Giovanni Sutera Wins European Masters of Poker Italy

Jun 01, 2010, 07:46 ET from European Masters of Poker

DUBLIN, June 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

- Homegrown Player Tops 386 Strong Field to Take Down EUR85,220 in Campione, Italy

Italian Giovanni Sutera came from final table short stack to take down the European Masters of Poker Italy winning EUR85,220 for topping the 386 strong field in Campione.

Sutera quadrupled up three-handed to reinvigorate his challenged and, after Urek Primoz was dispatched in third place at Casino di Campione, Sutera and fellow Italian Fabio Percopo got all their chips in pre-flop with the former holding Ac-7c and the latter holding K-T.

The board fell 7c-6x-3c, catapulting Sutera into the lead with a pair of sevens while the 9c on the turn sealed Percopo's fate, filling Sutera's flush and sending him home champion.

    The final table payouts were:

    1: Giovanni Sutera (Italy) -- EUR85,220
    2. Fabio Percopo (Italy) -- EUR52,245
    3. Janne Pitko (Finland) -- EUR34,055
    4. Primoz Urek (Slovenia) -- EUR21,670
    5. Matz Svensen (Swenden) -- EUR17,025
    6. Kalle Ly (Sweden) -- EUR13,155
    7. Giacomo Caci (Italy) -- EUR11,610
    8. Tomaz Kogovsek (Slovenia) -- EUR10,060
    9. Atte Koskivirta (Finland) -- EUR8,510

Qualification for the EUR1,000+EUR100 buy-in main event in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, from July 28 to August 1, 2010 through regularly scheduled satellites and feeders is now underway on all poker sites on the Entraction network including premium partners' 24hPoker.com, C4A.com, NoIQPoker.com, Pokerihuone.com, Pokerdassi.com, and Potraiser.com, for as little as EUR2 or 200 VIP points.

There are 32 daily satellites feeding into the main weekly qualifiers which take place each:

Tuesday 20:40 (CET) - EUR100 buy in with five EUR2,000 packages guaranteed Thursday 20:40 (CET) - EUR100 buy in with five EUR2,000 packages guaranteed Sunday 20:40 (CET) - EUR200 buy in with eight EUR2,000 packages guaranteed

As winner of the fourth stop on season II of EMOP Sutera joins Vladimir Mefodichev, Maciej Lipny and Timothy Timotheuo as EMOP champion.

For more details visit http://www.europeanmastersofpoker.com.

About European Masters of Poker

EMOP is a live poker tournament series running in Europe. EMOP gives the recreational player opportunity to play big international poker tournaments with affordable buy-in. EMOP chooses to cooperate with the best casinos in Europe to give the participants an unforgettable experience. Partners in the Entraction poker network will send at least 200 qualifiers to each event.

The European Masters of Poker gives the gaming operator a unique possibility to create ambassadors for and loyalty to their brand. EMOP is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Entraction Group. Please visit http://www.europeanmastersofpoker.com for more information.

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SOURCE European Masters of Poker