Marco Figuccia Wins Italian Poker Tour Event

Marco Figuccia Wins Italian Poker Tour Event

Friday, 16 October 2009

The Italian Poker Tour’s Nova Gorica event concluded yesterday, with Italian player Marco Figuccia defeating a field of 332 to take home a top prize of €160,000 after an epic two-hour heads-up showdown.

Marco vs Marco was the name of the game when the field was narrowed down to two, with eventual winner Figuccia taking on Marco Pistilli for over two hours – eventually, at 1am, two decisive hands played out to end the tournament.

Both flops saw a lucky card save Figuccia – the first hand pitted Pistilli’s KK against AQ, and an ace-high flop gave the new IPT champion an overwhelming chip lead. Just two hands later, Figuccia called an all-in with QJ against A7, hitting a Q on the flop to end the tournament and win €160,000.

The €2,200 Main Event was not without superstars, as Team PokerStars PROS; Italians Dario Minieri and Luca Pagano, both entered the 332-strong field.

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