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EPT11 Malta: Vive la France as Jean Montury sees off Panka et al to win in t

For two days towards the beginning of the inaugural EPT Malta festival, the facilities at Casino Portomaso, St Julians, were shared with a team poker event that played out following a World Cup format. The idea was to determine which of the eight highest-ranked poker countries in the world was the b...more

by Howard Swains on March 28, 2015 7:34 PM

EPT11 Malta: David Peters beats Ivan Luca to High Roller title and €597,000

EPT Malta High Roller winner David PetersThere were four players left after the dinner break in the high roller event. But only two of them were ever going to win. The only questions remaining were which one, and when?It would be between Ivan Luca, the sleepy looking and methodical Argentinian, or D...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 28, 2015 4:42 PM

EPT Malta: Buddiga wins stacked €2k ; Gobbin, Wicen, Fred also win

Pratyush Buddiga has won the incredibly tough-looking €2k Turbo 6-Handed event for €65,650. The American beat EPT8 Madrid champion Frederik Jensen (€44,730) heads-up in a short battle after Antonio Monteiro Ramalho was knocked out in third (€29,550). In the final hand Jensen got his chips in ahead w...more

by Chris Hall on March 28, 2015 2:16 PM

EPT Malta: Ihar Soika wins the €5k Turbo 6-Handed for €97,400

Ihar Soika has secured the €5k Turbo 6-Handed title for €97,400 after a short heads-up battle against Benjamin Pollak. Soika, who previously won the EPT11 Barcelona High Roller for €747,200, started the heads-up battle with over 70% of the chips in play after knocking out Zhapar Sultanov in 3rd plac...more

by Chris Hall on March 28, 2015 12:01 PM

EPT11 Malta: Panka's fold - sick or standard?

Panka and Montury face off in that handWe've seen some pretty amazing folds at EPT final tables down the years. At the EPT7 PCA final table Galen Hall made a brilliant lay down against Chris Oliver when they were heads up. On a 5♦3♦2♣2♥A♠ board, Hall bet the river and then somehow found a ...more

by Nick Wright on March 28, 2015 12:00 PM

EPT11 Malta: So, which country has the best players?

There are all the usual methods of transport available for those wishing to come to MaltaThere were 73 countries represented in Malta over the past ten days, from which nearly 1,500 players came to play at least one event over the course of the festival. As any good politician knows, you can manipul...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 28, 2015 9:32 AM

EPT Malta: Final table set in the €5k; last event of the festival begins

The €5,000 Turbo 6-Handed is down to just 7 players with Andrey Shatilov, Shannon Shorr, Stephen Chidwick, Oleksii Khoroshenin and Benjamin Pollak involved. There were a total of 73 players in this event creating a prize pool of €354,050. The winner is going to take home €97,400 and all remaining pl...more

by Chris Hall on March 28, 2015 8:45 AM

EPT11 Malta: Down to the elite eight in the High Roller

The Main Event isn't the only huge field, big buy-in event reaching its conclusion today as the €10,000 High Roller will also be playing to a finish. At the start of play Nick Petrangelo was leading the 18 players who returned to action and there was no budging him from top spot as the field was red...more

by Nick Wright on March 28, 2015 8:22 AM

EPT11 Malta: Geilich goes down fighting (quietly)

Ludovic Geilich, taken yesterday, playing a short stack like the chip leadThe job was not an easy one for Ludovic Geilich this afternoon. Coming back for the final day's play he had 33 big blinds. Not the shortest stack, but not one of the biggest either. He'd have to do something to change that, an...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 28, 2015 7:31 AM

EPT11 Malta: The final 18 in the High Roller aka the inbetweeners

McDonald's a veteran but far from over the hillTrends come and go in poker. At one point under-the-gun was the new button, at another point in time it was thought you should defend your big blind very tightly and now it's the presumed wisdom that you should defend quite wide. And hey anyone remember...more

by Nick Wright on March 28, 2015 6:14 AM
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