EPT13 Malta: David Yan heads final six in €25K High Roller

David Yan: Leading into final dayThe two big buy-in tournaments at the start of this EPT13 Malta festival have had bubble periods that average out at 90 minutes apiece. When I remind you that there wasn't actually a bubble period in the €10,000 curtain-raiser (we lost two player ...more

by Howard Swains on October 22, 2016 2:42 AM

IPT8 Malta: Francesco Leotta leads Main Event final six; Panka and Bojang am

The weather forecast for Day 3 of the IPT8 Malta Main Event would have read something like this: 'Heavy showers of eliminations with the occasional extreme dry spell'. All I know is Italy's Francesco Leotta must have brought the thickest umbrella to the Portomaso Casino, because ...more

by Live reporting team on October 22, 2016 1:06 AM

The weekend ahead on PokerStars

Five things from the week on PokerStars. Malta now underwayThe EPT Malta festival is finally underway, the penultimate event before the EPT becomes the PokerStars Championship. Play began earlier this week with the €10,000 Hold'em event, which concluded yesterday. Meanwhile the l...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 21, 2016 7:00 AM

EPT13 Malta: Patrick Leonard leads €25K High Roller event

• CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES • PLAYERS: 27 of 60 tbc (inc 16 re-entries)• CHIPS | TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE | IPT COVERAGE 1:10am: Patrick Leonard leads Super High Roller going into Day 2Apparently Twitter went down for long stretches of today, leaving poker players bereft of...more

by Live reporting team on October 21, 2016 1:58 AM

IPT8 Malta: Daniel Portiansky ends Main Event Day 2 leading final 31 

After a couple of overcast days here in Malta, the temperature was higher today on the archipelago. The action heated up as well on Day 2 of the Italian Poker Tour Main Event here at the Portomaso Casino, where 211 players from a 775-starting field returned to battle their way to...more

by Live reporting team on October 21, 2016 1:22 AM

EPT13 Malta: Dietrich Fast goes wire-to-wire to win €10K curtain-raiser

Dietrich Fast: Led start to finishWire-to-wire winners of major poker tournaments are vanishingly rare. Even the most dominant early chip leader can hit any number of obstacles in a bid to claim a trophy. There's no such thing as plain sailing in this game.Tonight in Malta, howev...more

by Howard Swains on October 20, 2016 10:13 AM

2016ACOP: APOY Spotlight - The Best in Asia

Since 2009, PokerStars has recognised the Asia Player of the Year (APOY) based on the top ranked player on the APOY Leaderboard. This season, the Regional Asia Player of the Year was introduced to rank the best players from six different regions.As it does every year, the 2016 A...more

by Fred Leung on October 20, 2016 8:41 AM

Leicester City FC swap boots for hockey sticks in BetStars Shootout

What happens when you pitch members of Leicester City's Premier League winning team against the best of Team GB hockey? Well first off you get your camera ready. Then you ask if they fancied pitching their talents against each other in a BetStars Challenge. This is exactly what o...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 20, 2016 4:07 AM

IPT8 Malta: Johan Guilbert tops Day 1B survivors, including Schemion

A high roller champ playing two tournaments at once; a player making noises reminiscent of that scene from When Harry Met Sally; Kassouf's coconuts getting cracked; this day had plenty of worthy anecdotes. But before we get to those, let's cover the important stuff.A total of 556...more

by Live reporting team on October 20, 2016 3:31 AM

EPT13 Malta: €10,000 single re-entry coverage archive

• CLICK TO REFRESH FOR LATEST UPDATES • PLAYERS: 1 (of 60 entries)• CHIPS | PAYOUTS | STRUCTURE | IPT MAIN EVENT7:50pm: Fast finishes off Buldygin! Level 24 - Blinds 20,000/40,000 (5,000 ante)It's all over here in Malta as Dietrich Fast has finished the job against Viacheslav Bul...more

by Howard Swains on October 20, 2016 2:18 AM

Live Tournament Coverage

EPT13 Malta

The EPT Malta festival is underway with live updates on the PokerStars Blog.

Sunday (all times local):
12pm: Day 1A of the EPT Main Event
1pm: €25K High Roller final table

Congratulations to Ismael Bojang, winner of the IPT8 Malta Main Event for €101,940!