Italian player Federico Piroddi (PokerStars.it online qualifier) beat a field of 1,010 entries here in Sanremo, where the Italian Poker Tour generated a €617,211 prize pool. The Italian player took home a €125,000 first prize and the IPT trophy after he agreed a deal with his two final opponents.
Swedish pro Robin Ylitalo has won the £5,250 PokerStars.com EPT London Main Event today for a £560,980 first prize.
Seat 1: Georgios Karakousis, 63, Livadia, Greece – PokerStars qualifier - 4,390,000
Final table player profiles following shortly
It’s Day 5 of the EPT London £5,000 Main Event – and the runs of the 16 returning players can now officially be considered “deep”. There have, however, already been a number of trophies awarded here at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Holborn, and yet more will be contested over the remaining two days of tournament action in the EPT London Poker Festival.
New Zealand pro David Yan, who appears frequently on EPTLive as a guest analyst, is chip leader going in to the penultimate day of the EPT London Main Event. Aged only 20, his live tournament winnings now total more than $430,000 - most of that won this year.
ANZPT Melbourne champion Martin Kozlov is chip leader going in to Day 4 of the EPT 10 London Main Event. The 26-year-old, who won the ANZPT event in his home city for A$195,700 in 2010, has 1,351,000. Currently in second place is German player Ludovic Geilich, who is also the winner of a PokerStars live event - the inaugural UKIPT Marbella tourney in June.
Tudor Purice is the chip leader going in to Day 3 of the EPT 10 London Main Event. The 35-year-old from Iasi in Romania is an EPT regular who won his seat via a Live Satellite here on London. Half an hour before end of play today, he tweeted: "Helps to be winning huge flips on tv table. 300k pot my AK > QQ in cold 4b pot, aipre. #EPTLondon. 634k @2400bb 20min left 4 tday"
As always, British players dominated the EPT London Main Event, accounting for more than 25% of the 604-strong field. However there was also a marked increase in American players at this event - up 3% on the EPT9 event in March, as well as French players – up 2%. The UKIPT London Main Event also had a load more Americans in the field – up from 2% of the field in March to 4% now.