Simone Andrian conquers WPT Prime Sanremo Main Event

Sanremo Casino
Terrance Reid
Posted on: June 12, 2023 06:11 PDT

The World Poker Tour certainly lives up to its name by traveling to beautiful locations all around the globe, bringing our wonderful game with them.

Most recently, they wrapped up their WPT Prime event at the Casinò Sanremo on the incredible coasts of Northwestern Italy, the third time the tour had stopped there.

Sanremo Coast Sanremo Coast

It was the local Italian Simone Andrian who outlasted the field to capture his maiden WPT title and take home $157,973, which includes a $10,400 seat in the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas later this year.

Simone Andrian Simone Andrian

The event smashed their attendance record for previous years, seeing a 36 percent increase over the previous record for the location.

WPT Prime Sanremo final table results

Place Player Prize (in USD)
1 Simone Andrian $157,973*
2 Aristidis Theodoridis $96,705
3 Giuseppe Zarbo $69,843
4 Bruno Compagna $53,725
5 Kevin O'Donnell $39,757
6 Maher Achour $31,161

The record turnout for the €1,100 event saw a prize pool of $846,405 generated. That's a trend for all WPT Prime events as record turnouts are showing up at nearly every stop.

WPT Team in Sanremp WPT Team in Sanremp

There are still five more Prime events on the schedule this season, culminating in the tour’s grand finale, the $1,100 WPT Prime Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. Prior to Vegas, they'll visit France, Taiwan, Lichtenstein, and Spain.

Congratulations to Simone Andrian for capturing his first WPT title, and we'll see you later this year in Las Vegas!

Simone Andrian winner's photo with friends Simone Andrian winner's photo with friends

To check out photos of this, and every WPT stop, head over to their official Flickr page.

All photos credit: WPT