThomas ButzhammerGermany€8,800
8thHenri KasperEstonia€6,500

Gaetano Preite Wins €2,000 IPT High Roller

Italian pro Gaetano Preite beat EPT Kyiv runner-up Alex Dovzhenko heads up to take down the €2,000 Italian Poker Tour High Roller for a €77,800 first prize. There were 181 entries in the event creating €351,140 prize pool divvied up between 27 players in all. Here's a look at the final table results:

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Gaetone Preite

1stGaetone PreiteItaly€77,800
2ndAlex DovzhenkoRussia€52,500
3rdOlivier BusquetUSA€36,140
4thAleksandr GofmanRussia€29,450
5thMatthieu LamagnereFrance€23,500
6thJuri MereuItaly€18,100
7thArtur KorenGermany€13,200
8thOlvedo HeinzeNetherlands€9,500
9thTom HallUK€7,900

Mikhail Korotkikh Beats Tough Field To Take Down €2K Turbo

Russian player Mikhail Korotkikh took down the EPT Sanremo €2k NL Turbo for €45,900, beating a super-tough final table that included former Italian Player of the Year and PCA finalist Mustapha Kanit, reigning Danish champion Rasmus Agerskov, Italian pro Andrea Dato, GPI European Rookie of the Year Adrian Mateos and two-time EPT Copenhagen Main Event finalist Rasmus Neilsen.

Korotkikh, who was fourth in the EPT Vienna €10k High Roller last month for €61,400 (his best live result), was also runner-up in the €4k NL Turbo side event here in Sanremo in Season 8 and 13th in the EPT London Main Event last season. He now has more than $400,000 in live tournament winnings. There were 86 players in all last night, creating a prize pool of €166,840.

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Mikhail Korotkikh

1Mikhail KorotkikhRussia€45.900
2Mustapha KanitItaly€32.600
3Henrik HecklenDenmark€21.400
4Rasmus AgerskovDenmark€16.400
5Andrea DatoItaly€13.000
6Iacopo BrandiItaly€10.200
7Adrian Mateos DiazSpain€8.000
8Rasmus NielsenDenmark€6.250
9Luigi RussoItaly€4.750
10Salvatore BiancoItaly€4.170
11Tim FinneUSA€4.170

Third Cash is the Charm for Australia's Rich

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Angelina Rich

Angelina Rich from Australia has just three cashes in her life, and all have come here in Sanremo in the last few days. Most recently, she topped a field of 24 players to win the EPT10 Sanremo €300 Women's Event, which created a prize pool of €6,984.

Her other two cashes were ninth in April 9th's €220 No Limit Hold'em Turbo for €420, and 22nd in the April 11th's €220 No Limit Hold'em Turbo for €350.

Here's a look at the results from the Women's Event:

1stAngelina RichAustralia€2,270
2ndFrancesca GraziosettiItaly€2,100
3rdCarlotta BulgarelliItaly€1,134
4thNathalie OdetFrance€820
5thLesia ShevchukUkraine€660

*Denotes heads-up deal

Varonen Defeats Selbst for PLO Title

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Lauri Varonen

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst was beaten heads-up by Lauri Varonen from Finland in the €4,600 PLO event on Sunday. The event attracted 15 runners — which made it ineligible for Player of the Year points — and created a prize pool of €66,930.

1stLauri VaronenFinland€33,450
2ndVanessa SelbstUSA€20,100
3rdDario AliotoItaly€13,380

Gruber Takes Down Event #9 IPT Second Chance

Michael Gruber beat 238 players, who competed for shares of a €69,258 prize pool, and earned €11,050 after making a four-way deal. For the Austrian, this is his first victory in a live event, and definitely the highest prize he's won in a live event.

Others who cashed include Michael Eiler (29th - €610), Valeriy Chupin (21st - €750), Viacheslav Igin (15th - €1,020), and Hassan Fares (9th - €1,384).

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Michael Gruber

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

1stMichael GruberAustria€11,050*
2ndSergei PopovRussian Federation€8,000*
3rdDanilo ColombaItaly€8,000*
4thMirco FerriniItaly€10,000*
5thEnrico CastaldiItaly€4,460
6thMayu RocaColombia€3,390
7thMarco MontruccoliItaly€2,500
8Sergey FrizyakRussia€1,810

Former EPT Champ Takes Down EPT10 Sanremo Event #15

EPT Prague champion Salvatore Bonavena was chip leader going in to Day 2 of the €250 PLO Double Chance and used the advantage to navigate his way to the winner's circle. The two-day event started with 60 players, which created a €14,550 prize pool. A heads-up deal with fellow Italian Andrea Vitale saw Bonavena walk away with the trophy and €3,750.

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

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Salvatore Bonavena

1stSalvatore BonavenaItaly€3,750*
2ndAndrea VitaleItaly€3,750*
3rdNiklas Marcus WarlichGermany€2,050
4thRenato CrosettiItaly€1,550
5thDzmitry UrbanovichPoland€1,200
6thFrancesco De VivoItaly€930
7thOuisem MkheniniFrance€740
8thNicolas SchaeferSwitzerland€580

Piira Captures Event #17 €900 NL Turbo Title

Finnish player Heikki Piira took home €20,900 for his first-place finish in the €900 NL Turbo, which was his biggest cash in a live event. The tournament attracted 87 entries for a total prize pool of €75,951.

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Heikki Piira

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

1stHeikki PiiraFinland€20,900
2ndMikko TurtiainenFinland€14,900
3rdEric MussoFrance€9,700
4thPetru Ernest MoraruRomania€7,480
5thEnrico CastaldiItaly€5,900
6thLuca StevanatoItaly€4,630
7thAku JoentaustaFinland€3,641
8thJakub MroczekPoland€2,850

A Couple More Side Event Results

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Jakub Mroczek

EPT10 Sanremo Event #3 €200 NL Turbo

Buy-inEntrantsPrize Pool

1stJakub MroczekPoland€4,000
2ndVittorio MeravigliaItaly€2,850
3rdGaetano PreiteItaly€1,860
4thMaurizio della SalaItaly€1,430
5thRoque MozaSweden€1,130
6thSimone GiribaldiItaly€890
7thMatteo LuistelliItaly€700
8thAlan MutschlechnerItaly€550

EPT10 Sanremo Event #19 €900 Open Face Chinese

Buy-inEntrantsReentriesPrize Pool

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Konstantin Puchkov

1stKonstantin PuchkovRussia€12,300
2ndMax PescatoriItaly€8,500
3rdVladimir TroyanovskiyRussia€5,400
4thChenxiang MiaoChina€3,900
5thMette-Marica PuromakiFinland€3,074

*Photo courtesy of PokerStars.

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