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Amateur wins WPT Venice

Tags: Edoardo Alescio, wpt venice.
Posted on 19 December 2011 by "T".

The 2011 World Poker Tour Venice is over as the Main Event has a winner, Edoardo Alescio from Italy. Edoardo wasn't the big favorite to take down the tournament when only 6 players remained. Actually no one believed that an amateur could win the tournament.

But Alescio proved everyone wrong and played amazingly and showed no sign of being nervous. It was very hard to believe that it was his first ever final table. After defeating Steve O'Dwyer in heads-up he received a price check of €175,000 and a WPT Championship Seat worth $25,500. A big congratulations to the new WPT Venice Champion, Edoardo Alescio!

Final table payouts:
1 Edoardo Alescio €175,000
2 Steve O'Dwyer €95,530
3 Michele Caroli €66,090
4 Andrea Dato €43,170
5 Andrea Benelli €34,254
6 Alexander Dovzhenko €27,035


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13 comments on "Amateur wins WPT Venice"

 edr_00719/12/2011 10:34:51 GMT
congrats mannnn!!! u have balls.
well done. nobody is amateur when u play against players like steve o'dwyer
 Davoodoo19/12/2011 10:55:02 GMT

What a luck game !
 rbdflyboy19/12/2011 11:08:23 GMT
Just goes to show that on any given day an anateur can win, which leads me to ponder how do they define amateur?
 Fakiry19/12/2011 13:14:43 GMT
Another proof that online poker creates big champions. Edoardo Alescio did his best to reach the final table and, not being favourite and already having a big prize even if he came out earlier, he continued with the same strategy, showing its not needed to be famous to scare and defeat bigger sharks! But if I was a pro that entered this tourney and have went home soon, I would worry. Its times like this that gives pro players carreer a big shakedown.
 Macubaas19/12/2011 20:16:08 GMT
Never heard of him before so definately he is not a pro...

Unfortunately i didn't folloed this eventclosely to comment on the nature of the poker that was played but congrats to the winner!
 Greenmohave19/12/2011 22:45:36 GMT
Didn't follow the event myself, but it's reads like this that makes us all think just a little about "what if one of us was there". It only takes the right steps, the right wins and the right time. Everyone here has played outstanding poker at times and it's guys like Edoardo that makes it worth the fantasy thoughts. Congrats to him!
 GIOMi620/12/2011 00:08:33 GMT
Congratulations to the winner, especially how he is an amateur double respect to him for achieving this ultimate goal. Power to the amateurs.
 tomateira20/12/2011 03:57:17 GMT
congrats to the winer and everybody see its possible to get there lol
 pochui20/12/2011 09:40:12 GMT
most of pros were amateurs before they won something big- so i dont see any difference here- its not like this dude was a tennis amateur playing and winning against poker pro vs amateur is a lot thinner line so no surprises here...
 Chartoule20/12/2011 09:55:26 GMT
Hi guys!!

That's gratifying to see that professionals are not always those who take the big tournaments.

Amateur power !!!!!!

Pd. Errr.. when is my turn?
 madicIvan20/12/2011 16:15:33 GMT
no difference between pro & amateur, there is no such thing as "pro" in poker, it's anyone's game....
 hulkborges21/12/2011 08:15:15 GMT
increasingly proving that poker requires a lot of skill, in what other sport can you see an amateur coming to an achievement at this level? only poker for enabling some anonymous athletes compete with high-level of the sport, my congratulations to the winner and he is another example that we are all in battle there is room for everyone
 pokerpro198622/12/2011 08:43:28 GMT
A pro is someone who has poker as their profession (job/career) and an amateur is someone who doesn't - to the people wondering. Tongue

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