2018 Malta Poker Festival

€550 Grand Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2018 Malta Poker Festival

Final Results
Emanuele Onnis
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
150,000 / 300,000

€550 Grand Event

Day 2 Completed

Norwegians Rule the Top Five as Borge Dypvik Leads Day 2 of the Malta Poker Festival Grand Event

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante
Borge Dypvik
Borge Dypvik

After almost twelve full levels of play, Day 2 of the €550 Grand Event of the Malta Poker Festival is over and done with 24 survivors left out of 260 players who started the day at 1 PM. And a battlefield is was as the all-ins and calls were flying all over the place throughout the day as they were all trying to win a chunk of the €662,510 prize pool for themselves.

Topping the chip counts is Borge Dypvik from Norway who managed to find a huge double-up against Jona Wilmsmann with pocket jacks against the ace-queen of Wilmsmann. Dypvik is taking 3,120,000 with him to Day 3 while Wilmsmann has 1,425,000 for tomorrow afternoon.

Eyal Bensimhon started the day in the middle of the pack but managed to chip up early on the day but then lost a few pots to go back to the middle of the road but finished on a high on the second spot in the chip counts with 2,500,000.

Norway seems to be doing very well in this event as not only the top spot has been taken by the Norwegians! Espen Uhlen Jorstad scored a late double-up with kings against queens against Craig Simpson and closes the podium with 2,430,000 in chips.

Filling up the top 5 is Andre Henning with 2,155,000 and Steven Iglesias with 2,075,000. Iglesias is a bit of a special case, he is legally blind and has Daniel Grytten with him to tell him what his cards are, the action on the table, the chip counts, the cards on the board, and help him with the chips themselves.

Steven Iglesias & Daniel Grytten
Steven Iglesias & Daniel Grytten

Other notable players making it through to Day 3 include the Day 1B chip leader Domenico Gala (1,500,000), Federico Petruzzelli (1,695,000), Colin Lovelock (1,300,000), Gary Banks (1,205,000), Fabian Gumz (730,000), and the last woman standing Giovanna Dimartino with 665,000.

Players who made the money, as one of the top 151 players who got paid, but not the end of the day include Monika Zukowicz (€2,400), Clint Sammut (€2,100), Mark Vella (€1,350), Daiva Byrne (€1,200), Andy Hills (€1,200), Muhamet Perati (€1,150), Traian Bostan (€1,100), Murat Tulek (€1,050), and the Day 1A chip leader Ondrej Jakubcik for €1,000.

Michael Jesse was the bubble boy when he ran his ace-queen into the jack-ten of Simpson. Simpson hit a jack on the river to burst the bubble and Jesse wasn't sent to the rail empty handed as he received a buy-in for next year's MPF Grand Event, courtesy of Olybet.

Grand Event Schedule

DayDateStarting TimeLate RegEntriesSurvivorsFurther Information
1AThursday, November 114:00~21:303026475 minute-dinner break after Level 6
1BFriday, November 214:00~21:304517875 minute-dinner break after Level 6
1CSaturday, November 314:00~21:3061311875 minute-dinner break after Level 6
2Sunday, November 413:00N/A1,36626220-minute breaks and 75-minute dinner break after Level 23
3Monday, November 514:00N/A24-20-minute breaks and 75-minute dinner break after Level 35
4Tuesday, November 614:00N/Atba-Play down to a champion

The full seat draw for Day 3 will be posted as soon as the organization sends them through as Day 2 starts at 2 PM local time tomorrow, Monday, November 5. The plan is to play down until the final table has been reached so make sure to follow the updates as the PokerNews live reporting team will bring you all the action from the shuffle up and deal until the final eight players are determined.

Bubble during the MPF Grand Event
Bubble during the MPF Grand Event - Craig Simpson & Michael Jesse

Tags: Andre HenningAndy HillsBorge DypvikClint SammutColin LovelockCraig SimpsonDaiva ByrneDaniel GryttenDomenico GalaEspen Uhlen JorstadEyal BensimhonFabian GumzFederico PetruzzelliGary BanksJona WilmsmannMark VellaMichael JesseMonika ZukowiczMuhamet PeratiMurat TulekOndrej JakubcikSteven IglesiasTraian Bostan

Day 3 Seat Draw

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Andre HenningNorway2,155,00043
12Emanuele OnnisItaly1,560,00031
13Fabian GumzGermany730,00015
14Eyal BensimhonIsrael2,500,00050
15Elio CaferroItaly600,00012
16Steven IglesiasNorway2,075,00042
17Gary BanksUnited Kingdom1,205,00024
18Francesco CortorilloItaly1,890,00038
21Idan RazIsrael915,00018
22Borge DypvikNorway3,120,00062
23Colin LovelockUnited Kingdom1,300,00026
24Yoav ScheimanIsrael515,00010
25Espen Uhlen JorstadNorway2,430,00049
26Giovanna DimartinoItaly665,00013
27Harvey NorrisUnited Kingdom690,00014
28Fedrico PetruzzelliItaly1,695,00034
31Piero CompagnoniItaly1,380,00028
32Emanuele NapolitanoItaly1,065,00021
33Marko CosicSerbia1,800,00036
34Giovanni SalvatoreItaly1,060,00021
35Domenico GalaItaly1,500,00030
36Eivind DahleNorway1,235,00025
37Nicolaj D'AntoniItaly995,00020
38Jona WilmsmannGermany1,425,00029

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Borge Dypvik no
Borge Dypvik
3,120,000 475,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Eyal Bensimhon il
Eyal Bensimhon
2,500,000 1,783,000
Espen Uhlen Jorstad no
Espen Uhlen Jorstad
2,430,000 30,000
Henning Andre se
Henning Andre
2,155,000 455,000
Steven Iglesias no
Steven Iglesias
2,075,000 310,000
Francesco Cortorillo it
Francesco Cortorillo
1,890,000 1,090,000
Marko Cosic rs
Marko Cosic
1,800,000 -85,000
Federico Petruzzelli it
Federico Petruzzelli
1,695,000 845,000
Emanuele Onnis it
Emanuele Onnis
1,560,000 240,000
Domenico Gala it
Domenico Gala
1,500,000 -20,000
Day 1B Chip Leader
Jona Wilmsmann de
Jona Wilmsmann
Piero Compagnoni it
Piero Compagnoni
1,380,000 75,000
Colin Lovelock gb
Colin Lovelock
1,300,000 -930,000
Eivind Dahle no
Eivind Dahle
1,235,000 -425,000
Gary Banks gb
Gary Banks
1,205,000 138,000
Emanuele Napolitano it
Emanuele Napolitano
1,065,000 145,000
Giovanni Salvatore it
Giovanni Salvatore
1,060,000 165,000
Nicolaj D'Antoni it
Nicolaj D'Antoni
995,000 -5,000
Idan Raz il
Idan Raz
915,000 -35,000
Fabian Gumz de
Fabian Gumz
730,000 -100,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
Harvey Norris gb
Harvey Norris
690,000 -625,000
Giovanna Dimartino it
Giovanna Dimartino
665,000 45,000
Elio Caferro it
Elio Caferro
600,000 -205,000
Yoav Scheiman il
Yoav Scheiman
515,000 -925,000

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Play Ended

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped with 11 minutes left in the level. The 24 remaining players are now bagging and tagging their chips for Day 3 tomorrow, Monday, November 5, which will start at 2 PM local time.

The full chip counts, the seat draw for Day 3, and recap of today's action are to follow.

Gala Doubles Through Gumz

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

Domenico Gala (button) just doubled up through Fabian Gumz (small blind) for 720,000.

Domenico Gala: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Fabian Gumz: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades} for Gala to hold with the pocket queens to double up. The dealer was then told to stop dealing as over on Table #4, Dario Amato was eliminated in 25th place for €2,400.

Player Chips Progress
Domenico Gala it
Domenico Gala
1,520,000 958,000
Day 1B Chip Leader
Fabian Gumz de
Fabian Gumz
830,000 -735,000
Day 3 Chip Leader

Tags: Dario AmatoDomenico GalaFabian Gumz

Jorstad Doubles Through Simpson

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

Fabian Gumz opened from mid-position and Espen Uhlen Jorstad three-bet on the button, Craig Simpson shoved in the small blind, while Gumz folded, Jorstad made the call for 1,130,000 in total.

Espen Uhlen Jorstad: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Craig Simpson: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for Jorstad to hold with the pocket kings to double up.

Simpson was left behind with around 50,000, he managed to triple up just after but then busted.

Player Chips Progress
Espen Uhlen Jorstad no
Espen Uhlen Jorstad
2,400,000 1,671,000
Craig Simpson gb
Craig Simpson

Tags: Craig SimpsonEspen Uhlen JorstadFabian Gumz

Gumz Doubles Through Onnis

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

Domenico Gala raised to 100,000 from the hijack and Fabian Gumz shoved in the cutoff for 690,000. Emanuele Onnis also shoved in the big blind having both of his opponents covered. Gala folded.

Fabian Gumz: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Emanuele Onnis {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Spades} for Gumz to make a full house to double up.

Player Chips Progress
Fabian Gumz de
Fabian Gumz
1,565,000 190,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
Emanuele Onnis it
Emanuele Onnis
1,320,000 -980,000

Tags: Domenico GalaEmanuele OnnisFabian Gumz

Dypvik Doubles Through Wilmsmann

Level 26 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

Jona Wilmsmann raised to 105,000 from the hijack, Borge Dypvik shoved for 1,270,000 from the button. Action folded back to Wilmsmann who called.

Borge Dypvik: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Jona Wilmsmann: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {j-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{9-Hearts} for Dypvik to hold and double up.

Player Chips Progress
Borge Dypvik no
Borge Dypvik
2,645,000 1,601,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Jona Wilmsmann de
Jona Wilmsmann
1,225,000 -1,175,000
Bulent Sahin tr
Bulent Sahin
Lior Afllalo il
Lior Afllalo

Tags: Borge DypvikJona Wilmsmann

Level: 26

Blinds: 25,000/50,000

Ante: 5,000