Cypriot Eftychios Georgiou has won the Mystery Bounty tournament at the Party Poker MILLIONS Malta Festival, scooping the first prize of €8,580 and €11,000 in bounties for a` total payout of €19,580. He defeated Hungarian Jozsef Fauzst in a short heads up battle, which was streamed live from Portomaso Casino in St Julians, Malta.
A total of 21 players had returned for Day 2 of the €1,100 buy-in event, with Georgiou sitting in 6th place on the overnight leaderboard. There were just nine bounties up for grabs, with varying values, the highest of which was €10,000. Once the final table was reached the bounties kicked in, but only three players managed to secure them. It was third place finisher Michel Molenaar who took the most from knockouts, sending four players to the rail and collecting €18,500 in the process, including the 10k.
Georgiou, who’s first name Eftychios translates as “good luck,” was delighted to have won the trophy, cheered on by his wife on the rail. This was pointed out to the commentary team, who then adopted this as his name for the rest of the stream. He describes himself as a part time grinder, part time opportunist and has certainly made the most of this opportunity. But its not his first success playing this exciting format, as he has played live mystery bounties twice before and won them both! This win completes his first triple crown at the format.
For 3rd place finisher Michel Molenaar this has been a very successful festival, having finished runner-up in the Hydra Entertainment High Roller. Scott Fingland, the 8th place finisher has also had a good run this week, making three final tables.
If you missed the action and want to catch up the stream can be viewed on the PartyPokerTV Twitch channel, with cards up coverage and commentary by Jason Glatzer and Party Poker Team Pro Matt Staples.
|Mystery Bounty Payouts|
|Finishing Position||Player||Nationality||Prize (Not Including Bounties)||Bounties|
|4||Ville Jyrki Santeri Pohjalainen||Finnish||€2,750|
|Prize Pool (Not Bounties)||€28,060|
|Bounty Prize Pool||€30,500|
The festival is now in the home straight, with just one day to go and the hotly anticipated final of the €1m GTD Party Poker Grand Prix still to come. Here is the final day schedule.
|Party Poker MILLIONS Malta Tuesday October 3rd|
|Start Time||Event #||Event||Buy-In|
|14:00||#3||Grand Prix $1m GTD Day 4||N/A|
|16:00||#32||Super Daily Legends – Last Turbo||€60+€10|
|17:00||Online #3||MILLIONS Malta LIVE Twitch Freeroll||Freeroll|
Photos from the event can be found here
Photography by Jean Marc Zerafa
Party Poker MILLIONS Malta Media Coordinator