2011 PokerStars.it EPT San Remo

Main Event
Day: 1a
Event Info

2011 PokerStars.it EPT San Remo

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

Main Event

Day 1a Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

From 359, just 222 survived Day 1b.

Player Chips Progress
Gianluca Trebbi
Gianluca Trebbi
Massimiliano Forti
Massimiliano Forti
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
Rocco Palumbo it
Rocco Palumbo
Tyler Bonkowski ca
Tyler Bonkowski
124,400 8,400
Maikel Van Leeuwen nl
Maikel Van Leeuwen
122,800 6,800
Francesco Blonda
Francesco Blonda
Nikolay Tsanev bg
Nikolay Tsanev
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
Jonnie Sonelin
Jonnie Sonelin
103,300 7,300
Salvatore Bianco
Salvatore Bianco
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
Cristian Cirtog ro
Cristian Cirtog
Vladimir Dobrovol
Vladimir Dobrovol
Stefan Ianuszewicz
Stefan Ianuszewicz
Erik Van Den Berg nl
Erik Van Den Berg
Carlo Savinelli it
Carlo Savinelli
92,800 17,800
Matas Dilpsas lt
Matas Dilpsas
Daniele Vesco it
Daniele Vesco
Philippe Narboni fr
Philippe Narboni
Edmilson Tavares Muniz De Oliveira
Edmilson Tavares Muniz De Oliveira
Filippo Bisciglia
Filippo Bisciglia
Remco Van Denderen
Remco Van Denderen
Sebastian Saffari
Sebastian Saffari
Erik Friberg se
Erik Friberg

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Italy Puts on a Strong Showing on Day 1a

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Gianluca Trebbi
Gianluca Trebbi

Today was Day 1a of the PokerStars.it EPT San Remo, and 359 players turned up to the casino with the requisite €4,900 in hand. When play concluded for the night, just over 200 of them remained, and Gianluca Trebbi was the one holding the biggest stack with 159,600. He's trailed very nearly by Massimiliano Forti and his 159,100.

While most of the Team PokerStars Pros are slated to play Day 1b, a smattering did turn up for what figures to be the smaller and softer of the two flights. Things did not go well for Marcin Horecki, Arnaud Mattern, Daniel Negreanu and Jason Mercier, and all three of them were run out before their dinner break. Victor Ramdin and Vanessa Rousso were both short at times today, but only one of them survived to bag up chips at night's end. Ramdin is out, while the lady bagged up 33,100. The other Pros returning on Day 2 are John Duthie and Lex Veldhuis.

San Remo is perennially one of the favorite EPT stops among the regulars, partially because of the ruthless and exploitable style in which many of the locals play. And indeed, there were an inordinate number of unusual plays over the course of the early action. In a three-way pot, Luca Cainelli essentially bluffed his tournament away in the second level, and Massimiliano Martinez was in no mood to mess around, either. He made a big, bad call on the turn with just ace-king high to double Govert Metaal, and a short time later, he six-bet jammed on Kevin MacPhee with just {8-} {9-}. MacPhee had two kings, and the knockout allowed him to become the first in the room to amass a power stack. He finished the day on a bit of a slide, but he still has 99,200 to return to in a couple days.

MacPhee and the rest of the survivors can soak up the fantastic weather tomorrow while a new batch of players takes their seats inside. Day 1b is slated for the same 14:00 CET start time, and we figure to add at least another 400 players to the total field -- possibly even closer to 500.

Until then, all that's left is goodnight.

Tags: Gianluca Trebbi

Bagging and Tagging

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

Play is done for the night and the players are bagging and tagging. We'll have the chip leaders and a recap of the day coming shortly.

Seven More

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

The clock has been paused with 12 minutes and 34 seconds left in the level (yes, we know that's a very random number to stop it at, but it's true) and each table will play out seven more hands.

Veldhuis Picks One Up

From middle position, Nicholas Newport raised to 1,200. Action folded to Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis on the button and he reraised to 3,000. In the big blind, Georges Chow put in the 1,200 to call the original raise, not seeing the three-bet from Veldhuis. It was ruled that the 1,200 must stay out there and he had the choice to either call for the full 3,000 or lose the 1,200. He chose to fold and wasn't happy about it. When action got back to Newport, he made the call.

The flop came down {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and Newport checked to Veldhuis. The Dutch pro fired 4,600. Newport gave it up and Veldhuis raked in the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
74,000 7,000

Tags: Lex VeldhuisGeorges ChowNicholas Newport

Seven to Heaven

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

We're at that point in the night when the clock is paused and a card is drawn. It was the seven of pentacles, and we'll play seven more hands at each table before calling for the bags.