At a fast-paced final table that only lasted five hours, Israel’s Lipszyc pushed through to take down the €200,000 top prize in his first big live poker tournament. In the last hand his pocket fours held up against the A-4 of runner-up Yaron Borenstein. The story of Lipszyc’s journey to the Battle of Malta title is the stuff poker dreams are made of. Lipszyc, who said “99% of the players in this field had more experience than me,” won a satellite in his hometown in Israel that gave him a full package for the Battle of Malta. He then cruised all the way through a field of 2,074 entries. It was the biggest field ever at the Battle of Malt and Lipszyc was stunned and overwhelmed when it was over.
Event host Laura Cornelius is returning to her role as the “face” of the Battle of Malta for next month’s tournament. The