Ludovic Lacay wins EPT San Remo
You can cross Ludovic Lacay’s off the list of players to have never won a title, as the Frenchman took down EPT San Remo this Thursday.
The Frenchman, who’s had a number of near misses, including finishing second in WPT Barcelona in 2007defeated start of day chip leader Jason Lavallee to bag €744,910. Due to a deal struck when heads-up play began Lavallee took home, €538,089.
His first major title did not come easy as the final table lasted over ten hours. It took more than three and a half hours to lose the first player, Ismael Bojang busting in eighth after losing a flip to Lavallee. He was followed to the rail by Adrian Piasecki (7th), Micah Raskin (6th) and Jason Tompkins (5th).
Italy’s last remaining hope coming to the final table was Angelo Recchia but his suited ace couldn’t get there against Lacay’s pocket jacks and he busted in fourth. Artem Litvinov was out in third and Lacay, who started heads-up with a near 2:1 chip lead polished off Lavallee in a little under 40 minutes to take the title.
EPT Sanremo final table result
1 - Ludovic Lacay, France, €744,910
2 - Jason Lavallee, Canada, €538,089
3 - Artem Litvinov, Russia, €283,000
4 - Angelo Recchia, Italy, €225,000
5 - Jason Tompkins, Ireland, €171,000
6 - Micah Raskin, USA, €132,000
7 - Adrian Piasecki, Poland, €96,000
8 - Ismael Bojang, Germany, €65,450