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  • Rupert Elder Victorious in the 2011 PokerStars EPT San Remo Main Event

    Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 by t2admin

The 7th season of the European Poker Tour is almost over and it has definitely been a great season. The only event left this season is the EPT Grand Final in Spain from May 7th – May 12th 2011. You can buy-in to the EPT Grand Final for €10,600 or you can just watch the action like most of us will be doing. The 2nd last stop in season 7 of the EPT was in San Remo, Italy this past weekend and just finished today.

There were 987 players that entered the EPT San Remo Main Event, which was above what most people expected, which is a great sign for poker in Italy. Plenty of big name pros entered the tournament this weekend, but none of them ended up winning. Some of the well-known players that made the money in the 2011 EPT San Remo main event include Vanessa Selbst, Victor Ramdin, Ted Forrest and Joe Cada.

Joe Cada actually finished the tournament in 13th place and just missed out on a final table seat. The EPT San Remo event has been nice to British poker players and this year was no different, as Rupert Elder won the title. At some points during the final table it looked like Rupert was out of it, but he managed to always win the big hand. Elder played against Max Heinzelmann heads-up and was almost knocked out at one point, but made a comeback.

In the last hand Max was very short stacked and decided to push all-in preflop with Q/5. Elder had to think about it for a minute after finding out how much it would cost him to call and he decided that his A/5 was good. Max was in horrible shape from the beginning of the hand and after the board blanked the tournament was over. The final table was stacked with talent including Max Lykov, Francesco De Vivo and Max Heinzelmann, but none of them could eliminate the young Brit.

Remember that the EPT Grand Final is next week and it’s sure to attract the biggest players in poker. Make sure you come back to find out who ends up winning in Spain next weekend.

• Rupert Elder – €930,000
• Max Heinzelmann – €600,000
• Xuan Liu – €360,000
• Max Lykov – €290,000
• Francesco De Vivo – €220,000
• Massimiliano Manigrasso – €170,000
• Costantino Russo – €125,000
• Roberto Spada – €81,950

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