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:
|1||WPT Opener||€200||1 June||3 PM||30K||30 minutes|
|5||WPT K.O. Mystery||€300||4 June||3 PM||30K||30 minutes|
|7||WPT Freezeout||€200||5 June||6 PM||30K||15 minutes|
|9||WPT DeepStacks||€400||6 June||2 PM||50K||30 minutes|
|10||WPT Freezeout||€200||6 June||6 PM||30K||15 minutes|
|12||WPT Prime Main Event||€1,100||7 June||1 PM||30K||40 minutes|
|13||WPT Freezeout||€200||7 June||4 PM||30K||15 minutes|
|14||WPT PKO||€300||7 June||6 PM||30K||15/20 minutes|
|16||WPT Freezeout||€200||8 June||4 PM||30K||15 minutes|
|17||WPT PKO||€300||8 June||6 PM||30K||15/20 minutes|
|22||WPT High Roller||€1,650||10 June||3 PM||250K||40 minutes|
|23||WPT Superstack||€550||10 June||5 PM||100K||90/30 minutes|
|24||WPT Classic||€300||10 June||9 PM||30K||25 minutes|
|25||WPT Omaha||€300||11 June||2 PM||30K||25 minutes|
|26||WPT Closer||€200||11 June||3 PM||30K||20 minutes|
Find the full schedule, including satellites at this link.
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
- 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 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.
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:
|June 2015||WPT National||€990||354||€309,042||Denis Karakashi 🇮🇹||€70,000|
|April 2016||WPT National||€990||616||€456,503||Joeri Zandvliet 🇳🇱||€102,000|
|October 2016||WPT National||€1,000||444||€387,612||Christophe Bouziane🇫🇷||€78,000|
|June 2018||WPTDeepStacks||€1,000||286||€249,678||Melanie 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!