Edoardo Alescio wins WPT Venice for €170,000

Edoardo Alescio wins WPT Venice for €170,000

Monday, 19 December 2011

WPT Venice attracted a disappointing field after the record-breaking Prague but it was still enough to award €170,000 for first place, a cheque picked up by local player Edoardo Alescio who was the self-confessed underdog of the final.

Steve O’Dwyer was the man to beat after eliminating Alex Dovzhenko in 6th place with A-K versus 99 and shortly afterwards knocking out Andrea Benelli when his K-T came from behind to outdraw Benelli’s A-Q.

His rampage continued, busting Andrea Dato in 4th when his A-4 held against K-9 after a simple shove and call pre-flop. Michele Caroli was left with Alescio and Dwyer and began to show them both his cards every hand. No, we’re not joking.

Alescio began to move all-in frequently until he picked up A-Q, got a call from Caroli’s A-J and busted him in third. He gained a 2-1 chip lead over O’Dwyer after getting in with third pair and hitting his flush draw against O’Dwyer’s top pair. In the final hand O'Dwyer lost a simple flip with A-7 versus 5-5, albeit in dramatic fashion on an A-x-x-5 board.

The final table payouts were as follows:

1 Edoardo Alescio $255,842
2 Steve O'Dwyer $125,740
3 Michele Caroli $86,990
4 Andrea Dato $56,822
5 Andrea Benelli $45,087
6 Alex Dovzhenko $35,585

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