IPT7 Malta2: Busy Day 1B underway
Day 1B has gotten underway in the main and secondary room with things looking up. Around 520 players are already registered, nearly 300 more than yesterday's final number of 224, and that number will continue to grow until the beginning of level five, when registration closes.
Day 1A finished with 59 players (from the 224 starters) and Alessio Peciarolo ended the day as chip leader with 274,200. Check out yesterday's wrap to see how it's done. (Spoiler: just make sure someone has the nut flush when you have a straight flush - simple!)
Paolo Fabretti and Marcin Horecki will be representing Team PokerStars Pro today. Joining them at the tables will be the likes of €5k Win the Button champion from yesterday Charlie Carrel; legend tournament grinder Ari Engel; former November Niner Antoine Saout; new mum Gaelle Baumann; Swedish EPT champions Michael Tureniec and Anton Wigg; WSOP Main Event runner up Felix Stephensen, along with newly married Simon Deadman and Shola Akindele.
Looking at the festival at large, today is probably the quietest day, in terms of events on offer. Tomorrow is a super-exciting day with the return of the popular €25k single re-entry High Roller, a €3k satallite to that will be running at 4pm today. Day 1B of the €300 buy in Malta Cup starts at 9pm tonight. Day 1A stopped when 19 were left last night; Adam Milewski claimed the chip lead with 250,000.
Three other side events came to a conclusion last night: the €500 PLO Turbo, €1k NL Turbo and the €500 NL Deepstack Turbo. Matthias De Meulder doubled his stack by the end of play in the IPT Main Even, jumped straight into the latter of these turbos and went and won it for €9,842 after a three-way deal with Georgios Zisimopoulos and Patrick Leonard. All side event results will be updated n the Side Events results page as the festival progresses.
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Updates provided by Marc Convey, with photos coming from René Velli and