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Paydirt! 2017 BoM Zips Into Money, €200,000 Up Top for Winner

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We see you, Jonas.

That was a fast one!

Day 2 of the 2017 Battle of Malta Main Event ripped through a quick 10 levels today and hit the money bubble at 200 players well before the dinner break.

After a single stay of execution for one short stack, three players went out in one fell swoop and a min-cash was secured for the rest of the field.

From there it was another mad dash to the end of day with over 133 more players hitting the streets of St. Julian's and just 63 players left to head to Day 3.

The Count of Monte Chipso, if you will, is Israel's Dor Adda, whose 2.8m stands above the crowd. Day 1b chip leader Valerio Citta is in second with 2.4m.

They're the clear frontrunners chasing the dazzling €200,000 first-place prize waiting on top of Mount BoM. But they're not the only ones.

Last year's 9th-place finisher Jonas Hahnert is still around with around 400k in chips, as is 4th-place finisher at the 2009 EPT London Martin Gudvangen (430,000) and last year's EPT Malta runner-up Mats Karlsson (840,000).

Kjell Johansson (1.5m) and Joel Nystedt (1.23m) up the odds even further of a couple of Swedes again at the final table. Full chip counts for the remaining 63 players below:

Player Chips
Dor Adda 2,840,000
Valerio Citta 2,495,000
Yaron Borenstein 2,240,000
Dominik Martan 1,740,000
Timmy Agius 1,680,000
Nadav Lipszyc 1,650,000
Yilmaz Nuriavkutalp 1,530,000
Kjell Johansson 1,515,000
Johan Goscings 1,460,000
Antonio Muscolino 1,355,000
Jon Satoen 1,355,000
Sharan Sade 1,270,000
Joel Nystedt 1,235,000
Lars Olav Wintje Voll 1,220,000
Fredeik Akerholt 1,150,000
Jan Jensen 1,140,000
Tomasz Brzeznski 1,105,000
Meir Omerarie 1,000,000
Angelo De Marco 945,000
Per Erik Koi 905,000
Stefano Calandra 880,000
Milos Babovic 855,000
Nicolas Torossian 845,000
Mats Karlsson 840,000
Bruce Stubbs 830,000
Dario Marinelli 815,000
Alex Brand 810,000
Vincenzo Dainotti 800,000
Michal Wilczynski 795,000
John Magnusson 760,000
Kevin Falk 725,000
Enrico Perra 700,000
Asborn Elvevold 680,000
Luca Beretta 635,000
Ritrovato Salvatore 630,000
Alessandro Picheri 620,000
Fabio Assennato 595,000
Alessandro Garozzo 550,000
Claudio Fagone 535,000
Ole Petter Bremer 525,000
Jonathan Tigell 495,000
Ben Shohan Auhiay 485,000
Uri Greeberger 485,000
Meir Sharavani 455,000
Martin Gudvangen 430,000
Petter Redemo 425,000
Lars Jonas Hähnert 405,000
Sergei Khan 400,000
Vasileios Chatzicharalampous
395,000
Joakim Thomas Wickstrom 395,000
Daniel Hoyesveen 390,000
Urban Johansson 385,000
Yoan-Joseph Suarez 335,000
Anthony Healy 330,000
Marcello Favarolo 305,000
Jack Barrit 270,000
Christopher Snare 265,000
Dawid Paczka 245,000
Antonio Gassiraro 235,000
Maurizio Fisicaro 225,000
Potito Martire 210,000
Devid Berlin 185,000
Bo Green DNR
Dor Adda3
Chip leader Dor Adda
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We see you, too!
Dor Adda4
We see you, Dor Adda.

Action begins again at 1 pm tomorrow from the Grandmaster Suite; tune back in then for all the excitement as they play down to the final 9! Watch the recap video from Day 2 below:

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
4000

BoM Big-Pot Cookbook Pt. 11

Today: You burned it! You need:

  • A big stack
  • A couple of Rocky Mountain Oysters

The thing about massive chipleads is that the big stacks tend to bully the smaller ones unless someone stands up to them.

The difficult point is how much heat to use. Like a soup shouldn’t boil, but rather simmer; you have to find the right balance.

If a middle stack with 500k raises to 70k and then the guy who has over 3 million chips bumps it up to 180k, you have a decision. Heat it up or simmer slowly?

Our initial raiser decided to heat it up and pushed all-in which eventually forced the big stack to fold. Could have been a bigger pot, but the bet was too big.

If you season your soup, you shouldn’t use ghost peppers if you expect anyone to eat it.

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
4000
Players Left
68/414

Watts Extinguished

As noted, Steve Watts is now out but this was his deepest BoM run yet as he managed to get into the top 100 of more than 2,000 players.

Watts made a runner-runner straight flush earlier that propelled him into a pretty good position, but then all good things come to an end.

We’re pretty sure to see Watts again in the High Roller Event tomorrow. He might even be trying to get a ticket for the satellite as we write this.

By the way, did you know he used to play football for Fisher Athletic? And that the nickname of that team was “the Fish”?

There you go; sometimes your future (ie spending your time chasing around with 'fish') is written in the stars and you just don’t realize it.

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
4000
Players Left
75/414

Winding to a Close

Gudvangen: Flipped in Half.
Gudvangen: Flipped in Half.

After some pretty epic Day 1s we're winding things to a close a little earlier tonight with just 10 levels played today.

With 25 minutes left in Level 24 there are 75 players left on the board - virtually identical to where we were last year at this time.

If a few more players bust before the end of the day will even be exactly on the same 72 we had last year heading into Day 3.

By the looks of things Dor Adda is the chip leader with over 3m and something major would have to happen for him to lose it by the end of the night.

As we've seen before, though, that could very well happen.

Elsewhere of note, Steve Watts has busted the event and Martin Gudvangen, the 4th-place finisher at EPT London in 2009, just lost a flip and is down to 500k.

 

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
4000
Players Left
75/414

The Knight’s Crusade is On

PLO 2

They've reached Level 6 in the €220 PLO Knight’s Crusade and that means time is running out for you if you still want to play. There are 115 players in the tournament so the prize pool will be way over €20,000.

The PLO event has been on the BOM schedule for several years but this is the first year the buy-in was raised over €200, giving it quite a lot of additional value.

The waiting list is virtually gone so even more money will go into the prize pool. Also, thanks to the high variance that PLO has to offer, about 40 players have already busted so there are free seats.

There are many former main event players taking a chance at playing a properly structured PLO live tournament in conditions like these, and to our delight there are also a couple of female players.

Jump in; there’ll be more than €4k to the winner.

Respect to the Hero-Calling Gentleman

Patane Out
Patane Out

Angelo Patané, who starred in an Italian poker TV reality show, was, for a while, an almost unstoppable force at Table 5 where Jonas Hähnert is sitting.

His tour de force just came to an abrupt stop.

We don’t know exactly what happened in the hand but Patané was in the big blind with over 500k chips in the middle on a T 4 3 J 7 board. Mind you, 500k is roughly the average stack right now and this pot was destined to grow even bigger.

Patané open shoved all-in for effectively 377k chips which prompted his opponent on the button to go deep into the tank. After a couple of minutes he eventually surprised the table with a hero call.

He turned over T 9 for 2nd pair on a very wet board. It turned out his instincts were correct because Patané could only muster A 2 for a stone cold bluff.

The pot worth almost 1.3m chips went to the hero-calling gentleman.

The Italian TV star was down to 250k chips and busted shortly after.

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
3000
Players Left
85/414

BoM Big-Pot Cookbook Pt. 10

One more quick and simple recipe for a piping hot big pot.

You‘ll need:

  • Potito Martine (a player from Italy) with pocket aces
  • Francesco De Luca (a player from Australia with a very Italian name) with pocket kings
  • Make sure both players have 35 big blinds

Add those ingredients together and let the whole lot stew for 2 minutes. You‘ll then have two big-stack players all-in before the flop in a pot with more than 1.2m chips in the middle.

Suck-out is completely optional, but this time it came straight to a boil and Potito Martine won the hand, propelling him into the top 10 on the leaderboard.

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
3000
Players Left
99/414

Mats Karlsson Knocks Out 2

The runner-up in the EPT Malta main event last October, 60-year-old Swede Mats Karlsson has played quite a few live events over the last few years but has most of his career cashes right here at the Portomaso Casino.

That makes a lot of sense, as Karlsson now lives in Malta.

Whether it's upstairs in the Grandmaster Suite or downstairs in the regular poker room, he's clearly pretty comfortable here at the Portomaso.

It's showing here at the Battle of Malta as Karlsson is now in the top 99 players left in the Main Event.

He now has even more fuel to get to the finish line as he just eliminated two players with KK against JJ and 77.

His stack is sitting at about 1.1m now with just two more levels left in the day. 

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
3000
Players Left
99/414

3 More Levels Tonight

Trophies

The remaining 128 players are now at the end of Level 21 and the main event area is empty as everyone’s out for dinner.

Last year we had 129 players at the dinner break of Day 2, so you could say we’re pretty much on schedule.

Tournament Director Danilo just announced that they'll return for 3 more levels on Day 2 and they'll stop play at the end of Level 24.

The Main Event will end at around 10:10 PM and, if last year's pattern holds, about 70 players left in the field.

Tomorrow we'll play down to the final table and those nine players will split up over €600,000.

The winner will go home with €200,000 and, if we do say so ourselves, the most amazing poker trophy they’ve ever seen. Full payout table below:

Places Payout
1 €200,000
2 €132,000
3 €98,000
4 €74,000
5 €52,000
6 €34,000
7 €24,000
8 €16,300
9 €12,240
10 €7,850
11 - 13 €6,400
14 - 19 €5,250
20 - 29 €4,200
30 - 39 €3,400
40 - 49 €2,790
50 - 59 €2,330
60 - 69 €2,030
70 - 79 €1,780
80 - 89 €1,580
90 - 99 €1,430
100 - 109 €1,300
110 - 119 €1,200
120 - 139 €1,120
140 - 159 €1,050
160 - 200 €1,000
Level
21
Blinds
8000/16000
Ante
2000
Players Left
128/414

Who Wants to Meet a Millionaire?

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Hähnert's a 300,000-aire, tho

We have millionaires! Check the list below to see if you're now millionaire-adjacent:

Dor Adda 1,750,000
Kjell Johansson 1,300,000
Potito Martire 1,200,000
Itay Borba 1,200,000
John Magnusson 1,150,000
Yaron Borenstein 1,050,000
Jan Jensen 1,000,000
Joseph Grech 950,000
Nadav Lipszyc 900,000
Alessandro Picchieri 900,000
Johan Goslings 900,000
Claudio Fagone 850,000
Angelo Patane 850,000
Jonas Hähnert 350,000
Level
21
Blinds
8000/16000
Ante
2000
Players Left
128/414

Notes From a Cold, Post-Bubble Road

Some quick notes as we get ready to head to dinner alongside the players:

Norway's Robert Sverre Eik, who finished 7th last year, will not repeat his final-table appearance.

On the other side of the coin, it looks like Alessandro Pichierri is the first player to break the 1m mark with 1.2m chips.

France's Clément Brunet Manquat is out and we've yet to hear from him on FB.

Level
21
Blinds
8000/16000
Ante
2000
Players Left
128/414

Who Gets What?

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Post-bubble mania ensues

With just over 130 players left now it's safe to say it's been a whirlwind since the bubble burst at 200.

Players are flying out of here, in other words, but now they're taking some cash with them.

The first 40 places after the bubble all collected an even €1,000 and the next 20 after that all scooped €1,050.

The next payjump is to €1,120 and they'll pay that out up until place 120.

The big money, of course, lies in the top nine with a killer €200,000 up top for the winner. Here's the payout scale for the final table:

POS. PRIZE
1  € 200,000.00
2  € 132,000.00
3  € 98,000.00
4  € 74,000.00
5  € 52,000.00
6  € 34,000.00
7  € 24,000.00
8  € 16,300.00
9  € 12,240.00

There's a lot of poker to be played before then, though. Back with a few big stacks when they hit the dinner break in a couple of minutes!

Level
21
Blinds
8000/16000
Ante
2000

Back-to-Back BoM Cashes for Anita

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Four female players made the money in this year‘s Battle of Malta and one of them was Anita Kmiciewicz, who's now cashed in the Main Event two years in a row.

She opened up from the button with a raise to 40k (blinds at 8k/16k) and Claudio Fagone raised all-in from the small blind for roughly 220k.

After some deliberation Anita called.

Showdown:

Anita Kmiciewicz: A-T
Claudio Fagone: K-K
Board: J-6-3-2-Q

She finished in 170th overall - an impressive finish considering there were 2,074 entries this year. Last year she finished 60th.

Level
21
Blinds
8000/16000
Ante
2000
Players Left
141/414

Triple Elimination and We're In the Money!

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With 201 players on the clock and after several hands without all-in/calls on the hard money bubble, we had three all-ins at once!

Unfortunately for the shorties, they lost all three.

1st hand: Player with queens is up against KTs. Board: K-9-8-T-2 and we lose our first player.

2nd hand: Rocco Maiorana is all-in with Q Q against J J. His opponent barely has him covered and is devastated.

But the board falls A T 8 9 6 and awards the player with the jacks the pot.

3rd hand: The last shortstack is all-in with 8 6 against K Q. The board falls T 6 J K 5, eliminating the 3rd player at the bubble.

Thus those three players will share €2,000 – €666 each. 

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Level
20
Blinds
6000/12000
Ante
1000
Players Left
198/414

Short Stack Survives!

After a young shortstacker raised UTG he got one call from an older gentleman in middle position.

The flop came down 2-8-Q rainbow and the young raiser put out a c-bet of 19,000 into around 70k.

The gentleman raised him with 50k and with just another 80k behind the young player went all-in after looking up at the tournament clock.

The gentleman called him quite quickly.

Gentleman: J T
Young Shortstack: K Q

Flop: Q 8 2

Turn: 3

River: 7

Shortie survives!

Level
20
Blinds
6000/12000
Ante
1000
Players Left
201/414

Meanwhile ... There's €100,000+ Waiting Downstairs

Shuffle up and deal don't stop!
Shuffle up and deal don't stop!

While the Main Event bubble plays out hand-for-hand upstairs, downstairs the Siege of Malta Second Chance event is entering Level 3 with about 450 players.

They’ve opened five extra tables up to accommodate more players as there are still people registering.

In fact waiting lists are now open for both the Siege and the PLO Knight’s Crusade as that one has officially sold the 100 tickets available.

However, registration is open and they’ll put you on the waiting list if you hurry up.

The Siege was originally capped at 400 players but, as always, we’ll try to let as many players in as possible. There's about 80 minutes left before late reg closes so you better make your way over to the Portomaso Casino pronto.

The Siege is running in the Spinola Suite downstairs which is on the same level as the entrance and registration. Just follow the flow.

The prize pool will be over €100k so it's worth it.

There's also still room in the satellite for the Grandmaster High Roller. The buy-in for that one is €150 and it doesn’t start until 9.30 PM so you have plenty of time to secure your seat.

Sigh of Relief for Short Stack

On one of the outer tables a short stacked player UTG put all his chips in before the flop.

He got snap-called by his opponent with two queens.

Fortunately for the short stack, he had kings.

With no queen on the flop, turn or river he manage to double up and stay alive.

Phew.

Play is now hand for hand with just 2 bustouts to go! Check our FB page for a live look!

Level
19
Blinds
5000/10000
Ante
1000
Players Left
202/414

Cartarius Out!

No 2nd title this year.
No 2nd title this year.

Our final BoM champ in the field is out! And in painful fashion!

According to our intrepid field reporter Cartarius just got his JJ  all in preflop against 77.

Alles klar until a 7 hit on the river.

Ouch.

Four more bustouts until we're in the money.

Players Left
204/414

It's Bubble Time!

Can you feel the tension?
Can you feel the tension?

With 20 minutes to go in Level 19, the heightened anticipation of the looming bubble can be felt in the tournament room.

Spectators are beginning to crowd around the outer tables and random shouts in random languages are popping out from around the room.

Nervous laughter abounds. Even the chip shuffling feels fraught with tension.

A very vocal group of spectators has also materialized up in the balcony in the Betting Connections lounge. They may or may not have been drinking.

The big board says 207 players are left right now. The bubble hits at 200. We're heading for a collision and things are about to get wild!

Tune in on our Battle of Malta Facebook page for a live look at all of the joy ... and pain.

Level
19
Blinds
5000/10000
Ante
1000
Players Left
207/414

Robert Sverre Eik: “I Feel More Ready to Go Deep”

Robert Sverre Erik 1C

Last year, Norway's Robert Sverre Eik came into the final table of the BOM main event a bit overwhelmed by the moment. He had just started playing poker six months prior and was quite simply in a bit over his head.

He still managed to finish in 7th place, and he’s been honing his skills ever since.

“I play at least once a week in the poker clubs in Oslo. You know, small buy-in tournaments, but I think I learned a ton of stuff over the last 12 months. I know much more about numbers, odds, blockers, all these things.

“I feel much more in control than last year. I was all-in five times in the first level of Day 2 then but this year I haven’t been all-in at all.

“I’m more cautious and put more emphasis on playing in position. I feel more ready to go deep now than then. I only played the Norwegian Championships since the last BoM but I didn’t cash there.

“I feel lucky about the BOM, though. Every time I get short I manage to double up again. I want to give a shout-out to Betsafe who helped me come here and play. This year I even have my family with me, which is a great help for me in taking my mind off poker in the spare time.

"That’s much better for me than spending even more time playing cash games and stuff.”

Eik is sitting on nine big blinds at the first break. Let’s see if he gets them in wisely.

Level
19
Blinds
5000/10000
Ante
1000
Players Left
210/414

Chipping in from the Fringe

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As the players trickle back in from the first break, we've compiled a few chip counts from around the room.

If you're wondering what a stack of 900,000 chips looks like, look up.

Jan Jensen 900,000
Nadav Lipszyc 800,000
Christopher Abela 770,000
John Magnusson 720,000
Stefano Veronese 700,000
Adam Milewski 620,000
Alessandro Picchieri 600,000
Julius Malzanni 500,000
Kjell Johansson 450,000
Jonas Hähnert 390,000
James Noonjan 360,000
Mats Karlsson 250,000
Level
18
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Players Left
215/414

Bubble Looms, Magnusson Blooms

Bubble time approach-eth
Bubble time approach-eth

We’re getting dangerously close to the bubble and a hefty €1,000 pay jump for all players.

Only 25 more eliminations to go and players are guaranteed a nice profit for their efforts - if, of course, they're on their first bullet.

Some players might slow down in light of the bubble, but not Florian Schulze or John Magnusson.

The two both had healthy, albeit slightly below average stacks and just got some cards which dictated their play: Kings for Magnusson and A-K for Schulze.

A third player at the table was in there as well with A-J and, after some bets and raises, all three were all-in. The board came down jack-high and the pretty huge pot went Magnusson’s way.

That sent Schulze to the rail and left the third player decimated.

Level
19
Blinds
5000/10000
Ante
1000
Players Left
225/414

BoM Big-Pot Cookbook Pt. 9

Where's the beef? On the river!
Where's the beef? On the river!

We now return to our latest episode in the BoM Big-Pot series featuring guest Chef Steve Watts.

Today: the straight-flush-infused runner-runner Steak Sandwich.

You need:

  • A former English football player
  • A player prone to slow-playing big hands
  • The flushiest possible board

They say you should only flip a steak once. But if you flip it again you can get an extra sear on it. And that can make all the difference.

In this battle of the blinds the stakes go up dramatically towards the end. At 3k/6k the blinds go on the flop grill together after a min-raise and a call.

While the internal temperature begins to climb, that flop is a hearty Q 2 3. No action is required here; let the grill do the work.

On the 4 turn, Watts in the big blind bets 15k and the small blind check-calls. Flip the steaks, as we’re on to something big here.

The A on the river is your second flip of the meat. While both players might have tried to represent that card, we now know both lied.

The small blind checks again and now Watts cranks it up like adding some hickory shavings to your smoker grill. He bets 50k but the small blind calls!

Whose got the king of hearts, you ask? Nobody! The small blind show J 7 for the flopped flush and second-best flush while Watts turns over the 3 and the --- 5!

Runner-runner-straight-flush-are-you-serious?

No sides or salads needed here. A simple steak in a bun can be the most delicious thing.

Level
18
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Players Left
221/414

Cartarius Carries Big Stick

As we mentioned earlier, German Louis Cartarius is the only previous champion still in this Battle of Malta.

He was working with a way below average stack – a bit less than 20 big blinds - but hanging in there admirably and trying to gain some momentum.

Cartarius' table presence seems to have an intimidating effect on his opponents. We just witnessed a player on the button open up to 15k (2.5 big blinds) but eventually fold to Cartarius’ all-in from the big blind for 105k chips.

The player on the button was not sure about his fold and turned over his hand: pocket jacks! Cartarius couldn't conceal his surprise to see such a strong hand folded for a few chips and raked in the pot, increasing his stack by more than 20%.

Right afterwards Cartarius won a much bigger pot against Matteo Impagliatelli – the Italian gentleman with the cowboy hat.

Impagliatelli was short-ish and all-in with A-5 against Cartarius’ A-Q. The better ace prevailed and now Cartarius is up to 200k - right around average while we have to say goodbye to Impagliatelli.

Level
18
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Players Left
230/414

The Reign of Spain Falls Mainly on Garcias

Lorenzo Garcias

As you may know from reading the updates yesterday, there weren't too many Spaniards at the 2017 Battle Of Malta.

Three of them, however, are still alive in the Main Event.

The Spanish Armada was headed by Íñigo San Martin at the beginning of the day but his stack had dropped to less than the average by the middle of the Level 17.

In a worse situation is Alfonso Timoteo, who is really short and teetering on an exit from his second appearance in the Battle of Malta.

On the other hand – and also at the same table than San Martín - is Lorenzo Garcías (pictured), who has a good stack and is fighting to be the last Spaniard standing in the tournament.

Level
18
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Players Left
232/414

Clément Carries the Torch

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Among the 11 French players who started the day, Clément Brunet Manquat looks like one to follow closely once again.

Last year he was top of the chip counts after Day 1 and ended up finishing 121st.

Thanks to his image after a bluff, he quickly managed to climb from his 167,500 starting stack to 360,000.

It could have been even bigger if a "tricky" player would not have 3-bet him later with T-7 offsuit and hit his straight (Clément had A-Q).

Other notable French player, Valentin Messina, had an early exit today when he couldn't double up his short stack.

Level
18
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Players Left
239/414

€200,000 to the 2017 Battle of Malta Main Event Winner!

Our tournament director Danilo has just published the payouts for the Battle of Malta main event.

An even 200 players will make the money and the winner will walk away with €200,000!

That’s 400 buy-ins! Second place pays €132k while the player in third place gets €98k.

The total prize pool for the Main Event is an astonishing €1,005,890!

If you're wondering why the payouts look more top-heavy than last year – 200 players out of 2,074 ITM in the ME and 16 players out of 177 in the Win the Cross yesterday - Danilo explains:

“Don’t forget that 2,074 is the number of entries. We have somewhere between 300 and 400 re-entries. That means that the average amount of money people pay is higher than the official buy-in.”

“If a player re-enters the main event they spent more than €1,000 so I don’t want the first payout to be something like €750. It wouldn’t be fair.”

“I also wanted every finalist to get at least €10k as they might have to re-schedule their flight and book an extra night at the hotel. These costs should be compensated for by the prize money.”

There’s no question about it. Our tournament director Danilo is very meticulous when it comes to payouts. A min-cash is a tidy €1,000. Full payout table will follow shortly.

Level
17
Blinds
3000/6000
Ante
500
Players Left
260/414

Sylen Gets There

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Our former editor for PokerListings.se is running smoking hot.

On the last break of Day 1b, Erik Sylvén was down to only 18k and wasn't feeling particularly good about his prospects.

By the end of Day 1b he had close to 200k and was feeling decidedly better. Now he just doubled up again to over 300k. 

This time he picked up two kings before the flop but unfortunately ran into an opponent looking down on two aces.

Sometimes, though, all you need is a little bit of help from the poker gods. "Sylen" got there and now he’s got one of the bigger stacks in the tournament.

Level
17
Blinds
3000/6000
Ante
500
Players Left
274/414

BoM Big-Pot Cookbook Pt. 8

Full Noonjan Rising.
Full Noonjan Rising.

Let’s cook up another juicy, spicy hand. This time it’s a meal for three.

You’ll need:

  • One player with pocket jacks (James Noonjan)
  • One player with pocket fours (Karl Smideborg)
  • A third player with ace-queen (make sure it’s the ace of diamonds)

Have the player with the jacks open up to 9k and the other two players call. Lay out a nice and hot flop: J 5 4.

This way you’ll have created an awesome set over set scenario with a flush draw in the mix.

Next, let the initial raiser fire a c-bet in the range of roughly 20k chips. Then have both other players call. Add an innocent looking turn, say the Q.

Have the player with jacks shove all-in for a nicely sized bet and then have the player with fours re-shove for way over 100k. And now the wonder of mathematics begins for the poor player with the ace of diamonds.

He knows he’s certainly beat and he knows he can only win if he catches another diamond on the river. But how many outs does he have? Can he be sure no other player has a flush themselves, reducing the number of his outs?

Is he getting the right odds to call for almost all of his chips? Let the player simmer for roughly 10 minutes. Then have him finally fold his hand to let the two sets battle it out.

After the fold you’ll get to showdown automatically – put down any card you like (make sure it’s not the last 4 in the deck though) and there you’ll have it. Set over set will have cooked up an awesome one-pot meal with more than 300k chips.

In other words: James Noonjan has many chips now, Karl Smideborg much less.

Level
16
Blinds
2500/5000
Ante
500
Players Left
283/414

Katsarov Kaput

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We're down to one former BoM Main Event champion left in the field.

Antoan Katsarov came into the day with around 95k but couldn't survive the first 2 levels.

That leaves German Louis Cartarius as the last champion standing. Errr ... sitting. 

Cartarius also seems to have doubled up now. He has >>200k

Level
16
Blinds
2500/5000
Ante
500

Sayonara Sabina

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And just like that we've lost Sabina Hiatullah.

While she started the day with an average stack, she couldn't gain any momentum at her table. Rocco Mairorana especially got the better of her more than once.

He was also the one who eliminated her. Mairorana opened to 15k (3 big blinds) with K Q from middle position.

Hiatullah went all-in for roughly 75k with Q T right behind him.

After it was folded to Mairorana he nodded and called the all-in. The board fell A K T 9 3 to give Maiorana the better pair and send Hiatullah to the rail.

Level
16
Blinds
2500/5000
Ante
500

The Rising Star Has Gone to the Dark Side

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Photoshop c/o Willie Elliott

Espen Uhlen Jörstad came into Day 2 of the Battle of Main Event with about 15 big blinds.

He obviously went for the double up early. It didn’t work out.

He shoved with K-Q and got called by jacks. You can guess happened next. It’s why they say “you have to flip well."

On his way out Espen said he wasn’t sure what he planned to do next.

“I’ll either register for the Siege or I’ll go to my room, grind online and stream for a while. I feel like I should do that.”

“I used to have a regular schedule for my stream but lately I’ve been travelling so much that I couldn’t do that anymore. I will go back to a regular schedule, though.”

“I’m definitely coming back to play the Grandmaster High Roller. Also, I’m going to stay here for another couple of days no matter what. Having lived here for a couple of years, this almost feels like coming home.”

The side events are filling up fast (see below) so get going if you want to play. If not, you might check in on Espen’s stream. It’s also a nice way to pass the time.

Level
16
Blinds
2500/5000
Ante
500
Players Left
309/414

Side Events Filling Up

Registration for today’s side events is open and the first wave of players has already rolled through the lobby.

Right now the numbers for the different tournaments look like this:

Siege of Malta, 4 PM: 225 seats taken, 400 player cap
PLO Knight’s Crusade, 6 PM: 40 seats taken, 100 player cap
Grandmaster High Roller satellite, 9.30 PM: 20 seats taken, 100 player cap

You better hurry if you want to secure your seat. At the moment the reception isn’t too busy so if you’re in the area, this is your window.

His Name is Jonas.

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Checking in on Jonas Hähnert, the Swede who finished 9th in last year's Battle of Malta.

To start Day 2 Hähnert drew a seat on Table 5, two spots to the left of Angelo Patane, an Italian player who starred in a poker TV reality show in Italy.

So far Jonas is getting the better of him. He opened up from UTG to 8k (a min raise) and Angelo called in the small blind.

Flop: T 4 8

Hähnert bet 15k after it was checked to him and Angelo called. After the turn fell 3 Hähnert pulled out the bigger guns and bet 30k.

This was enough to get the Italian to fold his hand. Hähnert is up to over 150k now.

Level
16
Blinds
2500/5000
Ante
500
Players Left
329/414

Seats Open

They came, they shoved, they left.

We're barely 40 minutes into the day and if the board is accurate we've already lost close to 60 players from the field.

That's an impressive rate of attrition.

The cries of "seat open" have definitely been peppering the air and the strategy for the short stacks is pretty obvious: get busy living, or get busy dying.

For most, it seems, death has been quick.

Level
15
Blinds
2000/4000
Ante
500
Players Left
368/414

Let's Get Paid!

BOM 2017 1B 86

We're starting off Day 2 with 9-handed tables and action resuming in Level 15.

Blinds are at 2000/4000 with a 500 ante. Average stack is 125,242.

The full payout table will be released by Tournament Director Danilo in a few moments.

With over 1 million in the prize pool this year there's an eye-popping amount of money to distribute - and most of that will be spread among the final nine.

Players are in their seats and shuffling with earnest as the first 5 minutes have ticked by. Among the more notable names we're planning to keep an eye on:

  • Former BoM Main Event champs Antoan Katsarov and Louis Cartarius
  • Italian poker personality/pro Sabina Hiatullah
  • Former footballer Steve Watts
  • 2016 BoM Main Event final-tablists Jonas Hahnert and Robert Sverre Eik
  • Mats Karlsson - runner-up at EPT Malta
  • 2017 Rising Star winner Espen Uhlen Jorstad
  • Martin Gudvangen, 4th at EPT London in 2009

Have a favorite player you'd like us to follow? Let us know in the comments, on Twitter or on Facebook!

Level
15
Blinds
2000/4000
Ante
500
Players Left
389/414

We Have Our First Side Event Winners!

It took until the wee hours of the morning (around 5am in fact) but our first two side events of the 2017 Battle of Malta reached their exciting conclusions.

In the first-ever Battle of Malta Ladies Event, Soile Lerviks from Finland outlasted her 74 fellow combatants to claim the trophy and 2,100 first-place prize.

In the Win the Cross event, Jakob Nielsen from Denmark and Andre Haneberg from Germany made a deal heads-up and didn't play a hand. Nielsen had more chips and got the €3,965; Haneberg got €3,675€ and the trophy.

Congratulations to all! Pics of the final table and champs below:

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Chip Counts and Seat Assignments Incoming

BOM 2017 1B 15

Our calculations last night had 414 players returning to play but that could go up or day a few once everything has been finalized.

The payouts will also be finalized shortly into the day and we'll find out exactly how much our 2017 champion will take home.

Regardless, it should be another fun and furious day here in Malta! Back at it at 1 pm!

Chip counts and seating assignments are in! See below:

Player Chips Table Seat
Valerio Citta 438,000 13 4
Joel Nystedt 395,000 27 6
Lucio Bernardo 364,500 11 5
Francesco Ruffo 357,000 18 3
Peter Huw Cameron 347,000 11 2
Gianluca Deledda 338,500 45 5
Ola Petter Bremer 334,000 18 7
Nadav Patrick Lipszyc 332,500 25 7
Angelo Patane 326,000 5 3
Mark Attard 317,500 19 9
Alessandro Pichierri 316,000 35 2
Yaron Ben Avi 308,500 21 5
Antonios Onoufrious 307,000 12 5
Uri Greeberger 305,500 44 5
Florian Schulze 305,000 15 3
Fabio Rubino 299,500 2 8
Martin Foss Gudvangen 293,000 37 9
Itay Borba 289,500 32 9
Yaron Borenstein 278,500 13 9
Timothy Anthony Agius 275,000 25 5
Yotam Bar Yosef 269,000 30 5
Vincenzo Dainotti 265,000 19 6
Antonio Greco 263,500 16 6
Orvar Kilvar 263,000 6 4
Rocco Maiorana 257,000 20 4
Anthony Vincent Healy Counsell 254,000 42 3
Carmel Nir 252,500 37 6
Stefano Veronese 250,000 31 7
Isvi Cohen 249,500 31 9
Gur Sabag 247,000 3 2
Daniel Jacobsen 246,500 37 1
Bjorn Matthias Geibert 244,500 37 4
Maurizio Fisicaro 244,500 38 3
Heinrich Schon 242,000 27 4
Michael John Carmel Bland 241,000 20 8
Joakim Jonsson 239,000 13 3
Steven Watts 237,000 36 2
Adam Milewski 235,500 17 7
Michal Wilczynski 233,500 5 6
Nuriaykutalp Yilmaz 231,500 20 2
Roger Eklund 228,000 45 1
Kjell Ingvar Johansson 228,000 11 7
Marko Grujic 228,000 2 4
Peter Tobias Bergman 222,500 27 9
Marek Jakub Olejnik 220,500 44 6
Luca Ittiresu 219,000 42 8
Domenico Gala 218,500 22 4
Andrea Grandi 217,500 10 9
Simon Vokoljuk 213,000 34 5
Andre Grech 211,500 7 4
Franco Arlotta 210,500 17 4
Fabrizio La Carbo 209,500 6 7
Nicolas Sevan Torossian 209,500 14 1
Antonio Gassiraro 209,000 14 8
Gabi Gabraiel 208,500 28 3
Kevin Otto Falk 204,000 43 8
Dawid Paczka 203,500 44 8
Jonathan Tigell 203,000 23 4
Mirko Willsch 202,000 5 1
Johnny Hermann Wulfken 201,000 17 8
Michael Koran 198,500 11 3
Anita Aleksandra Kmiciewicz 197,000 30 7
Miroslav Opojevlic 195,500 26 9
Henrik Tomas Sjoberg 194,000 27 3
Salvatore Lupica Capra 193,000 17 5
Erling Voje 193,000 12 3
Quentin Larique 193,000 32 4
Inigo San Martin Nepal 192,500 48 7
Phyllip Ignace A Cossement 189,500 18 2
Terence Lee Etim 189,500 18 5
Abraham Johannes Kombrink 189,000 28 6
Yovko Mitrev 189,000 20 3
Manfred Quint 188,500 11 8
Pantziaros Christos 188,000 32 7
Alessandro Barone 186,500 36 6
Arild Elias Torgersen 186,000 6 3
Chuck Khuu 185,000 42 2
Luca Topazio 183,500 25 9
Salvartrice D'Urso 183,000 40 4
Walter Heinz Lotter 179,500 15 9
Lars Goran Axelsson 178,500 46 9
Vasileios Chatzicharalampous 178,500 2 2
Savvas Gazais 178,000 22 8
Angelo Censabella 177,500 43 5
Jaffar Alsaffar 176,500 26 6
Christoffer Lenny Snare 176,500 3 1
Kjetil Hanstved 175,500 22 9
Daniel Robert Montagnolli 175,000 40 1
Branimir Ristovic 174,000 17 1
Sebastiano Treccarichi 174,000 38 9
Julius Malzanini 173,500 11 4
Asaf Goldfeld 173,000 37 2
Daniele Sacchi 173,000 47 6
Vygerdas Jonikas 172,500 15 7
Karl Fredrick Elilingsson 170,500 45 8
Giorgio Ligasacchi 170,000 37 8
Giovanni Ruta 169,000 2 1
Eliyahu Yamin 168,500 35 3
Agostino Marco Lanza 168,000 10 3
Clement Brunet Manquat 167,500 31 5
David Murray Colcomb 167,000 39 4
Luca Beretta 166,500 2 5
James Noonjan 163,000 10 7
Sebastian Dornbracht 163,000 19 2
Philip Laurence Pearson 162,000 10 8
Pietro Schifano 161,500 22 1
Jean\\ Beunas 160,500 19 4
Salvatore Prado 159,500 7 1
Joakim Mats Thomas Wickstrom 159,500 6 8
Francesco De Luca 158,000 30 9
Milos Babovic 158,000 6 9
Davide Biondo 158,000 26 7
Alex Brand 158,000 33 7
Christoph Stiehler 156,000 47 3
Jakub Chludzinski 156,000 17 9
Ariel Daniaro 155,000 33 4
Kjell Roine Kennet Soderberg 154,500 37 7
Jake Mark Thomas Allen 154,500 6 1
David Ben Shoshan 151,500 28 5
Jon Satoen 151,500 20 6
Patrick Robkamp 151,000 19 3
Quetin Declercq 150,500 16 5
Paris Perez 150,500 48 1
Lim-Wai Cheung 149,000 43 6
Michele Messina 149,000 27 7
Bo Johasn Torsten Bjork 148,500 7 8
Karl Smideborg 148,500 10 4
David Yoav 148,000 37 5
Tommy Elvestad 148,000 43 4
Alberto Farah 147,000 11 1
Kristin Ytredal Flataker 147,000 29 4
Michele Tocci 146,500 40 8
Angelo Marsella De Marco 145,500 35 9
Avihai Benshoham 145,000 34 7
Jan Moller Jensen 144,000 41 7
Pascal Bogner 143,000 21 8
Enrico Perra 143,000 16 9
Julien Marcel Raymnd Labergere 142,000 34 2
Davorin Stevanovic 141,500 34 4
Amedeo Vaccarello 141,000 3 4
Mirco Podchul 140,000 3 3
Tone Arnestad 139,500 47 7
Vincenzo Macri 138,500 40 2
Avi Hay Yehiel 138,000 12 8
Stefano Moi 137,500 14 6
George Jason Rankin 137,500 24 3
Guillaume Humbert 137,500 41 2
Stefano Calandra 137,500 35 6
Carl Petter Alexander Redemo 136,000 40 5
Ribot Garcias 135,500 1 6
Marcello Favaloro 135,000 40 9
Sabina Hiatullah 135,000 20 5
Tomasz Piotr Brzezinski 133,500 48 5
Noam Shtayerman 133,000 45 9
Edward B Weaver 133,000 46 1
Jonas Kovacs 131,000 26 1
Antonino Muscolino 128,500 41 3
Lars Jonas Hahnert 127,500 5 5
Rafael Haim Lavi 127,000 1 3
Andreea-Maria Leicu 126,500 25 6
Teddy Tuil 126,000 7 5
Salvatore Cundari 126,000 21 2
Matias Olavi Metsanen 125,000 14 5
Ben Simon Yoram 123,500 29 1
Daniel Smiljkovic 123,500 45 6
Sebastian Dominik Rebhan 123,500 7 6
Frank Robert Berget 123,500 16 1
Bengt Christopher Loof 123,000 33 5
Kim Ovrum 123,000 29 6
Giuseppe Gorga 122,500 24 8
Idan Osteraicher 122,500 9 4
Sharon Sade 122,000 21 1
Max Peter Busch 120,500 24 6
Alessandro Giuseppe Furneri 119,500 31 2
Szymon Kuczerski 119,000 43 7
Erini Kokoni 118,500 23 1
Roland Hans Gradert 117,500 38 6
Morten Lie 117,500 29 5
Michael Ibba 117,500 13 5
Bjorn Patrik Gunnarsson 117,000 2 7
Per-Eirik Koi 117,000 33 6
Mehdi Sophian Nekaa 115,500 24 7
Tomas Molcan 115,500 39 6
Vytautas Kacerauskas 115,000 32 1
Alessandro Garozzo 115,000 44 2
Dominik Martan 114,500 18 6
Yosef Ben Lulu 114,500 12 6
Roque Antonio Penate Moza 114,000 16 3
Mads Frey 113,500 28 1
Johan Goslings 113,500 38 7
Jack Barritt 113,500 3 7
Jose Martin Figuieredo Godinho Cunha 113,000 29 9
Mats Karlsson 112,500 1 9
Adam Stephen James Coyle 112,000 42 6
Sergio Gattini 111,500 32 6
Marcus Alexander Hennemann 111,500 41 4
Anders Andreassen 111,500 40 6
Guy Sela 111,000 36 9
Dario Marinelli 111,000 29 8
Bo Green 111,000 17 6
Tomas Ksenevicius 110,500 32 8
Marcin Kaminski 110,500 6 5
Aleksandre Movlilishvili 110,500 33 8
Yuri Shaulov 110,000 44 3
Liad Bezalel 109,500 22 2
Devid Berlin 109,500 34 9
Michal Pawel Majtyka 109,500 48 2
Yaakov Ben Shlomo 108,500 46 5
Manuel Raffl 108,500 46 7
Matthew Pace 108,500 14 2
Giuseppe Vescovini 108,000 21 4
Francis Yvan R Vandendriessche 108,000 43 2
Giuseppe Segreto 107,000 23 3
Robert Sverre Eik 107,000 18 8
Ove Andre Balsnes 107,000 38 2
Andy Voss 107,000 15 6
Vincenzo Massimiliano Messina 106,500 43 1
Zah Izhak Kaufman 106,500 28 9
Efstraitos Vrouvas 106,500 39 9
Shai Netzer 106,500 14 3
Gennaro De Blasio 106,000 36 3
Eliyahu Elias 106,000 35 7
Kresten Hougard 105,500 27 1
Amir Houssein Masnouri 105,000 13 1
Francesco Martorina 105,000 25 2
Shlomo Aviner 104,000 39 8
Nigel Adam Berg 103,500 3 6
Johan Mahdavi Linden 103,000 18 9
Giovanni Nava 103,000 33 2
Federico Nano 101,500 44 4
Asaf Yakir Sarusi 101,000 5 4
Chaim Koifman 100,500 34 8
Giuseppe Ivan Palmisciano 100,500 1 5
Morris Bonazza 100,500 33 3
Reuven Erez Zohar 99,100 3 5
Heinz Peter Neumann 98,500 40 7
Jorgen Beltestad 97,500 26 3
Claudio Pagano 96,500 38 4
Aurelio D Amico 96,000 41 9
Ulf Daniel Ulvrell 95,500 30 6
Antoan Katsarov 95,500 34 6
Marco Bartolini 95,000 47 9
Christos Xanthopoulos 94,500 48 8
Diether Guntzel 94,500 32 2
Arthur Krijtenberg 94,000 25 4
Carl Henrik Molander 94,000 12 4
Giuseppe Junior Comitini 93,000 31 3
Eugeny Sergeevich Krikun 93,000 36 5
Andre Haneberg 93,000 41 6
Erik Hannes Ragnas 93,000 48 6
Aurelijus Budrys 93,000 7 9
Daniel Andre Hoyesveen 92,500 12 1
Santina Spedalieri 92,500 30 1
Louis Cartarius 92,000 36 7
Shimon Shay Hagay 91,500 22 3
Avidan Bar Asher 91,500 26 2
Sandra Baggenstos 91,500 18 4
Eddy Nedialkov 91,000 9 1
Per Marius Leroen 91,000 10 1
Giavanni Salvatore Carnabuci 90,000 42 1
Giulio Di Salvo 90,000 46 8
Dor Adda 90,000 37 3
Adam Gil 89,000 1 4
Oleg Egrobov 89,000 19 7
Darius Narmontas 88,500 16 2
Jerry Vataen 88,500 13 7
Asbjorn Elvevold 88,500 17 2
Lars Petter Hesthol 87,000 21 9
Michael Andre Jensen 86,500 28 8
Paolo Bucci 86,500 9 7
Giuliano Papparlardo 86,000 12 9
Luigi Discornia 86,000 13 2
Ville Herman Souvaara 85,500 30 2
Davide Giannone 84,000 27 2
Roberto Zuffo 84,000 5 7
Dario Guarnuto 83,500 15 5
Piotr Pawel Mank 83,000 30 3
Jeremy Bearl Broad 83,000 13 8
Samuel Isaac Hernri Dray 82,000 9 5
Liklikdze Grigoli 81,500 28 2
Yngve Am 81,000 33 1
Markus Jappinen 81,000 47 1
John Magnusson 80,500 15 2
Jan Nicola Heuser 79,500 5 2
Gianmarco Pagliaro 79,500 26 8
Daniele Buccheri 79,000 43 9
Craig Rogers 79,000 12 2
Omer Arie Meir 78,500 17 3
Daniel Reeeves 78,500 34 3
Georgios Phiniotis 78,000 20 1
Gunnar Wedde 78,000 25 1
Carmelo Argento 77,500 14 9
Fabio Assennato 77,500 24 2
Tommy Roger Lievens 77,500 34 1
Fredrik Ronneberg Akerholt 77,000 1 7
Robert Solbach 76,500 39 1
Pamela Covezzi 76,500 23 9
Bart Boris Kuiper 76,500 32 5
Massimiliano Santangelo 76,000 23 5
Adam Romdhane 75,500 3 9
Potito Martire 75,500 28 4
Andrei Babatie 75,500 20 7
Claudio Fagone 75,000 30 8
Lars Olav Winjevoll 74,000 2 3
Giovanni Tanchella 74,000 35 5
Manfred Erich Helmut Sierke 74,000 23 8
Petteri Vanhapelto 73,500 7 7
Lars Marcus Larsson 73,000 6 2
Tomer Shirazi 73,000 14 7
Christakis Tsiakloulis 73,000 9 3
Matteo Impagliatelli 72,500 35 8
Yohai Daniaro 72,000 14 4
Same Soltani 71,500 24 1
Ilan Bareket 71,000 35 4
Jerry Bailey 71,000 18 1
Djoudat Mansour 70,000 42 9
Mehran Zandi 70,000 7 2
Marc Andrew Hunter 69,500 41 5
Ingvar Carlsson 69,000 9 9
Roy Bransky 68,500 22 6
Marcin Adam Dziubdziela 68,000 23 2
Oshri Swisa 68,000 47 5
Sami Aleksi Pulliainen 68,000 39 3
Jacob Yaniv Alfi 67,500 11 9
Natan Lecgt 67,000 27 8
Emanuel Dark 66,500 24 4
Stuart Losse 62,000 46 2
Raimondo Minardo 61,500 45 3
Dennis Hofmann 61,000 48 4
Chavdar Yanev 60,000 6 6
Daniel Ivar Aberg 59,500 39 7
Jean Patrick Alain Ferrier 59,500 7 3
Espen Uhlen Jorstad 59,500 40 3
Ergys Ravoniku 59,500 9 2
Jan Cerny 58,500 28 7
Sergei Cutajar 57,500 42 5
Pasquale Plevano 57,500 15 4
Gal Fridman 56,500 42 4
Sergei Khan 56,000 36 1
Marios Georgiou 56,000 45 4
Jari Juhani Porkka 55,500 1 2
Juan Palacio Ventura 55,500 15 1
Valentino Borgia 55,000 9 8
Roi Koko 55,000 10 2
Tal Maduel 55,000 46 4
Heiko Moll 54,500 35 1
Yosi Menashe 54,000 2 6
Robert Rohr 53,500 21 6
Dan Enderland Larsson 53,500 16 8
Nebojsa Markez 53,500 30 4
Valverde Cerezo 53,500 39 5
Olaf Mattias Lundkvist 53,000 32 3
Gavril-Daniel Hutuleac 52,500 45 7
Andrea Vinci 52,000 1 8
Rene Arnold Selbst 51,000 19 8
Serdar Demircan 51,000 2 9
Joseph Grech 50,500 1 1
Alfredo Pagliaro 50,500 15 8
Lillian Aspas Rausandhaug 50,500 38 5
Meir Sharavani 50,000 10 5
Dolev Hirsch 50,000 19 5
Giorgio Accardi 47,500 33 9
Nir Kastoriano 47,500 13 6
Sven Magnus Tunell 47,500 24 9
Federico Monteleagre 47,000 20 9
Hamid Nazemi 46,000 44 1
Daniel Gert Nielsen 45,500 31 1
Valentin Messina 45,500 9 6
Urban Johnasson 44,500 16 4
Giuseppe Perniola 44,000 31 8
Sarba Torstein 43,000 47 8
Martin Ronn Steen 42,500 24 5
Yoan Joseph Suarez 42,000 39 2
Amit Dvir 41,500 23 6
Vincenzo De Rosa 41,000 36 8
Giancarlo Falvo 41,000 25 3
Peter Warfvinge 41,000 5 8
Mensahe Levy 40,500 44 9
Antonio Privitera 40,500 11 6
Rickard Svartgrund 40,500 42 7
Ilkka Tapani Ollikainen 40,000 21 3
Christian Eric Vadillo Bild Geb Bilda 39,500 41 8
Davy De Cooman 38,500 47 2
Per Jimmy Norin 38,500 36 4
Johan Kers 36,000 43 3
Daniel Lantz 36,000 29 3
Massimo Bruno 34,500 3 8
Jan-Einar Johansen 34,000 22 7
Kristo Erala 34,000 22 5
Rubias Timoteo 33,500 48 3
Sven Erik Samuelsson 33,500 31 6
David Hodgkins 33,000 45 2
Marko Cosic 33,000 5 9
Eytan Assolen 32,000 19 1
Ole Martin Back 32,000 47 4
John Stubbs 31,500 38 8
Martin Smith 31,000 23 7
Per Henrik Mases 30,000 29 2
Santo Sidoti 30,000 25 8
Gorjan Jakimovski 29,500 38 1
James Mordue 28,000 21 7
Mateusz Pawel Koczwara 27,500 29 7
Aki Sorsa 27,500 41 1
Bo Stefan Rundstrom 26,000 26 5
Itzhak Zaguri 26,000 31 4
Carl Henrik Abrahamsson 26,000 10 6
Christopher George Joseph Abela 25,500 26 4
Jonni Liimatta 22,500 46 6
Nils Leif Michael Doverklint 21,500 48 9
Pantelis Antoniou 19,000 44 7
Amihay Kilstein 19,000 46 3
Salvatore Ritrovato 18,500 16 7
Erik Christian Sylven 18,250 27 5
Barry Rietmeijer 12,000 12 7
Level
15
Blinds
2000/4000
Ante
500
Players Left
414/414
Event Name Battle of Malta 2017 Main Event
Venue Portomaso Casino, Malta
Date 2 November 2017
Final Day 7 November 2017
Buy In €550
Entrants 2074
Prize Pool €1,005,890
First Prize €200,000
Level Ante Blinds
Level 1 0 50/100
Level 2 0 75/150
Level 3 25 100/200
Level 4 25 150/300
Level 5 50 200/400
Level 6 50 250/500
Level 7 75 300/600
Level 8 75 400/800
Level 9 100 500/1000
Level 10 100 600/1200
Level 11 200 800/1600
Level 12 300 1000/2000
Level 13 300 1200/2400
Level 14 400 1500/3000
Level 15 500 2000/4000
Level 16 500 2500/5000
Level 17 500 3000/6000
Level 18 1000 4000/8000
Level 19 1000 5000/10000
Level 20 1000 6000/12000
Level 21 2000 8000/16000
Level 22 3000 10000/20000
Level 23 3000 12000/24000
Level 24 4000 15000/30000
Level 25 5000 20000/40000
Level 26 5000 25000/50000
Level 27 5000 30000/60000
Level 28 5000 40000/80000
Level 29 10000 50000/100000
Level 30 10000 60000/120000
Level 31 10000 80000/160000
Level 32 20000 100000/200000
Level 33 30000 120000/240000
Level 34 30000 150000/300000
Level 35 50000 200000/400000
Level 36 50000 250000/500000
Level 37 100000 300000/600000

LIPSZYC NADAV PATRICK
wins
€200,000

Battle of Malta 2017 Main Event

Top Money Finishers Prize
1. LIPSZYC NADAV PATRICK €200,000
2. BORENSTEIN YARON €132,000
3. ELVEVOLD ASBJORN €98,000
4. WICKSTROM JOAKIM MATS THOMAS €74,000
5. BENSHOHAM AVIHAI €52,000
6. KOI PER-EIRIK €34,000
7. ADDA DOR €24,000
8. HAHNERT LARS JONAS €16,300
9. AKERHOLT FREDRIK RONNEBERG €12,240
10. TOROSSIAN NICOLAS SEVAN €7,850
Past BoM Champions
Year Name Country Payout
2017 Nadav Lipszyc il €200,000
2016 Robert Berglund se €160,000
2015 Nicolas Proust fr €110,000*
2014 Antoan Katsarov bg €122,750
2013 Louis Cartarius de €68,000
2012 Nicodemo Piccolo it €35,000
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