Three events have now concluded at the Party Poker MILLIONS Malta Festival and the winners have received their trophies.
Deepstack Event #6 €225+€25 Deepstack
The 2-day event resumed on Tuesday with French players dominating the overnight leaderboard. 38 players had returned for the day 2, but 11 of these would miss out on a payday, as only 27 places were in the prize money. Overnight chip leader Guillaume Rodrigues-Martin did not manage to maintain his authority, finishing in 19th place. Swiss player Nabil El Hage went on to claim the victory, securing the top prize of €10,496 and a Party Poker trophy.
|1||Nabil El Hage||Swiss||€10,496|
|3||John Samuel Garratt||English||€5,740|
|6||Stefan Fernandez Wiesebrock||German||€2,440|
|9||Peter Kramer Sandberg||Danish||€980|
|18||Blair Payne Armstrong||English||€610|
|21||David Kilmartin Lappin||Ireland||€490|
There were 29 entries for event #10, the €130+€20 Ladies event, generating a prize pool of €3,619. Ivonne Monteleagre, the vice president of the Women’s Poker Association fired two bullets, but was unable to parlay it into a final table appearance. The heads up battle played out between Argentinian Micaela Yanigro Arcusin and England’s Sophie Gathercole and it was the latter who emerged victorious in the early hours of Wednesday morning, to scoop the title, the trophy and €1,519.
|2||Micaela Yanigro Arcusin||Argentinian||€1200|
The third event to reach its conclusion was the €175+€25 H.O.R.S.E event, a highly anticipated tournament, especially by local players, who hold a weekly H.O.R.S.E tournament here throughout the year. It was high quality field that included a WSOP bracelet winner in Dutchman Jens Voertman and several other highly skilled mixed game players. Mixed games crusher Adam Owen was in attendance and made the money, but did not go on to take the trophy. That honour went to local Richard Burke, an English player who resides in Malta. He rode off with €2,348 after defeating Joe Brindle heads up, while Adam Owen claimed third place, to give all three spots on the podium to English players.
|4||Carlo Van Ravenswoud||Dutch||€520|
Today sees the start of the €5,300 Hydra Entertainment High Roller. There are also satellites to both the Grand Prix and the MILLIONS, which feature on Thursday’s busy schedule.
Tonight’s side event is the €150 buy-in “Italian Party.” It remains to be seen whether any English players will crash the party and take on the job of outlasting the Italians? Ciao Ciao for now!
The full schedule of events can be found here
Photos from the event can be found here
MILLIONS Malta Media Coordinator
Photography by Jean Marc Zerafa