Great success for the first Punto Banco tournament at the Mendrisio Casino, which was attended by 85 players. The tournament of the most popular table game in the Sottocenerina house was organized on the very day of the 20th anniversary celebration of the Mendrisio Casino and had a guaranteed prize pool of 20,000 euros. There were 85 total entrants, so the guaranteed prize pool was narrowly missed, but it was a great result for the first tournament of its kind, with a 220 euro buy-in. The 85 entries participated in four quarterfinal heats with 20 hands each with a starting stack of 10,000 chips. At the end of the 20 rounds, the two players with the most chips remaining at each table qualified for the semifinals. From the 4 semifinal tables came the top 2 from each table, which in turn made up the 8 finalists, all of whom were awarded prizes. In fact, the prize pool of 20,000 euros was divided among the 8 players at the final table, and the best of them at the end of the final 20 rounds turned out to be Luca Cervino. This week of celebrations under the banner of 20 years of the Admiral Casino in Mendrisio could not have ended any better.