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Romanello Claims First Major at EPT Prague
Welsh Full Tilt sponsored pro Roberto Romanello won the PokerStars EPT Prague main event in the Czech Republic this weekend.
The €640,000 first prize marked his first major title in what was his second EPT final table and Romanello was overcome with emotion.
“I’ve been trying to do this for a very long time,” he said. “This means everything to me.
“I feel ecstatic.”
A sixth place finish at last season’s EPT Copenhagen for DKR570,000 was his previous career best score. He now has just under $1 million in career live tournament earnings and sits third on the Wales all-time money winner's list.
A total of 563 players from 47 countries entered the €5,300 EPT Prague main event at the Hilton Prague Hotel, creating a €2,730,550 prize pool.
Next up for the EPT is the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas. The event runs Jan. 8-14, 2011 at the Atlantis Resort & Casino before the €5,300 EPT Deauville event in France Jan. 25-31.
Here's how the Prague final table finished up:
1 Roberto Romanello €640,000
2 Emiliano Bono €435,000
3 Marcin Horecki €247,000
4 Peter Skripka €163,000
5 Marco Leonzio €130,000
6 Jan Bendik €100,000
7 Manuel Bevand €71,000
8 Roberto Nulli €54,550