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Italy welcomes WPT Prime San Remo

The 2023 WPT Prime San Remo 🇮🇹 runs from June 1-11 at the Casino di Sanremo in Italy. San Remo is the circuit’s second event in Europe after passing through France in January. Below we share all the details of the festival.

The WPT Prime San Remo Festival

The festival features 26 events, with the Prime Main Event running from June 7-11 carrying a buy-in of €1,100. It features tournaments for all bankrolls, with buy-ins starting from €200 up to the €1,650 buy-in High Roller. A variety of satellites for the Main Event Prime and High Roller are available for players who want to win their entry for a low investment.

These are the festival events:

#EventBuy-InDayTimeStackLevels
1WPT Opener€2001 June3 PM30K30 minutes
5WPT K.O. Mystery€3004 June3 PM30K30 minutes
7WPT Freezeout€2005 June6 PM30K15 minutes
9WPT DeepStacks€4006 June2 PM50K30 minutes
10WPT Freezeout€2006 June6 PM30K15 minutes
12WPT Prime Main Event€1,1007 June1 PM30K40 minutes
13WPT Freezeout€2007 June4 PM30K15 minutes
14WPT PKO€3007 June6 PM30K15/20 minutes
16WPT Freezeout€2008 June4 PM30K15 minutes
17WPT PKO€3008 June6 PM30K15/20 minutes
22WPT High Roller€1,65010 June3 PM250K40 minutes
23WPT Superstack€55010 June5 PM100K90/30 minutes
24WPT Classic€30010 June9 PM30K25 minutes
25WPT Omaha€30011 June2 PM30K25 minutes
26WPT Closer€20011 June3 PM30K20 minutes

Find the full schedule, including satellites at this link.

WPT Prime San Remo

The WPT Prime San Remo Main Event

The most important tournament of the festival features the details below:

  • Buy-In: €1,100
  • Re-entry: unlimited during late registration
  • Starting stack: 30,000
  • Blind levels: 40 minutes
  • Late registration: 6 levels
  • Payouts: 12.5% of the field

Schedule:

  • Day 1A: Wednesday June 7 at 1 PM
  • Day 1B: Thursday June 8 at 1 PM
  • Day 1C: Friday June 9 at 1 PM
  • Day 1D: Friday June 9 at 7 PM
  • Day 2: Saturday June 10 at 1 PM (until the final table)
  • Day 3: Sunday June 11 at 1 PM (final table)

The Main Event champion will add his or her name to the new WPT Prime Perpetual Trophy 🏆, which was released in the last stage of WPT Prime Vietnam 🇻🇳.

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The Venue

The Casino di Sanremo first opened in 1905 under the name of Kurzaal and was managed by the architect Eugene Ferret. Activities at the casino included parties, shows, concerts, and games of chance. In December 1927, the casino was  renamed Casino di San Remo and authorized to offer legal gambling. The official opening of the casino occurred on January 21, 1928 with a grand gala night.

The casino stands at 18 Corso Inglesi, in the heart of the city. It is connected to Piazza Colombo by the Via Matteotti pedestrian street, which is ideal for shopping, culture, and entertainment.

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The City of Sanremo, Italy

The most popular activities in San Remo include:

  • Enjoy one of the beautiful beaches such as Tre Ponti, Serenella, or Lido Foce 🏖️
  • La Pigna: the old historic center built to defend against pirates 🏴‍☠️
  • The Reina Elena Gardens: one of the most charming green spaces in the city 🌲
  • Get to know the Co-Cathedral of San Ciro: the oldest church in San Remo ⛪️
  • See a show at the Ariston Theatre: it has been the venue of the famous Festival Della Canzone Italiana since 1977 🎤
  • Go to the Fort of Santa Tecla, built in 1756 ⚔️

Past WPT Events in San Remo

It will be the fifth time that the World Poker Tour visits the city of San Remo. Past editions include:

DateCircuitBuy-InEntriesPrize PoolChampionPrize
June 2015WPT National€990354€309,042Denis Karakashi 🇮🇹€70,000
April 2016WPT National€990616€456,503Joeri Zandvliet 🇳🇱€102,000
October 2016WPT National€1,000444€387,612Christophe Bouziane🇫🇷€78,000
June 2018WPTDeepStacks€1,000286€249,678Melanie Hafeli 🇨🇭€57,081

The last leg of the WPT Prime took place in Vietnam. The Vietnam Main Event garnered 1,151 entries and distributed $1M in prizes. This was the biggest WPT Main Event in Asia, the second-largest WPT Prime Main Event in history, and the largest non-High Roller event in terms of entries in Vietnam.

We’ll see if the WPT Prime San Remo 🇮🇹  manages to break some records this month!

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Santiago is a longtime veteran of the poker industry, having written primarily about the game in Argentina since 2009. He has published hundreds of articles in Sudamerican Poker and Pokerlogia, and has provided live media coverage at the WSOP Main Event in 2015 and 2019. In addition to being a former columnist in PokerFace Magazine, […]

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