IPT Malta: A round with Matthias De Meulder and Martin Jacobson

Table 15 is currently looking very tasty, Team PokerStars Pro Matthias De Meulder (125,000) and WSOP Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (190,000) are both firmly ensconced here on a seven-handed table.

Seat 1: Alessi Donato
Seat 2: Matthias De Meulder, Team PokerStars Pro
Seat 3: Olgun Ercan
Seat 4: Antonio Trapuzzano
Seat 5:
Seat 6: Martin Jacobson
Seat 7: Sebastiano Treccarichi
Seat 8:
Seat 9: Kyle Hendry

Hand 1:
The first hand saw Kyle Hendry open to 5,000 preflop before Matthias De Meulder three-bet to 12,500 from the cutoff. Olgun Ercan then four-bet to 27,500 on the button with Hendry and De Meulder both folding quickly.


Team PokerStars Pro Matthias De Meulder

Hand 2:
Richard Toth was moved into seat 5 before the start of this hand, Ruben Track was moved into seat 8. Track opened to 5,100 preflop and was called by Olgun Ercan and Sebastiano Treccarichi in te big blind. The flop came K♦5♣2♠ and was checked to Track, the Belgian bet 6,700 and won the pot

Hand 3:
Alessi Donato opened to 5,000 and won the blinds.

Hand 4:
Sebastiano Treccarichi raised to 5,000 and won the blinds.

Hand 5:
Sebastiano Treccarichi raised to 5,000 again, this time from the cutoff, Ruben Track called but the latter check-folded to a 6,000 bet on a 6♠7♥8♠ flop.

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The players of Table 15

Hand 6:
Kyle Hendry rasied to 5,000 on the button. Matthias De Meulder open-folded J♦2♠ in the big blind.

Hand 7:
Action was passed to Olgun Ercan in the small blind and he won the pot with a raise.

Hand 8:
Sebastiano Treccarichi raised to 5,000 preflop and was called by Antonio Trapuzzano in the big blind. Both players checked the K♥Q♥J♥A♣K♣ board down to the river where Treccarichi won it with a 6,000 bet.

Hand 9:
Ruben Track opened to 5,100 but quickly folded when Alessi Donato made it 11,000 behind him.


Martin Jacobson

Not the most action-packed table, everyone is playing fairly solidly and patiently waiting for spots. WSOP champion Jacobson didn't even play a hand, comfortable with his above-average stack of 190,000. Meanwhile De Meulder finished the round with 110,000 - around 46 big blinds, slightly below average but perfectly acceptable at this point in time.

IPT Malta update:

- Around 240 players are left
- 191 will be getting paid
- Jesper Feddersen, Daniel Erlandsson, Jakub Michalak, Konstantinos Nanos, Yann Dion, John O'Shea, Chris Kiefert, Mike McDonald, Juha Lauttamus, Petr Jelinek and Thomas Butzhammer are all among the most recent players to have been knocked out.

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Chris Hall
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour