The European Poker Tour is currently in San Remo where the Main Event is in full swing and, as usual, receiving all of the attention from the media and poker fans. However, at each stop on the Ept there are a myriad of side events that are as fiercely contested as the Main Event itself, and one of our own took one down on Friday night.
The €2,100 Pot Limit Omaha Turbo Eight-Handed Double Chance, possible one of the longest-named live tournaments in the history of the game, saw 75 players create a €145,500 prize pool, a prize pool that was shared out among the top eight finishers.
As the eight-handed final table was set Sly took to Twitter to inform his followers:
The first of those eight players to receive money was Bryn Kenney, his eighth place finish worth €5,800 and he was followed out of the door by Brian Roberts in seventh place (€6,500). At this point Sly seemed to be growing in confidence, possibly because he had now locked up €7,300 and was rapidly approaching his best-career cash of €9,220.
With the elimination of Daniele Vesco, Sly was moving up the pay ladder nicely and when the dangerous Dario Alioto busted in fourth place there were only two players standing between Sly and a massive €51,000!
Yval Bronshtein was then eliminated in third place, setting up a heads-up match of Sly versus Eric Sfez. With Sly being railed by Roberto Romanello, Sam Trickett, Ben Vinson and Ramsey Arjam there was never going to be any other result that a Sly victory, and that is exactly what happened.
Amazingly this was apparently Sly's first-ever live PLO event and came after three-days of intense drinking with his poker rail! Maybe that is the key to success? Get drunk regularly with some of the best poker players in the world! Congratulations Chris, we hope it is the first of many wins for you!
Lead image thanks to Neil Stoddart and the PokerStars Blog