The list of upcoming events has grown mighty small here in Malta. This is the penultimate day of competition and only tonight’s €2,000 hyper-turbo and tomorrow’s four one-day events are yet to begin.
Since our last side-events update, two champions have been crowned and three new tournaments have begun, while another event has reached its final table. Here’s the last run-down for the night before we pick it all up again tomorrow.
In the completed events, Italy’s Luca Beretta emerged triumphant from the crazy pineapple tournament, winning €2,240 for his troubles. That was a really successful event, with 67 players paying the €200 entry fee and players from six different countries earning a payout.
The full results are on the side-event page, but here’s a sneak preview:
1. Luca Beretta (Italy) €2,240
2. Olivier Decamps (France) €1,550
3. Martin Noya (Switzerland) €986
4. Aleksandrs Margolis (Latvia) €760
5. Eshed Esh Hadaya (Israel) €600
6. Neil Bergin (Malta) €460
Laszlo Bujtas won the €1,000 PLO, which spilled over into a second day. He takes €18,160 back to Hungary after beating the UK’s Peter Charalambous into second place.
1. Laszlo Bujtas (Hungary) €18,160
2. Peter Charalambous (United Kingdom) €13,040
3. Lauri Pesonen (Finland) €8,480
4. Adam Milewski (Poland) €6,400
5. Allan Horne (Denmark) €4,960
6. Darie Vlad (Romania) €3,850
7. Peter Eichhardt (Sweden) €3,040
8. Samuli Sipila (Finland) €2,350
9. Olli Kokko (Finland) €1,800
So, to recap what else is going on in the tournament rooms tonight:
The stand-out event is #70: the €1,000+€1,000 turbo bounty, which attracted 176 players. Thirty-seven of them are still alive, including Andrew Chen (135,000), Maria Ho (140,000), Steve O’Dwyer (170,000), Connor Drinan (165,000) and Mike McDonald (60,000).
But they are all being crushed at the moment by Jesper Feddersen, who comes from Flensburg in Germany. According to Robin Scherr, who knows about these things (because he’s German), Flensburg is a tiny town but famous across the country as the administrative centre of the German driving authorities, the DMV or DVLA.
If you get yourself a speeding fine in Germany–and that’s not that easy on their limit-free autobahns–you have to send your money to Flensburg. True to form of his townspeople, Feddersen is collecting all the fines in Malta tonight and is up to about 480,000 in chips, accumulating seven bounties along the way.
Nine players are left in the sextuple Omaha tournament, where Lloyd Muir is out front with 165,000. Only six players are paid so they’re approaching their bubble. There’s €6,260 for the winner of this €500-entry tournament.
Vincente Delgado is absolutely destroying the field in the no limit hold ’em six-max, with 540,000 going into the 3,000-6,000 level. There are ten left, so everybody is guaranteed a payout, with €49,420 available for the winner.
With a massive lead and only four other players at his table, Delgado is playing almost every pot. And why not.
There are six players left from 325 in the €300 turbo, which had three starting flights. We’ll have the winner details from that one in the morning. Similarly, 188 players showed up for the deepstack hyper-turbo of whom 126 remain.
Everything about EPT Malta is on the main EPT Malta page. More specifically, all the hand-by-hand coverage of the Main Event is on the Main Event page and everything from the €10,000 High Roller is on the High Roller page.
The side event details are on the side events page.
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