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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 2

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:

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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.

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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€ 1,044Mikael Thomas
4th€ 1,253 Raymond Galea
3rd€ 1,566 Dieter Falzon
2nd€ 2,192 €2500 Kamil Skawinski
1st€ 3,236 €2928 Vincent Bignaley

 

 

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, 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

final-table

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

christa-liverhall

 ..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 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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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, May 2018: Day 1B

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 5/5 players

Clock started at 14:01 with five players. The afternoon flight is always slow to start, but we’ve never had less than two tables in an afternoon flight.
The weather is beautiful today, so we can see why people want to squeeze in a bit  of sun before the come along!

Lvl 2 50/100 – 7/7 players

The players are creeping in.
Some computer issues with the media today, but it’s fine, laptop thrown in the sea and we’re going to live on a deserted island where technology cannot find us.

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 8/8 players

Knut Rysstad redbetLIVE Malta May 2018TD Paul has just had to make what he described as a difficult ruling.
A player stated 700 when the intent was 7000, facing a 1200 bet when the big blind was 100. Paul decreed the raise would be minimum, as the amount stated was not enough for a raise.
We 100% support the ruling here. Paul finds it difficult, because he has great respect for the player in question.
It shows that a good TD would rule against his own mother if it was the right rule, and sometimes it is hard to swallow.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 9/9 players

One unfortunate bustout, after all the money went in on the turn after Igino hit trips with Q8 on 6828.
Dario Pace Taliana came from behind with QQ, but the river gifted him the case Queen for a better boat and he scooped a massive pot.

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 9/11 players

Gross hand here between Shane Dempsey and Rudolf Gun after Dempsey opened UTG and it passed to Gun on the button.
Gun raised to 2k and Dario Pace Taliana called from the small blind; Dempsey also called.

The flop was J high, all diamonds, and it checked to Gun who bet 3k.
Taliana passed and Dempsey raised to 7.5k. Gun asked how much Dempsey was playing and when the answer came 20k, Gun raised all in.
Dempsey snapped it and turned over KJ with the Kd.

Lina Teuma and Rudolf Gun

Lina Teuma and Rudolf Gun

Gun flipped AJ with the Ace of diamonds… “I’m in bad shape here” said Dempsey… no sh*t, dood!

90% equity wasn’t enough for Gun as the turn showed itself as the King of clubs and the dealer couldn’t find a cheeky diamond on the river.
Gun took it well, a mere moment of poker pain flickering across his face before he regained composure.

Gun had Dempsey well covered, so we continue 9 handed.

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 9/11 players

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50

Very relaxed vibe here as we cruise into the last 3 levels of entry for flight 1b.
Flight 1c starts at 19:30.

Dario Pace Taliana

Dario Pace Taliana

Lvl  8 – 250/500/50 – 9/11 players

 Taliana is back to starting stack, but, in his words “that’s okay, cos I gave them to Jackie”.
Such a friendly game!

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 9/12 players

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 9/12 players

Last three levels of entry for day 1b and Day 1c is is about to start with players already registered.
You can join 1b with 35 bigs  or Day 1c with 600 bigs, your call.
Or do the former, followed by the latter, the choices are endless.

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 9/12 players

9 players hanging on now… will they all make it to Day 2?

Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 7/12 players

No, they won’t.
Down to 7 in this flight as we enter the last level of Day 1.
Flight 1C is well under way with 16 players seated.

day-1b-qualifiers

Day 2 starts 2pm Sunday 6th May

redbetLIVE at Dragonara, Malta: March 2018 Day 2

Lvl 13 – 800/1600/100 – 31 players – av stack 79335

31 players have rocked up for Day 2 of this event and there’s a cheeky little €4.4k for the winner, so it’ll be a mildly profitable Sunday for somebody!

The sun is shining, the sea is blue. Let’s do this.

_00a1304First elimination of the day is Phil Pearson after opened late positon with QJs, the button called.
They went heads up to a QJ9 flop, Pearson checks and Ericksson bet 8k and Pearson calls. Turn was a 9.
Pearson leads the turn of 13k and was called. The river showed as a six and Pearson check calls Ericksson’s river shove and then cuddled the rail because Ericksson had pocket sixes and had rivered a boat.

Ciao Phil, we still luv ya.

Patrik Nilsson eliminated in 30th place.

Ellie Biessek eliminated in 29th place.

Alexis Wincen eliminated in 28th place.

Claudio Di Bella eliminated in 27th place

Trond Bergland eliminated in 26th place.

Lvl 14 – 1000/2000/200 – 25 players – average stack 98400

The early elimination are happening fast, as the short stacks make their move and sometimes fail._d3_1737

One player we can see taking names and making laws early on is Jackie Cachia. She looks like she’ll give you a hug, and she probably will, but dayyyyym she’ll have your stack off you straight afterwards!

Markus Larsson eliminated in 25th place.

Things are slowing down here, and the average stack is around 50 big blinds, so there is not too much pressure from the blind structure at this stage.

Lvl 15 – 1200/2400/200 – 24 players – av stack 102500

Mark Anthony Vella eliminated in 24th place.

Durepaire Julien eliminated in 23rd place.

Dirk Oetzmann eliminated in 22nd place.

BREAK – 15 mins

_d3_1790Lvl 16 – 1500/3000/300 – 21 players – 117000

The balcony at Dragonara is lovely in the poker tournament breaks, catch a few rays before heading back to the table!

Day 2 at these events have long playing sessions of 2hrs 15 mins between breaks, which can be tough on the brain, so it’s nice to be able to pop outside for a few minutes and clear the dust!

Konrad Abela eliminated in 21st place.

Stian W Danielsen eliminated inn 20th place.

Mickael Thomas eliminated in 19th place.

Lvl 17 – 2000/4000/400 – 18 players – av stack 137k

Kristoff Van Der Stichel eliminated in 18th place._00a1462

Raphael Toledo eliminated in 17th place.

Anna Colley eliminated in 16th place.

Guilio Spampinato eliminated in 15th place.

Lvl 18 – 2500/5000/500 – 14 players – av stack 189k

Igino Xuereb eliminated in 14th place. He told us this is his favourite regular tourney in Malta because he can chill out and not worry about the blinds being too aggressive.

Lina Teuma eliminated in 13th place.

prizesIt’s getting serious now as 9 players get paid. The players are working hard, but they will be rewarded with a 30 min dinner break at the end of this level,  so at least they can grab some food and regroup their mental faculties, because it’s getting very close to the 9 handed final table and the bubble.

The total prize pool is €14760.

Kamil Suwata eliminated in 12th place

BREAK – 30 mins

Chip counts on the dinner break:

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Lvl 19 – 3k/6k/500 – 11 players – av stack 224k

The game is toughening up now, with just two more eliminations until the final table and the dollar.

The €30 buyin side event has just started with the €1000 gtd prizepool. 11 players are seated!

Charlie Eriksson eliminated in 11th place.

We are now on the final table and money bubble.

_00a1623The bubble has burst and it was Jackie Cachia after she couldn’t manage to win a flip against Michael Edge. Her sixes were slapped by the A high flop and it never got any better. She’s running pretty bad at the moment, fingers crossed it ends soon, Poker Mamma!

All remaining players are now in the money and guaranteed at least €295.

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Lvl 20 – 4k/8k/500 –  9 players – av stack 273k – next payout €295 

Knut Rysstad is the runaway chip leader and he’s crushing souls. He and Michael Edge have been on the same table for hours and bickering with chips all afternoon.

Knut Rysstad

Knut Rysstad

They’ve swapped seats in the final draw, meaning Edge now has position on Rysstad, but Rysstad’s stack is intimidating enough without him making clicky oop preflop 4bets and monster bluffing turns and showing his A highs.

All eight other players are having an ICM nightmare right now. Good luck folks, honestly, rather you than me at this point!

Mark Thorne made a charge at Rysstad’s stack, calling all-in preflop f0r 150k to flip with AQ against Rysstad’s pocket Jacks, and he managed to dent the paintwork when the river pinged out a queen, jacking Rysstad’s pair into the muck.

Kenneth Ciantar eliminated in 9th place for €295.

Tomass Pudar eliminated in 8th place for €295.

Lvl 21 – 5k/10k/1k – 7 players – av stack 351k

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 22 – 6k/12k/1k – 6 players – av stack 410k

Francesco Castellamn eliminated just before the break by Marek Olejnik and takes home €590.

Dieter Falzon has just peeled a cheeky double up from Michael Edge when his AK all in short stack shove pre flop  held against QJ.

Mark Thorne eliminated in 6th place for €886.

_00a1660Thomas Brezinskfish is having the roller coaster ride of craziness as he dropped to less than 2 big blinds after complicated pre-flop action got him allin aipf with AK against fellow Pole, Marek Olejnik holding KK.
Some how, The Brezinskfish has somehow ducked and dodged and sneaked his way back to 250k. He said “I need to invoke the power of the luckbox” and did a very silly dance. Maybe this is the science behind winning at poker.

Dieter Falzon eliminated in 5th place for €1328. If it wasn’t bad enough that he lost with KK all in pre flop after the chip leader, still Knut Rysstad, found AA behind him, poor old Dieter had to be subjected to more dancing from The Brezinskfish.
It’s enough to ensure tilt for life.

Thomas Brezinskfish has just been eliminated by Knut Rysstad after finding a spot pre with A9 and getting called by QQ. Thomas takes home €1771.

Lvl 23 – 8k/16k/2k  –  3 players – av stack 820k

Marek Olejnik is currently the short stack and is doing a good job of keeping his head down, the two larger stacks are desperate to get him, but he is putting up a fight!

Marek Olejnik

Marek Olejnik

Olejnik has just doubled with Aces… this game is BACK on three handed.

The players took a short break and have come back ready for action.

“No more friendly,” says Knut Rysstad, as he strokes his ‘50% of the chips in play’ stack.

Lvl 24 – 10k/20k/2k – 3 players

The three remaining players are having quite a lot of banter, and the atmosphere is good, but they are clearly keen to get eachother’s chips.
Rysstad is still the chipleader, but he can’t seem to get the custom he needs as he’s found himself with two walks with pocket Aces!

Lvl 25 – 15k/30k/3k – 3 players

The game continues, and to give you an idea of the vibe, Olejnik doubled up against Rysstad and Edge immediately said “F**king hell, Marek, when will you go away?” and everybody laughed, including Marek!

And we have a winner!

In short succession, Rysstad eliminated Michael Edge when his Q9 out ran Edge’s A7 and then Marek Olejnik after Olejnik 3bet shoved KQ preflop and Rysstad called with A3 and held for the trophy and the €4.4k top prize.

The next event at Dragonara is 4th-6th May 2018, see ya there!

Knut Rysstad - Winner March 2018

Knut Rysstad – Winner March 2018

redbetLIVE at Dragonara, Malta: Event #6 Day 1C

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 7/7 players

_00a8398Clock starts bang on time with 7 players.

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 9/9 players

Field is growing with a couple of lurkers close by.

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 13/13 players

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 13/13 players

Players return to their seats after a leisurely break.

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 15/15 players

Players still joining us, and why not, late reg is open here until midnight.

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 16/16 players

Despite the gentle structure, it’s still been unusual in these events to reach level 6 with no bustouts!
Will everyone make it through to day 2??? Probably not. There’s 7 levels of play left._00a8507

Late reg open for two more hours, come down and join us!

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 16/17 players

All is calm again after a minor dispute about a potential angle shoot.
Having looked at the situation from all angles, and seen no benefit for either player involved based on any of the action that took place, we say no angle-shooting happened.
We love a bit of drama though, petticoats knee-high, ladies!

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 18/19 players

_00a8570Nice and peaceful here as the blinds go up. The cannoli have come out; and what is life if one cannot consume high sugar and fat content snacks late at night among poker playing friends.
Excuse us. We need to eat cannoli. It’s so creamy.

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 19/21 players

Couple of late entries and a re-entry later and there’s magically three tables with 30 mins of late reg left.
Register now and play with 50 big blinds.

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 19/22 players

Last minute stealth entry in the break brings the total entries for this tournament to 60 players and a prizepool of €10800.
14 players are confirmed in Day 2 so far, and the remaining players from Day 1C are still battling to see who can stay alive and join the final fourteen tomorrow.

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 17/22 players

Two levels to go. At the moment more players remain in Day 1C than have made it through already!_00a8578

Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 13/22 players

We’ve made it to the last level of the day with 13 remaining, potentially almost doubling the field tomorrow. However, there are a couple of short stacks knocking about, so 30 minutes of play can feel like a long time for some.

11 players made it through to Day 2 from Day 1C:

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara: Event 2 Day 1B

Despite the election, players are slowly dribbling in, and although clock start will be slightly delayed, we will definitely be dealing Day 1B!

Only 10 players made it through from yesterday, with an average stack of 78k… so Day 2 is looking profitable so far!

Lvl 1 25/50 – 5 players

Clock started at 13:15 with five players. Cards are in the air, where are you?

Lvl 2 50/100 – 5 players

_00a3975All the seated players are tournament regulars and are playing a thinking man’s game.

Lvl 3 75/150 – 9 players

The best bit about this flight so far is that every time TD Paul Kelly makes an attempt to walk to the balcony and have a cigarette, a player turns up to register; the local players are basically supporting the cardroom supervisor in a drive to a healthy and long life!
There is now a full tournament table (as we play 9-handed) and the cash table dealer is waiting for action.

The windows are open, the sun’s streaming in and there’s a potential overlay in this tournament! What more could a poker player want on a Saturday afternoon?

Er… someone’s already registered for flight 1C… maybe there won’t be an overlay? A tournament organiser’s dream!
That said, if we donate a few bob to the local poker community, it won’t hurt too much! #PaintTheTownRed

BREAK 15 mins

Lvl 4 100/200 – 9/10 players remaining

redbetLIVE at Dragonara

redbetLIVE at Dragonara

One re-entry in the bag! Seems reasonable, given the potential value.

Lvl 5 100/200/25 – 8/10 players remaining

There’s a really pleasant, calm afternoon atmosphere here at Dragonara. There seems to be as much pleasant conversation as poker.

There are still just over 2 hrs of registration left and joining now would mean that you have 150big blinds at your disposal with a 30k starting stack.
Alternatively you could keep 15k in the bank and try and spin up half your stack, only adding the rest if you need or want to. Such is the beauty of the double-chance format!

Lvl 6 150/300/25 – 8/10 players remaining

The talk is mainly about poker, with hot topics being Sviten Special and the many ways in which PLO8 (Pot Limit Omaha High/Low- available now on redbet poker online at a variety of stakes, starting from just €2 sitdown *pimp my site wink*.)

The busiest players at the moment are Conrad Abela and Sebastian Dominik who are often battling aggressively, although post play action is supper friendly._00a4100
Abela check-raised a full house on the flop after Dominik continued his post flop aggression in position. After Dominik folded, Abela showed him the hand, and Dominik was quick to compliment Abela on a “nice turn bet” in a previous pot that Abela won.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 8/12 players remaining

We’ve had 9 unique entries and 3 re-entries. The players here this afternoon are experienced players, and they definitely smell the scent of value as the re-enter, but in the break we were chatting with a couple of the local regulars and they agree that this is a well-structured event for the buyin, with a great atmosphere!

Still time to join us, with 90 mins of entry remaining.

Lvl8 – 250/500/50 – 9/13 players remaining

Despite the fact that there are not many players, there is so much play  in this tournament, that everyone still has at least 40 bigs.
There is more aggression, probably due to players realising that their re-entry opportunity is slipping away, as well as the fact the have been playing a close game with eachother for more than 2 hours now.

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50- 9/14 players remaining

Two eliminations and a re-entry in the last level after a sick hand that went four ways to the flop.
Lars Larsson opened UTG and was 3bet by Kristian Hageich to 3100.

Lars Larsson

Lars Larsson

Charlo Azzopardi called from MP and Sebastian Dominik called from the big blind which kept Larsson in.
The Ac5c3c flop was checked by Dominik and Larsson and Hageich bet out, Azzpoardi called and then Dominik shoved all in for around 16k. Larsson re-shoved for 25k and Hagiech tank folded, with Azzopardi quickly calling.
Dominik turned A5os for two pair, Larsson showed 9c10 clubs, but Azzopardi turned Q8c to win a massive pot.

BREAK 15 mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 7/14 players remaining

Entries now closed on Day1B, with three more levels of play to go.
There is a plan in case they play down to three players, but that will be stated if and when it’s necessary.

There are already two entries for tonight’s flight.

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 6/14 players remaining

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Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 6/14 players remaining

With just 25 mins left of Day 1B left the players are grinding it out to make Day2. With average stack for Day1B currently standing at 70k, they are not far behind the average of qualifiers from Day1A, which was a 78k average over 10 players.

If one player is unfortunate and busts at the last minute, they can enter flight 1C, on which the clock is just about to start.

Play closed on Day 1B

Four players survived Day1B, making the current Day2 average 79k:

HagevikKristian232000
AbelaConrad85200
BentoDiogo82400
LarssonMarkus56400

Day 2 play commences on Lvl 13/800/1600/100 at 1pm on Sunday 4th June.

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