Ludovic Lacay wins EPT San Remo
Friday, 12 October 2012
Ludovic Lacay has claimed his first major title after winning the EPT San Remo Main Event overnight. The 27-year-old had previously reached the final table at EPT, WPT and WSOP events but had never quite sealed the deal.
He made no mistake this time around though, outlasting a final table that included Ireland's Jason Tompkins before defeating Jason Lavallee heads up. The pair agreed a chop which gave €644,910 to Lacay and €538,089 to Lavallee, with an extra €100k on offer to the eventual winner.
Two-handed play didn't last long with all the chips going in on a Qd4c10cJh board with Lacay's Q-10 in good shape against the Canadian's flush draw. The river was a blank giving the Frenchman the €744,910 first prize.
"It feels pretty good,” said Lacay of his maiden EPT triumph, “It's the accomplishment, getting there and beating all the players. When you start a tournament you aim for the first place but you never expect it. Here I am, it's amazing."
The final table positions and payouts were as follows:
1st Ludovic Lacay €744,910
2nd Jason Lavallee €538,089
3rd Artem Litvinov €283,000
4th Angelo Recchia €225,000
5th Jason Tompkins €171,000
6th Micah Raskin €132,000
7th Adrian Piasecki €96,000
8th Ismael Bojang €65,450
€10k High Roller – Spindler wins
2011 EPT London Main Event winner Benny Spindler was the winner of the EPT San Remo €10k High Roller. The German was the last man standing from an 82-runner field and pocketed a first prize of €253,000 after beating Kevin Stammen heads up, sealing victory in style with pocket aces.
1 Benny Spindler €253,000
2 Keven Stammen €200,000
3 Joel Nordkvist €98,500
4 Joseph Cheong €74,100
5 Kent Roed €57,600
6 Philipp Gruissem €41,200
7 Igor Kurganov €32,900
8 Igor Yaroshevskyy €24,700
The EPT heads to Prague for its next stop from 5-15 December. Qualify for the €5,300 Main Event at PokerStars with a first deposit bonus of up to £400.
Image courtesy of Neil Stoddart.