Simone Andrian – Photo: World Poker Tour
On June 11, Italian Simone Andrian was crowned UEFA Champions League champion President of the World Poker Tour San Remo main event. Andrian took home the first prize of $157,973 with his first prize WPT president Title after winning the San Remo Casino on the Italian Riviera. He was also awarded a $10,400 seat at the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas in December.
This is the second career title for Andrian, who won a gold bracelet in the World Series of Poker in Europe Back in 2021 when he topped the field in the No-Limit Hold’em event with six maximums. Andrian also saw his career earnings soar above the half-million mark with the victory.
The €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em tournament attracted a field of 838 entries over four starting flights. The total prize pool was set at $846,404, and the top 106 players took home at least $1,880. Day two saw all those cash-out, underperforming players make it to the nine-player final table. It included notables who fell during the second day WPT Champions Club member Alessio Issa (71), and WPT Champion Sandro Pizzante (20).
Andrian was the chip leader when the final table started with twice the chips of his nearest rival. He kept well in front of the field even before Andrian spun off Ivan Kozev in seventh to maintain full control of the lead. Famous American poker player Kevin O’Donnell has been eliminated in fifth place, and the professional tournament grinder’s earnings have now exceeded $2 million.
Andrian scored his second knockout punch at the final table when he knocked out Giuseppe Zarbo in the third to win by more than 2:1 in the final against Aristides Theodoridis. The Greek player did most of the heavy lifting with the elimination at the final table taking out the majority of players on the final day of play to find his way to the last two spots.
Andrian increased his chip advantage to 8:1 before Theodoridis scored a double in good time extending the action to 152 in hand before deciding the title. Theodorides restored it all with A.8 into the hole, but he was controlled by AK held by Andrian. The final painting has been distributed7768 To improve Andrian’s hand flow. Theodoridis earned $96,705 in prize money as runner-up for what was easily the most score of his career.
Here’s a look at the payouts awarded in the final schedule:
the next WPT president The event will take to France from August 2nd to 6th for €1,100 for the main event in Aix-En-Provence hosted by the Pasino Grand Casino. The full course series will run August 1-6, and you can find the series schedule here.