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Glory For Italy At Italian Poker Tour San Remo Grand Final

Davide Biscardi Rises To The Top Of Final Stop Of Italian Poker Tour Season Three


Davide Biscardi and Philippe Clerc. Credit: PokerStars.itIt didn’t matter that American Scott Baumstein led the way from his first day at the felt at the Italian Poker Tour San Remo Grand Final. It also didn’t matter that he went straight into the final table with the chip lead and more than double that of the player next to him.

In the end it was Italian Davide Biscardi who ensured that the title would stay on home soil. Biscardi climbed all the way to the top of the 418-strong field at the Casino Municipale to take home the €200,000 top prize.

Baumstein left in a disappointing sixth place for €32,500, following Italians Pasquale Braco and Alessandro Longobardi to the rail. Sweden was next to take a hit with the knock out of Christer Lagerstrom, and after Mirko Schiano di Tunnariello was knocked out, Biscardi was the only Italian left to fan the flame.

After getting rid of Polish player Jakub Michalak, it was France versus Italy in the form of Philippe Clerc versus Davide Biscardi. The final hand saw Clerc make his move with 6Club Suit 5Heart Suit and Biscardi call with ASpade Suit 8Spade Suit. The board came JSpade Suit 9Heart Suit 8Diamond Suit 4Heart Suit 6Diamond Suit and Clerc was sent to the rail in second place with €130,000 in his pocket.

Here are the final table results and payouts:

1. Davide Biscardi (Italy) €200,000
2. Philippe Clerc (France) €130,000
3. Jakub Michalak (Poland) €115,000
4. Mirko Schiano di Tunnariello (Italy) €60,800
5. Christer Lagerstrom (Sweden) €40,500
6. Scott Baumstein (USA) €32,500
7. Pasquale Braco (Italy) €24,300
8. Alessandro Longobardi (Italy) €16,220

The IPT takes off again later this month for the first stop of season 4, Campione. The stop will play out between May 24 and 28. One player definitely taking part is Oleksii Kovalchuk as the Ukrainian has won the IPT leader board for season 3 and is now sponsored by for all of season 4.