EPT12 Malta: First two trophies awarded to Carrel & Chattha

Charlie Carrel first champion of the festival
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Tournament #6 of the day was actually the first to conclude today, and that might have been due to the fact that only five players took part. The €5,000 Win the Button tourney might have only attracted a small number but it meant there were no weak spots at the table.

Charlie Carrel, who is no stranger to winning trophies in his very short poker career, added another and €15,760 to the collection. He beat best friend Ben Heath heads up and also outlasted Martin Finger, Patrick Leonard and IPT6 Malta champion Georgios Zisimopoulos. Two places paid, with Heath winning €8,490.

Carrel reportedly turned a $15 online deposit into a bankroll that has enabled him to earn nearly $900,000, partly thanks to chopping the Sunday Million last year. His first major live win came when he won the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final Grand Final High Roller for a cash of €1,114,000.


Chattha hyped about winning the NL Hyper Turbo

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Two out of two for the Brits so far today after Chaz Chattha, warming up for the IPT Main Event tomorrow, took down the €200 NL Hyper Turbo for €4,540 after a three-way deal with Istvan Magyar and Giorgio Bellanca, who both took home €3,500 apiece.

A total of 108 players took part and the top 15 places paid. Chattha has a nine-year poker career behind him and has amassed over $1,334,113 in that time. He has five cashes over $100k and his biggest tournament to date came in 2006 when he won a Bellagio Cup $1k event for $132,985.

Keep up to date with all side events winners throughout the festival on our dedicated page.

Marc Convey
@The_Conv in European Poker Tour