Full Tilt Poker’s Roberto Romanello wins 2010 EPT Prague Main Event

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Full Tilt Poker pro Roberto Romanello took top prize at the 2010 European Poker Tour Prague Main Event to claim his first major tournament win.

Taking place from December 13th through December 18th at the Hilton Prague Hotel, the €5,000 buy in event attracted a field of 563 players. Roberto’s success made it back-to-back victories for Full Tilt Poker pros after Jan Skampa’s hometown win in 2009.

Wearing his lucky wig he bought at the EPT Snowfest, Roberto reached the Prague Main Event final table of eight with the fifth largest chip stack. The final table saw three quick departures before Roberto made his move. His aggressive play, coupled with his ability to catch his opponents bluffing, helped him move from fifth to first when playing five-handed.

The final hand saw a classic race with Roberto pitting his 10s-10c against his opponent’s Ad-Jc. The ten of diamonds on the flop was enough for the Full Tilt Poker pro to be named the champion and pocket the winner’s check for €640,000 ($846K).

This was the Welshman’s second EPT final table, having finished sixth at the EPT Copenhagen earlier this year. Roberto’s win takes his career tournament earnings beyond $1.7 million.