Italian pro Andrea Dato has been playing European Poker Tour events for years, but his best live result came in March when he won World Poker Tour Venice to the tune of €104,822. This took his live tournament winnings to over the $1,000,000 mark.
Dato, currently No. 15 on the Italian all-time money list, cashed in four World Series of Poker events during the summer and also went deep in the record-breaking Estrellas Barcelona €1,100 Main Event, finishing 52nd from a 2,560-strong field for €6,357.
His best EPT result before this event was a fourth-place finish in the FPS High Roller during EPT Deauville for €51,500.