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Battle of Malta Online €550 GTD Main Event (€3M GTD)
Days:
2

Event Info

Buy-in €550
Prize Pool €3,443,798
Players 6591

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 1,250,000 / 2,500,000
Ante 300,000
Battle of Malta Online €550 GTD Main Event (€3M GTD)
Day 2 Completed

"Raggaz" Wins the GGPoker Battle of Malta Online Main Event (€378,286); Urbanovich Takes Third

Jaxon • Level 32: 1,250,000-2,500,000, 300,000 ante
Final Hand of the 2021 Battle of Malta Online Main Event
Final Hand of the 2021 Battle of Malta Online Main Event

New Zealand's "Raggaz" defeated a huge field of 6,591 entries including eliminated Dzmitry Urbanovich in the final three to win the 2021 Battle of Malta Online at GGPoker for €378,286.

Although winning the Battle of Malta was the biggest prize on record at GGPoker for "Raggaz", this wasn't the first rodeo for them winning a big prize in a big field event at GGPoker as back in May they won the WSOP Super Circuit Online Series Event #7: Big 25 for $133,180.

The Main Event was yet another success story for GGPoker and something that the Battle of Malta should be proud about as well with 6,591 entries creating a €3,443,798 prize pool via dozens of opening flights to smash the event's €3,000,000 guarantee.

2021 Battle of Malta Online Main Event Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1RaggazNew Zealand€378,286
2petiperiTurkey€283,672
3Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland€212,724
4Gabriel "Gabsdrogba" MedeirosBrazil€159,521
5Brandon "TryLSD" SheilsUnited Kingdom€119,624
6alliniJapan€89,705
7Georgios SotiropoulosGreece€67,269
8Joao "Wim Hof" FerreiraPortugal€50,445
9NetWizardsHong Kong€37,828

Action of the Day

A total of 989 players advanced to Day 2 with the top 700 players set to receive at least a min-cash of €1,368. The money bubble broke when a bunch of players went out at once including 2020 WSOP Main Event Champion Damian Salas who finished in 702nd place after running his jacks into aces.

A few hours later when the final table was reached after Sergei "Graf Tekkel" Koliakov went out in 10th place for €20,519 when his nines didn't hold against the ace-trey held by Georgios Sotiropoulos.

Damian Salas
Damian Salas was among the players to bubble

Final Table Action

Gabriel "Gabsdrogba" Medeiros entered the final table with the chip lead with "Raggaz" in the middle of the pack. "NetWizards" (ninth - €37,828) was the first to go when they ran their tens into Medeiros' jacks.

Meanwhile, Urbanovich, who came into the final table as the short stack, began picking up steam with two double-ups before eliminating Joao "Wim Hof" Ferreira (eighth - €50,445) with a dominating ace-jack against ace-eight suited.

Shortly after, two more eliminations quickly took place. First, "Raggaz" eliminated Sotiropoulos (seventh - €67,269) when their queens won a flip against a suited big slick. A few hands later, Urbanovich temporarily snagged the chip lead while sending "allini" (sixth - €89,705) to the rail when his cowboys held against big slick.

"Raggaz" snagged the chip lead and Brandon "TryLSD" Sheils found himself short on chips. Sheils had to settle for the fifth-place prize of €119,624 when his queen-jack didn't improve against Urbanovich's king-ten suited.

Lucky Sevens & Two Declined Deals

The final four players all clicked on the deal button but Medeiros didn't like what he saw and the action resumed. This decision didn't work out for Medeiros as he was the next to go in fourth place for €159,521 when his ace-six didn't get there against the sevens held by "Raggaz".

The same pattern emerged when there were just three left. All three players had the deal button clicked but Dzmitry Urbanovich declined this time and was soon after eliminated in third place for €212,724 in a similar spot to the hand before where "Raggaz" sevens held against king-deuce.

Dzmitry Urbanovich
Dzmitry Urbanovich finished in third place

Quick Heads-Up Battle

"Raggaz" began heads-up play with double the stack of "petiperi". This is about where the stacks were as well when the final hand took place.

"petiperi" committed more than 20 big blinds with ace-six suited and finished in second place for €283,672 after no magic came against the queens held by "Raggaz".

Meanwhile, a huge congrats to "Raggaz" for adding a Battle of Malta Online trophy to his WSOP Circuit ring he won months ago.

Tags: Brandon SheilsDamian SalasDzmitry UrbanovichGeorgios SotiropoulosJoao FerreiraSergei Koliakov

"petiperi" Eliminated in 2nd Place (€283,672)

Jaxon • Level 32: 1,250,000-2,500,000, 300,000 ante
Final Hand of the 2021 Battle of Malta Online Main Event
Final Hand of the 2021 Battle of Malta Online Main Event

The Battle of Malta Online Main Event is in the books and New Zealand's "Raggaz" has a trophy to add to his WSOP Circuit ring they won earlier this year at GGPoker after besting "petiperi" in heads-up play to win the €378,286 top prize.

In the final hand of play, "petiperi" committed more than 20 big blinds with {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and ran into the {q-Spades}{q-Hearts} held by "Raggaz".

The {9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{3-Hearts} board didn't improve "petiperi" and they had to settle for the healthy runner-up prize of €283,672.

Stay tuned at PokerNews for the recap of the 2021 Battle of Malta Online €1,100 Main Event.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1RaggazNew Zealand€378,286
2petiperiTurkey€283,672
3Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland€212,724
4Gabriel "Gabsdrogba" MedeirosBrazil€159,521
5Brandon "TryLSD" SheilsUnited Kingdom€119,624
6alliniJapan€89,705
7Georgios SotiropoulosGreece€67,269
8Joao "Wim Hof" FerreiraPortugal€50,445
9NetWizardsHong Kong€37,828
Raggaz NZ
Raggaz
NZ 164,230,001 54,868,290
petiperi CN
petiperi
CN Busted
Level:
32
Blinds:
1,250,000/2,500,000
Ante:
300,000

Urbanovich Eliminated in 3rd Place (€212,724)

Jaxon • Level 31: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 250,000 ante
Dzmitry Urbanovich
Dzmitry Urbanovich

"Raggaz" limped from the small blind before they called a jam by Dzmitry Urbanovich for 16 big blinds from the big blind.

Dzimtry Urbanovich: {k-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Raggaz: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

The {5-Spades}{7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{8-Clubs} board gave "Raggaz" a full house and Urbanovich was ousted in third place for €212,724.

Raggaz NZ
Raggaz
NZ 109,361,711 36,869,130
petiperi CN
petiperi
CN 54,868,290 1,250,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl Busted
Level:
31
Blinds:
1,000,000/2,000,000
Ante:
250,000

"Raggaz" Back on Top

Jaxon • Level 30: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

"petiperi" checked with 14 million in the pot and the {6-Spades}{2-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} on the board when "Raggaz" bet 12 million. "petiperi" went into the tank for a minute before they called.

"Raggaz" connected their ace with {a-Spades}{q-Spades} and took down the pot and regained the chip lead after "petiperi" showed {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}.

Raggaz NZ
Raggaz
NZ 72,492,581 13,632,500
petiperi CN
petiperi
CN 53,618,290 -18,322,400
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 38,629,230 5,200,000

"petiperi" Doubles into the Lead

Jaxon • Level 30: 800,000-1,600,000, 200,000 ante

"Petiperi" has just taken the chip lead. They opened for 3.2 million. "Raggaz" shoved and "Petiperi" called off for about 35 million.

Petiperi: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Raggaz: {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

The fives won the flip to give "Petiperi" the pot after the {8-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{4-Clubs} board.

The action paused momentarily while the players were discussing a deal. This time, it was Dzmitry Urbanovich that declined before the action resumed.

petiperi CN
petiperi
CN 71,940,690 36,870,345
Raggaz NZ
Raggaz
NZ 58,860,081 -35,070,345
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 33,429,230 -1,800,000
Level:
30
Blinds:
800,000/1,600,000
Ante:
200,000