Roberto Romanello, a Full Tilt Red Pro, took down WPT Bratislava on April 3rd. Romanello, who hails from Wales, captured an EPT title in Prague, collecting €640,000.
The WPT Bratislava Main Event attracted 211 players. The tournament was held in the Slovakian capital at the Golden Vegas Casino. Each runner ponied up €2,500+€220 to form a prize pool of almost €500,000.
Bodo Sbrzesny, a Party Poker Pro from Germany, joined Romanello alongside several amateurs at the final table. Unfortunately, Sbrzesny made an early exit in 7th place. He collected €17,000.
Romanello started the final table as the chip leader and bested Mayu Roca heads-up to claim ultimate victory. The two competitors battled for almost three hours before the two players got all-in before the flop. It was a classic race situation – Romanello’s pocket fives versus Roca’s big slick. Roca failed to improve and Romanello shipped it crucial.
Romanello’s win represent 2/3 of the live poker triple crown. Romanello already has an EPT and a WPT title under his belt. The next step? A WSOP bracelet.
Congratulations and best of luck to Romanello at the WSOP this summer!