Our day is complete and we have a new Champion!
As you may have surmised – Dimitrios Anastakis took the gold – deservedly so in many ways.
The final hand saw him get a tad fortunate, raise-callingvs the shove with the superior of Rinne.
A board of saw Dimitrios bury his head in his hands in joy – a lucky result on this hand, but a deserved one in many ways, given the high-calibre manner in which he’d conducted himself over the whole tournament.
He’d carved out a deal earlier – Toivo Rinne (the runner-up) received €165,900 for 2nd – his thoughtful, aggressive play carrying him from a short stack coming into the final to 2nd in the results – 2nd place for €165,900 a deseved result given how he played.
Dimitrios Anastasakis though is the 2022 BoM Champion and he utterly deserves it. He’s put barely a foot wrong and made a number of high quality decisions coming into the day,
We saw Anastasakis play numerous hands throughout the tournament and whilst you can get lucky or not with those hands, we saw him play them with skill and panache.
Every player we spoke to, who had played with Anastasakis commented on what a fun guy he was to play with. The “fun” was not some slight on his skill level either – all acknowledged he could play cards, but his charisma and amiable character made him a fun guy to share the felt with.
We watched time and again as players busted to him – ready to fistbump their vanquisher – an excellent indication of someone conducting themselves well at the table.
Overall he deserved a deep run. Lucky, yes in many ways, Skillful though? Undoubtedly. It’s been a week all of us can look back on with affection. There’s been drama, passion and unbelievable prizes. Players have spilt their voices, souls and bankrolls in a bit to get here and well they might.
Great tournament, great result and great champion.
Thanks for following – we’ve appreciated the support and we can’t wait to meet you at the next one. A quick shout out to the tournament staff who’ve been as close to flawless as you can get. There have been hundreds of thousands of hands dealt and the dealers and floor staff should get a special mention for their tireless work, making our lives easier and ensuring the players have had a trouble-free tournament. You guys rock.
So, sadly, that is it from us. Malta’s been a wonderful trip and the Battle of Malta week-long festival has been a blast. Thank you for having us, well done to our winner and take care one and all till next time
Dimitrios Anastasakis is BoM Main Event Champion – Winning €285,900