Ludovic Lacay wins EPT San Remo

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.

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