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The action picked up yet again on Thursday the 19th November with Malta Poker Events at the Portomaso Casino, St. Julians. 4 Seats were given out as prizes for the €220 freeze-out taking place on Sunday the 29th November. Winners of the €27+3 freezeout satellite event included previous satellite frontrunners Thomas Harvey, and Tanya Apap.
The tournament structure featured a starting stack of 3,000 chips and a blind structure which increased every 18 minutes. Players were at their seats at 20:30 hrs, and were split up into two separate tournaments according to their indicated preference whilst registering at the Portomaso cash desk - A 10 player tourney in the smoking area and a 24 player multi table tournament at the smoke-free tables of the Centrally-located casino.
Players who busted out early or made it late to the event had the chance of joining in on a 3rd tournament which started at 21:00Hrs. The event was made up of 7 players, and resulted in a win for Ryan Seguna, taking home €132 and Marthese Azzopardi, who won herself €57.
A fourth tournament started at 23:00hrs which was set up as a €20+2 sit’n’go with 3,000 chips and blinds increasing every 10 minutes. The freeze-out tournament which lasted approximately two hours paid out three players who each received €110 [1st], €66 [2nd], and €44 [3rd]. for their efforts.
Last night’s list of €220 ticket winners:
- Thomas Harvey
- Etienne Roe
- Tanya Apap
- Denoudin Gijsbertus
Satellite ticket winner:
- Giovanni Totsolino
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The next and final episode of the November satellite tournaments will be taking place on Thursday the 26th November 2009 at the Portomaso Casino, Malta. The event is set to start at 20:30Hrs and is structured as a re-buy tournament. Players will be limited to just one re-buy for the first hour and one top-up before the break, helping increase the pot size, and giving poker players a second chance if they get unlucky in the first stages of the game. The re-buy limit is in place to discourage players from resorting to ‘maniac play’ [constant all-ins] to make it into the money.
Previous editions of the monthly tournament reached an average prize-pool of around €13,000, with €4000 going out to the player who made it into the first place in the money. Last month’s tournament was led by Beatriz Bernal from Spain, in her first ever live tournament at such a buy-in.
Malta Poker Events