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2024 WPT Prime Sanremo Preview

The World Poker Tour has once again descended upon the city of Sanremo in Italy, for what’s now the sixth time in its history, with the WPT Prime Sanremo. The 15-event festival began yesterday and will continue until June 10 at the Sanremo Casino. The WPT Prime Main Event will begin on June 6 and will have four initial days where players will try to get their way to Day 2.

The 2024 WPT Prime Sanremo Festival

As mentioned, a total of 15 events will be played, with buy-ins ranging from €150 all the way up to €1,500 for the High Roller. A large number of satellites will also be played for the Main Event and the High Roller.

Below is a listing of the festival’s tournaments:

Event Day Time Buy-In Stack Levels
WPT Opener May 31 to June 2 1 PM €200 40K 30 min.
WPT Superstack 150 May 31 6 PM €150 100K 45/15
WPT Superstack 250 June 2 2 PM €250 100K 60/20
WPT Bounty ITM 150 June 2 6 PM €150 30K 15
WPT Mystery Bounty June 3 to 5 1 PM €300 40K 30
WPT Bounty ITM 150 June 3 6 PM €150 30K 15
WPT Superstack June 5 to 6 2 PM €400 100K 90/30
WPT Bounty ITM 150 June 5 6 PM €150 30K 15
WPT Prime Main Event June 6 to 10 12 PM €1,100 50K 40
WPT Bounty ITM 300 June 6 6 PM €300 30K 15
WPT Bounty ITM 300 June 7 6 PM €300 30K 15
WPT High Roller June 9 to 10 3 PM €1,500 250K 40
WPT Classic June 9 to 10 8 PM €500 50K 30
WPT Omaha June 10 2 PM €300 30K 25
WPT Closer June 10 3 PM €150 30K 20

You can find the full schedule, including satellites at this link.

The 2024 WPT Prime Sanremo Main Event

This will be the structure of the most important tournament of the festival:

  • Buy-In: €1,100
  • Re-entry: Unlimited during late registration
  • Starting stack: 50,000
  • Blind levels: 40 minutes
  • Late registration: 9 levels
  • Payouts: 12.5% of the field

Schedule:

  • Day 1A: Thursday June 6 at 12 PM (Until 12.5% ​​of the field remains)
  • Day 1B: Friday June 7 at 12 PM (Until 12.5% ​​of the field remains)
  • Day 1C: Saturday June 8 at 12 PM (Until 12.5% ​​of the field remains)
  • Day 1D Turbo (20 minutes levels): Saturday June 8 at 8 PM (Until 12.5% of the field remains)
  • Day 2: Sunday June 9 at 1 PM (until the Final Table)
  • Day 3: Monday June 10 at 1 PM (Final Table)

The Venue: Casino Sanremo

The event’s historic venue first opened its doors on January 12, 1905 under the name Kurzaal. During its first two years of operations, it was a theater where concerts, parties and games of chance were held. On January 21, 1928, it was named Casino Sanremo and authorized by the state for gambling practices.

casino san remo

Numerous marquee events have been held there in the past, such as the International Chess Tournament in 1930, and a large number of films were filmed there as well. 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 a great place to take in the local shopping, culture, and entertainment.

The City of Sanremo, Italy

Sanremo is located on the Mediterranean coast, in the northwest of the country. It is the largest city in the province of Liguria and the fourth largest in the region, behind Genoa, La Spezia and Savona. The border with France is only 20 kilometers away.

Sanremo

It is the venue for notable events such as the Carnival of Flowers, the Sanremo Song Festival, the finish line of the Milan-Sanremo cycle race and the Sanremo rally. Other local attractions are the medieval old town, nicknamed “La Pigna” for its characteristic shape, the flower market and the San Remo Casino, one of the four authorized in Italy.

Recent History: 2023 WPT Prime Sanremo

Last year’s edition had 14 events and its winners were from Italy, Malta, Germany, Russia, England and Turkey. The WPT Prime Sanremo Main Event had a large field of 838 entries and a huge prize pool of €804K ($860K), with 106 players receiving prize money. Italian Simone Andrian was the champion and won a grand prize of €147K ($157K).

WPT Prime San Remo 2023

Will overall 2023 registrations be exceeded this year? Which country will be the series’ Main Event champion hail from? All will be revealed soon, as action continues heating up at the felt!

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Santiago Garcia Mansilla

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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