Main Event

redbetLIVE at Dragonara, Malta, February 2019: Day 2

Play will commence at 2pm on Sunday 10th February.

Seating Draw:
table-draw-day-2

Players are arriving for the 2pm start.

Blind levels are 45mins on day 2 and we start at level 13, 800/1600/100.

Lvl 13 – 800/1600/100 – 24 players – av stack 83750

Clock start 14:01.redbetlive malta dragonara paul kelly kat arnsby poker

As a side note, we’ll just point out that because this is well structured tourney, players are currently paying .5bb less per orbit in antes than they would be in a consolidated ante structure.

Quite a few players are late for the start, including chip leader, Mr Stellato.
2pm is a pretty early start here in the Med.

Big hand early on here on table 2 as Markus Larsson opened to 4k and Flavia Gledes shoved all in for 50k. Marco La Grutta tank called and then, with the usual drama and noise, Saviour Spiteri called behind.

Mark Vella

Mark Vella

Larsson did not look happy as he mucked his cards and the three way all in went to showdown. La Grutta was in a good position with AK versus Gledes’s AQ and Spiteri’s KJ. He stayed good and tripled up, eliminating Gledes and putting a dent in Spiteri’s stack.

Flavia Gledes eliminated in 24th place.

Alexsandrs Nizniks eliminated in 23rd place.

Martin Gamblin eliminated in 22nd place.

Lvl 14 – 1000/2000/200 – 21 players – av stack 96k

Jacqueline Harvey eliminated in 21st place.

Jacqueline Harvey

Jacqueline Harvey

Teemu Hietala eliminated in 20th place.

Eliminations coming thick and fast now as the shorter stacks make moves… and get obliterated…

Timely double up for Michele Montone after he shipped allin pre with A10 and won the flip versus Dieter Falzon’s pocket nines.

Per Steinar Sele eliminated in 19th place.

Play continues on two tables on this lovely, sunny afternoon.

Bouron Vincent eliminated in 18th place.

Lvl 15 – 1200/2400/200 – 17 players – av stack 125k

It’s the incremental levels that really make the difference to how fast the play feels in tournaments, and the traditional ante means players still get a .25bb discount on an orbit of play versus a consolidated ante structure, and that’s nine handed!

For players who mainly play one day turbos, this is one of the best poker tournament structures around for €200 buyin; tournament average is 50 bigs.

Marcin Trela eliminated in 17th place.

Mark Vella eliminated in 16th place.

Jacob Neilson eliminated in 15th place.

Jackie Cachia

Jackie Cachia

Jackie Cachia eliminated in 14th place.

We are getting closer to the final table, this is unusually early. There are some very strong players left in this field, so we think this will be an exciting final table.

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 16 – 1500/3000/300 – 13 players – av stack 155k

Verot Timothee eliminated in 13th place.

Totti Lind was looking good for a double against Spiteri after he got it all in with KK v Spiteri’s JJ pre flop.
Q high flop was no threat… but the jack on the turn must have hurt like a wallop in the primaries with a giant hammer.

“I folded Ace Jack,” someone immediately stated. Thanks for sharing buddy… very unlucky Totti.

Totti Lind eliminated in 12th place.

Tortomasi Domenico eliminated in 11th place.

The tournament is now played hand for hand as the final table is 9 handed.

Neville Grech open shoved his short stack with A4 diamonds and got called by Stian Danielsen from the big blind with pocket nines.

Neville Grech

Neville Grech

KK6 flop with only one diamond looked safe for Danielsen, and the third King on the turn gave him a full house.
“Here comes a King,” Danielsen joked. There was no king… but there was an Ace. FT bubble double for Grech.

Lvl 17 – 2000/4000/400 – 10 players – av stack 201k

A double up for Danielsen after getting 30k in pre with AK versus Montone’s couldn’t-fold-for-the-extra A3.
K hi run out worked for Danielsen.

Minor boot off on table 2 after one player, who shall remain nameless, was taking about action during the hand… when he wasn’t in the hand.

Words were exchanged, feelings were hurt and a two-hand penalty was issued. All the boo-boos were kissed better and the adult game of poker continues.

Stian W. Danielsen eliminated in 10th place.

We have now reached the final table. There will be short break whilst the TD does a chipcount.

final-table

Play will restart in two minutes with daragh Davey going into the final table as the chip leader and Neville Grech as a short stack with a lot of work to do!

 

 

 

 

Lvl 18 – 2500/5000/500 – 9 players – av stack 223k

Final table is underway. Only 7 players will take money, so some players are hating life right now as they try to stay out of trouble until AFTER the shortest stacks have gotten themselves into trouble.

After losing a couple of small pots, Spiteri managed to get his full 90k stack in with QQ versus Stellato’s KJ preflop.
redbetlive-1129The ladies love Spiteri and he won the pot, he was quiet when he celebrated, and definitely did not shout really loudly and laugh and point.

Bone Fide sickness happened when Stellato open shoved 40 bigs from UTG with AJ, was called by Falzon with QQ and short stack Grech with KK.
Stellato had everyone covered, and thanks to Daragh Davey we know he had 30% against the two pairs.

No help for AJ as Grech casually turned quads and trebled up. Falzon suffered a small loss, but was left with 90k after winning the side pot.

Massive three way pot with Daragh Davey covering two players allin pre flop. Davey had AK, Montone had pocket sixes and Stellato had pocket jacks.
An ace on the flop and no last minute savers for the pocket pairs means that we’re down to seven players and Davey is the overwhelming chip leader.

Michele Montone eliminated in 9th place.

Andrea Stellato eliminated in 8th place.

BREAK – 30 mins

Lvl 19 – 3000/6000/600 – 7 players – av stack 285k

 

Dieter Falzon 7th place - €482

Dieter Falzon 7th place – €482

Dieter Falzon came back from the break and found an A on the button. He ripped 30 bigs into Davey on the big blind who woke up with pocket tens, snapped him off and sent him packing.

“You are running well, Sir,” Falzon said as he shook Davey’s hand.

Dieter Falzon eliminated in 7th place for €482.

Spiteri ran A9 into the AK of markus Larsson, all the chips went in on the ace high flop.

Spiteri called for a nine, begged for it, but it never came.

“That’s how you ladder!” shouted Grech as Spiteri walked away.

Saviour Spiteri eliminated in 6th place for €724.

Hougaard found himself in a bit of a mess after shoving his short stack allin pre with 86 of diamonds.
Larsson probably thought he was in good shape with pocket kings against eight high… but on this occasion a flopped flush draw turned into a flush for Hougaard by the river and he doubled up.

Play continues 5 handed.

Lvl 20 – 4000/8000/1000 – 5 players – av stack 402k

Hourgaard’s stack took a slapping when he couldn’t make pocket kings survive the A high gauntlet, and then the change was lost with 79 v A9.

Kresten Hougaard 5th place - €1085

Kresten Hougaard 5th place – €1085

Kresten Hougaard eliminated in 5th place for €1085.

Lvl 21 – 5k/10k/1k – 4 players – 502k

The four remaining players battle it out. They are all strong players and no-one is giving an inch.
They are 50 bigs deep average so this may take a while.

There are a lot of small pots being won and lost, with very few rivers being seen.
We have learned that if you eat a chocolate dessert next to Daragh Davey, he does a convincing impression of a starving street cat. Lols to sharing, obviously.

Grech found A7s on the button with 10 bigs and got it in. Unfortunately for him, Davey found AQ on the big blind.

Neville Grech - 4th place -€1347

Neville Grech – 4th place -€1347

Neville Grech eliminated in 4th place for €1327.

We have also lost Marco La Grutta… so quickly after Neville we missed the hand!

(update – he shipped A5 and Davey found a pair of nines that managed to hold.

Marco La Grutta - 3rd place - €1809

Marco La Grutta – 3rd place – €1809

Marco La Grutta eliminated in 3rd place for €1809.

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 22 – 6k/12k/1k – headsup – av stack 1milly

Heads up play will begin with Davey as the chip leader.

Current stacks are Larsson with around 350k and Davey with the rest, but Larsson isn’t rolling over yet, taking the opportunity to 3-bet Davey’s last button open and getting a fold.

It’s back and forth here with the lads sniping at each other with pots small pots being won alternately. Larsson definitely isn’t giving this up easy.

Markus Larsson - 2nd place - €2412

Markus Larsson – 2nd place – €2412

Davey opened and was called to see 623 flop all spades. Larsson bet and was called, the turn was the K of spades.
Larsson tanked for a while before jamming all in for just under 300k into 1ook. Davey muttered soemething a bit grumpy sounding, but largely unintelligible before calling.

Larsson had a flopped Jack flush, but Davey turned the Q high flush and so it was game over.

Markus Larsson eliminated in 2nd place for €2412.

Daragh Davey IS THE WINNER for €4221.

NEXT REDBETLIVE AT DRAGONARA €200 BUYIN €10k GTD IS 5TH-7TH APRIL 2019

Daragh Davey - WINNER - €4221

Daragh Davey – WINNER – €4221

7th€ 482 Dieter Falzon
6th€ 724 Saviour Spiteri
5th€ 1,085 Kresten Hougaard
4th€ 1,327 Neville Grech
3rd€ 1,809 Marco La Grutta
2nd€ 2,412 Markus Larsson
1st€ 4,221 Daragh Davey
€ 12,060

All event photographs can be found at: https://josephhallphotography.pixieset.com/g/redbetlive/

Why redbetLIVE Local Events Are Sticking With Traditional Antes

Okay, before I get into the meat and prepare to take cover against the expected backlash, I’ll just pop up the dates for redbetLIVE @ Dragonara, Malta 2019.

8th-10th February
5th-7th April
21st-23rd June
13th-15th Sept
20th-22nd Dec

We may sneak in another cheeky event, but we don’t want to step on any toes of the two operators running the big events here in the autumn (BoM and MPF).
redbetLIVE will suppport both those events, and, as ever I’m super excited about the poker to be played in Malta 2019.

Now, on to the main feature…

The tournament director of Dragonara (Paul Kelly) and I have officially decided that we will continue using the traditional ante structure instead of either consolidated ante structure for redbetLIVE @ Dragonara in 2019.

Between us we have almost 30 years of live tournament experience

Between us we have almost 30 years of live tournament experience

Okay, okay! Before you kick off, here is a few of our reasons, in no particular order of importance, they are all equal as far as we are concerned:

1) there’s a lot of unnecessary messing about with whether the ante or the bb is posted first in a consolidated ante structure where a short stack is in the ante position. Is it fair? He can only win his ante! Oh no!
This is exactly why we like the traditional ante- everyone puts the same, and even if a player has 1x ante, he can still win chips and begin a spin. Even the best players and tournament directors in the world cannot agree on which order this should be, so until they do, traditional ante looks better to us in this respect!

Some graphics from Willie Elliot help explain this problem (content creator for major brands PokerStars and Unibet):
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2) in addition to the messing about, there is a serious question of game integrity. It’s nitty, but it’s there. The short version is that a consolidated ante is essentially the act of “lending” the other players at the table their ante in that hand. They repay the debt when it is their turn to ante… unless they don’t have enough chips.
Whenever a question of game integrity is raised, but not answered, I get very nervous. Call me hysterical, I don’t care; one of my favourite things about poker is that it’s a great leveler, only skill gives a player an advantage at any time. I don’t want to mess with that truth, however marginally.

3) long term winning player and maths master, Allen Kessler, is against consolidated antes. He claims that it’s fine early on when everyone has 500bbs, but in the later stages it is detrimental to the ICM position of smaller stacks. Frankly, we don’t know how to do the maths to prove or disprove this, but if Kessler talks, we listen.

There is actually time for naps in our structure, so the game speed does not need to be such a worry

There is actually time for naps in our structure, so the game speed does not need to be such a worry

4) traditional antes just “feel” fairer. There are probably a million ways to show how this is nothing more than a human perception, but sometimes “feel” is important.
If there are nine players at a table, there should be 9x antes in. Easy game.
Playing short-handed with a consolidated ante you’re gonna get less or more, depending on what number of players the TD decides to drop the consolidated ante to 50%- just seems crazy to us!

5) perhaps some tournament structures need to recoup every second because they are shallow and turbo. redbetLIVE @ Dragonara is a fantastic, deep and slow structure. There’s no need to panic about time.
In 15 events over the last two years, the tournament average has barely dropped below 30BBs at any time. If your tournaments are so massively impacted by a few seconds delay for a traditional ante… maybe your structure is just a bit crappy to start with?
The redbetLIVE Local structure is SO good, that when we looked at what it would have to be to accommodate the benefits of a consolidated ante (namely getting rid of the damn 25 point chips) we would actually end up with a WORSE structure! For eg, the 100/200 to 100/200/25 level would be eliminated… that’s 30 mins lost right there!

6) we will commit to ensure the dealers are on the ball and ask for the ante every hand. We will also ask players not to put in 16x 25 point chips for their big blind of 400 and then ask for change from a 500 chip next hand. If dealers and players don’t mess about, there’s no need for the traditional ante to be a problem within a decently structured tournament.

 

We hope you all understand our reasons, and that you will still play the events.
We have VERY carefully considered this point, and I estimate the time spent discussing with Paul runs into around four hours! We absolutely DO NOT take going against the grain lightly.

Sometimes it’s important to have the courage of one’s convictions, stick to what you believe in, even if it’s against the fashion.
Perhaps something will happen in the future that changes our attitude towards this topic, but for 2019, redbetLIVE Local events are sticking to the old ways, because all things considered, we think it’s best for our particular tournament.

I look forward to discussing this with you all at the events!

 

SOURCES:

https://www.pokernews.com/news/2018/01/big-blind-antes-pros-cons-29848.htm

https://www.uspoker.com/blog/big-blind-ante-first-debate-matters/22325/

https://calvinayre.com/2018/03/28/poker/big-blind-ante-taking-poker-world/

https://www.cardplayer.com/cardplayer-poker-magazines/66379-card-player-poker-tour-bestbet-jacksonville-31-8/articles/23353-the-case-for-the-big-blind-ante

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/65/tournament-events/bb-ante-structure-amp-related-late-table-inequity-1706326/

https://www.cardschat.com/news/big-blind-ante-goes-mainstream-in-2018-format-appears-here-to-stay-71765

Goodbye 2018!

This time of year is usually pretty exhausting… assuming you’re an adult, obviously! Kids are having a great time right now.

Sometimes I do feel like a bit of a kid, I work in the gaming industry, and not in one of the serious jobs like legal or compliance.
I get to play and market my favourite game in the world… THE POKERS!!

The Microgaming Poker Network (MPN) is settling into its new software followng launch on redbet in September; no-one’s pretending there aren’t bugs, we’re not blind, but I can see the work they are doing, and I’m excited for 2019 in that respect.
Alex Scott is the boss of MPN, and he and his team are very committed, and are pushed and nagged by the various brand managers on the network.

Fireworks at a redbetLIVE event in Malta.

Fireworks at a redbetLIVE event in Malta.

We don’t think we always get it right, but we absolutely know we care about getting it right.

If you want to get involved in the discussion you can go to the MPN thread on 2+2 and talk directly to the head of poker (Alex), the online poker room manager (Peter) and the live poker tour manager (Richard); they all  go on there regularly and answer questions.

MPN don’t hire shills and hide behind them, they take it on the chin themselves.

There’s quite a lot going on on redbet and the network to end 2018 and see in 2019.

On 30th December there will be the €50k gtd BLOWOUT tournament and satellites are already running from 10c.
At the same time the Merry Missions promotion is running, which means you can play to win from the Missions and also qualify for BLOWOUT tournament.

The live tour arm of Microgaming poker will be in Tallinn, Estonia, 24th-27th January.
Tallinn is an amazing city, and I recommend anyone should visit; it’s one of those places where you’ll never be bored if you bust the poker!merry-missions-campaign-1200x628

I can’t go myself, because I’ll be in Blackpool with the BLUFFEurope writers’ team at the APAT Team Championships; we’re trying to better our points score from last year… which was a healthy ZERO POINTS!!
If you are planning Tallinn, make sure to buy some thermals, because in January, it will be a winter wonderland.

As ever, if you have any questions, or just wanna moan about bad beats, you can hit me up directly on Facebook as Kat Redbet or on Twitter as Redbet Kat!

I wish you all a joyful festive season, and hope you get some new year rungood!

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, November 2018: Day2

Play will start here at 14:00.

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

29 players will start the day and the seating draw:

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

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

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

Mikael Thomas

Mikael Thomas

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

Christian Johansen eliminated in 29th place.

Marek Olejnik eliminated in 28th place.

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

Kitai No Boei eliminated in 27th place.

Artur Okon eliminated in 26th place.

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

Daniel Clemente eliminated in 25th place.

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

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

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

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

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

Claudio Fagone eliminated in 22nd place.

Simone Saracino eliminated in 21st place.

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

Domenico Speranza eliminated in 20th place.

Alesio Bergamo eliminated in 19th place.

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

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

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

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

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

Totti Lind eliminated in 18th place.

BREAK – 15mins

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

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

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

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

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

Somer Venelderson eliminated in 16th place.

Salvatore Ritavaro eliminated in 15th place.

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

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

Micheal Edge eliminated in 14th place.

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

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

Daily Quads for Vrijburg and the rail for Larsson.

BREAK – 30 mins

Players are now on a 30 minute dinner break.

Chip counts of the remaining 11 players

11-remaining-counts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deep structure + Players who know ICM = long bubble

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

Players are taking a five minute break before continuing.

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

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

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

BREAK – 15 mins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Schembri eliminated in 8th place for €360.

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

Neville Grech eliminated in 7th place for €620.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeffrey Malia eliminated in 5th place for €1100.

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

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

The very next hand Beretti takes the double from Berman.

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

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

Mikael Thomas eliminated in 4th place for €1550.

BREAK – 15 mins

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Berman

Mark Berman

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

 

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, November 2018: Day 1B

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 6/6 players

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

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 14/14 players

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

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 15/15 players

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

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 18/18 players

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

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 17/19

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

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

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 18/20 players

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

BREAK – 15 minsredbet live poker dragonara malta november 2018

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 17/21 players

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

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 17/21 players

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

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 17/22 players

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

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 16/25 players

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

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 13/25 players

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

Lvl 12 – 600/1200 – 12/25 players

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

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

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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

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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 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.