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Highlights

€550 Grand Event
Day 2 completed

Zawadowicz in Pole Position for MPF Spring Grand Event Glory

ChrisBean • Level 25: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Pawel Zawadowicz
Pawel Zawadowicz

Day 2 of the 2022 Malta Poker Festival Spring €550 Grand Event has drawn to a close at the wonderful Portomaso Casino.

273 players returned to the felt which has been whittled down to 18, they will come back Monday, May 2 to compete for the top prize of €71,000.

Polish grinder Pawel Zawadowicz will start the final day as chip leader with 7,820,000. Zawadowicz gained a big stack early on asserting his dominance on small stacks and epic clashes in the blinds.

Three players from the United Kingdom make up the top five.Stephen Kane, PokerStars Pro Chris Da Silva and James Clarke are in contention for the Grand Event trophy.

There was a frenetic pace to play today as it only took four levels to burst the bubble. The unfortunate bubble-boy was Terje Bremseth who lost to Ridvan Kilincaslan.

In one of the biggest coolers of the day, Carolyn Wayne, Jan Hoogendijk, and Daryl Benton were all-in preflop for pocket aces versus pocket kings versus pocket queens.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. CEST on Monday, May 2. PokerNews will bring you all the action until a winner is crowned.

MPF Grand Event Day 2 Chip Counts

PlaceNameCountyChip CountBig Blinds
1Pawel ZawadowiczPoland7,820,00078
2Stephen KaneUnited Kingdom5,365,00054
3Chris Da SilvaUnited Kingdom4,865,00049
4Jasper van MoorselNetherlands3,155,00032
5James ClarkeUnited Kingdom3,110,00031
6Daniel LakerveldNetherlands2,885,00029
7Mantas PetrauskasLithuania2,425,00024
8Federico PetruzzelliItaly2,385,00024
9Robert LimUnited Kingdom2,020,00020
10Dominick FrenchCanada1,750,00018

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 227318
Mon, 2 May2 p.m.-MPF Grand Event Day 318 

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Calum_Grant • Level 25: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Pawel Zawadowicz pl
Pawel Zawadowicz
pl 7,820,000 320,000
Stephen Kane GB
Stephen Kane
GB 5,365,000 -135,000
Chris Da Silva gb
Chris Da Silva
gb 4,865,000 165,000
Georgios Ninis GR
Georgios Ninis
GR 4,360,000 660,000
Jasper van Moorsel nl
Jasper van Moorsel
nl 3,155,000 1,105,000
James Clarke gb
James Clarke
gb 3,110,000 560,000
Daniel Lakerveld nl
Daniel Lakerveld
nl 2,885,000 585,000
Mantas Petrauskas lt
Mantas Petrauskas
lt 2,425,000 425,000
Federico Petruzzelli it
Federico Petruzzelli
it 2,385,000 185,000
Robert Lim gb
Robert Lim
gb 2,020,000 -680,000
Dominick French ca
Dominick French
ca 1,750,000 -1,250,000
Simon György HU
Simon György
HU 1,685,000 1,685,000
Ho Tien Cheung nl
Ho Tien Cheung
nl 1,670,000 -630,000
Piotr Tuczynski PL
Piotr Tuczynski
PL 1,595,000 -405,000
Jordan Dumas FR
Jordan Dumas
FR 1,510,000 160,000
Dragos Iosub ie
Dragos Iosub
ie 1,400,000 -350,000
Nicolay Langfeldt no
Nicolay Langfeldt
no 1,370,000 -1,230,000
Mario Musacchia IT
Mario Musacchia
IT 1,350,000 -150,000

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Final Three Hands Completed

ChrisBean • Level 25: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Play has ended for the day. The final chip counts for Day 2 will be provided shortly.

Last Three Hands of the Day Called

Calum_Grant • Level 25: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Day 2 of the MPF Grand Event has entered it's last three hands. The remaining players will then return at 2 p.m. CEST on Monday, May 2 for the third and final day of action.

Jason Shellum Eliminated in 19th Place (€4,080)

Calum_Grant • Level 25: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Jason Shellum
Jason Shellum

Pawel Zawadowicz opened to 185,000 from early position and called the button 420,000 three-bet from Jason Shellum.

Zawadowicz check-called a bet of 350,000 on the {j-Spades}{9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop before leading for 500,000 on the {j-Diamonds} turn. Shellum then moved all-in for 1,600,000 and was snap-called.

Jason Shellum: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Pawel Zawadowicz: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

Zawadowicz had turned a full house and knocked out Shellum after the {3-Clubs} hit the turn.

Pawel Zawadowicz pl
Pawel Zawadowicz
pl 7,500,000 2,700,000
Jason Shellum gb
Jason Shellum
gb Busted

Tags: Jason ShellumPawel Zawadowicz

Chen Keren Eliminated in 20th Place (€3,500)

Calum_Grant • Level 25: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Chen Keren
Chen Keren

Chen Keren and Simon Gyorgy got their stacks committed from the blinds preflop with the former at risk of elimination.

Chen Keren: {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Simon Gyorgy: {8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

Gyorgy would river his undercard to seal the bust out and bring the tournament to 19 players after the {j-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Spades} runout.

Simon György HU
Simon György
HU 2,000,000 2,000,000
Chen Keren il
Chen Keren
il Busted

Tags: Chen Keren

Tom Frederickx Eliminated in 21st Place (€3,500)

Calum_Grant • Level 25: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Tom Frederickx
Tom Frederickx

Robert Lim opened to 160,000 from under the gun and was called by Tom Frederickx and Chris Da Silva from the blinds.

Lim continued for 175,000 on the {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop and only Frederickx called. Lim bet another 175,000 on the {k-Clubs} turn and again was called.

Lim then ripped in the remainder of his stack to put Frederickx all-in. Eventually the short stack called and saw that Lim had a full house holding the {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}. Frederickx had the {q-Spades}{10-Spades} and wished his tablemates good luck before he departed.

Robert Lim gb
Robert Lim
gb 2,700,000 1,700,000
Tom Frederickx BE
Tom Frederickx
BE Busted

Tags: Tom FrederickxRobert Lim

Level:
25
Blinds:
40,000/80,000
Ante:
80,000

Runner-Runner Double for Petrauskas

ChrisBean • Level 24: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Jason Shellum bet 130,000 from the button, Mantas Petrauskas jammed for 890000 from the big blind. Shellum was in the tank for three minutes before he elected to call.

Mantas Petrauskas: {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Jason Shellum: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Petrauskas was dominated and the {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop did not provide much help as it gave Shellum a flush draw. The {q-Clubs} on the turn gave a flush-draw to Petrauskas of his own. The {3-Clubs} river gave Petrauskas the runner-runner flush to save his tournament life. Shellum could not believe his luck.

Jason Shellum gb
Jason Shellum
gb 2,100,000 -1,400,000
Mantas Petrauskas lt
Mantas Petrauskas
lt 2,000,000 500,000

Tags: Jason ShellumMantas Petrauskas