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Last Minute Chance to Get to Malta Poker Festival

mpfMore than six months ago, I convinced the redbet Casino VIP manager that he wanted to spend some of his budget on poker packages for the Malta Poker Festival, 1st-6th November 2018.

The reasons for this were two-fold:

  • 1) I genuinely believed it would be a nice gift to casino VIP players. Many play poker anyway, and I figured those that didn’t would be up for a nice Mediterranean holiday. Big live poker events are mainly handled by the event organiser, so to reward casino VIPs in this way is cost and effort effective for smaller brands like redbet.
  • 2)I couldn’t afford the sponsorship out of the poker budget alone.

Malta Poker Festival have a pretty good sponsorship deal, and redbet got 30 x packages of €1400 value included in the cost (we add €250 expenses to make the value to poker players €1650).
The agreement was that 15 packages belonged to the redbet poker department and 15 belonged to the redbet casino VIP department.

I’ve had great fun giving these away, and unlike some smaller poker brands, I was not desperately worried about overlay, because I had explained to my boss that we had agreed a marketing cost, and as a result had 15 x “shop window” products to shift.

At the time of writing, of the 30 Malta Poker Festival Packages that redbet bought from the organiser, 13 have been given to redbet Casino VIPs as rewards for being valued customers, 8 have been won in package finals (1 to go -5pmGMT 28th Oct), 4 have been given away in social media promos and 2 poker influencers were invited by me personally (Simon Jones cos he’s good craic and supports our brand, and Donna Morten who supports every poker brand).

Now, if you’re good at maths, you’ll count that as 28 packages… and 28 is a number that is 2 lower than 30; it’s that kinda maths skillz that make my bosses respect me.

The two extra packages are casino VIP ones that they did not get around to giving away, and I had a discussion with the VIP manager as to what he wants to do with them.
He had a couple of ideas, but in the end, I convinced him that the lowstakes poker community would be grateful for them, probably more than casino VIPs might.

He said, “yeah, go on then, offer them up”.

Boom. €3300 donated by the redbet casino team to the redbet poker function.
We probably owe them a beer!

Me working hard at a redbetLIVE event

Me working hard at a redbetLIVE event

I’ve decided to slap on two tournaments to win these packages.
I could have done a freeroll, but decided to give an advantage to players who have tickets already because they’ve been supporting the satellite route.
I have decided on a €1.25 unlimited rebuy tourney and a €6.25 unlimited rebuy tourney because these are the most common outstanding tickets in the system.
The lower value tickets can still be used to win €1.25 or €6.25 tickets for use in these aggro rebuy finals. Both structures will be quite aggressive, but the €6.25 will be less so due to the higher buyin.

They will happen at GMT 6pm (€1.25) 7pm (€6.25) in addition to the final scheduled package satty (€156.25) which starts at 5pm on Sunday 28th Oct.

For anyone who hasn’t seen the satellite route, there are many daily flips to win €1.25/€6.25 tickets and the route starts at 1c. The lower value flips are in place until Oct 25th.

The reason I’m writing this is for transparency about the methods we use to generate members, sales and package value.
I have nothing to hide in the way my company, or my poker network does business, so I may as well tell you about it, huh?

See you at the tables, or hopefully, in Malta very soon!

 

6pmGMT start Sunday 28th October
Tournament group – redbetLIVE @ Malta Poker Festival
8 min players
8 handed
€1.15 + €0.10 buyin (cash, tickets, loyalty points)
Allow double buyin
Starting stack 1k
€1.15 + €0.10 unlimited rebuys (1k stacks, cash, ticket, loyalty points)
1 x €1.15+€0.10 add-on 10k stack
30 mins late reg/rebuy period
3 min blinds
Standard stakes

1 x €1650 MPF package gtd

 

7pmGMT start Sunday 28th October
Tournament Group redbetLIVE@Malta Poker Festival
5 min players
8 handed
€6 + €0.25 buyin (cash, ticket, loyalty points)
Allow double buyin
Starting stack 2k
€6 + €0.25 unlimited rebuys (2k stacks, cash, ticket, loyalty points)
1 x €6 + €0.25 add-on 20k stack
60 mins late reg/rebuy period
6 min blinds
standard stakes

1 x €1650 MPF package gtd

 

 

redbetLIVE at Dragonara, September 2018: Day 1C

Just waiting for 1 player to start the clock!

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 8/8 players

Let’s GOOOO flight 1C! Currently a slight overlay, but we’re okay lobbing €1.5k in the pot for the locals, you have supported us so well!
There is time to register, but hey,  no rush!

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 9/9 players

Local celebrity - Stellato

Local celebrity – Stellato

Stellato is already in action. We try to imagine a world without him, but honestly, it’s a dark and empty place.
Malta poker would not be the same without him.

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 13/13 players

Players are arriving for the last chances to enter September’s redbetLIVE at Dragonara.

BREAK – 15 mins

 Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 13/14 players

We have some of the redbet regs here tonight, and we have swapped Tournament Directors from Fiora to Jeanelle.

We started a little late on this flight, so there are still over three hours of reg left on this tourney, which will close at around 00:45. Play will now finish at around 03:15 due to the late start.

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 15/16 players

We have some strong players battling tonight. We think a few of our regs are in UK for a big tournament at Dusk Till Dawn. Good luck to you all there!

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 15/16 playerspy3a9342

We can’t quite believe it… but we’ve hit the guarantee…??? HOW? The support of the local poker community, that’s how!

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 15/18 players

The gtd has been met, but if you bust, and you’re here, you may as well re-enter, right?

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 14/18 players

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 13/18 players

Last level of entry today. We are having a bit of trying to double up or bust for a rebuy. Konrad Abela crushing souls with Q6 off after jamming his short stack in pre and making a straight with the six. The other players loved it! (Not)

BREAK-15mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 12/18 players

Registration is now closed on flight 1c and this event has had 58 entries for a total prize pool of €10440.

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 11/18 players

Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 9/18 players

As we enter the last level of the day, we are contemplating flirting Stellato out of the tournament for being cheeky to the dealer? Should we?

8 players made it through from flight 1C, the total returning will be 25 for Day 2 at 2pm on Sunday 30th September.

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, September 2018: Day 1B

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 6/6players

Started bang on time today with some of the beloved redbet regs who turned up in time to play.
Traffic for this event is a little slow this time around, but we know the local players are busy trying to qualify for the two massive events happening on the Island in a few weeks.

redbet is sponsoring both Battle of Malta and The Malta Poker Festival, and online qualifiers are available now with feeder routes and finals for both complete packages and seat only tickets.
You can check out the full schedule by creating a poker account and looking at the poker lobby. (drop down menu on top left  if you prefer a language other than English).

We’re just gonna sit here and chill for the afternoon. What you gonna do?

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 10/10 playersTotti Lind redbetLIVE Malta

As expected, the players are arriving slowly for this afternoon.
Feel free to come and join us, this is a nine handed tournament, so there are seats open, you’ll sit down with 300 blinds right now.

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 14/14 players

The gentle trickle of players continues! Satellite winner Totti Lind has rocked up  to play, we’re just glad he could find the casino!

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 14/15 players

Jackie Cachia AKA PokerMamma continues to run like a centipede with no legs as she manages to smash into Totti Lind’s AA preflop. We feel here pain, it’s not possible to overcome the #ScandiLuckbox effect. Unlucky PokerMamma, hope the 2nd bullet hits the mark!

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 13/15 players_00a7355

Crusing into level five, the atmosphere is friendly.
Three lads have turned up to see what’s happening. Should we convince them to play, or try to preserve the hope of some overlay?

Lvl 6 – 150/300/50 – 18/21 players

Sudden flurry of players as the afternoon sun begins to dip.
We get it guys, we love poker, but being able to sit on a beach all day in September is pretty good too!

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 14/21 players

Unusual for us to get more players on a Saturday afternoon than a Friday night, but hey, who can really predict the poker action on the Rock Of Poker?

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 13/21 players

Technically still an hour to go of late reg on this flight, but reg for the evening flight opens at 19:30, so all the options are yours!

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 13/21 players

_00a7161We have entered the last level of play for Day 1B.
Given that only 8 players made it through  to Day2 from Day 1A, it’s looking like Day2 might be an easy day for the remaining players…?

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 13/21 players

Entry is now closed for flight 1B but open for Flight 1C!

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/50 – 12/21 players

Average stack in this flight is currently 52k which is more than enough to be a contender tomorrow, so we expect to see play tighten up a bit now as people want to get to Day2.
Playing six handed is much more fun anyway, as it’s more likely to be a good move to play a wider range of cards!

Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100  – 11/21 players

Into the last level of play.
We will play down to 10 mins remaining in this level and then we will draw for 3/4/5 final hands.
Our players always seem to pick 5 hands blind from the card selection… we guess they just like playing!

10 players made it through to Day2 and return tomorrow, Sunday 30th at 2pm to continue play:
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redbetLIVE at Dragonara: September 2018

Just waiting for one more body to start the clock on this event tonight!

Level 1 – 25/50 – 9 players

AAAAAANDD we’re off on the 5th event of the year!
It’s a small crew to start, but we expect that on a Friday night. If you’re playing at another casino, we wish you good luck, and remind you that reg is open here until 12:30 tonight, so if you bust, we’ll see you later!

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 10/10 playersa6

Gentle and peaceful start tonight. The structure is chilled enough that one player hasn’t bothered regging yet, she’s just sat next to us playing a computer game on her phone. It’s not always about poker!

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 13/14 player

One early bust out! One of redbet regs, Dario Pace Taliana ran into some trouble, but he’s an experienced player, he knows the bitter taste of variance, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see him re-enter and come back to destroy souls.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 15/16 players

Relaxed pace continues here. The starting stack is 30k, so if you wanna register right now, you’ll sit with 150 big blinds which is probably enough, right?

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 15/16  players

_mg_7787Not much movement here. Hands are won and lost, chips pass between players, flops are dealt, then turns, then rivers. This is what happens at poker tournaments you see?

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 15/16 players

Quiet night here, but the time is passing quite quickly.
There’s always a lot of chat at these events, probably a side effect off the gentle tournament structure.

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 16/18 players

One more elimination, as we go into the last three levels of registration.

 Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 15/18 players

Still max chill here. This is the lowest number of entries we have had for a Day 1A… so this bodes well for a little bit of overlay maybe?
We’re pleased to say that this event has yet to miss its gtd prizepool, so we’re happy to accommodate a little bit of a donation to the Malta locals!
There’s two more Day 1s though, Day 1B Saturday 29th at 2pm and Day 1C at 19:30, so I guess we had better not speak too soon!

_00a5461Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 14/19 players

Into the last level of the entry period for Day 1A. There’s been a couple of re-entries, and it’s relaxed enough that the Tournament Director Jeanelle, is able to eat sweets with the security guard.

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 12/19 players

Registration now closed for flight 1A. There is a cash table open and running with 3 open seats.
The promotional gift for this tournament was an exclusive deck of redbet cards, so we may find a bit of rummy happening here later on. That’s how we roll, folks!

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 11/19 players

Down to the wire now for the remaining players. As Phil Pearson, another redbet reg, said, “everyone is fighting to stay in now”. Day 2 is the prize from this point on!

Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 8/19 players

The last blast is on.

redbetLIVE at Dragonara, Malta, July 2018: Day 2

31 players return today to compete for a total prizepool of €15660.
The prize breakdown will be published shortly, as the players are arriving and opening their bags.

Lvl 13 – 800/1600/100 – 31 remaining – average stack 84k

Clock started and the 31 redbettors get to it!
Well, not quite 31, as three players are running a bit late. We suspect Saturday Night Shenanigans got the better of them!

Prize breakdowns announced, with all the final table players getting paid.

Flavia Guedes eliminated in 31st place.

John Sammut

John Sammut

John Sammut eliminated in 30th place, with redbetLIVE regular, Igino Xuereb being the benefactor of his chips.

Marek Jarub eliminated in 29th place.

George McIntosh eliminated in 28th place after Aicseli Hosig 3-bet him light with KhJh preflop, was called by McIntosh with AK and found the magic backdoor to flopping nut flushes.
After they hand, Hosig said, “yeah, I was betting you light, but I did have KK and QQ the last two times I did it,” it did not seem as if McIntosh was too fascinated by the story.

Lvl 14 – 1000/2000/200 – 26 players remaining – av stack 100k

Ferdi Duman eliminated in 27th place.

Dario Pace Talliana eliminated in 26th place.

Antoine DeGiorgio  eliminated in 25th place.

Lvl 15 – 1200/2400/200 – 24 players remaining – av stack 108k

Tunes are playing and it’s Scorchio. We love a bit of Sunday afternoon poker.

These sneaky incremental levels are what slows the structure down. In theory, this allows more skilled players an advantage, but if one’s strategy is nit the f*** up and hang on for a monster, it allows more hands to be dealt to bring the monster.
We personally love a deep structure, but what are your thoughts? More for gamble or more for playing complex street poker?

Simon Forster eliminated in 24th place.

Patrick Gulldek eliminated in 23rd place when he got all in pre-flop with A8 v A9. Everybody loves a chopped pot? Gulldeck would have, but a bag of rags made sure the nine kicker booted him railward.

Mikael Thomas eliminated in 22nd place.

Mikael Thomas

Mikael Thomas

C. G. Lavillaugouet eliminated in 21st place.

Sulaiman Sesay eliminated in 20th place.

Gaetano Caruana  eliminated in 19th place.

BREAK 15 mins

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Lvl 16 – 1500/3000/300 – 18 players – av stack 145k

Neville Grech eliminated in 19th place.
Riccardi Rossi eliminated in 18th place.

Madness on table 1 as Colley and Xuereb get themselves involved in a big pot. Colley had 40% equity preflop against Xuereb’s short stack, but couldn’t realise it as he turned a full boat to dead her.

She was left with 6 bigs and got it in next hand against Berman’s KK.
Xuereb decided not to rest, and got the rest of his newly doubled stack in against Berman with QQ.

When the flop delivered  a Q for Xuereb, who’s turning boats for fun today, he was left with a massive stack and Anna Colley has been eliminated in 16th place.

As a reminder to all, there are package satellites to Battle of Malta and The Malta Poker Festival playing on redbet online poker later today, with over €1.5milly gtd in prizepools between 25th October and 6th November this  year. Satties start at 1c and you can register for online poker room membership HERE.

Lvl 17 -2000/4000/400 – 15 players – av stack 174k

Ina Pavlova eliminated in 15th place.

Davide Tundo eliminated in 14th place.

Konrad Abela got his short stack in preflop versus Berman for a race which he could not win and was eliminated in 13th place.

Zoltan Kavai

Zoltan Kavai

Zoltan Kavai found a spot to get his remaining chips in the middle preflop with A10 versus Berman’s pocket 66  and couldn’t find his half of the equity in that particular hand to be eliminated in 12th place.

Lvl 18 – 2500/5000/500 – 11 players – av stack 225k

Marc Schembri eliminated in 11th place after working a short stack like a beast for a long time.

Players now play hand for hand as we approach the dinner break and the bubble boy position looms.

David Lappin eliminated in 10th place after he lost chunks getting unlucky with KK getting outflopped by Liverhall’s pocket 10s after they got it all in preflop.

Players have now reached the final table and the money.
They have gone on a thirty minute dinner break.

DINNER BREAK – 30mins

Lvl 20 – 3000/6000/600 – 9 players – average stack 290k

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christa-liverhallPlay begins for the monies, with all players fairly close behind eachother in chips.

The side event is just starting, €30 buyin with 20k stack, €1000 gtd prizepool.

Christa Liverhall eliminated in 9th place for €313.

Lvl 20 – 4000/8000/500 – 8 players – av stack 326k

Xuereb was getting short but managed to double against Hosia after getting it in with a flush draw on the flop versus Hosia’s top pair and finding the card he needed on the river. Play continues 8 handed.

Clint Sammut has apparently been “on 14 big blinds for 17 hours”. At least your decisions are easier?

Mr Squiggle, also known locally as Salvatore, eliminated in 8th place for €470.

 

Mr Squiggle

Manuel Lopez

Manuel Lopez

Manuel Lopez eliminated in 7th place for €626.

Lvl 21 – 5k/10k/1k – 6 players – average stack 435k

They play onwards, 40 blinds deep.

Xuereb doubles again, this time through Victor Feu as his pocket eights held true against Feu’s pocket deuces when they got the money in pre flop.

The side event is getting rowdy as the play on the final table gets more intense.

Victor Feu eliminated in 6th place for €940.

Chipcounts at the break:

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py3a9329BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 22 – 6k/12k/1k – 5 players – av stack 522k

Xuereb got his money in with two pair on a K610 flop against Hosia’s pocket Aces, and he was looking pretty solid until the river when an Ace materialised to give Hosia a set and eliminated Xuereb in 5th place for €1253.

 Lvl 23 – 8k/16k/2k – 4 players – av stack 652k

The remaining players are all experienced and lots of small pots are being won and lost without showdowns.

The battle continues 4 handed on the final table, with nobody giving an inch.
They did discuss reducing the length of the blind levels, but the current short stack, Hosia, declined the suggestion. Well, wouldn’t you??

Lvl 24 – 10k/20k/2k – 4 players – Av stack 652k

Akseli Hosia eliminated in 4th place for €1566 after getting brutalised by a miserable run of cards and then being forced to call off Sammut’s button shove with A6os and 15 bigs.
Sammut had AK and the runout went his way. Three remain.

The players are electing to take a 15 min break slightly ahead of schedule before continuing.

BREAK -15 mins

 Lvl 25 – 15k/30k/3k –  3 players – av stack 870k

Battle continues with a 25 big blind average, although Berman is currently chip lead.

After losing a race with 77 v Larsson’s AQ all in pre flop, he has been attacked from all sides, getting involved in pots with dirty runouts.
Mark Berman eliminated in 3rd place for €1566

Larsson and Sammut had a short break before agreeing to chop the remaining prizepool 50/50 and play out for the trophy.

After 7 hands, Sammut emerged the victor and raised the trophy with a song.

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WINNER Clint Sammut

WINNER Clint Sammut

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 ..PrizeName
9th€ 313Christa Liverhall
8th€ 470 Salvatore Ritrovato
7th€ 626 Manuel Lopez
6th€ 940 Victor Feu
5th€ 1,253 Igino Xuereb
4th€ 1,566 Akseli Hosia
3rd€ 2,192 Mark Berman
2nd*€4150 Jonas Larsson
1st*€4150 Clint Sammut
€ 15,660

redbetLIVE at Dragonara, Malta, July 2018: Day 1C

Lvl 1 – 25/50/ – 8/8 players

Clock start at 19:35 with 8 players.

This flight will be open until 00:30 for registration, and that’s your last chance to sneak into this event.

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 12/12 players

The players are settling into flight 1C as flight 1B wraps up.
This has been one of our best attended events at Dragonara, it’s been great!

_d3_8095Level 3 – 75/150 – 16/16 players

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 20/20 players

A few re-entered the evening flight after busting late in the day on 1b.
Saturday night always seems to be the flight where players take the game most seriously.

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 20/22 players

With a total of 81 entries so far to this month’s event, we are looking for one more runner to break the record!

 Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 18/22 players

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/25 –  19/25

Play is toughening up as we approach the last hour of play before re-entry closes._d3_8292

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 18/25 players

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 18-25 players

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 17/26 players

It’s official! With 86 entries, the official record has been broken for this little local tournament at Dragonara, and the total prize pool is €15660!

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 14/26 player

One hour to go on flight 1B.
23 players have made it through, how many will be back tomorrow from the remaining players?

Jonas Larrsson just won a massive pot, 300k+ after getting it in with the best set against another set and top two. Poker is sick, two eliminations in one hand, Larrsson with chunks, and one guy trying to bribe the TD for entry.
We love low stakes poker!!

Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 10/26 players

 8 players made it through from Day 1C, everyone will return tomorrow, Sunday 22nd at 2pm.

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, Malta, July 2018: Day 1B

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 9 players

Players up bright and early for felt based shennanigans.
We missed the exact cards in the air moment because we were sunbathing. Yeah, who ya gonna call?

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 10/10 players

The sun is shining and the players keep strolling in.

_d3_7798Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 14/14 players

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 16/16 players

The chat has moved onto sports betting and whether or not it’s a skill game. We’re not sure, but you can check out the bonuses available to sports fans on redbet.
How’s that for a smooth move brand shout-out, huh?

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 16/19 players

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 16/20 players

Another level, another re-entry. This has blown our tiny minds here to be honest, we have now 59 total entries and 3 levels of entry left in this afternoon’s flight, with another flight this evening!
This was always intended to be a small, local event for local players to enjoy some serious deepstack poker without having to sell a kidney; we are overwhelmed at the support, and wish all players the best of luck!

 Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 15/21 players

The competition heats up as such deep stacks and slow structures mean that everyone has plenty of chips to play with. 5bets pre anyone?

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 14/21 players

We are now entering the final level of entry for flight 1B.
We play until the end of Level 12 today, and registration for flight 1C opens in about 20 minutes.

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Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 13/22 players

22 the closing number on flight 1B, with a last minute entry.
What do you reckon? Enter at the last minute or enter at the start of flight 1C?
Option A followed by option B if option A goes down the wrong way?

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 8/22 players

Active last level for the players of Day 1B as they smelled the new flight starting and did not like the look of a short stack.

Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 7/22 players

Going into the last level of play there are just 7 soldiers remaining. Will they all survive? Closing chipcounts will be posted here as soon as we have them.

5 players made it through to day 2 from day 1B and will come back tomorrow, Sunday 22nd at 2pm to finish the tournament.

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, Malta, July 2018: Day 1A

Clock start at 19:33.

Starting stack 30k (15k + 15k double chance option available)
Buyin €200 – late reg until 00:30

redbetLIVE Malta Dragonara StaffLvl 1 – 25/50 – 13 players

Good start here with 13 players taking their seats at the start.
No rush to join, as the structure is pretty chill.

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 22/22 players

Up to three tables here with seats available as players keep drifting in and nobody has bust. Pretty hard to spew off 600bb though, right?

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 26/27 players

Turns out you can spew of many many blinds in a short space of time if you work at it.
With the first elimination under our belts, action continues here at Dragonara.

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 30/32 players

Numbers picking up as the sun goes down.
The casino is celebrating its 54th Anniversary so there is cake and champagne. Always nice!

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 30/32 players

_d3_7802Two bust outs who immediately evacuated to Paceville for some adult lemonades.

Lvl 6- 150/300 – 30/34 players

Couple more bustouts, couple more re-entries, business as usual here.
Late registration is open for four more levels of play until the end of level 9.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 28/35 players

Another entry in the break as the valets pop round with some snacks.

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 29/37 players

They keep coming and they keep getting knocked out… basically, that’s how poker tournaments work.
Right, there appears to be a fashion for kissing one’s opponent when you bad beat them. Let’s just nip that right in the bud, shall we?

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 28/39 players

Great turn-out for Day 1A of this event, and there are 30 minutes remaining to enter this flight.

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 27/39 players

_d3_7833Last three levels of play for Day 1A.
The casino has been handing out champagne to celebrate their anniversary. Poker players obviously took advantage, the mood is fairly jolly.

Lvl 11 -500/1000/100 – 22/39 players

Bustouts speed up as the end of day approaches.

Lvl 12 – 600/1200 – 100 – 20/39 players

Last level of the day and the remaining players will bag up their chips and return for Day 2 at 2pm on Sunday 22nd July.

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redbetLIVE at Malta Poker Festival 2018

maltapokerfestivallogoWe’re SUPER excited to be part of the Malta Poker Festival 2018!

It will be held at Portomaso Casino, Malta, November 1st-6th, 2018 with a main event buyin of €550 (€500k gtd) with a great live tournament team that are massively experienced at running tournaments of this magnitude.

We’re excited, and that excitement is spilling over into our online poker room, which you can check out HERE, where we have gone ahead and set up a satellite route for you starting at just 1c.

The first four levels of this satellite tree are in the flip format, because we know it’s not just the amount of money that keeps low stakes players away from live events, it’s also the time required to grind up to the package final!

In this structure, you can register for these tournaments and let them play whilst you sleep, or work, or play Fortnite, whatever you like!

From the €6.25 buyin stage, the “real” play begins, but the tournament tickets are designed to last for the full duration of the promotion, so you have full flexibility and control.redbetLIVE Malta Poker Festival Banner

A deposit of just €10 will give you 1000 entries to LEVEL1, and the satellites are available now in the lobby for early registration.

Players can join the satellite tree at whatever branch suits their bankroll/spare time and we look forward to meeting you in Malta in November as part of team redbetLIVE!

We will be adding to this promotion as the months continue, but we just wanted to get it started as soon as possible, so watch this space for further developments!

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MALTA POKER FESTIVAL SATELLITE ROUTE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (please scroll for other languages)

ENGLISH

  • All general terms and conditions of redbet online membership apply.
  • Package winners must have a fully verified online gaming account to process the final prize, contact support to assist with this.
  • The promotional period for redbetLIVE @ Malta Poker Festival 2018 will commence from 00:00 GMT on 22nd May 2018 and continue until 00:01 29th October 2018.
  • The Malta Poker Festival will take place in Portomaso Casino, Malta between November 1st 2018 and November 6th
  • Promotional tournament tickets outstanding after the promotional period will not be refunded, nor any cash value offered.
  • The Malta Poker Festival Final Package Includes;
    1. 1 x €550 Malta Poker Festival Main Event Entry
    2. 1 x ticket to all four event parties as hosted by organisers
    3. 5 x nights at 5* Hilton Hotel, Malta
    4. 1 x breakfast buffet per day
    5. 1 x players’ dinner buffet per day of main event play
    6. €250 (or account currency equivalent) expenses payable through VERIFIED redbet online gaming account
  • Package winners may bring a guest for the duration of their stay at a cost of €20 per night. This includes breakfast and party tickets for the guest. Please notify redbet support as soon as possible if you would like to use this option. Two people per room maximum, as per Hilton regulations. Guests that do not enter a poker tournament will not have access to the live tournament area.
  • redbetLIVE @ Malta Poker Festival 2018 packages are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Package winners agree that their full name, date of birth and email address can be shared with the organisers of The Malta Poker Festival for purposes of hotel and tournament registration.
  • Package Winners agree that their real names, aliases, locations, images or other applicable personal data can be used for promotional purposes. Package Winners further agree to be interviewed regarding their progress and results during or after a tournament and to make themselves available for promotional purposes, such as, but not limited to, media interviews, as requested by redbet staff.
  • All entrants to Malta Poker Festival 2018 will be required to sign a media release as a condition of play.
  • Package winners will be required to become a member of Portomaso Casino, Malta by using valid identification. Players who fail to comply with the venue identification rules will not have the value of the main event buyin refunded. Package winners must bring government-issued photographic identification, such as their passport, to the event.
  • Adherence to the rules of conduct of the event venue is required. Players asked to leave the venue by casino management will not have the cost of their main event buyin refunded.
  • Package Winners may be required to provide a credit card at the hotel for use of services. Redbet will not be liable for hotel expenses incurred outside those listed in 5) as part of the package.
  • Redbet players will be requested to wear redbet branding at the tables. This request may be refused, but players may not display alternative gaming or sponsorship company branding without prior, written agreement.
  • Specifics of The Malta Poker Festival from the event organisers can be found here: http://themaltapokerfestival.com/.
  • All other network rules, House Rules, TDA Tournament Rules and redbet rules apply to this promotion.
  • Arbitration of live gaming disputes will be handled by the licenced staff at the event venue according to the house rules. These will be available to players in English from the venue on request.
  • redbet reserves the right to amend or cancel all or part of this promotion at any time.

SVENSKA

1) De allmänna villkoren för redbet gäller.
2) Vinnarna måste ha ett fullständigt verifierat spelkonto för att kunna motta
det slutliga priset, kontakta support för att få hjälp med detta.
3) Kampanjperioden för RedbetLIVE @ Malta Poker Festival 2018 börjar från
00:00 GMT den 22 maj 2018 och fortsätter till 00:01 29 oktober 2018.
4) Malta Poker Festival kommer att äga rum i Portomaso Casino, Malta
mellan 1 november 2018 och 6 november 2018.
5) Turneringsbiljetter som är utestående efter det att kampanjperioden är över
kommer inte att återbetalas, och inget kontantvärde kommer heller erbjudas.
6) Malta Poker Festival Final Package Innehåller;
a. 1 x € 550 Malta Poker Festival Main Event Entry
b. 1 x biljett till alla fyra evenemangsfester som arrangeras av en arrangör
c. 5 x nätter på 5 * Hilton Hotel, Malta
d. 1 x frukostbuffé per dag
e. 1 x middagsbuffé per dag
f. € 250 (eller motsvarande kontovaluta) i utgifter som betalas via verifierat spelkonto
7) Vinnaren av paketet får bjuda med en gäst under vistelsen till en kostnad av € 20 per natt. Detta inkluderar frukost och festbiljetter till gästen. Vänligen meddela redbet support så snart som möjligt om du vill använda det här alternativet. Två personer per rum maximalt, enligt Hiltons regler. Gäster som inte deltar i någon pokerturnering har inte tillgång till live-turneringsområdet.
8) RedbetLIVE @ Malta Poker Festival 2018-paket kan inte återbetalas eller överlåtas.
9) Vinnarna av paketet godkänner att deras fullständiga namn, födelsedatum och e-postadress kan delas med arrangörerna av The Malta Poker Festival för hotell- och turneringsregistrering.
10) Vinnare av paketet godkänner att deras riktiga namn, alias, vistelse, bilder eller annan tillämplig personlig information kan användas för reklamändamål. Paketvinnare godkänner vidare att intervjuas om deras framsteg och resultat under eller efter en turnering och att göra sig tillgängliga för reklamändamål, såsom men inte begränsat till media intervjuer, som begärts av redbet personal.
11) Alla deltagare i Malta Poker Festival 2018 kommer skriva en mediarelease som ett villkor för spel.
12) Paketvinnare kommer att behöva bli medlem i Portomaso Casino, Malta genom att använda giltig identifiering. Spelare som misslyckas med att följa reglerna för platsidentifiering kommer inte att få värdet av paketet återbetalat. Paketvinnare måste ta med statligt utfärdad fotografisk identifiering, tex passet, till evenemanget.
13) Att följa reglerna för evenemanget är obligatoriskt. Spelare som ombeds att lämna casinot genom casinots ledning kommer inte att få kostnaden för deras buy-in återbetalat.
14) Vinnare av paketet kan vara skyldiga att tillhandahålla ett kreditkort på hotellet för användning av tjänster. Redbet ansvarar inte för hotellkostnader som uppkommit utanför de som anges i 5) som en del av paketet.
15) Redbet-spelare kommer att uppmanas att bära redbet merch vid borden.
Den här förfrågan kan vägras, men spelarna får inte visa alternativa varumärken för gaming eller sponsring av företag utan skriftlig överenskommelse.
16) Specifikationer för Malta Poker Festival från arrangörerna kan hittas här.
17) Alla andra nätverksregler, husregler, TDA-turneringsregler och redbet-regler gäller.
18) Eventuella dispyter kommer att hanteras av den licensierade personalen vid evenemanget enligt husreglerna. Dessa kommer att vara tillgängliga för spelare på engelska efter förfrågan.
19) Redbet förbehåller sig rätten att när som helst ändra/avbryta hela eller en del av denna kampanj

NORSK

1. Alle generelle regler og vilkår for redbet poker gjelder.
2. Vinnere må ha en fult verifisert spillkonto for å kunne motta den
siste premien, kontakt support for å få hjelp med dette.
3. Kampanjeperioden for redbetLIVE @ Malta Poker Festival 2018
starter 00:00 GMT den 22. mai 2018 og varer til 00:01 29. oktober 2018.
4. Malta Poker Festival vil være i Portomaso Casino, Malta mellom 1. – 6. november 2018.
5. Turneringsbilletter vil etter kampanjeperioden ikke kunne bli refundert.
6. Malta Poker Festival Final Package inneholder;
a. 1x €550 Malta Poker Festival Main Event Entry
b. 1x billet til alle fire eventsfester som holdes av arrangøren.
c. 5x netters opphold på 5* Hilton Hotel, Malta.
d. 1x frokostbuffé per dag
e. 1x middagsbuffé per main event-dag
f. €250 (eller tilsvarende) i utgifter som betales via verifisert redbet-konto.
7. Vinneren av pakken kan ta med en gjest under oppholdet for €20 per natt.
Dette inkluderer frokost og festbilletter for gjesten. Vennligst gi beskjed til redbet support
så snart som mulig om du vil bruke dette alternativet. Maks to personer per rom, per Hiltons regler.
Gjester som ikke deltar i pokerturneringen har ikke tilgang til live-turneringsområdet.
8. redbetLIVE @ Malta Poker Festival 2018 pakken kan ikke refunderes eller overføres.
9. Vinneren av pakken godkjenner at deres ekte navn, fødselsdato og e-postadresse blir
delt med arrangøren av The Malta Poker Festival for hotell- og turneringsregistrering.
10. Vinneren av pakken godkjenner at deres ekte navn, alias, steder, bilder eller andre
relevante personopplysninger kan brukes for reklameformål. Pakkevinneren godkjenner
videre å intervjues om deres fremgang og resultater under eller etter en turnering og gjør
seg selv tilgjengelig for reklameformål, som for eksempel intervju av redbet personal.
11. Alle deltakere i Malta Poker Festival 2018 må signere en media release som vilkår for å spille.
12. Vinneren av pakken behøver å bli medlem i Portomaso Casino, Malta ved bruk av gyldig ID.
Spillere som mislykkes med å følge reglene for identifisering vil ikke få pakkens verdi refundert.
Pakkevinner må ta med et statlig utstedt fotografisk ID, som pass, til dette eventet.
13. Å følge reglene for arrangementet er obligatorisk. Spillere som bes forlate casinoet av
casinoets styre vil ikke få refundert prisen for deres innkjøp til main event.
14. Pakkevinner kan være pålagt å gi et kredittkort til hotellet for bruk av tjenester.
redbet påtar seg ikke ansvar for hotellutgifter utenfor de som er oppført i 5) som en del av pakken.
15. redbet-spillere oppfordres til å bruke redbet-merch ved bordene. Dette er valgfritt,
men spillere kan ikke vise alternative varemerker for gaming eller sponsing uten skriftlig avtale.
16. Detaljer for The Malta Poker Festival fra arrangøren finnes her: http://themaltapokerfestival.com/.
17. Alle nettverksregler, husregler, TDA-turneringsregler
og redbets regler gjelder for denne kampanjen.
18. Eventuelle disputter vil håndteres av det lisensierte personalet ved arrangementet i henhold
til deres regler. Disse vil være tilgjengelig for spillere på engelsk etter etterspørsel.
19. redbet forbeholder seg retten til å når som helst endre eller avbryte deler av eller hele kampanjen.

SUOMEKSI

1. Kaikkia redbet online -jäsenyyden yleisiä käyttöehtoja sovelletaan.
2. Paketin voittajilla on oltava täysin vahvistettu verkkopelitili pääpalkinnon käsittelyä varten. Ota yhteys asiakaspalveluun saadaksesi apua tämän suhteen.
3. redbetLIVE @ Malta Poker Festival 2018 -kampanjajakso alkaa 22. toukokuuta 2018 klo 00.00 GMT ja päättyy 29. lokakuuta 2018 klo 00.01.
4. Malta Poker Festival järjestetään Portomaso Casinolla Maltalla 1.–6. marraskuuta 2018.
5. Kampanjan päättymisen jälkeen jäljelle jääneistä turnauslipuista ei palauteta rahoja eikä tarjota käteisvastinetta.
6. Malta Poker Festival -finaalipaketti sisältää:
a. 1 x 550 € Malta Poker Festival -päätapahtuman osallistumisen
b. 1 x lipun kaikkiin järjestäjien neljään tapahtumajuhlaan
c. 5 x yötä 5* Hilton-hotellissa Maltalla
d. 1 x aamiaisbuffet per päivä
e. 1 x pelaajien illallisbuffet per päätapahtuman pelipäivä
f. 250 € (tai vastaavan arvoinen summa toisessa valuutassa) kuluihin, joka maksetaan vahvistetun redbet-pelitilin kautta
7. Pakettien voittajat voivat ottaa vieraan mukaan majoituksen keston ajaksi hintaan 20 €/yö. Tähän sisältyvät vieraan aamiainen ja juhlaliput. Ilmoitathan redbetin asiakastukeen mahdollisimman pian, mikäli tahdot hyödyntää tätä vaihtoehtoa. Enintään kaksi ihmistä per huone sallitaan, Hiltonin sääntöjen mukaan. Vieraat, jotka eivät osallistu pokeriturnaukseen, eivät pääse kulkemaan live-turnauksen alueelle.
8. redbetLIVE @ Malta Poker Festival 2018 -paketit eivät ole lunastettavissa rahana, eikä niitä voi siirtää toiselle henkilölle.
9. Voittajat antavat suostumuksensa siihen, että heidän koko nimensä, syntymäaikansa ja sähköpostiosoitteensa voidaan jakaa Malta Poker Festival -järjestäjien kanssa hotellin ja turnauksen rekisteröintiä varten.
10. Voittajat antavat suostumuksensa siihen, että heidän oikeat nimensä, nimikerkkinsä, asuinpaikkansa, kuvansa ja muut soveltuvat henkilötiedot voidaan ottaa käyttöön markkinointitarkoituksessa. Voittajat suostuvat niin ikään haastateltaviksi suoriutumistaan ja tulostaan koskien turnauksen aikana tai sen jälkeen. He suostuvat osallistumaan markkinointitarkoituksessa esimerkiksi median haastatteluihin redbetin henkilökunnan pyynnöstä.
11. Kaikkien Malta Poker Festival 2018 -osallistujien on allekirjoitettava median vastuuvapauslomake voidakseen pelata.
12. Pakettien voittajilta vaaditaan Portomaso Casinon jäseniksi liittymistä voimassaolevaa henkilöllisyystodistusta käyttäen. Pelaajat, jotka eivät noudata tapahtumien tunnistautumista koskevia sääntöjä, eivät saa päätapahtuman sisäänoston arvoa takaisin. Pakettien voittajien tulee pitää tapahtumassa mukanaan virallista valokuvallista henkilöllisyystodistusta, kuten passia.
13. Tapahtumapaikan menettelysääntöjen noudattamista vaaditaan. Pelaajat, joita kasinon hallinto pyytää poistumaan paikalta, eivät saa päätapahtuman sisäänostoaan takaisin.
14. Paketin voittajia voidaan vaatia esittämään luottokortti hotellilla sen palvelujen käyttöä varten. Redbet ei ole vastuussa kohdassa 5) lueteltujen hotellin kulujen ulkopuolisista kuluista.
15. Redbet-pelaajia pyydetään käyttämään redbet-tuotemerkin vaatteita pelipöydissä. Tästä pyynnöstä voidaan kieltäytyä, mutta pelaajien ei tule pukeutua kilpailevien peliyhtiöiden tai sponsorien brändien vaatteisiin ilman etukäteistä kirjallista suostumusta.
16. Malta Poker Festivalin tapahtumajärjestäjien erityistiedot löytyvät täältä: http://themaltapokerfestival.com/.
17. Kaikki muut verkon säännöt, talon säännöt, TDA-turnaussäännöt ja redbetin säännöt pätevät tässä kampanjassa.
18. Lisensoitu henkilökunta huolehtii livepelien kiistojen sovittelusta tapahtumapaikalla talon sääntöjen mukaisesti. Pelaajat saavat nämä pyynnöstä tapahtumapaikalla englanniksi.
19. redbet pidättää oikeuden muuttaa tai perua tämän kampanjan osia tai koko kampanjan milloin tahansa.

DEUTSCH

1) Es gelten die allgemeinen Poker Geschäftsbedingungen
2) Die Gewinner des Pakets muss ein vollständig verifiziertes Online-Glücksspielkonto haben, damit der Finalpreis bearbeitet werden kann. Wenden Sie sich dazu an den Kundenservice.
3) Der Aktionszeitraum für redbetLIVE @ Malta Poker Festival 2018 beginnt um 00:00 Uhr WEZ am 22. Mai 2018 und läuft bis 00:01 Uhr WEZ am 29. Oktober 2018.
4) Das Malta Poker Festival findet vom 1. bis 6. November 2018 im Portomaso Casino, Malta, statt.
5) Nach Ablauf des Aktionszeitraums ausstehende Turniertickets
werden weder erstattet, noch ein Geldwert angeboten.
6) Das Malta-Poker-Festival-Final-Paket umfasst:
a.1 Eintritt zum 550 €-Malta-Poker-Festival-Haupt-Event
b.1 Ticket zu allen vier von den Veranstaltern organisierten Event-Partys
c.5 Übernachtungen im 5-Sterne-Hilton-Hotel, Malta
d.1 Frühstücksbuffet pro Tag
e.1 Abendbuffet für Spieler pro Tag, während der Teilnahme am Haupt-Event
f. 250 € (oder der entsprechende Betrag in der Kontowährung) an Auslagen,
bezahlt über das redbet-Online-Glücksspielkonto
7) Die Paketgewinner können für die Dauer ihres Aufenthalts für 20 € pro Nacht einen Gast mitbringen. Darin enthalten sind das Frühstück und die Partytickets für den Gast. Bitte benachrichtigen Sie den redbet-Support so früh wie möglich, wenn Sie diese Möglichkeit nutzen möchten. Gemäß Hilton-Regeln maximal zwei Personen pro Zimmer. Gäste nehmen an keinem Pokerturnier teil und haben keinen Zugang zum Live-Turnier-Bereich.
8) “redbetLIVE @ Malta”-Poker-Festival-2018-Pakete
sind nicht erstattungsfähig und nicht übertragbar.
9) Die Paketgewinner stimmen zu, dass ihr vollständiger Name, ihr Geburtsdatum
und ihre E-Mail-Adresse zu Zwecken der Hotel- und Turnierregistrierung an
die Veranstalter des Malta Poker Festivals weitergegeben werden dürfen.
10) Die Paketgewinner stimmen zu, dass ihre echten Namen, Aliasse, Wohnorte,
Bilder und weitere personenbezogenen Daten zu Werbezwecken verwendet werden
können. Des Weiteren stimmen die Paketgewinner zu, zu ihrem Verlauf und
Abschneiden während oder nach dem Turnier interviewt zu werden und zu von
redbet-Mitarbeitern gewünschten Werbezwecken,
wie u. a. Medien-Interviews, zur Verfügung zu stehen.
11) Alle Teilnehmer am Malta Poker Festival 2018 müssen
als Spielbedingung eine Medienmitteilung unterzeichnen.
12) Die Paketgewinner müssen unter Angabe eines gültigen Ausweises Mitglied des Portomaso Casino, Malta, werden. Spieler, die die Identifizierungsregeln des Veranstaltungsortes nicht erfüllen, haben keinen Anspruch auf Erstattung des Wertes des Main-Event-Buy-ins. Die Paketgewinner müssen einen staatlich ausgestellten Lichtbildausweis, wie einen Reisepass, zum Event mitbringen.
13) Die Verhaltensregeln des Veranstaltungsortes sind einzuhalten. Spieler, die vom Casino-Management zum Verlassen des Veranstaltungsortes aufgefordert werden, haben keinen Anspruch auf Erstattung des Main-Event-Buy-ins.
14) Die Paketgewinner müssen im Hotel möglicherweise eine Kreditkarte vorlegen, um bestimmte Dienstleistungen in Anspruch nehmen zu können. redbet übernimmt keine Hotelkosten, die über die unter 5) als Teil des Pakets aufgeführten Kosten hinausgehen.
15) redbet-Spieler werden aufgefordert, an den Tischen redbet-Branding-Artikel zu tragen. Dies kann abgelehnt werden, die Spieler dürfen ohne vorheriges schriftliches Einverständnis jedoch keine Branding-Artikel von anderen Glücksspielunternehmen oder Sponsoren tragen.
16) Details zum Malta Poker Festival von den Veranstaltern finden Sie hier: http://themaltapokerfestival.com/.
17) Für diese Aktion gelten alle anderen Netzwerkregeln,
Hausregeln, TDA-Turnierregeln und redbet-Regeln.
18) Entscheidungen zu Live-Glücksspiel-Streitfällen werden gemäß den Hausregeln von den lizenzierten Mitarbeitern am Veranstaltungsort getroffen. Diese Regeln werden den Spielern auf Anfrage vom Veranstaltungsort in englischer Sprache zur Verfügung gestellt.
19) redbet behält sich das Recht vor, diese Aktion jederzeit
teilweise oder vollständig zu überarbeiten oder zu stornieren.

redbetLIVE at Dragonara, May 2018: Day 2

31 players are coming back for Day2, and they are starting to arrive.
There will be four tables, we continue to play 9 handed and the blind levels are 45 minutes for the duration of the day.

Lvl 13 – 800/1600/200/ – 31 players – av. stack 56200

Early bath for Dario Pace Taliania as he got his short stack in pre-flop with AQ versus Mikeal Thomas’s…AQ… and the cards decided to kick Taliana in the balls and throw four clubs out there to give Thomas a flush. Yuck.

Dario Taliana eliminated in 31st place.

Igino Xuereb got caught with his fingers in the pot after a 25bb 3bet squeeze jam with 67dd. The limper had AA and no help for Igino.

True Gentleman - Igino Xuereb

True Gentleman – Igino Xuereb

Igino Xuereb eliminated in 30th place.

Mark Vella was working hard to get his chips in at the end of play last night, he even tried to blag us into dealing more hands! He nearly succeeded, as he’s so very charming.
He got it in with A9 against Alex Henry’s AK pre flop, and the K on the flop proved to be the final nail in the VellaBox.

Mark Vella eliminted in 29th place.

Lvl 14 – 1000/2000/200 – 29/31 players – av stack 66900

F G De Souza eliminated in 28th place.

Larde Victor eliminated in 27th place.

Interesting hand between David Lappin and Knut Rysstad just before the table break.

Unibet Pro Fish- David Lappin

Unibet Pro Fish- David Lappin

With four to a straight on the board by the river, Lappin looked like a man who was happy with his hand until the river flicked poop in his eye. Rysstad put him all in, and sat passively.

“You have some bluffs, but not many,” said Lappin, Rysstad just chuckled.
The clock was called on Lappin, and he gave the impression he was really undecided until the last moment.
He hand was killed by the TD and he turned over trips.
Rysstad flipped Jack high for a bluff, “I had to bluff there,” he said.
“Nice hand,” said Lappin. Did he mean that?

Micheal Edge Eliminated in 26th place.

Marek Jakub Olejnik, one of the top three players from the last redbetLIVE at Dragonara called a 3-bet jam from Alexis Wincen, and probably felt pretty good about life, as he saw Alexis’s 66 and turned over his own sexy looking KK.
KK not looking so good when the river was a six. #ScandiLuckbox

Marek Jakub Olejnik eliminated in 25th place.

Michael Zatonti eliminated in 24th place.

Lvl 15 – 1200/2400/200 – 23 players – av stack 72500

Stian W Danielsen eliminated in 23rd place.

Julien Rouquet eliminated in 22nd place.

Teemu Hietala eliminated in 21st place.

Totti Lind; Delicate Viking

Totti Lind; Delicate Viking

Totti Lind is cold, please send help and cuddles, he may not make it to the next level due to his suffering. He’s a local legend, we don’t want to lose him to frostbite (24 degrees here today).

Fabio Berti eliminated in 20th place.

Our online qualifier, Christopher Aames seems to be crushing souls after coming into Day 2 as one of the shorter stacks.
We did get the impression he is no rookie, and he seems to be proving our instinct right!

Update on Totti Lind’s temperature… his testicles are cold.
Sometimes people think the conversation at poker tables must be too highbrow… not a problem today!!

As a reminder, the UCOP: Full Throttle Poker Tournament Series starts today on redbet poker online. A great introductory series of low-stakes games for new players, or a nice set of screen fillers for experienced players involved in other tourney series today!

Jana Krcova eliminated in 19th place.

BREAK – 15 mins

day-2-chipcounts-1st-break

Lvl 16 – 1500/3000/300 – 18 players – 91.5k

Neville Grech eliminated in 18th place after he couldn’t get AK to hold against K10 all-in pre-flop.

Gaetano Caruana eliminated in 17th place.

Gaetano Caruana - He's a cool dude.

Gaetano Caruana – He’s a cool dude.

Michael Thomas eliminated in 16th place after running into Totti Lind’s KK, all in preflop with 99.

Alexis Wincen eliminated in 15th place after running 88 into Shane Dempsey’s AA preflop. No Scandi Luck for him this time, and now he has to go home and explain to Ivonne, his lady, why she won’t be getting a new couch!

Arsens Gordejevs eliminated in 14th place after running into Shane Dempsey’s AA.
Nope, not an error, Dempsey’s getting dealt rockets all over the shop… time to make comments about the luck of Irish  yet???
Dempsey now clear chip lead with 13 players remaining, sitting on a stack of over 300k.

Lvl 17 – 2000/4000/400 – 13 players – av stack 134k

 Mikael Viggander eliminated in 13th place, passing his stack to… Shane Dempsey. This can now be used as a verb – “You got Dempseyed, mate.”

Alex Henry eliminated in 12th place.

Lvl 18 – 2.5k/5k/500 – 11 players – 159k

_00a7151Domenico Tortomasi had a close shave after getting it all in pre-flop with A7 v A9 held by David Lappin.
Lappin really loved the 7 on the flop.

Tortomasi is fighting back hard as he managed to get Knut Rysstad to double him up with AA.

11 players left, and we will go hand for hand at ten.

Nielsen K Peter got unlucky and lost a race with pocket tens, all in pre flop against Totti Lind’s AK. Losing the crucial races hurts, but Nielsen managed to double the next hand with A-high so he’s got some ammo to come back with.

Nielsen eliminated in 11th place.

Tournament play now hand for hand to the final table.

Laurentiu Gabriel Urda is the short stack and he has just found AK with 7 bigs and peeled a few more chips of Knut Rysstad, whose stack is getting battered by shortstacks!

Knut Rysstad eliminated in 10th place.

FINAL TABLE!!

final-table-chipcounts

Players have had a 30 minute dinner break and now return to battle for ze monies!

Gabriel Sveden

Gabriel Sveden

Everyone is now guaranteed to leave with at least €242, which is better than a pigeon stealing your false teeth.

Lvl 19 – 3k/6k/500 – 10 players – av stack 193k

Gabriel Sveden eliminated in 9th place for €242.

Lvl 20 – 4k/8k/500 – 8 players – av stack – 218k

Laurentiu  Gabriel Urda

Laurentiu Gabriel Urda

Laurentiu  Gabriel Urda eliminated in 8th place for €401.

 Lvl 21 – 5k/10k/1k – 7 players – av stack 248k

David Lappin eliminated in 7th place for €522.

Christopher Aarnes eliminated in 6th place for €626.
Great run for Christopher as he won his ticket for this event for €15 on redbet online.

Christopher Aarnes

Christopher Aarnes

BREAK- 15 MINS

Lvl 22 – 6k/12k/1k – 5 players – av stack 348k

Shane Dempsey

Shane Dempsey

Shane Dempsey eliminated in 5th place for €835 by Sebastian Rebhan after getting it on the flop with a flush draw against Rebhan’s two pair.

Dempsey made the flush on the turn, but with the Q of clubs which just happened to give Rebhan a full house.

Lvl 23 – 8k/16k/2k – av stack 435k

The last four are in war mode.
Rebhan doubled Lind up once, and Tortomasi isn’t giving an inch.

Markus Larsson eliminated in 4th place for €1148.

Markus Larsson

Markus Larsson

 

The grind continues between the top three players.

 

Sweaty pot for Domenico Tortomasi as he opened from the button and was 3bet by Rebhan to 135k. Lind folded the big and Tortomasi insta shipped all in for 471k.

Rebhan went into “my brain is a calculator beep boop” mode and started banging on about ICM and other pokery things.
In the end, he decided it was a call, and both players flipped AQ.

“Poker is so exciting,” said Lind, we’re pretty sure he was being sarcastic.

A three heart flop looked pretty nice to Rebhan who was holding the Ace of hearts. Tortomasi taught us a couple of Italian expletives, but the dealer, Atilla, managed to dodge any further hearts and the lads chopped the pot.

Totti Lind - 3rd Place

Totti Lind – 3rd Place

Play continues 3 handed.

Lvl 24 – 10k/20k/2k – 3 players – av stack 580k

 Totti Lind eliminated in 3rd place for €1566.

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Sebastian Rebhan takes the trophy and the €3.1k top prize!

The prizes are as follows:

9th€ 242Gabriel Sveden
8th€ 401 Laurentiu  Gabriel Urda
7th€ 522 David Lappin
6th€ 626 Christopher Aarnes
5th€ 835 Shane Dempsey
4th€ 1,148 Markus Larsson
3rd€ 1,566 Totti Lind
2nd€ 2,000 Domenico Tortomasi
1st€ 3,100 Sebastian Rebhan

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