BoM Final 9: Jerry Mangum, 68, San Diego, USA (2,950,000)

Jerry Mangum is having the time of his life on his first-ever trip to Europe – and he booked through us at MainEventTravel.com. The 68-year-old retired computer hardware engineer only ...
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Battle Of Malta Main Event 2018 Final Table Set!

It was exactly midnight when Andrew Hedley had already been sitting there for a while trying to figure out whether he should call for his tournament life or not. Eventually, ...
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Hedley Finds Demise At The Hands Of Canevet – 10th (€19,000)

The last hand of the evening took place on the outer table, where Andrew Hedley collided with Maxime Canevet, and like so many before him, he couldn’t take the Frenchman’s ...
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Kettunen Klipped in 11th (€19,000)

First hand of the new level and we lose our next player. Miikka Kettunen was on his very last lifeline with only 3 big blinds and after Andrew Hills raised ...
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Full Counts on the Break

We're getting down to the quick in the 2018 Battle of Malta Main Event with just 11 players remaining. Who will join us for the 7th BoM final table in ...
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Benta Set-up, Busted in 12th – (€17,000)

There is an old saying that goes along the lines of "everything we have, we don’t own -- we just borrow." Such was the case for the chips Benta had ...
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Benta doubles Through Canevet

Sebastian Benta pushed about 4 million chips – his whole stack in the middle. Maxime Canevet sat in the big blind and had to give his decision some thought. Eventually, ...
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Everyone Loves a Family Pot!

Family pots don't just happen in home games. They also happen during the last 2 tables of a major tournament. It began with Mantas Urbonas opening from UTG to 425k ...
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Gill Denino Out In 14th place – (€13,000)

Gill Denino pushed all-in under the gun with four big blinds left. From the button, Andrew Hedley over-shoved to isolate. The blinds folded and the cards were turned over. Denino ...
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All-in and Call!

Mateusz Moolhuizen pushed all-in from the cut-off and Jens Ostergaard, who covered Mateusz, called in the big blind. Mateusz tabled A-K Ostergaard showed J-J Classic race underway, but it didn’t stay ...
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Double Up for Fakhreddine Abdalah

The action on the TV table has been slow but now two special players clashed. It began with Gustav Vadenbring opening to 900k (4.5 big blinds) from middle position. Fakhreddine ...
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Don’t Forget About the Live Stream!

Don't forget - over on the Battle of Malta Facebook page you can catch live streaming action from the play down to the final table. Seated on the feature table ...
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Canevet Takes Another 4 Million Pot

Ostergaard raised from middle position to 450k, Canevet called from the button and Denino called from the big blind. On the flop 9♦ T♥ 5♦, Ostergaard made the c-bet of ...
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Raising, Taking And Splitting

There has not been an elimination on the outer table since the dinner break, but there have been sizeable pots. On a flop K♣ T♣ 9♣, Mangum bet 700k and ...
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Hills Won’t Have Any Of It

Fakhreddine Abdalah apparently has found his kryptonite in Andrew Hills, who sits right next to him. Hills just took another chunk out of Abdalah's formerly impressive stack. Hills opened from ...
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A Message from Beyond from Sofia Lovgren

Sofia Lövgren has been a Battle of Malta favorite for years but has always run short of the the kind of luck you need to make it deep in big-field tournaments ...
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Lindholm Can’t Stave Bust Off Any Longer (15th – €13,000)

The first bust after the break is pretty obvious: Samuel Lindholm, who went into the dinner break with just 200k in chips, was all-in with 2-2 against Gustav Vadenbring who ...
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Stunning Trophies from Mdina Glass at Battle of Malta 2018

The Battle of Malta came with a lot of new things for the players in 2018 including some brand new trophies from world renowned Maltese glass factory, Mdina Glass. The ...
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Let’s Eat (and Count Chips)

The players are heading out for a 75-minute dinner break. Just 15 players remain although looking at these chip counts below we expect it'll be 14 very soon after the ...
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Andy Hills is Not Afraid

After being quiet for his first few orbits on the TV table Fakhreddine Abdalah found his big bets again. But he also found his nemesis in Andrew Hills, who seems ...
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