After a roller-coaster ride in which Salvatore Bonevana came to the final table with the chip lead, lost it, re-took it, lost it again then moved back into the front during heads-up before finally taking down the tournament.
With his victory, despatching countryman Massimo Di Cicco in an hour-long heads-up match, he became the first Italian EPT winner and €774,000 richer.
Following that intense sixty minutes in which the chip lead fluctuated between the two Italians, Bonevana won the day against Di Cicco when the latter moved in with A-4o on 8-3-2 and Bonevana called with 8-7 for top pair against a straight draw and overcard. Bonevana’s hand held up and he took down the tournament.
The list of final table players and their payouts is below: