Simone Andrian conquers WPT Prime Sanremo Main Event

Terrance Reid
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Posted on: June 12, 2023 3:11 pm EDT

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
The stunning Sanremo Coast played host to the WPT for the third time

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 captured his first WPT title in his home country

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

PlacePlayerPrize (in USD)
1Simone Andrian$157,973*
2Aristidis Theodoridis$96,705
3Giuseppe Zarbo$69,843
4Bruno Compagna$53,725
5Kevin O’Donnell$39,757
6Maher Achour$31,161
*includes a $10,400 seat in the 2023 WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas

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
The WPT Team and local staff in Sanremo

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 WPT winner’s photo with friends by his side

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

All photos credit: WPT