From 2,074 to 1! Nadav Lipszyc is 2017 Battle of Malta Champion!
There can be only one, and that one is Nadav Lipszyc!
After quickly defeating his countryman Yaron Borenstein heads up Lipszyc is the sole survivor of the 2017 Battle of Malta Main Event and €200,000 richer!
The farm manager/amateur poker player from Israel outlasted three fellow Israelis, 3 Norwegians and 2 Swedes - one who had even made the final table here before - to claim the biggest prize in Battle of Malta history.
At €132,000, Borenstein in fact has claimed the third-biggest prize ever - second only to Robert Berglund's €160,000 from last year.
That's the kind of money that gets paid out when you make it to the Top 3 of the now-biggest poker tournament ever held in Malta.
Two of our famous trophies will now board the charter plane back to Israel and we imagine they might be passed around a bit in celebration.
Watch the full final-table live stream on replay right here! The full final table and payouts:
|1||Nadav Patrick Lipszyc||€200,000|
|4||Joakim Mats Thomas Wickstrom||€74,000|
2017 Done, 2018 Planning Starts Now!
What a ride!
As you've likely heard (a few times by now), a stunning 2,074 entries made their way into the 2017 BoM Main Event to both set a new record and push the overall prize pool up over €1,000,000 - another first.
Now that it's all over (at least the Main Event is), it's time for the final 9 to enjoy spending the spoils of their efforts - and for us to start planning the 2018 Battle of Malta.
A major thank you to all of our sponsors - platinum sponsors Betsson, Betsafe & NordicBet in particular - for helping to make it happen yet again. See you next year!
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