Ludovic Lacay Wins 2012 EPT San RemoOctober 12, 2012 10:24 am
Frenchman Ludovic Lacay has won the EPT San Remo, after defeating a field of 797 players over seven days on his way to taking down the title, and collecting the €744,910 ($963,020) first-place prize.
The 27-year-old has now boosted his live poker tournament earnings to $3 million, and commenting on his victory in the Italian city located on the Mediterranean coast, said: “It feels pretty good. It’s the accomplishment, getting there and beating all the players. When you start a tournament you aim for the first place but you never expect it. Here I am, it’s amazing.”
As the €5,300 Main Event got underway at the Casino Sanremo, Ludovic Lacay was lying in 2nd place just behind Canadian Jason Lavallee. Three and a half hours later, the table had its first elimination after Jason Lavallee (10-10) called Ismael Bojang’s three-bet preflop shove (Ad-Kd) to send the German home in 8th for €65,450.
Ludovic Lacay (A-K) then dispatched Polands’s Adrian Piasecki (A-9) to the rail in 7th (€96,000), and after Italy’s Angelo Recchia took care of the last US player Micah Raskin in 6th (€132,000), Ireland’s Jason Tompkins was next to exit in 5th (€171,000) at the hands of Russia’s Artem Litvinov.
Subsequently, Ludovic Lacay (J-J) eliminated Italy’s last hope Angelo Recchia (A-7) in 4th (€225,000), followed by Artem Litvinov in 3rd (€283,000) to go heads-up against Lavallee.
At this stage, Ludovic Lacay held a 2 to 1 chip advantage over Lavallee and a little later it was all over after Lavallee (8c-6c) raised all-in on a Qd-4c-10c-Jh board only to be called by Lacay with Q-10. The 10 on the river then brought an end to Jason Lavallee’s tournament hopes, and so he finished the runner-up for €538,089, while Ludovic Lacay’s was crowned the 2012 EPT San Remo champion.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1: Ludovic Lacay – €744,910
2: Jason Lavallee – €538,089
3: Artem Litvinov – €283,000
4: Angelo Recchia – €225,000
5: Jason Tompkins – €171,000
6: Micah Raskin – €132,000
7: Adrian Piasecki – €96,000
8: Ismael Bojang – €65,450