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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

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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

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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

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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♠

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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

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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:

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