€4,900 Main Event
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Event Info

Palkintopooli €2,480,872
Players 556

Taso Info

Taso 31
Blindit 60,000 / 120,000
Antet 20,000

Seat 3: Emmanuel Pariset, 34, France - 1,940,000 chips

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Emmanuel Pariset
Emmanuel Pariset

Emmanuel Pariset, a recreational player who is the manager of a business consultancy, began playing poker online in 2006 and soon after qualified for a small tournament in Edinburgh — at which point he immediately told his friends that he would become the World Champion by the age of 35. Despite the seemingly impossible ambition, and a couple of years out of poker, Pariset has applied himself to the game again recently and is assured the biggest win of his career (at least €53,100) for reaching the final table in Sanremo. It now gives him the bankroll to go to Las Vegas this summer and complete his journey to the top of the world. Typically Pariset is a cash game player — he is a regular at the Aviation Club in Paris — and he has been rewarded for his patience in this tournament. He was a short stack approaching the bubble, at which point he told the media that he was still confident of reaching the final, and has kept his promise after two days of tenacious grinding and a couple of big hands.

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Emmanuel Pariset
FR 1,940,000

Tagit: Emmanuel Pariset

Seat 4: Bruno “falchetto777” Stefanelli, 47, Scorrano, Italy – Live satellite winner - 1,335,000 chips

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Bruno Stefanelli
Bruno Stefanelli

Stefanelli started playing poker in 1998 and was a Full Tilt Pro in 2007. The 47-year-old came to Sanremo with his friends Alessandro De Iaco and Gaetano Preite who’ve both had a fruitful time here. De Iaco, who won the Sunday Special High Roller last Sunday for €50,625, cashed in the IPT Sanremo Main Event and Preite was the IPT High Roller champion for €77,800. After Sanremo, all three will head to Monaco for the last stop of EPT Season 10. Bruno, a keen hunter and fisherman, has lifetime tournament winnings of nearly $340,000, his best live cash before now being $65,670. Here in Sanremo, he’s guaranteed at least €53,100.

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Bruno Stefanelli
it 1,335,000

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Seat 5: Andreas Goeller, 31, South Tyrol, Italy - 2,320,000 chips

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Andreas Goeller
Andreas Goeller

Although Goeller has a Teutonic-sounding name and speaks German, he’s actually from the South Tyrol region in the Alps. He only has one recorded live cash to his name: winning a €270 satellite at the Torneo de Poker Nova Gorica 2010 for €2,200. Goeller, a CEO in an insurance company, competed at both EPT Berlin and Madrid but this is his first cash. He's been playing poker for three-four years but only as a hobby. His girlfriend also played the main event but busted early and has been loyally railing him every since.

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Andreas Goeller
it 2,320,000

Tagit: Andreas Goeller

Seat 6: Andrea Benelli, 32, Prato, Tuscany, Italy - 2,085,000 chips

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Andrea Benelli
Andrea Benelli

Andrea Benelli was one of the first Italians to make an impact on the European Poker Tour when he made the final of EPT Deauville in Season 5. That appearance was actually the third of four consecutive Main Event cashes, kicking off in London, then Warsaw, Deauville and finally Copenhagen (for a total of almost €300,000).He then followed it up with a deep run in an EPT Dortmund €2k side event a month later. He heads into the final fourth in chips with 2,05,000. He has already cashed twice in Sanremo earlier this month, in the IPT High Roller and in the IPT Main Event, and is now guaranteed at least €53,100 in the Main Event, a sum which will take him comfortably over the $1 million mark in live tournament winnings. His results include victory in the IPT Pro League in 2010, for a €72,000 prize. His favourite player is Phil Ivey and his favourite game is cash games.

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Andrea Benelli
it 2,085,000

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Seat 7: Vicky Coren-Michtell, 40, London, UK – Team PokerStars Pro - 910,000 chips

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Vicky Coren-Mitchell
Vicky Coren-Mitchell

When Vicky Coren-Michtell won EPT London in 2006, she was already well-known to poker fans for her appearances on the mould-breaking Late Night Poker show on Channel 4. She became the EPT’s first female EPT champion on home turf – at her local casino “The Vic” in the heart of London – for a massive £500.000 payday. However for many in the UK, she was (and still is) better known as a writer, TV presenter and journalist. The multi-talented Coren-Michtell – who married British comedian David Mitchell last summer – has a huge fan base (250,000 twitter followers) and is now aspiring to make history as the EPT’s first ever double champion. Her last big result before today was also in London when she finished sixth in the EPT8 London High Roller for £67,130; this season she was 20th in the same event. She also won the EPT8 Grand Final €5k Heads-Up tourney in 2012 for €58,900. Her live tournament winnings are now close to $1.8 million.

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Vicky Coren Mitchell
gb 910,000

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Seat 8: Andrija Martic, 25, Slavonski Brod Croatia – PokerStars player – 1,660,000 chips

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Andrija Martic
Andrija Martic

Andrija Martic is a 25-year-old professional poker player who battles online at PokerStars under the name “cynicalfish”. Martic, who usually focuses on six-max sit-and-gos (buy-ins of $60+), might be best known for winning a Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) title last year for $96,931.62, but has also final tabled the Sunday Million and won a Sunday $109 rebuy.

Tomorrow will be the first time he’s missed the big Sunday tournaments in two years, but he’s got good reason to skip them.“When I was second of 39 (players remaining) with a big chip lead I knew it wasn’t impossible to make the final table,” said Martic. As a player who’s reached Supernova status focusing on sit-and-gos, Martic is a very real threat and is certainly in with a shout to become the first-ever Croatian EPT champion. His live results total $10,294 and include a cash in last season’s EPT Berlin Cup.

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Andrija Martic
HR 1,660,000

Tagit: Andrija Martic

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