Live Events 1
Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in €3,000
Prize Pool €491,790
Players 169

Level Info

Level 28
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 0



Zeljko Krizan Eliminated In 5th Place (€29,3000)

YorkshirePud • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Short-stacked Zeljko Krizan has finally busted out and is our fifth place finisher. Alessio Isaia opened to 32,000 from under the gun and once Jackson Genovesi folded, Krizan moved all-in for 102,000. The blinds got out of the way and Isaia made the call.

Krizan: {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Isaia: {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

The {2-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop kept the treys of Isaia in front but Krizan still had outs. That was until the {3-Hearts} landed on the turn to leave Krizan drawing dead. The {4-Clubs} river completed the hand and with that it was game over for Krizan and we are down to four in the main event.

Tags: Alessio IsaiaZeljko Krizan

Sampo Ryynanen Eliminated in 6th Place (€23,300)


Sampo Ryynanen has been eliminated and is our first casualty of the afternoon.

Jackson Genovesi, who has essentially been running the show so far, opened to 32,000 under the gun and then called as Ryynanen three-bet from the seat to his immediate left. The {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{2-Clubs} flop saw Genovesi bet 85,000 and then call when Ryynanen raised to 205,000. The {5-Spades} on the turn saw Genovesi bet 285,000 and Ryynanen quickly called. When the {10-Spades} fell on the river Genovesi moved all-in and Ryynanen went into the tank, stayed there for 90 seconds, took a drink from his water bottle and called.

Ryynanen showed {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} but the cowboys were crushed by the {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} in Genovesi's hand!

Jackson Genovesi
Jackson Genovesi
1,920,000 620,000
Sampo Ryynanen fi
Sampo Ryynanen
fi Busted

Tags: Jackson GenovesiSampo Ryynanen

Alessio Isaia Doubles Up


Alessio Isaia just doubled up through Jackson Genovesi.

Isiai opened to 32,000 from under the gun only to see Genovesi three-bet to 92,000. The action folded back to Isaia and he tanked for close to two minutes before deciding to flat call, despite only having 250,000 behind.

The flop came down {6-Diamonds}[4g]{2-Spades}, Isaia checked, Genovesi bet enough to put Isaia all-in and he was called.

Isaia: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Genovesi: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}

Isaia was nicely in front but needed to avoid a king or ace or running cards for a straight. The {3-Diamonds} gave Genovesi outs to the straight but the {3-Spades} kept Isaia in front and he is back up to around 800,000.

Jackson Genovesi
Jackson Genovesi
1,300,000 -427,000
Alessio Isaia it
Alessio Isaia
it 820,000 420,000

Ryynanen Squeezes

YorkshirePud • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Hui Chen Kuo raised to 33,000 from the cutoff and Genovesi made the call in the small blind. Next to act was Sampo Rynnanen who has play a tight and patient game thus far and he squeezed to 82,000. Unsurprisingly, both opponents quickly folded.

Tags: Hui Chen KuoJackson GenovesiSampo Ryynanen

Solid Start For Genovesi


Jackson Genovesi has extended his chip lead after a clash with his fellow countryman Alessio Isaia.

The action folded to Isaia in the small blind and he raised to 40,000. Genovesi called from the big blind and the Italian pair shared the {4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop. Both players checked and the dealer put out the {7-Clubs} on the turn. Isaia, bet and Genovesi called.

The river was the {A-Diamonds} and Isaia went back to checking. Genovesi has shown a penchant for betting when he senses weakness and this was one of those times. Genovesi bet 66,000 and a disgruntled Isaia folded his hand.

Jackson Genovesi
Jackson Genovesi
1,727,000 174,000
Alessio Isaia it
Alessio Isaia
it 400,000 -135,000

Tags: Alessio IsaiaJackson Genovesi

The Final Table Is Under Way

YorkshirePud • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Ladies and gentlemen, the WPT Malta main event final table is under way. Stay tuned for all of the updates!


Seat 6: Yorane Kerignard - 1,422,000

Yorane Kerignard
Yorane Kerignard

27-year old Yorane Kerignard has been a professional poker player for five-years, and in that time has earned over $800,000 in live tournament earnings. Kerignard is no stranger to the biggest final tables in poker after finding his way to, no fewer than, three European Poker Tour (EPT) final tables in the past two seasons.

Kerignard started his career playing online and counts pocket sevens as his favourite hand. If he can secure his first-ever major title today, then he will propel his all-time earnings to over $1 million.

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Seat 5: Zeljko Krizan - 174,000

Zeljko Krizan
Zeljko Krizan

Zeljko Krizan arrives at the final table as the shortest stack with only 11BB. The 20-year old who hails from Montenegro is in his first-year as a professional poker player and this is his first-ever live cash, earned through playing his first-ever WPT event.

Krizan's tactics have been very simple indeed. Find the right spot and just get the money in the middle. When playing against the players of the ilk of Phil Hellmuth, this is the perfect strategy, and in fact he tripled up in the hand that resulted in the elimination of Hellmuth during day two, and also eliminated Tony G in 10th place during day three. Two quite impressive scalps for the man whose favourite hand is jack-ten-suited.

Tags: Zeljko Krizan