Danilo Donnini Wins IPT CampioneDecember 7, 2011 12:25 pm
Danilo Donnini has won the 2011 Italian Poker Tour (IPT) Campione, after overcoming a field of 482 players on his way to capturing the title, and the €221,504 ($317,751) first place prize.
It didn’t take long before action at the eight man final table got into full swing and the first player hitting the rail was Gaetano Mazzitelli, whose short-stack ran into the pocket aces of Andrea Dato.
Next, Russian Semen Apokorin was all-in pre-flop holding Ac-8c, only to be called and eliminated in 7th by Mikica Mitrovic holding Kh-Qh.
It was then the turn of the last woman standing Tania Scremin to exit in 6th, after her Ah-Kh failed to improve against Mitrovic’s pocket kings.
She was followed soon after by Andrea Dato, who moved all-in pre-flop with A-3 into Danilo Donnini’s pocket fours. The 6-5-2-4 board made him a straight but a 2 on the river completed a full-house for Donnini and so Dato was out in 5th.
Alexander “bubukonan” Fasolis then found himself in bad shape after being dealt pocket sixes at the same time Danilo Donnini picked-up pocket sevens and after he exited in 4th, the three surviving players struck an undisclosed deal for the remaining prize-money.
The fast paced action then continued unabated as Giacomo Rosa moved all-in with K-J on a Q-10-7 flop. Danilo Donnini called him (8-7) with bottom pair which held sending Rosa to the rail in 3rd for CHF 135,000 (€109,130).
It was then up to good friends Mikica Mitrovic (Serbia and Montenegro) and Italy’s Danilo Donnini to decide the eventual champion. Mitrovic started with a 7 million stack to Donnini’s 5 million, but that all changed after Mitrovic was dealt K-7 to his opponent’s pocket jacks.
Mitrovic was three-bet by Donnini pre-flop, before calling his opponent’s bet on a 7-6-9 flop. Donnini disguised his hand by then checking the 2 on the turn inducing Mitrovic to bet big and Donnini to subsequently move over the top all-in.
After making the call, Mitrovic fell to a 5 to 1 chip disadvantage and soon after he finished the runner-up for CHF 200,000 (€161,670). Meanwhile, Danilo Donnini was crowned the €2,200 IPT CampioneChampion, and with his win now has $363,441 in live tournament earnings.