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Highlights

€550 Grand Event
Day 1f completed

Mantas Petrauskas Finishes in Pole Position in Day 1f of MPF Grand Event

ChrisBean • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Mantas Petrauskas
Mantas Petrauskas

The final starting flight of the Malta Poker Festival Spring €550 Grand Event at Portomaso Casino, Malta is in the books in controversial circumstances.

The final starting flight, saw 69 players enter with 18 of those making it through to Day 2 on Sunday, May 1.

Mantas Petrauskas of Lithuania was the chip leader of day 1f. Petrauskas kept his cool despite the hostility in the room to bag 434,000 chips. Earlier in the day, he tangled with Colin Paddington who had an interesting day.

Paddington had three bullets at day 1f and had two bust-outs in the first level which left players on his table open-mouthed.

In one of the hands of the tournament so far Kevin Houghton hit a straight flush to treble up and eliminating his travel partner and friend Gary Whitehead.

273 players will return to Portomaso Casino on Sunday, May 1 to compete for the massive €486,720 prize pool. There is still plenty of action to be had with three side events on Sunday including the €1,100 MPF Highroller tournament.

MPF Day 1f Top 10 Chip Counts

PlaceNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Mantas PetrauskasLithuania434,00087
2Massimo BrunoItaly398,00080
3Uwe ZieglerGermany381,00076
4Kevin HoughtonUnited Kingdom241,00048
5Jeffrey GregorGermany240,00048
6Sascha MannsMalta230,00046
7Alessandro SienaItaly228,00046
8Marco HermanNetherlands204,00041
9Salvatore SpadolaItaly162,00032
10Tobias AndersenDenmark141,00028

Malta Poker Festival Spring Grand Event Schedule

DATETIME (CET)BUY-INEVENTEntriesAdvanced
Tue, 26 Apr2 p.m.€ 550MPF Grand Event Day 1A11831
Wed, 27 Apr2 p.m.€ 550MPF Grand Event Day 1B13635
Thurs, 28 Apr2 p.m.€ 550MPF Grand Event Day 1C19153
Fri, 29 Apr2 p.m.€ 550MPF Grand Event Day 1D25265
Sat, 30 Apr2 p.m.€ 550MPF Grand Event Day 1E24871
Sat, 30 Apr9 p.m.€ 550MPF Grand Event Day 1F6918
Sun, 1 May2 p.m.-MPF Grand Event Day 2  
Mon, 2 May2 p.m.-MPF Grand Event Day 3  

PokerNews will be back at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 to bring you all the action from Day 2 of the MPF Grand Event.

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

ChrisBean • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Mantas Petrauskas lt
Mantas Petrauskas
lt 434,000 258,000
Massimo Bruno it
Massimo Bruno
it 398,000 158,000
Uwe Ziegler de
Uwe Ziegler
de 381,000 381,000
Kevin Houghton gb
Kevin Houghton
gb 241,000 -39,000
Jeffrey Gregor DE
Jeffrey Gregor
DE 240,000 180,000
Sascha Manns mt
Sascha Manns
mt 230,000 145,500
Alessandro Siena it
Alessandro Siena
it 228,000 -62,000
Marco Herman nl
Marco Herman
nl 204,000 170,500
Salvatore Spadola IT
Salvatore Spadola
IT 162,000 162,000
Tobias Andersen dk
Tobias Andersen
dk 141,000 46,000
Vlantouts Kourka GR
Vlantouts Kourka
GR 118,000 50,000
Tracey Dunn GB
Tracey Dunn
GB 98,000 98,000
Erlend Kalstad NO
Erlend Kalstad
NO 93,000 -167,000
Giulo Di Salvo IT
Giulo Di Salvo
IT 78,000 78,000
Steven Wendt DE
Steven Wendt
DE 54,000 -6,500
Melanie Simpson GB
Melanie Simpson
GB 36,000 -21,000

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Degennaro Last Player to be Eliminated on Day 1f

ChrisBean • Level 16: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Daniele Degennaro
Daniele Degennaro

Short-stack Daniele Degennaro moved all-in from an early position and was called by Massimo Bruno.

Daniele Degennaro: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Massimo Bruno: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The board came {j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{4-Clubs} which did not help Degennaro and is the last player to be eliminated in the early hours of the morning.

Daniele Degennaro it
Daniele Degennaro
it Busted
Level:
16
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
8,000

Schuetz Eliminated

ChrisBean • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

On a flop of {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, Elmar Schuetz and Vlantouts Korka moved their stacks into the middle.

Elmar Schuetz: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Vlantouts Kourka: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The {k-Hearts} turn gave Kourka two pair and the{2-Hearts} river sends Schuetz to the exit who will feel aggrieved about his elimination considering he was one of the bigger stacks in the room at the end of level 13.

Elmar Schuetz DE
Elmar Schuetz
DE Busted

Level 15 Commences

ChrisBean • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The action is underway with 20 players remaining. Two more eliminations will stop play for the day and the 18 players will bag and tag.

Level:
15
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
6,000

Break Time

ChrisBean • Level 14: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Players have left the room for a 15-minute break.

Siena Takes Massive Pot

ChrisBean • Level 14: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Four ways to the flop of {q-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds} Elmar Schuetz bet 27,500 and was called by Alessandro Siena. Kevin Houghton and Massimo Bruno folded.

Schuetz continued for 31,500 but was met with an all-in from Bruno for 116,000. Schuetz sighed and folded allowing Bruno to rake in a huge pile of chips.

Alessandro Siena it
Alessandro Siena
it 290,000 290,000
Elmar Schuetz DE
Elmar Schuetz
DE 112,000 -108,000