Italy’s Simone Andrian Wins WPT Prime San Remo Main Event for €147,200

Last Updated on June 13, 2023 Author:Gabrielle Monet

Simone AndrianSummary:

  • Simone Andrian topped an 838-entry field to secure the Main Event title and €147,200
  • It was his first WPT title and the second-biggest cash of his career
  • The next WPT Prime event is WPT Prime Aix-en-Provence in France

The latest WPT Prime stop in San Remo, Italy ended successfully with the crowning of the Main Event winner, Simone Andrian.

The €1,100 WPT San Remo Main Event attracted 838 entries to generate €787,720 in total prize pool, and the biggest payout worth €147,200 went to Andrian after defeating fellow Italian poker player Aristidis Theodoridis.

Final Table Results

The WPT San Remo Main Event drew some familiar names, including former WPT Main Event champ Alessio Isaia and 2017 PokerStars Championship Prague Main Event winner Kalidou Sow. The pair walked away with some cash but did not reach the final table.

The first player to exit from the nine-handed final table was Italy’s Dario De Paz. He was short-stacked going into the final action and eventually busted in 9th place for €13,500. Following De Paz to the rail was the player who eliminated him, Ireland’s Dylan Kehoe, who finished in 8th place for €17,000.

Ukrainian player Ivan Kuziv ended his Main Event bid in 7th place with €22,000 in winnings, while Tunisia’s Maher Achour took home €29,000 for finishing 6th. The only non-European player to enter the final table, American poker pro Kevin O’Donnell, settled for 5th place with a €37,000 payout. He was followed by another Italian, Bruno Compagna, who claimed 4th place for €50,000.

The eventual winner finished off France’s Giuseppe Zarbo in 3rd place for €65,000 to set heads-up play between him and fellow countryman Theodoridis.

Andrian kicked off the one-on-one battle with a massive chip lead, 116 big blinds to 52 big blinds. It initially looked like an easy victory for Andrian but Theodoridis turned the tide in his favor with a lucky king-five versus ace-queen win.

Andrian didn’t give in to pressure as he managed to reclaim his position during the final stages of the game. In the final hand, Andrian who held ace-king flopped a king to defeat Theodoridis’ ace-eight. Andrian was declared the 2023 WPT Prime San Remo Main Event champion, while Theodoridis walked away with €90,000 as runner-up.

First WPT Title for Andrian

It was Simone Andrian’s second-largest score to date and his first WPT title. The Italian poker pro’s biggest cash came in 2021 when he won a €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max event at the World Series of Poker Europe in Rozvadov. That victory came with €158,616 ($179,653) in top prize and his first gold bracelet.

WPT Prime will travel to France in August for WPT Prime Aix-en-Provence which runs at Pasino Grand from August 1-6.

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Gabrielle is our resident French author, as well as managing our French site she specialises in breaking the latest European poker stories whether related to France or not.

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