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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, November 2018: Day2

Play will start here at 14:00.

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

29 players will start the day and the seating draw:

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

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

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

Mikael Thomas

Mikael Thomas

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

Christian Johansen eliminated in 29th place.

Marek Olejnik eliminated in 28th place.

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

Kitai No Boei eliminated in 27th place.

Artur Okon eliminated in 26th place.

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

Daniel Clemente eliminated in 25th place.

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

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

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

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

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

Claudio Fagone eliminated in 22nd place.

Simone Saracino eliminated in 21st place.

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

Domenico Speranza eliminated in 20th place.

Alesio Bergamo eliminated in 19th place.

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

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

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

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

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

Totti Lind eliminated in 18th place.

BREAK – 15mins

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

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

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

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

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

Somer Venelderson eliminated in 16th place.

Salvatore Ritavaro eliminated in 15th place.

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

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

Micheal Edge eliminated in 14th place.

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

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

Daily Quads for Vrijburg and the rail for Larsson.

BREAK – 30 mins

Players are now on a 30 minute dinner break.

Chip counts of the remaining 11 players

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deep structure + Players who know ICM = long bubble

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

Players are taking a five minute break before continuing.

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

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

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

BREAK – 15 mins

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Schembri eliminated in 8th place for €360.

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

Neville Grech eliminated in 7th place for €620.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jeffrey Malia eliminated in 5th place for €1100.

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

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

The very next hand Beretti takes the double from Berman.

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

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

Mikael Thomas eliminated in 4th place for €1550.

BREAK – 15 mins

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Berman

Mark Berman

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

 

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, November 2018: Day1C

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

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

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

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 7/7 players

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

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 12/13 players

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

BREAK – 15 mins

_d3_9755Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 16/17 players

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

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

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 19/21 players

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

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 19/21 players

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

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Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 20/24 players

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

Lvl 8 – 200/400/50 – 21/25 players

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 18/26 players

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

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

BREAK – 15 mins_d3_9775

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 17/27 entrants

Into the last three levels of the day.

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 17/27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara, November 2018: Day 1B

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 6/6 players

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

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 14/14 players

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

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 15/15 players

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

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 18/18 players

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

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 17/19

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

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

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 18/20 players

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

BREAK – 15 minsredbet live poker dragonara malta november 2018

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 17/21 players

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

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 17/21 players

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

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 17/22 players

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

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 16/25 players

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

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 13/25 players

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

Lvl 12 – 600/1200 – 12/25 players

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

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

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redbetLIVE at Dragonara: November 2018

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

LET’S GO MALTA POKER!!

Lvl 1 – 25/50 – 11/11 players

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

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 15/16 players

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

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 15/16 players

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

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 15/16 players

Sascha and Tomasz lolling

Sascha and Tomasz lolling

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

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 15/16 players

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

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

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

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

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

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 13/17 players

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

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 14/18 players

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 15/19 players

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

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 14/20 players

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

 Lvl11 – 500/1000/100 – 13/20 players

Lvl12 – 600/1200/100 – 10/20 players

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

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

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

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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

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

Level 1 – 25/50 – 9 players

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

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 10/10 playersa6

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

Lvl 3 – 75/150 – 13/14 player

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

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 15/16 players

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

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 15/16  players

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

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 15/16 players

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

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 16/18 players

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

 Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 15/18 players

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

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

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

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 12/19 players

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

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 11/19 players

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

Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 8/19 players

The last blast is on.

UCOP: €1 MILLY GTD Tournament Series on redbet

The Universal Championship of Poker is back on redbet and it’s bigger and badder than ever with €1million of gtd prizepools across the series.

As is traditional with UCOP, there is extra value for players in the form of a leaderboard; grinding this series could see you net a wedge of prizes, including live event packages and cold, hard cash.

The UCOP tournaments can be viewed in the poker client, and satellites to larger buyin events are running NOW!

The full schedule for UCOP is here: https://mpn.poker/promotions/universal-championship-of-poker/

As an extra for low-stakes players, there is a freeroll on Sunday 23rd September for everyone who plays at least 10 satellites to higher buyin UCOP events.

You can check out the prizes and the leaderboard point scoring formulas below, along with the promotional terms and conditions.

Contact Kat Redbet on Facebook if you have any queries, otherwise, see you at the tables!

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UCOP Terms And Conditions

  • All terms and conditions of redbet membership apply to this promotion.
  • All times stated are GMT.
  • Promotion begins at 00:01 on 9th September 2018 and runs until 23:59 on September 23rd
  • This promotion is open to all players over the age of 18 who are registered for real money play and reside within a jurisdiction where play on redbet is authorised.
  • Leaderboard points, bonus points and prizes are detailed (Link to redbetlive.com)
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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

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

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

Christa Liverhall eliminated in 9th place for €313.

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

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

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

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

 

Mr Squiggle

Manuel Lopez

Manuel Lopez

Manuel Lopez eliminated in 7th place for €626.

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

They play onwards, 40 blinds deep.

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

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

Victor Feu eliminated in 6th place for €940.

Chipcounts at the break:

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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 Dragonara, Malta, July 2018: Day 1C

Lvl 1 – 25/50/ – 8/8 players

Clock start at 19:35 with 8 players.

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

Lvl 2 – 50/100 – 12/12 players

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

_d3_8095Level 3 – 75/150 – 16/16 players

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 4 – 100/200 – 20/20 players

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

Lvl 5 – 100/200/25 – 20/22 players

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

 Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 18/22 players

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/25 –  19/25

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Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 18/25 players

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 18-25 players

BREAK – 15mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 17/26 players

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

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 14/26 player

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

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

Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 – 10/26 players

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

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