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€550 Grand Event
€550 Grand Event
Day 1cd Completed

Comitini Takes Day 1c Chip Lead, Khamidov Takes Day 1d at The Malta Poker Festival Grand Event

poolshir • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Dario Comitini
Dario Comitini

Both Day 1c and Day 1d of the €550 Grand Event at the Malta Poker Festival have to a conclusion after fourteen levels here at the Portomaso Casino. Day 1c collected 658 entries and 132 players flocked to Day 1d which was the turbo flight with 20-minute levels. A mere 42 players survived the turbo version of the regular starting days and 136 players bagged at the end of day 1c. So, for Day 1c and Day 1d combined, there were 790 entries with 178 survivors.

If you combine all the Day 1s, the Grand Event attracted 1,324 entries and out of all those players, 274 of them will return to the felt for Day 2 on Saturday, November 2, at 1 p.m. local time to battle it out for their share of the €642,140 prize pool. How the prize money will be divided and what will be on top will be announced by the tournament organization on Day 2 itself.

The chip leader for Day 1c is Dario Comitini with 480,000 in chips. He is followed by Mateusz Wozniak (475,500), Michel Vat (400,500), Domenico Tortomasi (390,000), and Oskar Wedde with 354,000. Day 1d features Komil Khamidov at the top with 244,500. Antonio Alba (215,500), Stuart Bell (211,500), Alan Kelleher (186,500), and Antonio Barbato (171,000) round out the top five for Day 1d.

Day 2 starts at 1 p.m. local time so it might be a bit of a short night for some of the players. Level duration will increase to 50 minutes each and a break has been scheduled after every three levels. The normal breaks will last 15 and 20 minutes, a 60-minute dinner break will take place after the ninth level of play. Level 15 is the first level of the day and features a small blind of 2,000, big blind of 4,000, and a button ante of 4,000.

The money stages will be reached on Day 2 and the PokerNews live reporting team will right there to bring you all the latest news. So, sit tight and keep following the updates!

Tags: Alan KelleherAntonio AlbaAntonio BarbatoDario ComitiniDomenico TortomasiKomil KhamidovMateusz WozniakMichel VatOskar WeddeStuart Bell

Day 1d End-of-Day Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Komil Khamidov PL 244,500 244,500
Antonio Alba IT 215,500 215,500
Stuart Bell GB 211,500 211,500
Alan Kelleher 186,500 186,500
Antonio Barbato it 171,000 171,000
Martyn Frey gb 158,500 158,500
Mehmet Ozdemir 156,000 156,000
Vasos Georgiou 153,000 153,000
Giada Fang it 151,000 151,000
Luigi Shehadeh it 150,000 150,000
Federico Cipollino 130,000 130,000
Tamir Kaminsky 130,000 130,000
Sharon Singer 116,500 116,500
Jacqueline Cachia mt 108,000 108,000
Ayrton Mata 106,000 106,000
Orazia Pellegrino 100,500 100,500
Roy Even 94,000 94,000
Terence Jordan GB 93,000 93,000
Erik Stjernefeldt 86,500 86,500
Danel Vaitzman IL 86,500 86,500
Christoforos Charvatis 82,500 82,500
Alexander Richnau DE 76,000 76,000
Killian Desnos 75,000 75,000
Charlo Azzopardi mt 68,500 68,500
Michael Davis us 64,500 64,500

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Day 1c End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Dario Comitini it 480,000
Mateusz Wozniak pl 475,500 160,500
Michel Vat mt 400,500 20,500
Domenico Tortomasi it 390,000 390,000
Oskar Wedde no 354,000 -11,000
Chris Da-Silva gb 332,000 -18,000
Konstantinos Spiliopoulos GR 318,000
Tsvi Cohen IL 317,500 100,500
Hod Levy IL 313,000 13,000
Michal Janczarski pl 291,500 31,500
Giuseppe Comitini IT 280,500 153,500
Leendert Marcus NL 276,000 11,000
Barny Boatman gb 275,000 -15,000
Shawn Morales gb 267,500 -7,500
Craig Smith gb 231,500 -18,500
Marek Dolzblasz CZ 229,000
Itzhak Nachmias IL 228,000
Elie Jabbour IL 225,000 225,000
Terje Bremseth no 223,500 -9,500
Samuel Quesada ES 222,000
Gabriele Re it 216,500
Nicola Lodato IT 216,000 76,000
Andrei Tamaduianu RO 212,000 42,000
Peter Bond GB 202,000 202,000
Mordechai Israel IL 201,500

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Play has ended for today in Day 1c with Day 1d finishing a few hours ago. The full chip counts, recap and Day 2 seat draw are to follow.

Three More Hands

poolshir • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and the players need to play three more hands before they can bag and tag their chips for Day 2.

Bossuyt Busts to Morales

poolshir • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Shawn Morales raised to 13,000 from the hijack and Robert Bossuyt shoved from the small blind for 91,000. Morales tanked for a while, cut out calling chips, counted the remainder of his stack, and then made the call.

Robert Bossuyt: {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Shawn Morales: {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}

The board ran out {a-Spades}{2-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} for Morales to flop top pair, turn two pair, and river a full house to send Bossuyt out of the tournament.

Dario Comitini it 480,000 33,000
Shawn Morales gb 275,000 37,000
Robert Bossuyt BE Busted

Tags: Robert BossuytShawn Morales

Latest Selection of Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Michel Vat mt 380,000
Oskar Wedde no 365,000 240,000
Hod Levy IL 300,000 147,000
Barny Boatman gb 290,000 130,000
Leendert Marcus NL 265,000
Michal Janczarski pl 260,000
Craig Smith gb 250,000
Jos ten Have NL 220,000 -70,000
Nicolaj D'Antoni it 140,000 -20,000
Rickie Silcock gb 80,000 42,000
Emanuele Onnis it Busted
Daniele Bisaccia IT Busted
Danut Chisu ro Busted
Robert Blaauwgeers NL Busted
Esther Koning NL Busted
Steven Fitzpatrick GB Busted
Craig Drew GB Busted

Pichierri Doubles Through Tarsia

poolshir • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Giuseppe Tarsia raised to 3,000 from the early position and Alessandro Pichierri shoved from the middle position. Ricky van Ravenstein asked for a count from the big blind and the dealer confirmed Pichierri had 42,000 behind. Van Ravenstein opted to fold in the end and Tarsia made the call.

Alessandro Pichierri: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Giuseppe Tarsia: {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} with the king in the window for Pichierri to get up from his chair.

The turn was the {10-Hearts} which didn't change things but the {a-Diamonds} on the turn made Tarsia slam the table as Pichierri rivered the higher two pair.

Alessandro Pichierri it 91,500 7,500
Giuseppe Tarsia IT 82,500 -47,500

Tags: Alessandro PichierriGiuseppe Tarsia