Gianpaolo Memola was just knocked out in 8th place, after losing a crucial preflop all in. It was Nicola Sasso who raised to 100,000 to start off the action and Domenico Cesta three-bet to 275,000. Memola moved all in over the top and Sasso folds, after which Cesta snap-called.
The board ran out and wasn't what Memola was looking for as he exited in eighth place.
Gianpalo Memola has just managed to double up again. It was Giovanni Safina who raised to 100,000 under the gun and Memola moved all in from the small blind for 490,000. Nikola Prijovic called from the big blind and Safina tanked for a long time before ultimately folding his cards.
The board ran out and Memola's full house gave him a double up.
Giovanni Sasso and Jerome Iozza just played another pot against each other when the flop showed. Iozza checked to Sasso who bet 105,000 and the former made the call. On the turn the hit and this time Iozza check-folded when his opponent bet 255,000.
Giovanni Safani in cutoff raised to 65,000, and he was three-bet by Jerome Iozza from the button to 140,000. Safina gave it some thought before ultimately four-betting to 440,000. Iozza folded after about three minutes and Safina shows the table . Iozza made a good fold as he remains alive in the tournament.
Luca Moschitta was just the first player to get knocked out after he went all in before the flop and getting called by two players. Safina showed a winning pair of tens when it was all said and done, while Moschitta has just 6-7 for no pair at all. Just eight players remain as the prize money keeps getting bigger and bigger!
The floor manager has just announced, "Shuffle up and deal," and that means play is now underway.
We are starting on Level 24, with 11 minutes of play until level 25. Domenico Cesta won the button in the draw, so Gianpaolo Memola starts in the big, and Luca Moschitta in the small blind during the first hand.
We are almost ready to start the final table, as the players have been given their chips and they've started stacking them up as we are writing this. The trophies which are up for grabs have been displayed as well so that our remaining nine finalist can see what's at stake besides the €33,000-first place prize.