Malta Poker Festival Grand Event Day 1c Recap

29 Apr

Thursday saw Day 1c of the Malta Poker Festival Grand Event really build on the momentum from the first flights earlier this week, and the largest number of entrants so far at 191. 53 of those battlers made it through the full 13 levels of Day 1c, to pass through to the Day 2 which will run on Sunday.

The player of the match for today’s play was Greek player Georgios Ninis, building a tower of chips totalling 429k by the end of play, but there was another player out there very close on his heels who was a formidable presence at the tables all day, and that was Tanja Vujanic, a mere 12k chips behind him on 417k. Vujanic stormed Day 1c unrelentingly, and she will certainly be one to watch on Sunday. She is also sporting a very fine PokerDeals patch.

One tussle we saw Vujanic involved in saw her smooth calling the Small Blind against a 4.5k Button open by Giovanni Palma, and Big Blind Gustav Andersson called as well. The flop was dealt - 7KA, silencing the three players, who all checked. On an innocent 2♣ turn however Vujanic opted to throw in a bet of 4.5k, folding out Andersson but getting a quick call from Palma. On the J river Vujanic hesitated briefly before counting out a bet of 10.5k to which Palma sighed, called, and mucked when Vujanic tabled QT for a straight. 

Tanja Vujanic

We caught up with Gabriel Stoica in a big spot, finding himself facing an open of 5k from UTG+2 and two callers, he opted to rip in his stack of 60k and saw a sigh-call from opponent Domenico Gala, who tabled AJ♠. Stoica was ahead though with the J♣J and he held up to double his stack. Stoica survives to Day 2 albeit with a since-damaged stack, returning to 61k by end of play.

Gabriel Stoica

We bore witness to the departure of PokerDeals Last Longer Participant Ian Morris, when he jammed the last of his stack Blind vs. Blind with T♣3♣ and unluckily ran into A♣J♣, crushing his outs. Morris spiked a pair on the KQ♠3 flop but after a harmless 7♣ turn he saw the pair he didn’t want to fall - the T came out making his opponent a straight.

Ian Morris

Alexis Lucarini cut out a 5.5k open in the Cutoff and was met with a call by the Button and by Michele Iracani in the Small Blind. When the flop came down A♣3J♣ Iracani wasted no time in lead shoving his remaining stack of around 35k, and Lucarini made the call. It was bad luck for Iracani as he tabled his set with 3♣3♠, as Lucarini had the top set with JJ. The remaining cards changed nothing and Iracani was eliminated. 

Alexis Lucarini

Moments later we saw PokerDeals Last Longer Player Antonio Guerrero take a scalp in an all-in from the Cutoff against Marco Herman in the Big Blind, a classic face-off with Guerrero’s A♣A holding up against Herman’s K♣K. He even had the suits covered, and the 378♠ 3 Q offered him no further hope this time. Better luck in the next one Herman!

Antonio Guerrero

We’re looking forward to a huge Day 1D today as action continues at 2pm, so check out PokerDeals Live Reporting for more coverage of this great event, and if you’d like more entertainment and images from the Grand Event, head over to the PokerDeals Facebook Page.

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Day 1de at Malta Poker Festival Grand Event

Day 1D/E Crushes the Guarantee at the Malta Poker Festival Grand Event

The final two flights of the Malta Poker Festival concluded day 1 of the Grand Event, smashing the €500k guarantee . Day 1d had a field of just over 400 entries and saw 122 into day 2. The turbo event was slightly smaller with 130 entries and 33 players making the cut. This means that day 2 will host 357 players going into Sunday at the Malta Poker Fest Grand Event. A clear leader going into day 2, Peter de Bruin bagged an impressive 690,000 and was way ahead of any of the previous days' leaders. He's followed closely by Matt Adams , who finished the day sitting on 629,000. The PokerDeals Last Longer Race attracted over 100 entrants, so you have your work cut out for you! In total, there are 102 entries all battling it out in day two to win the coveted first prize of a free buy in to the next Grand Event. The top ten players will all win very cool prizes, sponsored by Guts Poker , NordicBet , Betsson and Deepsolver . Chip Leader Day 1d/e: Peter de Bruin PokerDeals Last Longer Race day 1D/E Day 1d/e had 107 players entering the Last Longer competition, with 50 of those players making it into day 2. We're very pleased to see the top two players are PokerDeals Last Longer racers. Matt Adams 629,000 Domenico Desimone 507,000 Boris Velev 351,000 Peter De Bruin 690,000 Matt Adams 629,000 Domenico Desimone 507,000 William Bailie 484,000 Boris Velev 351,000 Jos Ten Have 319,000 Mark Duguid 292,000 Giuseppe Tedesco 274,000 Elsje Vansteenkiste 272,000 William Mitchell 263,000 Vincenzo Pellegrino 257,000 Samuele Mercante 228,000 Raimondo Marcello 228,000 Paolo Pinazzo 206,000 Andrea Izzo 193,000 Gary Whitehead 186,000 Paul Maguire 186,000 William Folwell 174,000 Sturla Hiller 174,000 Karl Ioannis Leondis 173,000 Mike Stewart 151,000 Eljano Hysaj 143,000 Liam Hamilton 142,000 Pierre Drochon 136,000 Siyuan Hu 132,000 Evaldas Burokas 131,000 Cosimo De Gennaro 129,000 Giovanni Caggia 127,000 Mirko Lienhard 122,000 Christian Westermark 119,000 Charlie Reed 118,000 Atilla Souren 114,000 Damir Savio 111,000 Bruno Crucitti 100,000 Miguel Alonso 97,000 David Hodgkins 92,000 Massimo Bruno 91,000 Alastair Franklin 89,000 Vittorio Vignola 87,000 Gaetano Castagnolo 76,000 Agostino Catanese 71,000 Georgios Tsouloftas 67,000 Alkan Aydingöz 66,000 Antonpietro Dettori 65,000 Patrick Kelliher 65,000 Payouts for the Grand Event Place Prize 1 €145,000 2 €89,000 3 €57,000 4 €35,000 5 €25,000 6 €18,000 7 €13,000 8 €9,000 9 €5,990 10-12 €4,330 13-15 €3,500 16-23 €3,000 24-31 €2,700 32-39 €2,400 40-47 €2,100 48-63 €1,800 64-79 €1,600 80-95 €1,400 96-111 €1,300 112-127 €1,200 128-143 €1,100 Final Chip Counts for Day 2 at the Malta Poker Festival Grand Event Position Surname Name Chip Count 1 DE BRUIN PETER 690,000 2 ADAMS MATTHEW ROSS 629,000 3 LA CAVA ALESSANDRO 591,000 4 BJORK BO JOHASN TORSTEN 549,000 5 APOSTOLOU ANASTASIOS 539,000 6 TAYLOR DANIEL 519,000 7 AREZZO OSCAR 510,000 8 DESIMONE DOMENICO 507,000 9 ERFURTH JOHANNES 500,000 10 IBRAHIMI AHMED 503,000 11 LIND KARL STAFFAN 497,000 12 CHOCRON GONZALEZ DANIEL 497,000 13 CLARKE JAMES MICHAEL 489,000 14 BAILIE WILLIAM MURRAY 484,000 15 PENEV ZLATAN NEEDYALKOV 465,000 16 ASLANIDIS IOANNIS 457,000 17 TSAKAS STAVROS 450,000 18 GOUGUET FLORIAN ADRIEN 445,000 19 ONNIS EMANUELE 441,000 20 BUSSO MASSON TIMOTHE GUSTAVE TANGUY 422,000 21 ROUSSEY QUENTIN 417,000 22 KOLEWCZYNSKI TOMASZ 407,000 23 SANTINI ALESSANDRO 406,000 24 PAGLIARO GIANMARCO 405,000 25 MAASS JENS 399,000 26 IANNACO DAVIDE 387,000 27 BLIUDZIUS ARTURAS 377,000 28 AKADIRI KOLADE CHARLES 375,000 29 DE WEVER RAF 371,000 30 MANNS SASCHA 368,000 31 LAKERVELD DANIEL M 364,000 32 GINER CEBALLOS GUILLERMO ALEJANDRO 359,000 33 TRAN MINH-HO DENNIS 359,000 34 IANNIZZOTTO LUCA 356,000 35 VELEV BORIS 351,000 36 SHANNON BRUCE 341,000 37 RAUGI ANDREA 340,000 38 MATTHIESEN BJARKE 339,000 39 UWE MATTHIAS 330,000 40 PICHIERRI ALESSANDRO 330,000 41 ALVETJARN LARS STEFAN 325,000 42 COHEN YOSSEF 319,000 43 TEN HAVE JOS 319,000 44 GAYER DAMIEN SYLVAIN 311,000 45 MASKELL ALEXANDER JOHN 308,000 46 MEUTSTEGE KOEN 307,000 47 BUZATO DE AQUINO DANIEL 306,000 48 SANDELL-DUUS JENS LAURITZ 305,000 49 LIND THOMAS ERIK 302,000 50 VANELDEREN SONER MARIO S 300,000 51 HALLNER BENGT FREDRIC 300,000 52 BOULEDIN MATHIS 295,000 53 JOHANSSON TED 294,000 54 DUGUID MARK LEE JAMES 292,000 55 MOREAU JEROME 291,000 56 SIGMUNDSSON HAFPOR SMARI 285,000 57 MIRABELLA ANGELO 283,000 58 CHRISTENSEN NICKO MICHEL 283,000 59 RUCHE JEAN 281,000 60 SPAMPINATO GIULIO ANTONIO 280,000 61 VREUGDENHILL CORNELIS PETER 277,000 62 TEDESCO GIUSEPPE LUIGI 274,000 63 MARINELLI DARIO 273,000 64 MOLCAN TOMAS 273,000 65 FORREZ NICK LEONARD J 272,000 66 VANSTEENKISTE ELSJE PAULA J 272,000 67 DA SILVA ODUNTAN CHRISTOPHER AYOJIDE 263,000 68 MITCHELL WILLIAM PETER 263,000 69 BASILE MARIO 258,000 70 PELLEGRINO VINCENZO 257,000 71 GALATI GIORDANO FEDERICO 253,000 72 BRZEZINSKI TOMASZ PIOTR 251,000 73 RANDO PAOLO 251,000 74 HOUGHTON KEVIN DAVID 250,000 75 PIIK MARTIN 250,000 76 REBHAN SEBASTIAN DOMINIK 243,000 77 KEMPF CHRISTIAN 242,000 78 JENSEN JAN MOLLER 240,000 79 VOGIATZOGLOU LEONIDAS 235,000 80 BORG MANDUCA ANDREW 228,000 81 BUTNORAS DEIVIDAS 228,000 82 MERCANTE SAMUELE 228,000 83 MARCELLO RAIMONDO 228,000 84 BRAZIER MARC 226,000 85 HUTCHINS OLIVER 224,000 86 GARCIA CHAQUES JOSE VICENTE 223,000 87 BRENDEN OYSTEIN 222,000 88 CANNON JEFF 221,000 89 PELLEGRINO ORAZIO 221,000 90 KYTE JON KRISTIAN 221,000 91 KEDRZYCKI KONRAD JAKUB 220,000 92 ROHR ROBERT 217,000 93 DELAINE TOM HENRY JEAN 216,000 94 SMITH STEVEN 215,000 95 ARSTAD CHRISTIAN 215,000 96 CAMPBELL LEON JAMES 214,000 97 MOSTACCIO MIRKO ANTONINO 213,000 98 MOTTA SALVATORE 211,000 99 WILSHAW THOMAS 210,000 100 ARIAN ROUHIN 210,000 101 REMMERDE HENDRIK 210,000 102 LOPES GALINDO HUMBERTO JORGE 206,000 103 GRUPPOSO GIUSEPPE 206,000 104 VAN WERSCH RAOUL SEBASTIAAN 206,000 105 PINAZZO PAOLO 206,000 106 CIGLIANO ALBERTO 206,000 107 BLOMVALL MIKE MIKAEL 205,000 108 CENSABELLA ANGELO 204,000 109 BARONE DARIO 203,000 110 PEREIRA HENRIQUES DANIEL FILIPE 203,000 111 LAUDAT JULIEN FLOREAL 202,000 112 STRAND BIRGER 201,000 113 PANI EMANUELE 201,000 114 JEYAMOHAN SHANMUGASUNDARAM 200,000 115 GALLEGO LEON JAVIER SIMEON 200,000 116 D'URSO SALVATRICE 199,000 117 DI DIO SALVATORE 199,000 118 PERELMAN ROBERT A 198,000 119 VAN DEN ASSEM SKIPP 197,000 120 NILSEN INGVILL JAYANTHI 197,000 121 VALENTE RUGGIERO 196,000 122 GEIER RAIMUND 196,000 123 TORRISI BIAGIO 196,000 124 SACCO JULIAN 194,000 125 COHEN RONNIE 193,000 126 IZZO ANDREA 193,000 127 ALAKJI ROLAND CHADI 192,000 128 RIBOUCHON FLORIAN ANDRE JEAN 191,000 129 FREY MARTYN ANDREW 191,000 130 PAILLOT SYLVERE FELIX 191,000 131 GRECH JOSEPH 190,000 132 BISGAARD JEPPE 189,000 133 GANDOLFO SERGIO 187,000 134 WHITEHEAD GARY 186,000 135 MAGUIRE PAUL RICHARD 186,000 Average stack: 186.000 136 SAID OLIVER JOHN MOSES 184,000 137 MATUSCHEK TOBIAS 183,000 138 SCHJETNE JORGEN 180,000 139 VENTURA GIOVANNI 178,000 140 LANGELAND THOMAS TALLAKSEN 178,000 141 PASTORE JONATHAN PAUL ANDRE 178,000 142 PECELJ PAVLE 177,000 143 KNOTE DANIEL 177,000 144 TAHIROVIC ROBERT 176,000 145 POGUE JOHN NIGEL BENNETT 176,000 146 TERSCHEGGET GOOS 175,000 147 PAPARIS NIKOLAOS 174,000 148 FOLWELL WILLIAM 174,000 149 HILLER STURLA 174,000 150 STELLATO ANDREA 173,000 151 LEONDIS KARL IOANNIS 173,000 152 VIAUD CORENTIN JEAN-YVES ALAIN 172,000 153 VELLA MARK ANTHONY 171,000 154 HALIL HASSAN 170,000 155 YUEN ANNE-MARIE A W L 169,000 156 MOLLER CHRISTOPH 169,000 157 D'ALTERIO LUIGI 167,000 158 HOLMEIDE TOBIAS 167,000 159 METZ KARL HEINZ DIETER 166,000 160 GAASSAND PER HELGE 166,000 161 SCHALLOCK CAROLINE 166,000 162 MEIJER RIMKO 166,000 163 ZAGRODNIK MICHAL MACIEJ 165,000 164 DESCHUYTTER TOM 164,000 165 MUSHAHWAR SHUKRI SALIBA SHUKRI 164,000 166 MAGLIANELLA SIMONE RAFFAELE 164,000 167 NGUYEN XUAN THI THU 163,000 168 GASSIRARO ANTONIO 162,000 169 UZUN HAKAN 161,000 170 MERCIECA JAMES 161,000 171 MELSOM ERLEND STEN 160,000 172 HEDRICH DIRK 160,000 173 Roland ROLAND ARTHUR 157,000 174 CALLENS FRANCIS ROGER J 157,000 175 NARDIN ROMAIN PATRICK SEBASTIEN 156,000 176 YIALLOUROU CHRIS 156,000 177 DELLI SANTI PASQUALE 156,000 178 EVERAERTS KRISTOF 155,000 179 SMART STEVEN DONALD 154,000 180 REKAWIECKI PIOTR 154,000 181 TOLEDO RAPHAEL 153,000 182 SPATA ALESSANDRO 153,000 183 FERRARA GIACOMO 152,000 184 STEWART MICHAEL LEE 151,000 185 BROWNE JAMES 151,000 186 PULLICINO KYLE 150,000 187 HILSER YVONNE 150,000 188 SERENO BIAGIO 150,000 189 CALOGERO DRAGO 149,000 190 PERRY DEAN 147,000 191 BERLAND GEIR 145,000 192 TORTOMASI DOMENICO 144,000 193 SCHREIBER UWE 144,000 194 HYSAJ ELJANO 143,000 195 KEEN VINCENT 143,000 196 COUSIN MARK 142,000 197 OTLIK KRZYZTOF PIOTR 142,000 198 HAMILTON LIAM PAUL 142,000 199 MC CABE LINDA SUSAN 141,000 200 CARLSSON SVEN-INGVAR 141,000 201 LINDQWIST ERIK LARS ALLAN 141,000 202 PIRRI CONCETTO 141,000 203 CATALDO LEANDDRO 140,000 204 PUJOL ALAIN 139,000 205 MAES BART JOANNA J 139,000 206 GAINES GLEN 138,000 207 GRITZ WILLIAM SYLVAIN 138,000 208 POISSON STEPHANE GABRIEL 137,000 209 TORP JOHAN NILS 137,000 210 ALONSO MIKE GEORGES 137,000 211 DROCHON PIERRE ANDRE SEBASTIEN 136,000 212 TALVARD ANTOINE JEREMY 135,000 213 MUSACCHIA MARIO 135,000 214 MANZANO GAMBIN ALEJANDRO 135,000 215 STONE LAWRENCE 135,000 216 NAFTI OMAR 133,000 217 CUTAJAR ANDREW 133,000 218 SCHANEMANN ROBERT 132,000 219 SIYUAN HU 132,000 220 BLOHS VOLKER MARKUS DAVID 131,000 221 HARNES THOMAS SAMUELSEN 131,000 222 BUROKAS EVALDAS 131,000 223 DEMIRCAN SERDAR 130,000 224 SMYTH BARRY OLIVER 129,000 225 DE GENNARO COSIMO 129,000 226 HARO CLEMENT JEAN-MICHEL 129,000 227 BARTUSCHK FABIAN 129,000 228 MOUNTFORD DANIEL 128,000 229 AEBI DIETER 128,000 230 JEFFREDO PIERRE JEAN ROGER 127,000 231 GAGGIA GIOVANNI 127,000 232 MESSINA RENATO 127,000 233 PICCOLO NICODEMO 127,000 234 HUNGERBUEHLER MATTHIAS SAMUEL 126,000 235 PAZEMECKAS GYTIS 125,000 236 PAPAZIAN JULIANE ARAM 124,000 237 HIETALA TEEMU EEMIL 124,000 238 MELCER IGOR PIOTR 122,000 239 LIENHARD MIRKO 122,000 240 FORLEO ALESSANDRO 121,000 241 GARCIA FERRANDEZ JOSE MANUEL 120,000 242 SCARPITTI VINCENZO ANTONIO 120,000 243 BEDY VICTOR 120,000 244 WESTERMARK PER CHRISTIAN 119,000 245 KUHLMANN DANIEL 118,000 246 REED CHARLIE 118,000 247 SHIELDS THOMAS MARK 116,000 248 CLEGG ADRIAN 116,000 249 SKAWINSKI GRZEGORZ 115,000 250 RANJEVA VINCENT 115,000 251 WALKER JONATHAN JAMES 114,000 252 DRAY SAMUEL 114,000 253 SOUREN ATILLA 114,000 254 JEFFREY KYLE WILLIAM 114,000 255 LURZ STEFAN 113,000 256 WULF PATRICK 112,000 257 ROSE CRAIG LEE 111,000 258 VAMRAK IVAR BRUVOLL 111,000 259 SAVIO DAMIR 111,000 260 WILGENBURG PIM 110,000 261 SIMMONS CHERLY 109,000 262 BRIGNONE GAETANO 109,000 263 FINLAY STEPHEN 109,000 264 LILJEGREN JESSE HENRIK 108,000 265 GALA DOMENICO 108,000 266 DI SALVO GIULIO 107,000 267 COHEN TSVI 106,000 268 ARLOTTA FRANCO 106,000 269 ORRIGO ADALBERTO ENZO MARITNO 106,000 270 AMITRANO SALVATORE 106,000 271 DUYTSCHAEVER JEOFFREY 105,000 272 VANDENDRIESSCHE FRANCIS YVAN R 105,000 273 DESMOND CORY DEAN 105,000 274 MUHLBAUER JOHANN 102,000 275 DAUKSEVIC ARTURAS 101,000 276 MAILLAUD NICOLAS SEBASTIEN 100,000 277 CRUCITTI BRUNO 100,000 278 SQUILLACI FRANCESCO 100,000 279 CHRISTIAENS PIERRE 99,000 280 D ISANTO DOMENICO 99,000 281 HALLNER TUGCE 98,000 282 ALONSO AVELLANA MIGUEL 97,000 283 STUDER NOEL OLIVER 97,000 284 GROOTELAAR JOHANNES ANTONIUS 95,000 285 DEGENNARO DANIELE 94,000 286 OLSVIK MARIUS 93,000 287 KERSCHBAUMER GEORG 93,000 288 LOMBARDO SIMONE 93,000 289 LOIC GRUSELLE 92,000 290 HODGKINS DAVID 92,000 291 JOHANSSON JERRY EVALD NIKLAS 91,000 292 BRUNO MASSIMO 91,000 293 HAGAY SHIMON SHAY 91,000 294 REDEMO CARL PETTER ALEXANDER 90,000 295 KOI PER-EIRIK 90,000 296 ARU FRANCESCO 90,000 297 PAVIGLIANITI NICOLA 90,000 298 RITROVATO SALVATORE 90,000 299 JUAN MARTIN CARLOS ANTONIO 90,000 300 FRANKLIN ALASTAIR JAMES 89,000 301 RICCO GALLUZZO ALBERTO 89,000 302 RENZ LUKAS DOMINIK 88,000 303 VIGNOLA VITTORIO 87,000 304 VIETTI ANGELO 86,000 305 WINTERINK ROBRECHT VICTOR 86,000 306 GANGHEV MARTIN 86,000 307 KAPP ANDREA CLAUDIA 84,000 308 GOVSA ESREF 84,000 309 SAKHI PAIMAN 84,000 310 ZUFFO ROBERTO 83,000 311 STANCATI MARIO 81,000 312 PRICE KEVIN RALPH 79,000 313 ENGLEDER HARALD 79,000 314 SCHUURBIERS WOUTER LEO J 78,000 315 GAUTIER ADRIEN PAUL RAYMOND 78,000 316 ABERG DANIEL IVAR 76,000 317 MONTAGNO CASTAGNOLO GAETANO 76,000 318 ZANDI MILO 75,000 319 BIRKELAND ANDREAS SVENSSON 75,000 320 SPIELMANN LEONID 74,000 321 SKYRIUS EDVALDAS 73,000 322 ERDMANN HOLM MANFRED 73,000 323 COCCO FABRIZIO 73,000 324 PINO LORENZO 73,000 325 NOLI LUIGI 72,000 326 GASPARINI UGO GIUSEPPE 72,000 327 CATANESE AGOSTINO 71,000 328 MARTINO GIOVANNI 69,000 329 KIRCHBAUMER MARTIN 67,000 330 LANCELLOTTA ANTONIO 67,000 331 ROBERTS PHILIP 67,000 332 GEORGIOS TSOULOFTAS 67,000 333 PEHCEVSKI ANTONIJE 67,000 334 BELLIDO ROMERO AGUSTIN 66,000 335 AYDINGOZ ALKAN 66,000 336 HAGMANN TORGEIR 65,000 337 RE GABRIELE 65,000 338 DETTORI ANTONPIETRO 65,000 339 KELLIHER PATRICK JAMES 65,000 340 PREVITI ALFIO 64,000 341 MORENO RODRIGUEZ JUAN ANDRES 63,000 342 KRISTIANSEN FREDRIK 61,000 343 LIEVENS TOMMY ROGER 60,000 344 JACOVIC BOJAN 59,000 345 VARAS TIERRO KARMEL 57,500 346 GIULIANI GIANLUIGI 57,000 347 HOPKIN SEAN 57,000 348 HABIBI ABDULELAH 56,000 349 ALM-ODEEN JIM 55,000 350 LANGE LUKAS 55,000 351 O'CONNOR SUSAN HELEN 53,000 352 ROBINSON THOMAS JAKE 50,000 353 GAUTHIER RODOLPHE 50,000 354 PETKEVICIUS EDGARAS 49,000 355 MALIN PAUL PHILLIP 30,000 356 DESCLEE GEOFFREY 30,000 357 MAATTA RIKU ALEKSI 20,000

30 Oct
Day 1c of the Malta Poker Festival

Quick Recap of Day 1C of the Malta Poker Fest Grand Event

It was another big day at the Malta Poker Fest Grand Event , where a field of 321 entries took part in day 1c, hopeful for a place in Sunday's day 2. A total of 88 players made it through, increasing the number of players for day 2 to 202 so far. With two flights still remaining, Sunday promises to be an impressive field. Bagging an impressive chip lead for day 1c was Oscar Arezzo , who goes into Sunday with a cool 510,000. Katie Swift was unfortunately knocked out of the tournament after having her aces cracked... twice. We look forward to seeing her host the Ladies First event on Saturday. You can catch updates on the ladies' tournament on our Facebook and Instagram Pages, so keep a lookout! The PokerDeals Last Longer race attracted another 55 contestants, of which 17 made it through. With the promise of a buy-in to the next Malta Poker Festival Grand event, it's something that every player should get involved in! Remember, it's free to enter ! All you have to do is register and make sure to enter your details after you've confirmed your email address. Join the race today! PokerDeals Last Longer Race day 1B Day 1c had 57 hopefuls entering the Last Longer competition, with 17 of those players making it into day 2. There were a few entries who didn't fill in their details, so be sure to fill in your full name on the site so we can follow your progress! Bojan Jacovic 59,000 Dario Barone 203,000 Leonidas Vogiatzoglou 235,000 Nick Forrez 272,000 Vincenzo Scarpitti 120,000 Gabriele Re 65,000 Igor Melcer 122,000 Martin Kirchbaumer 67,000 Oliver Hutchins 224,000 Martyn Frey 191,000 Robert Rohr 217,000 Serdar Demircan 130,000 Soner Vanelderen 300,000 Stefan Alvertjarn 325,000 Three late entries that we weren't able to snap pics of: Arturas Dauksevic - 101,000 Alessandro Spata - 153,000 Ingvill Nilsen - 197,000 We're looking forward to the final two flights on Saturday . The turbo event, day 1e, will be held at 9pm and things will be a little different. The blind levels will be 20 mins long, however, the event won't conclude as usual after 13 blind levels. Rather, when 26% of the field remains. We look forward to seeing you at the tables, and as always, good luck!

29 Oct
Day 1B of the Malta Poker Fest Grand Event

Day 1B of the Malta Poker Fest Grand Event is Done and Dusted

The second flight of the Malta Poker Fest Grand Event saw a field of 256 entries whittled down to 67 players who will return for day 2 on Sunday. Bagging the lead with 539,000 chips, Anastasios Apostolou led the field, slightly topping Daniel Taylor's day 1a chip count by 20k. This brings the total entries to 461 (including day 1a's 205 entries), with 114 players advancing to day 2. With three flights still remaining, it looks like the 500k guarantee is going to be smashed ! The PokerDeals Last Longer Race attracted another 43 players of which 10 will go on to battle it out with the other Last Longer contestants for their shot at a free entry into the next Malta Poker Festival Grand Event. The top ten final players will win some awesome prizes from Betsson Group and Deepsolver . Chip Leader Day 1b: Anastasios Apostolou PokerDeals Last Longer Race day 1B Day 1b had 43 hopefuls entering the Last Longer competition, with ten of those players making it into day 2. There were a few entries who didn't fill in their details, so be sure to fill in your full name on the site so we can follow your progress! Gaetano Brignone 109,000 Mike Alonso 137,000 Torgeir Hagmann 65,000 Arturas Bliudzius 377,000 Kevin Houghton 250,000 Andrea Stellato 173,000 James Mercieca 161,000 Marius Olsvik 93,000 Thomas Harnes 131,000 Piotr Rekawieki 154,000 Prizes of the PokerDeals Last Longer Competition There are loads of prizes waiting for our top ten last longer champions. Including awesome gear from NordicBet , Betsafe , Betsson and Guts . We also have Deepsolver subscriptions for our ten champs, so be sure to register when you get to the tables! End-of-Day Chip Counts: Day 1b The end of Day 1b of the Grand Event landed up with 66 players ready to take on day 2. The Grand Event allows a total of two re-entries per player per flight , which adds some extra sauce to the pot. Check out the final standings of Day 1b of the Malta Poker Festival Autumn Edition Grand Event. Place Name Chip Count 1 Anastasios Apostolou 539,000 2 Zlatin Penev 465,000 3 Ioannis Aslanidis 457,000 4 Tomasz Kolewczynski 407,000 5 Gianmarco Pagliaro 405,000 6 Arturas Bliudzius 377,000 7 Raf De Wever 371,000 8 Bjarke Matthiesen 339,000 9 Yossef Cohen 319,000 10 Damien Gayer 311,000 11 Koen Meutstege 307,000 12 Giulio Spampinato 280,000 13 Tomasz Piotr Brzezinski 251,000 14 Kevin Houghton 250,000 15 Martin Piik 250,000 16 Jan Jensen 240,000 17 Andrew Manduca 228,000 18 Marc Brazier 226,000 19 Christian Arstad 215,000 20 Steven Smith 215,000 21 Giuseppe Grupposo 206,000 22 Shanmugasundaram Jeyamohan 200,000 23 Robert A Perelman 198,000 24 Skipp Van Den Assem 197,000 25 Jeppe Bisgaard 189,000 26 Thomas Langeland 178,000 27 Jonathan Pastore 178,000 28 Giovanni Ventura 178,000 29 John Pogue 176,000 30 Andrea Stellato 173,000 31 Mark Vella 171,000 32 Ann-Marie Yuen 169,000 33 Shukri Mushahwar 164,000 33 James Mercieca 161,000 35 Erlend Melson 160,000 36 Roland Boothby 157,000 37 Romain Nardin 156,000 38 Piotr Rekawiecki 154,000 39 Steven Smart 154,000 40 Yvonne Hilser 150,000 41 Kyle Pullicino 150,000 42 Uwe Schreiber 144,000 43 Krzyztof Otlik 142,000 Sven Carlsson 141,000 44 Mike Alonso 137,000 45 Volker Lohs 131,000 46 Thomas Harnes 131,000 47 Barry Smyth 129,000 48 Pierre Jeffredo 127,000 49 Aram Papazian 124,000 50 Jonathan Walker 114,000 51 Craig Rose 111,000 52 Gaetano Brignone 109,000 53 Cherly Simmons 109,000 54 Jeoffrey Duytschaever 105,000 55 Marius Olsvik 93,000 56 Gruselle Loic 92,000 57 Per-Eirik Koi 90,000 58 Kevin Ralph Price 79,000 59 Holm Erdmann 73,000 60 Edvaldas Skyrius 73,000 61 Torgeir Hagmann 65,000 62 Tommy Lievens 60,000 63 Gianluigi Giuliani 57,000 64 Thomas Robinson 50,000 65 Geoffrey Desclee 30,000 66 Paul Malin 30,000 Day 1c is up next! Stay tuned for more PokerDeals Last Longer action!

28 Oct

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