2011 EPT San Remo Final Table

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Ace King
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2011 EPT San Remo Final Table

The 2011 EPT San Remo final table is set with 5 different countries represented.  Four players come to us from Italy.

The chip leader is 24-year-old Rupert Elder who comes to us from the United Kingdom. 

Elder is a former Economics student at Warwick University and now professional poker player, has been playing the game for several years. He mostly plays a mixture of online $2-4, $3-6 and $5-10 NLHE cash games though he switches across to tournaments on Sunday nights.

Max Heinzelmann, the 20-year-old from Germany, was runner-up at EPT Berlin a few weeks ago and could better that €500,000 win.  His online winnings now total more than $450,000.  He was the second biggest chip holder. 

Roberto Spada, 36, comes from Italy.  This is his first live tournament.

Costantino Russo is another Italian and the 4th biggest chip holder. 

Massimiliano Manigrasso, another of the Italian players, has been playing poker for two years and and has a couple of good results including tenth place for $17,245 in Campione d'Italia.

Xuan Liu is the lone Canadian player.  The 25-year-old has amassed $80,000 in earnings to date.

Max Lykov represents Russia.  He is one of the most successful players at the 2011 EPT San Remo final table.  In Vegas, he came close to winning his first WSOP bracelet , finishing third in a $5,000 NL Shootout event for $145,062. Just a few weeks later, Lykov scored his first major title, winning the inaugural EPT in Kyiv, Ukraine, for $468,504. He finished 13th at EPT Snowfest last season and won a $1k side event at the 2010 PCA for $100,000. At this year’s PCA he topped that with a third place worth $369,490 in the $25k High Roller tournament. A month later, he final-tabled WPT Venice, bringing his total live tournament earnings to over $1.4 million.

Luigi Pignataro sits with the 8th largest number of chips.  He is from Italy.

Francesco De Vivo is another of the Italian players.  Francesco become famous for the exceptional result at EPT Copenaghen in 2010 where he finished second, winning approximately $400,000.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com


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