The second starting day of EPT Sanremo here at the Casinò di Sanremo in Italy sponsored by PokerStars.it is about to get underway.
Day 1b will see some of the biggest names in international poker enter the field including PokerStars Team Pros Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier and Liv Boeree as well as Mickey “mement_mori” Peterson.
There were 140 players who qualified online for EPT Sanremo and among those who will sit down today are a number of EPT champions. We’ll be keeping a close eye on Kevin MacPhee, David Vamplew, Anton Wigg, Michael Tureniec, Roberto Romanello, Frederik Jensen, Nicolas Chouity and Remi Castaignon as well as Aussie Millions champ Ami Barer.
There were 175 entrants yesterday with a strong showing of local talent attempting to seize the title on the penultimate stop of this tour. Indeed it was the Italian Cristiano Guerra who ended the day atop the leader board. Day 1a also saw PokerStars Pros Vanessa Selbsts and Pier Paolo Fabretti make it through while Jonathan Duhammel failed to make the cut.
Selbst is currently number two in the EPT10 Player of the Year race, and today will see the leader of that race, German poker sensation Ole Schemion, compete for the ultimate bragging rights. He currently has 885 points, 120 points clear of Selbst.
With a starting stack of 30,000 chips equal to 300 big blinds in the first level (50/100) there is plenty of room for creative play, and with such a talented and competitive field there is sure to be plenty of action to follow for you poker fans.
There will be eight levels of 75 minutes to play today for the competing players to play their best and determine who will thrive, survive or meet their demise. Play starts at Noon local time and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will bring you all the action as it happens.