Day 1c completed
Day 1c completed
Day 1c has concluded at the 2022 Malta Poker Festival Spring €550 Grand Event at Portomaso Casino, Malta with a strong showing from female players.
Australia's Tanja Vujanic had a solid day by bagging 417,000. Vujanic was consistently a big stack throughout today steadily increasing her chips and will be one to watch on Day 2.
The chip leader however is Georgios Ninis who stealthy built a stack of 429,000. PokerNews will be keeping close tabs on the Greek player when the players reconvene on Sunday.
PokerStars Hippodrome Pro Chris Da Silva comfortably advanced to day 2 with a stack of 202,000, however British compatriots Keith Boniface, Gary Whitehead, and Bradley Joyce were eliminated
It was deja vu for Eden Azulay as he was the first casualty of the day on consecutive days.
One of the biggest hands of the day was Noah Gorosh tripling up with pocket aces, which busted Giovanni Palma and left Nico Jarnstrom with fumes
Currently ongoing is the €220 Bounty Hunter Days side event where the players are playing for the first-place prize of €6,500 as well as any €100 bounty prizes they pick up along the way.
53 players out of 191 entries have made it to Day 2. So far, 119 players will be coming back on Sunday, May 1, out of the 445 entries.
MPF Day 1c Top Ten Chip Counts
|Place||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|8||Andreas Erotokritou||United Kingdom||303,000||61|
Malta Poker Festival Spring Grand Event Schedule
|Tue, 26 Apr||2 p.m.||€ 550||MPF Grand Event Day 1A||118||31|
|Wed, 27 Apr||2 p.m.||€ 550||MPF Grand Event Day 1B||136||35|
|Thurs, 28 Apr||2 p.m.||€ 550||MPF Grand Event Day 1C||191||53|
|Fri, 29 Apr||2 p.m.||€ 550||MPF Grand Event Day 1D|
|Sat, 30 Apr||2 p.m.||€ 550||MPF Grand Event Day 1E|
|Sat, 30 Apr||9 p.m.||€ 550||MPF Grand Event Day 1F|
|Sun, 1 May||2 p.m.||-||MPF Grand Event Day 2|
|Mon, 2 May||2 p.m.||-||MPF Grand Event Day 3|
PokerNews will be back at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 29 to bring you all the action from Day 1d of the MPF Grand Event.
53 of the 191 initial entries are now bagging and tagging their chip stacks, indicating that Day 1c has come to a close.
Full chip counts and recap will follow soon.
On the final hand of the day, Endrit Geci bet 8,000 and was shoved on by Shaun Decesare for 47,500. Action folded to Geci who called.
There was no help for Geci as the board ran out to double-up Decesare and leaves plenty of work to do for Geci on Sunday.
The 39 remaining players in the €220 Bounty Hunter Malta have now all locked up a min-cash of €220 as well as their claimed bounties.
The unfortunate player to miss out on the money was Pavel Heger, and everybody who is still in the event will be battling it out for the €6,500 first place prize.
The tournament clock has paused and the tournament director has instructed to deal out the last three hands of the day.
Alexis Lucarini opened to 8,000 from middle position and was called by Antonio Guerrero and Nicolas Giannotti from the button and big blind respectively.
Action checked to Guerrero on the flop, he bet 13,000 and only Giannotti called.
The turn checked through to the river and Giannotti bet 22,000. Guerrero paused for a moment and then called.
Giannotti turned over the while Guerrero held the . The entire table gasped as Giannotti won the hand with ten-high.
One player exclaimed "sick value bet!"
Guerrero explained to the table he put his opponent on a seven or worse pocket pair and that his eight-high would be the best play.