Main Event



Dato Left With Dust


Andrea Dato is now pretty short-stacked after getting his stack in with {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} against the {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} of Julien Biague. The final board ran out {j-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs} and Biague helped himself to Dato's chips.

Julien Biague
Julien Biague
85,000 68,000
Andrea Dato it
Andrea Dato
it 17,500 -70,500

Ladies And Gentlemen, Our New Chip Leader

Sampo Ryynanen
Sampo Ryynanen

Sampo Ryynanen is our new chip leader after taking almost all of Alfonso Amendola's stack and all of Timothy Reilly's.

He claimed Reilly's chips for his own whilst holding {A-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} t Reilly's {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} on a {6-}{4-}{2-} fop that had two diamonds on it, then almost scalped Amendola in a huge coinflip {A-}{k-} versus {q-}{q-}.

Amendola lost the rest of his stack with {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} against Ryynanen's {k-Spades}{10-Diamonds} when the board ran out {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{q-Spades}{j-Hearts}.

Sampo Ryynanen fi
Sampo Ryynanen
fi 190,000 136,100

Tags: Alfonso AmendolaSampo RyynanenTimothy Reilly

Mattern Getting In In With The Nuts

YorkshirePud • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Arnaud Mattern
Arnaud Mattern

Those of you who are keeping an eye on the chip counts will have no doubt noticed he has flown up the standings after starting the day as a short stack.

He told us he has been all in twice and both times had 100% equity. The first he held {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts} on a {8-}{8-}{5-} flop and was all in against {A-}{K-} then he got his bigger stack in the middle with {Q-}{J-} vs Giovanni Rizzo's {Q-}{5-} on a {q-}{j-}{4-}{2-} board.

Now that Mattern has chips at his disposal he has more room to actually play poker and he is certainly a threat again here in Malta.

Tags: Arnaud MatternGiovanni Rizzo

Rossiter Rocketing


Jeffrey Rossiter has been on somewhat of a poker tour over the last few weeks, participating in WPT Paris, WPT Malta and we would assume he will be heading to Cannes this week for the World Series of Poker Europe.

He started the day with a healthy stack of 80,000 or so chips but now has more than double that as he is currently sat behind a stack of 185,000.

Jeffrey Rossiter au
Jeffrey Rossiter
au 185,000 102,600

Tags: Jeffrey Rossiter

Selbst Slain

YorkshirePud • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Vanessa Selbst
Vanessa Selbst

Vanessa Selbst has been eliminated at the hands of Enver Abduraimov. We caught the very end of the action where Selbst was all in and at risk with {Q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} (having made a pair of tens on a jack-high board) and Abduraimov holding pocket aces.

Selbst couldn't catch one of her outs and has thus been eliminated from WPT Malta.

Tags: Vanessa Selbst

Duhamel Shoves

YorkshirePud • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Jonathan Duhamel is short stacked and has resorted to pushing all in or folding. He chose the former just now and moved in for 12,400 and the action folded all the way around to Svetlana Afanasjeva in the big blind, and she checked her cards showed the {3-Spades}, chuckled and folded.

Tags: Jonathan Duhamel

Chip Counts Of The Rich And Famous

Jackson Genovesi
Jackson Genovesi
129,000 -18,500
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 91,000 -400
Andrea Dato it
Andrea Dato
it 88,000 -18,300
Tony G lt
Tony G
lt 74,000 28,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 63,600 -32,500
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 62,000 10,000
Giovanni Rizzo
Giovanni Rizzo
61,500 -34,300
Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
fr 61,200 47,300
Andrew Badecker us
Andrew Badecker
us 59,000 43,300
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 58,000 8,500
Alessio Isaia it
Alessio Isaia
it 57,500 -19,900
Kiryl Radzivonau by
Kiryl Radzivonau
by 54,100 -3,900
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 50,000 -7,000
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 39,000 -35,800
Casey Kastle si
Casey Kastle
si 35,000 -8,900
Gordon Huntly gb
Gordon Huntly
gb 33,800 -2,000
Alfonso Amendola it
Alfonso Amendola
it 16,700 -89,300
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 12,400 -28,500
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us Ausgeschieden

Break Time

YorkshirePud • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

The players have been sent on a 10 minute break as out first of six levels have been played out.