We’re all ready to go here, and we’re waiting for our players to arrive.
25 players are returning and the average stack is 69600.
Lvl 13 – 800/1600/100 – 25 players – av stack 69600
First casualty of the day as Thomas Pupar could not find a double for his short stack.
Maurizo Autellitano eliminated in 24th place.
Lvl 14 – 1000/2000/200 – 23 players – av stack 75600
Raphael Toledo eliminated in 23rd place.
Sesay Sulaiman eliminated in 22nd place.
Marion Mizzi eliminated in 21st place.
Losi Maria Rosa eliminated in 20th place.
Phil Pearson eliminated in 19th place.
Lvl 15 – 1200/2400/200 – 18 players – av stack 96k
Current chip leader is Andrea Stellato after Phil Pearson got fed up of his constant open raises and 3bet jammed 40 bigs with A9c. Stellato called with AQos and although chop outs were a reality on the turn, they did not come for Phil and his chips went flying towards the Mouth of Malta. Nice hand, Stellato!
Igino Xuereb eliminated in 17th place.
Mondelli Maurizio eliminated in 16th place.
We are powering through the players today! There are 7 paid places with a top prize of €3236 and min cash of €418.
BREAK – 15mins
Lvl 16 – 1500/3000/300 – 15 players – av stack 116k
Chipcounts at the 1st break:
Lorna Zammit eliminated in 15th place. It’s not all bad news for her though, because she has just got the cutest puppy you have seen in your life… certainly cuter than any poker player!
Salvatore Ritrovato eliminated in 14th place.
Lvl 17 – 2000/4000/400 – 13 players – av stack 134k
Jesmond Aguis eliminated in 13th place.
This is a nine handed tournament, so we are 4 players away from the final table.
Lvl 18 – 2500/5000/500 – 12 players – av stack 145k
Jan Wouter eliminated in 12th place.
Alex Giordano eliminated in 11th place.
Karl Gialanze eliminated in 10th place.
BREAK – 30 mins
Players are now on the scheduled dinner break.
Lvl 19 – 3000/6000/500 – 9players – av stack 193k
The battle begins as only 7/9 players will get paid.
A bubble payment was discussed and rejected, so let play commence!
Instant doom for Luca Berita as he open shoved 99 from late position and bounced straight into Skawinski’s pocket tens which held up and sent Berita packing. GG, ciao!
Berman doubles against Galea after getting it in with top set on the turn and being called by Galea with the nut flush draw. The river was not the heart Galea needed, and so Berman is now a force to be reckoned with at this table.
Lvl 20 – 4000/8000/500 – 8 players – av stack 217k
After a tough grind, Durante Adolfo bust with AQ after getting it all in pre v Berman, who was holding pocket queens for the second time on this final table.
This elimination burst the bubble, and there are now 7 players remaining, with min cash at €418.
Lvl 21 – 5k/10k/1k – 7 players – av stack 248k
Mark Berman eliminated in 7th place after flopping two pair with 7-2 from the big blind. Bignalay haad sneaked in with QQ and rivered a 2nd pair to flick Berman out with a cash of €418.
Andrea Stellato eliminated in 6th place after both he and Skawinsk flopped a pair of Aces and then turned Aces up as the board paired. All the money went in and Skawinski had a Jack kicker with his Ace, Stellato only a 3.
Skawinski is now a monster chip lead.
Carnage as Skawinski wins a flip v Thomas. Thomas had no choice but to get 10bigs in with AQ pre. Skawinski had pocket sixes, but it wasn’t a race for long when Skawinski flopped a set and turned quads.
He is now monster chip lead plus a jaunty hat.
Raymond Galea eliminated in 4th place before we had even finished typing the last exit!
BREAK – 15 mins
Lvl 22 – 6k/12k/1k – 3 players – av stack 580k
Skawinski still way in front in terms of chips, holding 1/2 the chips in play.
However, with the shallow structure, the other two are far from out yet.
Play continues, and with 1st prize being almost twice 3rd prize, the competition is ON!
We are heads up after Falzon ran AQ into Bignaley’s AK preflop and although the turn gave him a gutter, it was not to be and he was elinated in 3rd place for €1566.
Lvl 23 – 8k/16k – Headsup -av stack 870k
The two remaining players have flattened out the remaining money, and they are taking at least €2500 each with €428 and the trophy to play for.
We have a winner after a short heads-up! Well player to all players, and our winner, Vincennt
|7th||€ 418||Mark Berman|
|6th||€ 731||Andrea Stellato|
|5th||€ 1,044||Mikael Thomas|
|4th||€ 1,253||Raymond Galea|
|3rd||€ 1,566||Dieter Falzon|
|2nd||€ 2,192||€2500||Kamil Skawinski|
|1st||€ 3,236||€2928||Vincent Bignaley|