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Right to Play (and go sky diving) at EPT Prague

Let me ask you two questions. Have you qualified for EPT Prague? And do you like Sky diving? Well then we have the tournament for you.I never thought I'd have to ask a question like that, but our friends working behind the scenes at next month's EPT Prague festival have found an ingenious way to com...more

by Stephen Bartley on November 27, 2015 4:14 AM

EPT12 Malta: Kaverman defeats Pahuja to win High Roller

Byron Kaverman - championByron Kaverman is a man who just doesn't know when he's beaten. On the final day of the €10,000 High Roller event at EPT Malta, Kaverman came back from the brink of defeat heads-up against Mukul Pahuja to win the titleand €430,800, capping a great festival and continue a re...more

by Marc Convey on October 31, 2015 2:35 PM

EPT12 Malta: Pahuja and Kaverman remain in quest to become High Roller champ

Pahuja & Kaverman the last two standingMukul Pahuja and Byron Kaverman, two of the most talented players from North America are the last two men standing in their quest to win the last big, prestigious title of the EPT12 Malta festival. Below is the story of how they got to heads up. Kenney & MacP...more

by Marc Convey on October 31, 2015 2:10 PM

The hardest part of the job

As I write this, the EPT Malta event is winding down. Niall Farrell has just won the main event (and about €530k), the confetti gun has covered him, runner-up Alen Bilic (€440k), and a handful of others with metallic chaff, and the camera crew are packing up and tearing down.The EPT roadies are gett...more

by Lee Jones on October 31, 2015 11:35 AM

EPT12 Malta: Niall Farrell unstoppable on way to Main Event title

It was said this week that of all players Niall Farrell is the hardest to read. Charlie Carrel said it while playing him on Day 3 (which we wrote about here), and Mickey Petersen pointed it out on Twitter yesterday. The fact that Farrell can find comfort from defeat in the bonhomie of a glass of bee...more

by Stephen Bartley on October 31, 2015 11:15 AM

EPT12 Malta: The end is near

Davidi Kitai leading the €5KAnd now, the end is near;We have fixed our final prize pool.With the Main Event now wrapped and the EPT High Roller down to its final three, EPT Malta is very close to its end. Registration for the final tournament is now closed, so you have missed your chance for any mor...more

by Howard Swains on October 31, 2015 10:29 AM

EPT12 Malta: Invisible Woman finishes fourth; all the rest of the Halloween

Heads up in the FrankenstackPokerStars Blog's Stephen Bartley has solved the riddle of the missing chip leader. "It's a very good Halloween costume," he said. "She's come as the Invisible Man."Florence Allera never did show up to take control of her stack in the €200 no limit hold 'em tournament tha...more

by Howard Swains on October 31, 2015 8:57 AM

EPT12 Malta: Does a good start really matter?

Would you flip for your tournament life on the first hand of a tournament? It's a question that's been posed in many forms, with many caveats. The most common version is that it's the first hand of the WSOP Main Event and the small blind moves in with ace-king suited and you've got pocket queens. Yo...more

by Nick Wright on October 31, 2015 8:57 AM

EPT12 Malta: Pahuja maintains lead as High Roller final table set

The official final tableThere were periods of play on Day 2 where not a lot happened. That meant a bigger number of players returned for the final day than was expected. The structure of a poker tournament is generally king in these situations though and you know that it'll get back on track with t...more

by Marc Convey on October 31, 2015 8:28 AM

EPT12 Malta: Delgado completes the job; Astapau beats bounty

Vicente Delgado: ChampionWhen we last looked in, there were two soaraway leaders in two of the side events that played late into last night. One of them, Vicente Delgado, duly found himself beaming down the lens of Thomas Stacha's camera--the honour afforded event winners--while Jesper Feddersen, wh...more

by Howard Swains on October 31, 2015 7:16 AM
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Day 2
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