With 42,800 chips, Scott will join the likes of Dan “Jungleman” Cates and Gaelle Baumann tomorrow, both of whom survived Day 1a, to begin the playdown to the final table.
“I’m having a lot of fun and I’m really glad I didn’t bust because I get to keep playing poker tomorrow,” said Kara Scott.
“The people at my table are a lot of fun and we’ve had a ton of interesting hands and conversation today so I’m really looking forward to trying to make the final table tomorrow,” she added.
Leading the pack heading into tomorrow’s playdown is Christian Bergstrom, a paramedic from Stockholm who bagged 234,500 before all was said and done on Day 1b. That’s roughly 100k more than the chip leader from Day 1a.
Here are the top ten Day 1b counts. Click here for the full end of day chip counts.
- 1. Christian Bergstrom - 234,500
- 2. Fernando Cimaglia - 147,400
- 3. Piotr Sekula - 98,600
- 4. Kristian Svensson - 97,900
- 5. Jan Helander - 87,000
- 6. Jackie Cachia - 84,700
- 7. Gaetano di Franco - 83,600
- 8. Biagio Torrisi - 83,600
- 9. Fabrizio Fagiolini - 79,700
- 10. Simon Berntse - 79,200
Battle of Malta Prizepool Announced
A total of 196 players bought in to the Battle of Malta today which, combined with the 153 runners from Day 1a, brings the overall field to 349.
That number translates to a €174,500 prizepool, which easily surpasses the event's guarantee of €150k.
Forty-five players in all will be paid with the eventual Battle of Malta champion to walk away with €35,772. A decent return on the €550 buy-in.
The minimum payout in this event will be €1,134. Check the blog for complete chip counts from Day 1b of the 2012 PokerListings Battle of Malta.
Action in the event is scheduled to resume at 13:00 local time tomorrow although it could be a long day with 160 players looking to make the final table.
Here are the payouts for the nine final-table spots:
Day 1B Daily Video Show with Kara Scott and Don Ford
Watch our daily video show to get a taste for what the Battle of Malta is all about and meet Don Ford who traveled all the way from the US to play here on a freeroll!