IPT San Remo 2010 Won By Sergio CastelluccioAugust 26, 2010 10:33 am
Sergio Castelluccio has won the IPT San Remo 2010, after defeating a field of 396 players over five days to take down the title and the €200,000 ($286,903) first place prize.
As the €2,200 buy-in event got underway, 146 players survived the two Day 1 flights to make it through to Day 2. By the end of Day 2 the field had been further reduced to 31 players, who were already guaranteed €3,100 for their efforts.
On the last day of the tournament just eight players returned to take their seats at the final table, all of whom were Italian.
Businessman Salvatore Chillemi was the chip leader on 1.782 million chips, followed by Christian Cipriano (1.15 million), Sergio Castelluccio (1.088 million), Stefano Demontis (1.005 million), Alberto Di Vilio (938k), Alberto Palchetti (834k), Giuseppe De Blasio (746k), and a short-stacked Matteo Taddia on 370k.
By the time the tournament reached the heads-up stage, Sergio Castelluccio found himself facing PokerStars qualifier Stefano Demontis for the IPT crown. Eventually, the defining hand of the battle came when Demontis went all in pre-flop holding KsQh, only to be called by Castelluccio with Ad7c.
Finishing in style, Castelluccio made a full house on a 9h-7c-7d-2c-9d board to win the €200k top prize and take his life time tournament winnings to $382,169.
In the meantime, Demontis collected an impressive €120k for his runner-up finish in San Remo.
The next leg of the Italian Poker Tour will be held in Nova Gorica on September 22nd.