Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments U.S. Poker Markets Sports Betting Poker Strategy

Luca Pagano Sets Record For Most EPT Final Tables

Italian Pro Finishes Seventh At EPT Deauville


Luca Pagano The 2012 European Poker Tour Deauville €5,000 main event came to a conclusion today, and in addition to determining the latest EPT champion, this final table also played host to another historic achievement. By finishing seventh in this event for €110,000 in prize money, Luca Pagano broke his own record by making his seventh European Poker Tour main event final table. As it turns out, this is the same location of his very first final table, which he made in Deauville in 2005.

Pagano is now two final table finishes ahead of his nearest competitors, Jason Mercier and Johannes Strassmann, who have made five EPT final tables each.

The Italian pro has cashed in an astounding 20 EPT Main Events since the tours inception in 2004. His next nearest challengers for this record are Pierre Neuville with 12 cashes, and a pack of players with 11 cashes that includes Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Johnny Lodden, Nicolo Calia and Joao Barbosa. His largest score came when he finished sixth in the 2008 EPT Grand Final for $532,831.

Pagano has garnered total lifetime tournament earnings of nearly more than $2 million dollars, with more than $1.4 million of those cashes coming in EPT events.