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American Leads Italian Poker Tour San Remo Grand Final

Scott Baumstein Dominates Field From Beginning; Title And Top Prize On The Line Today

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Scott Baumstein leads. Credit: PokerStarsBlog.ItAmerican Scott Baumstein has led the way at the Italian Poker Tour San Remo Grand Final since the end of day 1B. He enters the final table with 3.3 million in chips and is gunning for the €200,000 top prize.

Eight remain out of an original field of 418 and soon the top end of the €810,920 prize pool will be distributed and the results written into poker history books. The San Remo Grand Final ultimate day holds four Italians hoping to prove their worth on home turf. However, the New Yorker Baumstein is busy out in front, and with slightly less than half his chips is Frenchman Philippe Clerc with 1,630,000.

The current best hope for Italy lies with Mirko Schiano di Tunnariello who sits in third place with just a little less than Clerc, 1,535,000.

Here is the final table and their chip counts:

1. Scott Baumstein (USA) 3,321,000
2. Philippe Clerc (France) 1,630,000
3. Mirko Schiano di Tunnariello (Italy) 1,535,000
4. Michalak Jakub (Poland) 1,376,000
5. Davide Biscardi (Italy) 1,019,000
6. Pasquale Braco (Italy) 595,000
7. Christer Lagerstrom (Sweden) 552,000
8. Alessandro Longobardi (Italy) 399,000

Here is what they are playing for:

1. €200,000
2. €130,000
3. €81,200
4. €60,800
5. €40,500
6. €32,500
7. €24,300
8. €16,220