Familiar Faces

Every year, there are hundreds of new players at the Battle of Malta, but there are some for whom poker and the BOM are now inseparable.

We went for our first round and found some well-known players. Sally Stephens, the world traveling poker playing dame from the UK is in the house. Two years ago finished second in the BOM highroller and played poker all over the world since then. Now she’s back to were she had her first major result.

Also playing today are Nadav Lipszyc and Yaron Borenstein – the two finished first and second last year. Both are back again today along with Adda Dor and Avihai Benshoham, who also sat on the final table last year. All of them hail from Isreal and it seems like once again we have more 100 Israeli players in the field.

On his 4th(!) bullet already is Rex David Clinkscales. He busted three times yesterday (in the 3rd level, in the 10th level after the dinner break and finally a few spots of the money) and now he invested another 550 Euros. Let’s hope this still is an investment with a positive ROI. Him and his partner Ting Ho – plus their dog – have come all the way from the US. Ting Made the bubble yesterday, but decided to give it a new start with a fresh stack today.

Thanks to the option to forfeit your chips, this is now possible.

There’s Konrad Abelar, main event runner-up to Nicolas Proust in 2015, Malta’s own poker mama Jackie Cachia, former football pro Anthony Gardner and Italian pro Sergio Castellucio who has $2.3 million in live winnings to his name.