Julien Stropoli Wins 3816 Player Battle Of Malta Main Event – (€168,500)*

It was a French heads-up, and it ended in spectacular fashion, worthy of a great tournament. The last nine players kicked off the action at 2 PM in the afternoon, and it didn’t take long until the first players had to say good-bye. Jerome Steven Mangum and Mateusz Moolhuizen busted before the first break, and […]

Le Rêve est Terminé: Maxime Canevet Falls in 2nd (€192,000)*

What a ride for Maxime Canevet. After that last double up Canevet won another hand and was up to 33 big blinds again. With his opponent, Julien Stropoli, on 46 big blinds the game looked completely open. But the poker gods didn’t fancy a long heads-up and delivered a nasty bad beat to end the […]

Canevet Remains Afloat Via Boat

Maxime Canevet doubles and is back in the game! There’s still €73k on the line. The deal that was made 5-handed left €73k on the table – €50k for the winner and €23k for 2nd place. So you knew it wasn’t just going to be a friendly French surrender match. With only 16 big blinds […]

Erik Ostergaard Says Goodbye in 3rd (€139,500)*

That’s a first. Six previous Battles of Malta and we’ve never had players from the same country face off in the heads-up match. Now we do. Julien Stropoli and Maxime Canevet made it to the final battle of the Battle as the Dane Erik Ostergaard was eliminated just after the dinner break. So what happened […]

Canevet traps himself again, Ostergaard takes the lead

Ostergaard found 9♣ 8♦ on the button and opened with a raise. In the big blind Maxime Canevet found K♠ K♦ and decided to trap and simply called. Flop: 9♠ 9♦ J♠ (6.5m) That’s what can happen if you slow play kings. Ostergaard out-flopped the Frenchman, and after a check the Dane bet 3.25m. Canevet […]

Chip Lead Flip-Flops Again!

Another shorty all-in, another shorty wins the showdown. Erik Ostergaard was down to only 14 bigs and he moved all-in. Julien Stropoli found a call and they saw a showdown: Ostergaard: A♦ 9♥Stropoli: K♦ Q♥ Board: 8♠ 6♣ 6♥ T♣ T♦ Ostergaard doubled up with the better kicker and we’re still 3-handed. With this hand Canevet, […]

Canevet Doubles with Quads!

From the button Erik Ostergaard opened to 1.3m with A♥ 4♣. Maxime Canevet defended the big blind with an all-in raise with T♠ 9♣. Ostergaard decided to call the all-in for almost 20 big blinds and the two saw a showdown. The board came down 9♦ 5♦ 6♦ 9♥ 9♠ to give Canevet quads! After […]

Canevet Doubles Back

Erik Ostergaard has had the better of Maxime Canevet most of the time in the past few hands, but now Canevet has score one double up against the Dane. After a raise and re-raise both were all-in pre-flop: Ostergaard: T♣ 7♣Canevet: A♦ 8♦ Board: K♣ 6♥ 2♦ Q♦ 8♥ With his top-pair Canevet doubled up to […]

Ostergaard Takes the Lead Again

Our former chip leader, Maxime Canevet, is down to just 8 big blinds and Erik Ostergaard has taken the lead again Ostergaard found A♥ A♣ on the button and raised to 1.9m. In the big blind Maxime Canevet defended with A♠ 5♠. The two of them saw a flop. Flop: A♦ 4♥ K♠ (5m) Top-Pair […]

Mantas Urbonas Bounced in 4th (€121,500)*

As mentioned Mantas Urbonas was down to just a couple of big blinds, but managed to double up twice against Erik Ostergaard. First hand: Ostergaard: J♥ 8♦Urbonas: Q♥ T♠ Board: T♣ Q♣ 4♠ 2♣ 8♥ Second hand: Urbonas: K♣ 9♣Ostergaard: A♥ 4♦ Board: J♠ 2♣ T♣ K♦ K♥ Now Urbanas was almost back in contention […]