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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, November 2018: Day2

Play will start here at 14:00.

Blinds will be 800/1600/100 and the average stack is 74.5k.

29 players will start the day and the seating draw:

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Lvl 13 – 800/1600/100 – 29/72 remaining – av stack 74.5k

Clock started bang on 14:00 level 13 at with 29 players who will now play through to completion of the tournament for a top prize of €3600.

The tournament clock waits for no man, nor woman, nor any other gender.

Mikael Thomas

Mikael Thomas

Early bath for Christian Johansen as he runs his turned straight into Mikael Thomas’s turned flush.

Christian Johansen eliminated in 29th place.

Marek Olejnik eliminated in 28th place.

We now move down to three tables as this tournament is 9 handed.

Kitai No Boei eliminated in 27th place.

Artur Okon eliminated in 26th place.

Antoine DeGiorgio rocks up at 14:18 like a boss.

Daniel Clemente eliminated in 25th place.

Lvl 14 – 1000/2000/200 – 24/72 remaining – av stack 90k

With tournament average stack of 45 bigs, there is no real pressure on most players left. The shortstacks that started the day have not been running well and they have fallen.

The other players now have enough chips and elbow room to settle in for the afternoon of poker.

Antoine DeGiorgio eliminated in 24th place. He doesn’t seem to mind and claims he’s now going to go and sleep.

Raphael Toledo eliminated in 23rd place.ina pavlova redbetLIVE  malta dragonara

Claudio Fagone eliminated in 22nd place.

Simone Saracino eliminated in 21st place.

Lvl 15 – 1200/2400/200 – 20/72 remaining – av stack 120k

Domenico Speranza eliminated in 20th place.

Alesio Bergamo eliminated in 19th place.

Puking about an ugly ruling here.
Player all in, and one player calls – everyone else folds.

The cards go on the backs, and everyone present sees them.

The dealer has a moment and randomly mucks the whole lot and pushes the pot to the player who had the best pre-flop hand.

_d3_9999The allin player had As7d and the caller had JhJd as everyone knew.

The rule that was, finally, made, was that the cards would be rescued (both sets cos no-one had live cards at that point) and the hand dealt from the remaining full 48 cards.
The player with A7 was eliminated and not happy.
What a mess. Can you think of a fairer resolution… one you would think was right if you were either player?

Totti Lind eliminated in 18th place.

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 16 – 1500/3000/300 – 17/72 remaining – av stack 127k

Players return, refreshed after the break. The playing sessions are quite long in Day 2, with 3 x 45 mins between each break, but a super deep structure requires some sacrifices!_d3_9990

Lvl 17 – 2000/4000/400 – 17/72 remaining – av stack 127k

No-one is budging, despite lots of pots being played. The deep structure is making the poker fun and giving everyone a chance to play some hands without having to shove a short stack once an orbit.

Jason Aquillne eliminated in 17th place. This will not be surprising to him or his opponents… as he did not actually arrive to play Day 2 and his 62k stack has blinded out down to zero.

Somer Venelderson eliminated in 16th place.

Salvatore Ritavaro eliminated in 15th place.

Lvl 18 – 2500/5000/500 – 14/72 players remaining- av stack 154k

_d3_9931The money starts at the final table and we’re getting close with 14 players remaining.

Micheal Edge eliminated in 14th place.

Tomasz Brzezinski eliminated in 13th place, two tables of six players remain in this tournament and the side event starts in one hour.
There are already a couple of entries for this, so if you want to play, we recommend a prompt arrival.

Jonus Larsson eliminated in 12th place after some dirty action against Onno Vrijburg after Larsson got a large stack in preflop with KK versus Vrijburg’s QQ.
The queen on the flop was a slap in the face for Larsson, and the queen on the turn really finished off the job.

Daily Quads for Vrijburg and the rail for Larsson.

BREAK – 30 mins

Players are now on a 30 minute dinner break.

Chip counts of the remaining 11 players

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Lvl 19 – 3000/6000/500 – 11/72 players – av stack 196k

They players are off for the next playing session of the day, and there is some tough competition still left in this game.
The final table will be a battle._d3_0062

Conor Oldroyd eliminated in 11th place after working his short stack like an ninja for the last few orbits.

Lvl 20 – 4000/8000/500 – 10/72 players – av stack 216k

The side event is underway with twenty players and the main is rumbling on. The remaining players are now hand for hand until the 9 handed final table is reached.

Lvl 21 – 5k/10k/1k – 10/72 – av stack 216k

Deep structure + Players who know ICM = long bubble

Onno Vrijburg eliminated in 10th place after being crippled by a lost race pre-flop.

Players are taking a five minute break before continuing.

Hutuleac Gzauril Bouiel eliminated in 9th place for €250.

Play here is deliciously fast, despite the standard ante. The players are powering through and there are lots of small pots happening._d3_0035
Mark Berman is the short stack and he’s finding spots to take those blinds without showing us what he’s playing.

There appears to be a 90s megamix on the radio… not sure what we can say about that to be honest!

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 22 – 6k/12k/1k – 8/72 players – av stack 270k

8 players remain in contention here and although the average stack is started to approach the 20 big blind mark, there are some big stacks with the power to dominate.

The final table is very friendly, with players laughing and gently teasing eachother.

Lvl 23 – 8k/16k/2k – 8/72 remaining – av stack 270k

Play is solid on this final table, and not one of the remaining is giving one inch to another. There is relentless agression, but we are not seeing many flops, let alone rivers.

_d3_9937Marc Schembri on the line after Pavlova jammed him for his 9 bigs from the small blind. He snapped his big blind with AQ and Pavlova turned over J7.
The flop was ten high and Ina asked for a jack.
The turn was a nine and Ina changed tack and asked for an eight. The dealer obliged and the arrival of her gutter ball meant the exit of Schembri.

Mark Schembri eliminated in 8th place for €360.

All in shove was the right move for Grech with his short stack and A8 in his hand. Grech was called by Mikael Thomas who held 99 and there was no salvation for Grech.

Neville Grech eliminated in 7th place for €620.

Luca Beretti deal a blow to Thomas’s stack by finding AK and getting 15 bigs in pre against Thomas’s JJ.
The turn was an Ace and Beretti sat down with his 300k+ stack and leaving Thomas with around 13bigs.

Mallia doubles to 270k after his A10 won a pre-flop flip against Pavlova’s 88.

Lvl 24 – 10k/20k/2k – 6/72 remaining – av stack 360k

Michele Monrone found a spot to shove 8 bigs from the small blind into Berman’s big blind. Berman snapped his arm of with K8 and was slightly miffed to see that Monrone had AK.
The King high flop didn’t offer much hope for Berman, the the runner-runner straight he made with his 8.

Michele Monrone eliminated in 6th place for €880.Jeffrey Malia redbet Dragonara Malta Nov 18

Jeffrey Malia found a suited Ace with less than 10bigs and got it in. Unfortunately for him, Berman found a better Ace on the big blind and Mallia couldn’t even get a sweat on.

Jeffrey Malia eliminated in 5th place for €1100.

We have just learned that Mark Berman has played 5 redbetLIVE at Dragonara events and made the final table FIVE OUT OF FIVE TIMES!
That is a pretty sick statistic.

Beretti gets a saver as he got 15 bigs in with A9 all in pre against Berman’s AJ and survived with a chopped pot when the run out threw down an Ace, two fives and a king.

The very next hand Beretti takes the double from Berman.

Mikael Thomas all in for 86k and Berman calls… it’s K2 v K9 and the K2 survived the rapids to double up Thomas.

Thomas runs another race against Beretti and loses again. Thomas has been unlucky on this final.

Mikael Thomas eliminated in 4th place for €1550.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 24 – 15k/30k/3k – 3/72 remaining – av stack 720k

The players are fairly even stacked and are discussing a deal.

The exact chop value is €2.7k and the TD has announced the ICM chop would be around very close, so marginal chip leader, Berman, wants to forgo the extra and take the trophy because he’s 0/5 on final tables and trophies.

A deal has been agreed for an exact equal split of €2733 with Berman taking the trophy.

Congratulations to all players, and a heads-up for the next event dates at Dragonara are 1st-3rd February 2019. See you all there!

Mark Berman

Mark Berman

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9th€ 250 Hutuleac Gzauril Bouiel
8th€ 360 Marc Schembri
7th€ 620 Neville Grech
6th€ 880 Michele Monrone
5th€ 1,100 Jeffrey Malia
4th€ 1,550 Mickael Thomas
3rd€ 2,733  Luca Beretti
2nd€ 2,733 Tsvetelina Pavlova
1st€ 2,733 Mark Berman
€ 12,960

 

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, November 2018: Day1C

15 mins to go on clock start here at Dragonara as flight 1B runs into the last three levels of play.

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 6/6 playersKitai Malta Poker Dragonara

Clock starts at 19:31 and the rodeo rolls for the second time today!

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 7/7 players

Some serious looking faces on this table, the poker passion is palpable.

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 12/13 players

Few players rocked up for action in the last level, there is quite a lot of laughing now, so people seem to be settling in.

BREAK – 15 mins

_d3_9755Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 16/17 players

A few faces from yesterday and this afternoon have returned to the battle to try again. GL everyone!

We have also learned tonight that Andrea Stellato invented limp strategy and floating… so Stellato is a floater?

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 19/21 players

We have reached the gtd prizepool amount here, and there are still players registering. This is great news, and with only 17 through to Day2 so far there is plenty of room for more tomorrow!

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 19/21 players

Nearly half way through Day 1C and the average stack is 110 bigs, so it’s no lie when we say this tournament structure is very gentle!

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Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 20/24 players

Players still sneaking in, possibly after busting one of the other local games. Malta is our favourite place in the whole world for low-stakes poker, because whenever you come out here, whatever time of year, you’ll be able to get a decent game of low-stakes poker.

Lvl 8 – 200/400/50 – 21/25 players

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 18/26 players

A couple of exits and a couple of re-entries, the circle of life continues.

People are having fun and a few are drinking some vino and enjoying the pleasures of Saturday night.

BREAK – 15 mins_d3_9775

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 17/27 entrants

Into the last three levels of the day.

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 17/27

We are playing on 2 tables here and players may be entering the cling on for Day 2 stage.
On the other hand, as Antoine told us in the break, he’s “feeling creative”… so anything could happen.

Attention all players! If you move the button for the dealer, the etiquette is to notify them!
You can say “button good” or something, or just tap the table sharply twice with the button as you move it. The poor old dealer might move it twice and then there’s a right old carry-on!

Attention all dealers! Seriously, pay attention; cos even when the players mess stuff up, it’s still your fault. #DealerLife

_d3_9804Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 17/27 players

Oh these people wanna make Day2.
We have 14 minutes till we stop the clock on the final flight of the November event. The players will then play 3/4/5 final hands to close down the day.

We have had 72 players for this event and this generates a prizepool of €12960.
The full payout breakdown will be published tomorrow.

 12 players made it through to Day 2 from Day 1C.
Play starts at 14:00 tomorrow with blinds of 800/1600/100.

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, November 2018: Day 1B

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 6/6 players

Clocked rocked at 14:01 with Miss Jeanelle at the helm. She’s a strict task-master, but the players love her! If you need lessons in being organised at poker tournaments, then come to see Jeanelle!

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 14/14 players

Afternoon flight picking up whilst the weather is a little bit grey. Perfect November afternoon solution, PLAY POKER!

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 15/15 players

_mg_7821Play continues into level three with 15 players and it all relaxed here at Dragonara, as it always is. Even Stellato is behaving himself! Wonders never cease.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 18/18 players

This may be the first time we have reached level four without an elimination; this is especially unexpected as Totti Lind is playing. #BantzOn

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 17/19

We have made it to the introduction of the antes, and this afternoon’s players have decided not to have a big discussion about button or bb antes. Maybe standard antes are not entirely unpopular…?

Okay, disregard the above, the ante discussion happened, and it was beautiful and emotional.

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 18/20 players

Carrying on as it slips into evening here in Malta. As usual the atmosphere is very relaxed and we think it might be about time to order some food.

BREAK – 15 minsredbet live poker dragonara malta november 2018

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 17/21 players

Couple of re-entries. There is flight 1C at 19:30, so there’s no pressure to re-enter the afternoon flight; that said, the structure is pretty mellow, so even sitting down now in level 7 will give you 70 bigs!

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 17/21 players

Last two levels for registration. Day 1 plays to level 12.

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 17/22 players

The day continues as one more player pops in a re-entry. This tournament is a re-entry tournament, but max 1 re-entry per flight.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 16/25 players

Jeanelle Brincat Dragonara Malta Poker November 2018 redbetLast three levels of the day for the 1B players and the 1C players are starting to slowly appear.
We have been discussing with players the idea of getting rid of one of the Day 1s next year, and only having 2 starting days… but then people keep turning up for all three.
If you have any ideas about how you’d like to see the tournament formats be next year, then let us know, because nothing is set in stone yet!
Contact Kat Redbet on FB with any cunning plans.

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 13/25 players

The end of the day is in sight for the day 1B players. Joe Hall, the event photographer, has just arrived to cover the end of one flight and the start of another.

Lvl 12 – 600/1200 – 12/25 players

Exits have slowed down as we enter the last level. Some players take the strategy that it’s go hard or go home at this stage. Some players wanna scrape into Day2 with even a shortstack, because we come back to 800/1600/200 and the levels are 45 mins, there is always hope!
Two of our past winners started Day2 with under 20 bigs… NEVER SURRENDER!!!

10 players made it through from Day 1B to Day 2 which starts at 14:00 on Sunday 25th November- blinds will be 800/1600/100.

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara: November 2018

Registration is open, the staff are ready and the clock is due to start in 10 mins!

LET’S GO MALTA POKER!!

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 11/11 players

Clocked off at 19:32 with 11 players! 30 min levels for Day1 and reg open till level 9 here.

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 15/16 players

One re-entry and a bit of swearing and we’re into level two!

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 15/16 players

Nice and relaxed here, and still warm enough to have the roof open a crack in November! Gotta love Malta!

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 15/16 players

Sascha and Tomasz lolling

Sascha and Tomasz lolling

We roll on here as our chilled out tourney continues.
Some of us feel old as one of the dealers, David, has “Something About Mary” hair… but he’s too young to get the reference.
He’ll google it on his next break and come back looking horrified.

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 15/16 players

There’s a bit of a rumble happening over the fact we are still using a standard ante on this tournament.

The primary reason for this is that the brand manager and the TD are old skool poker heads and hate change, the second reason is that every other tournament this year in the series has been standard ante and we didn’t want to switch on the last event of the year just because everyone else is!

We’re thinking about whether we make the switch for next year, we’re not “anti” it! #comedygold

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 14/16 playersperfect redbetlive malta dragonara

There are some heated chats going on here, not arguing, just discussions on a wide variety of topics from sports to ham and cheese sandwiches. Most people know eachother here and this is reflected in the atmosphere.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 13/17 players

One of the players has unfortunate been taken quite ill and has had to go home. Get well soon!
The player’s stack will remain in play and be blinded into the tournament pool.

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 14/18 players

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 15/19 players

Now into the last level of registration for flight 1A.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 14/20 players

_d3_9622Registration for 1A is now closed and there are three more levels of play today before the remaining players bag up.

 Lvl11 – 500/1000/100 – 13/20 players

Lvl12 – 600/1200/100 – 10/20 players

Couple of short stacks clinging on/trying to double up as we creep into the last level of the day.

7 players made it through after a double elimination by Onno Vrijburg on the very last hand as he took out a short stack and Ina Pavlova when his pocket Kings held up against both.

Play resumes on level 13 on Sunday 25th November at 14:00.

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