Incroyable! Julien Stropoli Wins 2018 Battle Of Malta Main Event!
It was an all-French heads-up and it ended in spectacular fashion, worthy of a great tournament.
The two French players who remained, Julien Stropoli and Maxime Canevet (who both live in Malta), started heads-up play with 75 million for Stropoli and 20m for Canevet.
Canevet managed to hold his own for a while but eventually fell in a hand he had no chance to get out of – see below.
And with that we have a champion in the biggest Battle of Malta in history!
Thanks to a 5-way deal, Stropoli cashed for €168,500 -- by far the biggest cash of his career. He let out a primal scream when it was done and he couldn’t wait to get his hands on the trophy even before the ceremony began.
Our runner-up Maxime Canevet, who held the chip lead for most of the final table, earned the biggest payday thanks to the deal. With the extra 23k for second, he takes home €192,000.
And so ends the Battle of Malta 2018! It’s been another week full of broken records, but most importantly it was an amazing event with thousands of players who loved the experience. And we did, too.
Thank you to everyone who took part, everyone who worked at the BOM, and of course, everyone of you who followed it. Why not be there next year?
If you'd like to read a recap of all the days at the Battle of Malta 2018, we have exactly that prepared for you. Watch the daily recap video below:
Final 9 Payouts
*payouts reflect a 5-way deal
- Players Left
- Tables Left