Seat 2: Dario Alioto (Palermo, Italy) -- 659,000
Full Tilt Poker-sponsored pro Dario “Ryu” Alioto first made a splash at the 2005 EPT Barcelona Main Event when he made the final table of his first ever live tourney. Since then Alioto has numerous cashes in European events, the most prestigious being his first place finish in the £5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event at last fall’s WSOP-Europe in London. Alioto has also cashed in Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 and hold’em events, and earlier this summer took ninth in the $5,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event. His total career earnings exceed $650,000.