Mustapha Kanit Becomes Italy's All Time Poker Winner

Mustapha Kanit Becomes Italy's All Time Poker WinnerItaly’s Mustapha Kanit was already having quite a year having notched up $1,213,529 in winnings, including taking down the EPT Grand Final €50,000 Super High Roller in Monte Carlo for €936,500 ($1,048,243). Now the young pro has done it again, this time in Barcelona, by topping the biggest high roller event ever organized by the European Poker Tour (EPT) to walk away with its huge €738,759 ($834,303) first place prize.
Following Kanit’s latest victory, he now claims the top spot on Italy’s ‘All Time Money List’ with an impressive $4,629,838 in winnings, putting him ahead of the previous holder Max Pescatori ($4,079,534). Mustapha Kanit also happens to be adept in the online arena, too, having amassed a further $4,170,036 playing under the screen name ‘Lasagnaaammm’.
The EPT Barcelona €10,300 High Roller attracted 401 entries and 105 rebuys to create a prize pool worth €4,908,200 ($5,542,982). A total of 71 players would then see a return on their buy-ins, including such notable pros as Davidi Kitai in 69th (€18,650), Johnny Lodden in 50th (€21,000), Isaac Haxton in 36th (€24,600), Martin Finger in 27th (€32,400), Fedor Holz in 24th (€32,400), Adrian Mateos in 17th (€47,100), and Mike McDonald in 12th (€60,900).
On the final day of the tournament, Mustapha Kanit then managed to progress all the way through to three-handed play, at which point in the proceedings, Kanit had a 11.63m stack, Sidhu was on 7.99m, and Petrangelo had 5.885m chips. The remaining competitors subsequently agreed a deal which saw Petrangelo earn €592,840, and Sidhu €640,000, while Kanit collected the title, as well as €738,759 in prize money. Needless to say, everyone seemed happy with the deal, and straight after Kanit celebrated with his rail, while Sidhu yelled out “Let’s all go get pizza!”
Final Table Results:
1 Mustapha Kanit €738,759
2 Kuljinder Sidhu €640,000
3 Nick Petrangelo €592,840
4 Niklas Astedt €336,700
5 Aliaksei Boika €265,600
6 Ami Barer €206,500
7 Gerald Karlic €155,600
8 Kevin MacPhee €108,500

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