Rupert Elder heads EPT San Remo final table
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
After Liv Boeree's victory last year Britain could be on for back to back victories at EPT San Remo with Rupert Elder heading the chip counts going into the final table.
The Warwick University alumnus had a deep run at EPT Berlin last month, eventually busting out in 80th place for €10,000, and looks in great shape in the Italian resort, returning as he does with a stack of 8,000,000 chips. The young Briton will face plenty of competition for the €930,000 first prize though with EPT Berlin runner Max Heinzelmann currently in second with 7,800,000 and Team PokerStars pro Max Lykov, in fourth with 2,100,000, the main dangers.
Italians Roberto Spada, Massimiliano Manigrasso, Costantino Russo and Francesco De Vivo alongside the last remaining female, Xuan Liu make up the remainder of the field.
One notable name who is missing from that list is Joe Cada. The 2009 WSOP Main Event winner perished at the hands of Heinzelmann in 13th place after his K9 couldn't out run the German's pocket Jacks.
All eight remaining players are guaranteed a pay day of at least €81,950
The final day chip counts and seating arrangements are as follows:
Seat 1. Francesco De Vivo, Italy - 1,090,000
Seat 2. Max Lykov, Russia, - 1,495,000
Seat 3. Rupert Elder, United Kingdom - 8,005,000
Seat 4. Max Heinzelmann, Germany - 7,885,000
Seat 5. Xuan Liu, Canada - 1,740,000
Seat 6. Roberto Spada, Italy, 4,775,000
Seat 7. Massimiliano Manigrasso, Italy - 2,000,000
Seat 8. Costantino Russo, Italy - 2,565,000
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