Main Event
Days:

Event Info

Buy-in €5,000
Prize Pool €3,865,450
Players 797

Level Info

Level 31
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 20,000

Angelo Recchia Eliminated in 4th Place (€225,000)

MarcC
Angelo Recchia
Angelo Recchia

Ludovic Lacay came back to finish the job on the last remaining Italian player, Angelo Recchia.

Jason Lavalle opened to 250,000 from under the gun before Recchia moved all in for 3,495,000 from the button. Lacay was in the big blind and moved all in also. The action was back on Lavallee and he made a quick and disciplined fold with ace-king.

Recchia: {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Lacay: {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}

The board ran {4-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Clubs} to safely see Lacay's jacks hold up. Yet again Italy's dream of having a home-grown champion is over for another season.

Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
fr 13,420,000 4,005,000
Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca 7,785,000 -915,000
Angelo Recchia IT
Angelo Recchia
IT Busted

Tags: Angelo RecchiaJason LavalleeLudovic Lacay

Lacay Regains Chip Lead

Josh_Cahlik

Angelo Recchia raised to 270,000 from the button and Ludovic Lacay called from the big blind.

The flop was {K-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and both players checked to see the {9-Spades} hit fourth street. Lacay checked and Recchia fired 225,000. Lacay wasted little time pushing out a raise to 600,000 and Recchia called.

A relatively safe river fell - the {6-Clubs}- prompting Lacay to bet 800,000. Recchia snap called but mucked after Lacay showed {K-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} for top two pair. With this pot Lacay is back in the chip lead.

Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
fr 9,415,000 1,510,000
Angelo Recchia IT
Angelo Recchia
IT 3,500,000 -2,500,000

Tags: Ludovic LacayAngelo Recchia

Lacay Shoves on Recchia

Chad_Holloway

Artem Litvinov opened for 250,000 under the gun with {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} only to have Ludovic Lacay three-bet to 525,000 from the button holding {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. When action reached Angelo Recchia in the big blind, he put in a cold four-bet to 1.065 million with {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}, Litvinov got out of the way, and Lacay opted to make the call.

When the flop came down {5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, Recchia led out for 750,000 and Lacay responded by moving all in. Recchia snap-folded and Lacay took down the healthy pot.

Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
fr 7,905,000 2,505,000
Angelo Recchia IT
Angelo Recchia
IT 6,000,000 -1,100,000

Tags: Angelo RecchiaLudovic LacayArtem Litvinov

Lucky Lavallee Doubles Through Lacay

MarcC
Jason Lavallee eyeing Lacay's chips
Jason Lavallee eyeing Lacay's chips

Jason Lavallee has jumped back into the chip lead after he got lucky to double through Ludovic Lacay.

The two players got involved in a pre flop raising war that saw Lavallee five-bet all in and Lacay make a big, and correct, call. Lacay was at the table when two days ago when Lavallee seven-bet shoved with {q-Spades}{9-Spades}, so this might have factored in him making this call.

Lacay: {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Lavallee: {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}

The board ran {6-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts} to make Lavallee a flush.

Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca 8,700,000 5,160,000
Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
fr 5,400,000 -4,620,000

Tags: Jason LavalleeLudovic Lacay

Jason Tompkins Eliminated in 5th Place (€171,000)

Josh_Cahlik
Jason Tompkins - 5th Place
Jason Tompkins - 5th Place

Action folded to Artem Litvinov who shoved all in from the button. Jason Tompkins called from the big blind and was at risk as he was the shorter stack.

Litvinov: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Tompkins: {A-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

Tompkins was looking for an ace to take the lead but instead paired his lower card on the {7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop. Tompkins had five outs going to fourth street but the {8-Diamonds} was not one of them. The {3-Hearts} completed the board and Tompkins was forced to settle for a fifth place finish.

Artem Litvinov ru
Artem Litvinov
ru 3,200,000 760,000
Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
ie Busted

Tags: Artem LitvinovJason Tompkins

Tompkins Runs Into Queens

Chad_Holloway

Jason Tompkins moved all in under the gun for 2.02 million with {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and watched action fold to Artem Litvinov in the small blind. Litvinov snap-called off his remaining 1.11 million after looking fown at {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}, making him a huge favorite.

Not one to sit still, Litvinov was up out of his chair as he watched the board run out {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}. With that, Litvinov became a force while Tompkins was left with just 910,000.

Artem Litvinov ru
Artem Litvinov
ru 2,440,000 1,340,000
Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
ie 910,000 -680,000

Tags: Artem LitvinovJason Tompkins

Level:
31
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
20,000

Liv Boeree And Jason Mercier Talk About Winning Sanremo

MarcC • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

The two Team PokerStars Pros kicked off their poker careers with a bang here in Italy. PokerStars.tv got the pair to interview each other about their experiences at the final table and beyond.

Click through to PokerStars Blog to watch the video.

Tags: Jason MercierLiv Boeree

Break Free

Josh_Cahlik • Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Players are now on a 20-minute break.