Rocco Palumbo is up to 42,100 chips after a hand involving the unpredictable Giacomo Maisto.
It was Mihailis Morozovs who get the betting underway with a raise to 700 from the hijack seat. Next to act was Maisto and he made the call. The button folded but Palumbo squeezed from the big blind and made it 3,700 to play. Morozovs folded but Maisto, sporting a puzzled look on his face, called.
The dealer got busy putting out the flop and when Palumbo checked Maisto checked behind. The turn brought the into play and now Palumbo lead out with a bet of 4,000, which after 45 seconds thinking time Maisto called. The was the river card and Palumbo went back into checking mode and Maisto checked behind.
Palumbo turned over for top pair and it was enough to scoop the pot as Maisto mucked his hand.
Palumbo reached the final table of San Remo earlier in this season and will be looking to go at least one better than his seventh place finish this time around.