Day 1cd Completed
Day 1cd Completed
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!
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.
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.
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.
The board ran out for Morales to flop top pair, turn two pair, and river a full house to send Bossuyt out of the tournament.
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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.
The flop came with the king in the window for Pichierri to get up from his chair.
The turn was the which didn't change things but the on the turn made Tarsia slam the table as Pichierri rivered the higher two pair.