More Packages Sold for 2018 Battle of Malta Than All Years Combined!

You think past Battles of Malta have been big? Wait till you get a look at 2018.

The best-value low buy-in poker festival in Europe will be the biggest its ever been in 2018 with package pre-sales already eclipsing all previous years … combined.

You read that right:

A festival that broke its own record for biggest poker tournament on Malta 6 consecutive times has now sold more packages for 2018 than it has for all previous years combined, over 700!

You can guess what that means for this year’s Main Event prize pool (already guaranteed at €1m, twice last year’s) and expanded schedule of side events:

Some lucky BoM players are gonna get paid. Big time.

New Venue, New Host, New Energy

The 2018 Battle of Malta Festival (running Oct. 25-30) will see more poker players stream through its doors than ever before so it’s a good thing it also has a new venue – the largest 5-star Hotel in Malta.

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Big event, big space.

The spectacular 3,000 m2 Eden Arena at the InterContinental Hotel will play host to this year’s festivities thanks to the Battle of Malta’s new ownership group, Eden Leisure Group (ELG).

ELG owns Casino Malta, the 5-star InterContinental Hotel, the Holiday Inn Express and the InterContinental Arena Conference center which means 2018 BoM attendees will be able to take advantage of all it has to offer, from spas to pools to restaurants to nightlife to the biggest casino floor in Malta. 

The tournament room itself will host 140 tables, 70 more than last year! With streamlined registration and improved traffic flow along with it, more players will get a shot at those massive BoM prize pools than ever before.

The Eden Group’s widespread reach across other gaming venues in Italy, Spain and even Bulgaria has already produced dozens of satellite winners and created unprecedented buzz in Southern Europe.

With another strong turnout coming from Scandinavia and package pre-sales exploding, the 2018 BoM Festival is set up to smash Maltese poker records yet again.

Want a sneak peak of how things will look? Check out our video tour with host Laura Cornelius below:

Satellites from 1c on 888poker Until Oct. 14!

Adding even more players to the mix this year will be 888poker, joining back as one of the main sponsors as they now have what they need to cater for all their players who will be attending the Battle of Malta.

With 2018 BoM satellites already running on 888poker and continuing daily right up until Oct. 14, just 10 days before the festival begins, tables will be flush with 888 qualifiers.

Satellites start as low as 1 cent on 888poker and lead to the official weekly BoM qualifiers which award amazing packages that include:

€550 Main Event buy-in
4 nights at the 5-star InterContinental Hotel
Money for travel
Daily buffet
Tickets to BoM VIP party and
The much-loved 888poker live event kit

888poker ambassadors Sofia Lovgren and Ana Marquez are also scheduled to attend. Players can aexpect plenty of 888 swag distributed over the 5 days plus an 888-inspired lounge area near the tournament room.

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Expect some 888 pro selfie opps, too.

Crazy 888’s, EPS, MPNPT Highlight Side Events

We mentioned the new €1 million guarantee. We mentioned the huge new venue. We mentioned the major hype building around Europe.

What else is new on the 2018 Battle of Malta schedule? At least 3 new side events are on the schedule highlighted by 888poker’s ultra popular Crazy 888’s Battle.

The €88+8 Win the Button event will have 8k starting stacks, 18 minute levels, unlimited re-entries and, we expect, a gigantic first-place payout.

Also making its first appearance on the BoM calendar is the European Poker Series Battle. The popular French series launches its first BoM side event this year with a €300+30 NLH event with unlimited re-entries. Starting stacks will be 30k and levels will be 25 minutes.

Last but not least the MPN Poker Tour makes its debut at BoM with a one-day €135+15 NLH MPNPT Battle on Monday Oct. 29 at 6 pm. Starting stack is 20k and levels are 20 minutes.

Other returning side events on the schedule:

€110 BoM Ladies event
€165 PLO Double Chance
€220 IPC Battle Turbo
2-day €245 Siege of Malta Second Chance
2-day €1,320 High Roller

Daily €55+5 Super Satellites for the Main Event will run at Casino Malta leading up to the festival and on Oct. 25th and 26th. For a full rundown of start times, starting stacks, level times, entry limits and satellites during the festival check the full 2018 Battle of Malta Calendar. See the full structures for the 2018 Battle of Malta Main Event and side events here

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Online Satellites Continue on MPN!

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For all the Scandinavian fans of the Battle of Malta, you haven’t been overlooked with daily online satellites on all MPN network sites.

Satellites start at €0.55 and run at €2.20, €3.30, €5.50, €11, €55, €135 and €200 as well Full €1,500 packages to the 2018 BoM can be won which include:

€550 buy-in to €1m Battle of Malta Main Event
€150 entry into MPNPT Battle Side Event
5-nights at Holiday Inn Express (or similar) for you and a guest including breakfast
Welcome Party on Oct. 26 @ Casino Malta
VIP area for BOM party on Oct. 28 with limited free bar
MPNPT @ Battle of Malta last longer with 3 x €1,500 MPNPT packages to win (Platinum sponsor qualifiers only)
VIP chill out room (Platinum sponsor qualifiers only)
€200 for travel and expenses

Log in to Guts Poker, Redbet Poker, Betsson, Nordic Bet or Betsafe Poker for more details and satellite start times.

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John Cynn Wins 2018 WSOP Main Event for $8.8 Million!

When you once outlast over 6,700 players and finish 11th in the $10,000 WSOP Main Event, you might think you’ve used up all of your poker run good once and for all.

Not John Cynn. He was just taking out a small withdrawal.

The 33-year-old Indianapolis native astounded the poker world last night in Las Vegas by winning the 2018 WSOP Main Event Championship for $8.8 million – just two years after his 11th-place finish in 2016.

It was a remarkable run by Cynn over the course of 10 days and capped off by a 10-hour, 199-hand heads-up marathon against runner up Tony Miles. Miles earned $5m for his runner-up finish.

“Literally Something That You Dream Of”

“Feels very different,” Cynn told WSOP.com shortly after his win. “I mean really neither is supposed to happen.

“To make 11th is insane on its own, and to win, that’s literally something that you dream of but you just never expect to happen. Right now I do feel pretty overwhelmed.”

“I do like to think that I don’t need the money to be happy, but at the same time it’s practically going to make things a lot easier.

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Tony Miles & John Cynn (Photo: Joe Giron, WSOP)

“Things I want to do in life, things for my family, and my parents. To my parents this is money that they could have never imagined. It’ll definitely be life-changing.”

Outside of Cynn’s two WSOP Main Event finishes (worth $9.45 million in total) he has about $300,000 in career live tournament earnings.

2009 Champ Cada Finishes 5th

The top 6 finishers in this year’s Main Event were all from the United States and each earned at least $1.8 million. Players from Australia, the Ukraine and France rounded out the final table of nine.

The final table in total took 442 hands. Amazingly 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Cada also made the final table and finished 5th for another $2.15m payday.

Cada also won his third career WSOP gold bracelet early in the series making 2018 another banner year at the WSOP for the Michigan native. Chip leader after Day 8, Michael Dyer, ended up third.

2018 WSOP Main Event Final Table Results

1. John Cynn United States $8,800,000
2. Tony Miles United States $5,000,000
3. Michael Dyer United States $3,750,000
4. Nicolas Manion United States $2,825,000
5. Joe Cada United States $2,150,000
6. Aram Zobian United States $1,800,000
7. Alex Lynskey Australia $1,500,000
8. Artem Metalidi Ukraine $1,250,000
9. Antoine Labat France $1,000,000

More Quick Facts about 2018 WSOP Main Event

— With 7,874 players it’s the second biggest Main Event in history. 2018 is ahead of 2010 (7,319 players), 2017 (7,221 players) and 2011 (6,865 players) The 2006 edition holds the record with 8,773 players.

— A total of 1,182 players were paid in this Main Event which is a new record due to the recent extension of the payout table (15%).

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Kelly Minkin 2018 WSOP (Photo: Joe Giron, WSOP)

— Another new record was the number of players for a Day 1 round: 4,571 for Day 1C.

— Of these 7,874 participants 301 were female players, representing 3.8% of the field. This is about average.

— American Kelly Minkin who finished 50th is, for the second time, the Last Woman Standing in the Main Event. She also did it one time before in 2015 (29th)

— Reigning WSOP Main Event title holder Scott Blumstein was eliminated on Day 1.

— Only 4 players have won 2 Main Event titles (Johnny Moss (1970 by vote , 1971, 1974), Doyle Brunson (1976, 1977), Johnny Chan (1987, 1988), and Stu Ungar (1980, 1981, 1997)) – all long before the poker boom of 2003 and its 6,500+-player fields: 

— The oldest participant this year was American John Olsen, 88 years old.

— After a change in the schedule, the Main Event is not the final WSOP tournament. The November Nine break was also eliminated

— The Amazon Room was plunged into darkness at the end of Day 5 due to a big storm that hit Las Vegas. There was an hour left and although the generator quickly took over, the organizers decided to finish earlier.

— A remarkable hand happened on the final-table bubble to eliminate Yueqi Zhu and send Nicolas Manion into the final table as the chip leader. Watch the hand below:

More 2018 WSOP Results of Note:

Hellmuth Claims 15th Career Bracelet in Event #71, $5,000 NLHE

Three years after his last coronation, the unsinkable Phil Hellmuth won his 15th World Series of Poker gold bracelet on July 11th to stretch out his overall lead in all-time WSOP bracelet race.

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Hellmuth took down the bracelet in Event #71: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em (30-minute levels) for $485,082, defeating Steven Wolansky heads-up.

Overshadowed slightly by the playdown to the final table of the Main Event (and particularly by its blokcbuster bubble hand), Hellmuth still managed to seize a portion of the spotlight and further the beliefs of those who feel he’s the greatest WSOP player of all time.

Hellmuth is now 5 bracelets ahead of his three closest pursuers, Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan and Phil Ivey. Only Ivey has managed to stay in touch recently (having won his last victories in 2013 and 2014); Brunson and Chan haven’t won since 2005.

Hellmuth: “A New Lesson in Humility”

The records continue to pile up for Hellmuth, who is still the only winner of two main Main Events (Las Vegas and WSOP Europe) and also a winner in each of the last four decades. 

He also holds the WSOP record for the number of cashes (134) and final tables (59). Said Phil after his win:

“This is a new lesson of humility for me, as were the 13th and 14th … I did not have a great summer, but I stayed positive, always. Every night when I returned to my room I said to myself ‘life is beautiful, relax.’(…)

‘I was also forced to rest, I had a small atrial fibrillation. It’s not too bad, 40% of people over 60 have that, but it made me take a lot of days without poker.

“I feel a responsibility to inspire people. This bracelet I will offer to one of my best friends, Bill Lee. He is the best angel investor and the best friend of Elon Musk. I promised him that I would win him a bracelet, but it was a long time.

“ This bracelet is everything for me, because my life is poker. Then I try to spread the positive. I hope that I will be remembered for two reasons, the first to have 24 bracelets, and the second to have a lot of positive influence on people’s lives.”

Phil Hellmuth’s 15 WSOP Bracelets

(1989)

No-Limit Hold’em $10,000 Main Event – 178 players – Beat Johnny Chan $755,000

(1992)

$5,000 Limit Hold’em – 84 players, beat Steve Kopp (USA) – $168,000

(1993)

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em – 284 players – beat Chris Tsiprailidis (USA) – $426,000
$2,500 No-Limit Hold’em – 173 players – beat Noli Francisco (TCH) – $432,500
$5,000 Limit Hold’em – 69 players – beat Don Williams (USA) – $345,000

(1997) 

$3,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em – 170 players – Tom McEvoy (USA) – $510,000

(2001)

$2,000 No-Limit Hold’em – 441 players – beat TJ Cloutier (USA) – $855,540

(2003)

$2,500 Limit Hold’em – 194 players – beat Young Phan (USA) – $451,050
$3,000 No-Limit Hold’em – 398 players – beat Daniel Negreanu (CAN) – $410,860

(2006)

$1,000 No-Limit Hold’em – 754 d. + 1691 r. – beat Juha Helppi (FIN) – $631,863

(2007)

$1,500 No-Limit Hold’em – 2628 players – beat Andy Philachack (USA) – $637,254

(2012)

$2,500 Razz – 309 players – beat Don Zewin (USA) – $182,793
€10,000 NLHE WSOPE Main Event – 420 players – beat Sergii Baraniv (UKR) – €1,022,376

(2015)

$10,000 Razz – 103 players – beat Mike Gorodinsky (USA) – $271,105

(2018)

$5,000 No-Limit Hold’em – 452 players – beat Steven Wolansky (USA) – $485,082

Event 74 – $10,000 Big Blind Antes No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship

355 entrants (54 paid) – Prize Pool $3,337,000

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Winner: Shaun Deeb (32 years old, US) – $814,179 beat Paul Volpe (United States) – $503,196

Notable players:

3. Romain Lewis (France) – $325,842
9. Mike Watson (Canada) – $54,831
11. Sam Greenwood (Canada) – $41,721
17. Anthony Zinno (USA) ) – $32,700
20. Dominik Nitsche (Germany) – $26,424
32- Loni Harwood (USA) – $18,982
34- Michael Gathy (Belgium) – $18,982
38- Michael Mizrachi (USA) – $16,911
39. Martin Jacobson (Sweden) – $16,911
41. Rainer Kempe (Germany) – $16,911
42. Ryan Riess (USA) – $16,911

In short:

4th WSOP bracelet for Shaun Deeb and his 2nd this summer.
Deeb is the first double bracelet winner of 2018. If there had not been a double winner this year it would have been a first since 1999.

Event 63 – $3,200 WSOP.com Online No-Limit Hold’em High Roller

480 players (63 paid) – Prize Pool $1,459,200

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Winner: Chance Kornuth (32 years old, US) – $341,599 beats David Goodman (United States) – $212,022

Notable players:

4. Noah Bronstein (USA) – $99,809
7. Justin Liberto (USA) – $37,356
16. John Hennigan (USA) – $11,090
18. Jason Koon (USA) – $11,090
19. Mohsin Charania (USA) ) – $9,339
21. Giuseppe Pantaleo (Germany) – $9,339
24. Chris Moorman (England) – $9,339
25. Ryan D’Angelo (USA) – $9,339
27. Jim Collopy (USA) – $9,339
29. Jeff Gross (USA) – $8,026
30. Eric Baldwin (USA) – $ 8,026

In short:

2nd WSOP bracelet for Chance Kornuth after his first in 2010 in a $5000 PLO tournament.
Becomes second player to win a WSOP bracelet live and another online after Nipun Java who had made this double last year.
The tournament attracted 356 players who took 124 rebuys. It was the last of four online tournaments in the program this year.
The final table was reached in 9 hours of play

Event 62 – $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em

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8,598 players (1218 Paid) – Prize Pool $ 6,871,521

Winner: Galen Hall (32 years old, US) – $888,888 beat Eduards Kudrjavcevs (Latvia) – $ 476,888

First bracelet for Galen Hall, high-profile poker player well known on the circuit (and notable winner of the PCA in 2011).
Plays high stakes only part-time, now a hedge fund manager.
Second WSOP final table in 17 cash. He finished 9th in a NLHE tournament in 2012.
His WSOP earnings now exceed $1 million
8598 entries against 8120 last year for this tournament with unlimited re-entries, so this is a new record.

Event 60 – $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship

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237 entrants (36 paid) – Prize Pool $ 2,227,800

Winner: Phil Galfond (33 years old, US) – $567,788 beat Michael McKenna (USA) – $350,922

Notable players:

7. David ‘ODB’ Baker (USA) – $65,579
12. Brandon Shack-Harris (USA) – $31,334
13. Chris Ferguson (USA) – $25,695
19. Cliff Josephy (USA) – $18,631
22. Eli Elezra (USA) – $18,631
32. Ryan Laplante (USA) – $16,494
35. Nick Schulman (USA) – $15,000

In short

3rd WSOP bracelet for Phil Galfond after 2008 (in PLO rebuy) and 2015 (in 2-7).
Surprise victory for Galfond who had hardly played poker since last summer, and had little real experience in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo
It was his 7th final table in 20 paid places. His World Series winnings now amount to some $2.8 million

Event 58 – $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed

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621 entrants (94 paid) – Prize Pool $2,887,650

Winner: Jean-Robert Bellande (47 years old, US) – $616,302 beat Dean Lyall (Scotland) – $380,895

Notable players:

9. Sergio Aido (Spain) – $45,764
19. Greg Merson (USA) – $21,018
20. Martin Finger (Germany) – $21,018
25. Sylvain Loosli (France) – $16,958
28. Andre Akkari (Brazil) – $ 16,958
33- Adrien Allain (France) – $ 14,004

In short:

First long-awaited bracelet for the famous pro Jean-Robert Bellande, for his 24th WSOP cash.
It was his third final table. He finished 2nd in the previous two including the prestigious Players Championship in 2015
One of those defeats came after a heads-up 19-to-1 advantage!
His WSOP earnings now exceed $2.2 million

Event 57 – $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship

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696 entrants (105 paid) – Prize Pool $626,400

Winner: Jessica Dawley (35 years old us) – $130,230 beat Jill Pike (United States) – $80,444

Notable players:

28. Kristy Arnett (USA) – $2,991
31. Gaëlle Baumann (France) – $2,991
34. Natasha Barbour-Mercier (USA) – $2,991
41. Lacey Jones (USA) – $2,551
47. Cyndy Violette (USA) – $2,219
70- Melanie Weisner (USA) – $1,782

In short:

Jessica Dawley served in the Armed Forces (National Air Guard) before becoming a poker pro.
“The last 10 years have been a lot of grind, and I’m very happy with this result, but I do not have the words and I have not realized it yet.”

Event 56 – $10,000 Razz Championship

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119 entrants (18 paid) – Prize Pool $ 1,118,600

Winner: Calvin Anderson (30 years old us) – $309,220 beat Frank Kassela (United States) – $191,111

Notable Players:

3- Julien Martini (France) – $134,587
4- Mike Leah (Canada) – $96,744
5. Jerry Wong (USA) – $71,014
7. John Hennigan (USA) ) – $40,817
8. Dzmitry Urbanovich (Poland) – $31,992
9. Allen Kessler (USA) – $25,654
10. Ismael Bojang (Germany) – $25,654
11. Paul Volpe (USA) – $21,059
12. Eric Rodawig (USA) – $21,059
13. Ted Forrest (USA) – $17,706
14. Per Hildebrand (Sweden) – $17,706
15. Cary Katz (USA) – $15,256
16- James Obst (Australia) – $ 15,256
17- Scott Seiver (USA) – $ 15,256

In short:

2nd WSOP bracelet for Calvin Anderson after a first in 2004 in Stud Hi-Lo.
His WSOP win now exceeds $1.3m in 37 cashes including 9 final tables. He best score was 2nd place in the 2016 Little One for One Drop.
Defeated in heads-up, 50-year-old Frank Kassela was hoping to win his fourth bracelet after two in 2010 and one last year

Event 52 – $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship

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114 entrants (18 paid) – Prize Pool $1,071,600

Winner: Scott Seiver (33 years old, US) – $296,222 beat Matt Szymaszek (United States) – $183,081

Notable players:

3. Anthony Zinno (USA) – $129,186
5. Matt Glantz (USA) – $68,352
10. Benny Glaser (England) – $20,253
11. Nick Schulman (USA) – $20,253
12- Maria Ho (USA) ) – $20,253
14. Brock Parker (USA) – $17,000
16- John Hennigan (USA) – $14,615

In short:

2nd WSOP bracelet for Scott Seiver, after a first won in 2008.
His live tournament winnings are now flirting with $23.5 million (including $ 4.6 million for the WSOP)

Event 42 – $25,000 Omaha Pot-Limit 8-Handed High Roller

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230 entrants (35 paid) – Prize Pool $ 5,462,500

Winner: Shaun Deeb (32 years old, US) – $1,402,683 beat Ben Yu (United States) – $866,924

Notable players:

3. Scotty Nguyen (USA) – $592,875
5. Jason Koon (USA) – $295,606
7. David Benyamine (France) – $161,020
12. Jason Mercier (USA) – $77,107
14. Martin Kozlov (Australia) ) – $63,350
15. Robert Mizrachi (USA) – $53,391
25. Mike Leah (Canada) – $41,049
29. Tom Marchese (USA) – $41,049
32. Paul Volpe (USA) – $41,049

In short:

3rd WSOP bracelet for Shaun Deeb after wins in 2015 and 2016
With this $1.4 million (his personal best), his World Series cashes now exceed $3.3 million over 56 cashes including 10 final tables.
Fun fact: the two men had already faced heads-up of a WSOP tournament in 2017 (Limit 2-7 TD at $ 10,000). But this time it was Yu who had imposed.
3rd-place Scotty Nguyen was not far from winning his 6th bracelet. It’s the third biggest win of his career

Event 33 – $50,000 Poker Players Championship

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87 entrants (14 paid) – Prize Pool $ 4,176,000

Winner: Michael Mizrachi (37 years old, US) – $1,239,126 beat John Hennigan (United States) – $765,837

Notable players:

3. Dan Smith (USA) – $521,782
4. Mike Leah (Canada) – $364,197
5. Benny Glaser (England) – $260,578
6. Aaron Katz (USA) – $191,234
7. Greg Mueller (Canada) ) – $144,049
8. Brian Rast (USA) – $144,049
9. Phil Ivey (USA) – $111,447
10. Shaun Deeb (USA) – $111,447
12. Jean-Robert Bellande (USA) – $88,627

In short:

“The Grinder” wins his 4th WSOP bracelet including 3 in this prestigious $50,000 Players Championship (after 2010 and 2012)!
With 4 bracelets won at the Series, he matches his brother Robert.
It was his 15th final table and 62nd cash. His WSOP earnings now exceed $9 million and in his career he is approaching $17 million.
Only he and Brian Rast have won this tournament more than once

Event 31 – $1,500 Seven Card Stud

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310 players (47 paid) – Prize Pool $ 418,500

Winner: Steve Albini (55 years old, US) – $105,629 beat Jeff Lisandro (Australia) – $65,282

Notable players:

3. Katherine Fleck (USA) – $43,765
4. Chris Ferguson (USA) – $29,999
11. Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier (France) – $5,110
17. Julien Martini (France) – $2,982
28. Mark Radoja (Canada) – $2,635
37. Dzmitry Urbanovich (Poland) – $2,398
38. David Levi (USA) – $2,398

In short:

First WSOP bracelet for Steve Albini, famous and legendary rock producer
He owns a recording studio in Chicago and is a member of Shellac
His best result was a 12th place out of 4,407 in the 2013 Seniors Event for $40,694.
To win he had to get rid of four previous winners in the final including Chris Ferguson and Jeff Lisandro
Albini credits several players and friends with whom he plays with in Chicago and who helped him understand poker including Brandon Shack-Harris and Eric Rodawig.

Event 23 – $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship

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95 entrants (15 paid) – Prizepool $ 893,000

Winner: Brian Rast (36 years old, US) – $259,670 beat Mike Wattel (United States) – $160,489

Notable players:

3. Dario Sammartino (Italy) – $114,023
6. Doyle Brunson (USA) – $43,963
7. John Hennigan (USA) – $32,796
8. Farzad Bonyadi (USA) – $24,775
10. Todd Brunson (USA) ) – $18,955
11. Galen Hall (USA) – $18,955
13. Robert Mizrachi (USA) – $14,691
14. Paul Volpe (USA) – $14,691

In short:

4th WSOP bracelet for Brian Rast. He had two in 2011 and one in 2016. 2 of these victories were in the prestigious $50k Players Championship
His live tournament winnings now exceed $21 million (including nearly $6m at the WSOP).
Historic moment: it was the very last WSOP tournament in which the legend Doyle Brunson participated!
Doyle completed his last World Series tournament in 6th place, eliminated by James Alexander

Event 16 – $10,000 No-Limit Heads-Up Championship

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114 entrants (8 paid) – Prize Pool $ 1,071,600

Winner: Justin Bonomo (32 years old, US) – $185,965 beats Jason McConnon (England) – $114,933

In short:

2nd WSOP bracelet for Justin Bonomo after a first in 2014. All in he has 18 final tables and 48 cashes.
Bonomo won 7 matches. He defeated David Peters (his toughest opponent), David Laka, Jake Schindler, Niall Farrell, Mark McGovern, Martijn Gerrits and Jason McConnon.
Bonomo won the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl for $5 million a week before
With the win Bonomo now exceeds $4 million in World Series winnings.

Event 9 – $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship

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169 entrants (26 paid) – Prize Pool $1,588,000

Winner: Paul Volpe (36 years old, US) – $417,921 beat Eli Elezra (United States) – $258,297

Notable players:

5. Viacheslav Zhukov (Russia) – $94,370
7. Robert Mizrachi (USA) – $52,866
9. Per Hildebrand (Sweden) – $31,977
11. Mike Matusow (USA) – $25,619
17. Felipe Ramos (Brazil) – $17,488
18. Chris Bjorin (Sweden) – $17,488
24. Anthony Zinno (USA) – $14,912
26. Dan Shak (USA) – $14,912

In short:

3rd WSOP bracelet for Paul Volpe after wins in 2014 and 2016. It was his 9th final table in 43 cashes.
Other bracelets holders in the final: Elezra (3), Zhukov (2), R.Mizrachi (4)

Event 5 – $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller

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105 entrants (16 paid) – Prize Pool $ 10,185,000

Winner: Nick Petrangelo (31 years old, US) – $2,910,227 beat Elio Fox (United States) – $1,798,658

Notable players:

5. Bryn Kenney (USA) – $646,927
6. Stephen Chidwick (England) – $484,551
7. Jason Koon (USA) – $372,894
8. Adrian Mateos (Spain) – $295,066
9. Fedor Holz (Germany) ) – $240,265
11. Christoph Vogelsang (Germany) – $201,494
12. Thomas Muehloecker (Germany) – $201,494
14. Jason Mercier (USA) – $174,190
15. Paul Volpe (USA) – $155,378

In short:

2nd WSOP bracelet for Nick Petrangelo
This is his second win in 4 final tables (for 21 cashes)
Petrangelo was chip leader at the end of Days 2 and 3
6 German players among the 16 paid players

Event 3 – $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em Shootout

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363 entrants (50 paid) – Prize Pool $ 980 $ 100

Winner: Joe Cada (30 years old,us ) – $226,218 beat Samuel Phillips (USA) – $139,804

Notable players:

3. Joe McKeehen (USA) – $101,766

In short:

3rd WSOP bracelet for the 2009 WSOP World Champion (winner of the Main Event). Cada won another bracelet in 2014.
This new victory puts him over $10 million in World Series cashes
This is his third win in 7 final tables (and 30 cashes).
In the final table he will have found another previous world champion (in 2015), Joe McKeehen

Event 2 – $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty

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(Photo: WSOP)

243 entrants (37 paid) – Prize Pool $ 2,284,200

Winner: Elio Fox (32 years old, US) – $393,693 beat Adam Adler (United States) – $243,323

Notable players:

3. Paul Volpe (USA) – $169,195
9. Joe Cada (USA) – $27,582
10. Bryn Kenney (USA) – $21,734
16. John Racener (USA) – $14,300
17. Talal Shakerchi (England) ) – $14,300
19. Kenny Hallaert (Belgium) – $11,950
23. Antoine Saout (France) – $11,950
26. Nam Le (USA) – $11,950

In short:

2nd WSOP bracelet for Elio Fox, who was the big winner of the Main Event of the WSOP Europe in 2011 in Cannes
Second victory in two final tables (in 12 total cashes)
Fox started the heads-up with a disadvantage of 9 to 1
It was the first super turbo bounty tournament in WSOP history

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Live, Online Satellites Hitting Full Speed for 2018 Battle of Malta

The Battle of Malta 2018 is still a few months away but seats are already being filled at a blistering pace.

Not only are package sales booming, live satellite winners have begun to secure their heavily discounted seats in the low buy-in event of the year.

At least 6 happy satellite winners secured their spot in the €1m Battle of Malta Main Event at the recent European Poker Series (EPS) stop at Casino Cirsa Valencia in Spain and will head to Malta in October to reap their rewards.

Win a Seat Live Across Europe!

With the successful sale of the Battle of Malta brand to the Eden Leisure Group last year, hopeful BoM attendees can now win their seat across several casinos in the Baltics, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and beyond.

Most live Battle of Malta satellites that offer a seat into the event commonly follow the same structure:

One-evening tournament
€55 buy-in
1 in 10 chance to win a Main Event seat

Casinos that give away complete packages including hotel and travel costs change the conditions correspondingly.

Live Qualifiers in Madrid, Bulgaria

Players from the Iberian Peninsula were comparatively scarce at the BOM last year but that’s going to change.

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On top of the Valencia qualifiers the EPS is giving away at least 4 more BOM tickets at their next big event at the Casino Madrid in July (18-29).

One ticket will be given to the overall chipleader after each Day 1 and another 3 tickets will go to the otherwise unhappiest players of a tournament – the bubble boy and the two players busting before him.

Another event to watch if you want to qualify live for the BOM is the MPNPT at the Sunny Beach Casino on the banks of the Black Sea in Bulgaria.

It takes place July 5-8 and features a €550 main event just like the BOM.

Both the EPS and the MPNPT will have their own side events at the BOM 2018 so make sure to check the 2018 Battle of Malta schedule for details.

Online Satellites Begin July 3 on MPN!

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Online satellites will again be available for the Battle with full €1,500 packages available to be won starting July 3. Each package includes:

€550 entry into €1m Battle of Malta Main Event
€150 entry into MPNPT Battle Side Event on Monday 29th October.
5-nights accommodation at 4-star Holiday Inn Express (or similar) for you and a guest including breakfast (Check-in Oct. 26, check-out Oct. 31)
Players Welcome Party on Friday 26th October @ Casino Malta
VIP area in Battle of Malta party on Sunday 28th October with a limited free bar
Access to all other Battle of Malta player parties
Free dinner for all players in the Main Event
MPNPT @ Battle of Malta last longer with 3 x €1,500 MPNPT packages on offer to the three players who last longest in Battle of Malta main event (Platinum sponsor qualifiers only)
VIP chill out room next to the main tournament hall open 27th Oct – 31st October (Platinum sponsor qualifiers only)
€200 towards your travel and expenses

Daily online satellites will run on all MPN network sites (including Guts Poker, Redbet Poker, Betsson, Nordic Bet, Betsafe Poker and more) and start at as little as €0.55! Buy in levels run at €2.20, €3.30, €5.50, €11, €55, €135 and €200.

Be sure to check the full satellite schedule at any participating MPN site.

Unlimited Re-Entries, More Play

For the first time in its history the Battle of Malta Main Event will guarantee €1,000,000 paid out to the players lucky enough to make the money.

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The top few players will all walk away with six-figure payouts – a phenomenal return for a €550 buy-in. 

To further your chances of getting to that end game, for the first time the BOM main event will also allow unlimited re-entries during Day 1 play.

Players will also now be allowed to forfeit their chips at the end of Day 1 try again with a fresh, full stack the next day as long as late registration is open.

The original 25/50 blind level has also been cut from the new tournament structure. The first level is now 100/100. This will give everybody a bit more play as there are only very few players that bust in these early levels.

Removing the very low levels at the beginning of the tournament also gives the players a little more room and play towards the end of Day 1.

This day will end, by the way, when the field is down to 15% — meaning we’ll end the day close to the bubble.

Check out the full structure of the main and side events here.

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Big Blind Ante

Also for the first time the BOM will be played with a big blind ante instead of the running ante that used to be the norm in tournaments.

The big blind ante has become rather popular in live tournaments lately and the Battle of Malta has always been a progressive tournament.

Live Coverage, Live Stream Return!

As previous Battle of Malta attendees are used to the PokerListings team will be on location to bring you all the action from the tables and everything you need to know beyond the felt to make sure your trip is a memorable one.

A full live stream will also be in place again starting on Day 1 and we’ll release more details about the stream as we get closer! Good luck in your qualifying and we’ll see you October 25-30 at Casino Malta!

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Schedule, Structures Released for $1m 2018 Battle of Malta!

Each year of its existence the Battle of Malta has shattered its record for both entries and prize pool set the year before.

Expect the same (and more) for 2018.

We’re still six months out from the shuffle up and deal for the 2018 Battle of Malta but it’s already shaping up to smash its all-time records for entries and buy-ins yet again – the 7th consecutive time that would happen.

Pre-sales of all-inclusive packages have boomed and the 2018 BoM is on track to hit enormous heights. And it now has the space to do it in.

New Guarantee, New Space, New Dates!

If you’re not up to speed on the latest developments for the 2018 Battle of Malta, here’s a quick run-through:

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€1m Guarantee! The 2018 BoM Main Event has doubled its guarantee to a full €1 million!

Last year’s main event prize pool topped out at over €1m and players can likely expect the same to hold true. Unlimited rebuys are also now on the table to further boost the prize pool.

Massive New Space! With the sale of the BoM brand to Eden Leisure Group (ELG) the location will shift to the massive new Casino Malta and Hotel InterContinental (Malta’s largest 5-star hotel).

The 3000m2 conference center can hold over 140 tables and 1,000 players every day!

With smoother registration and more room to breathe expect the experience of Europe’s best low buy-in destination poker festival to get even better.

New Dates! The 2018 Battle of Malta Festival will now take place Oct. 25-30 – a week before its usual dates. A €55+5 Super Satellite runs the night before (Oct. 24) at 6 pm for anyone looking for a last-minute entry.

Nine Events, Massive Potential!

With the boosted guarantee and massive new space the potential for the 2018 BoM Festival to hit unthinkable highs is, well, high.

Package pre-sales are already at a record high and no slow down appears in sight with a broader new casino network to draw on and live satellites running across the continent already.

While the €1 million guarantee Main Event is the centerpiece 2018 BoM attendees will have at least 9 events to partake in. The full 2018 Battle of Malta schedule has now been released here but here’s a quick overview of the events and dates:

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So much space!

Thursday, October 25th

Battle of Malta Main Event Day 1a – Buy-in €550

Friday, October 26th

Battle of Malta Main Event Day 1b  – Buy-in €550
NLH Bounty – Buy-in €100+100+20

Saturday, October 27th

Battle of Malta Main Event Day 1c – Buy-in €550
BoM Ladies Event – Buy-in €100+10
PLO Double Chance – Buy-in €150+15

Sunday, October 28th

BOM Main Event Day 2
NLH Siege Of Malta Day 1 – Buy-in €220+25
NLH BoM High Roller Day 1 – Buy-in €1200+120
NLH Deep Stack Day 1 – Buy-in €300+30

Monday, October 29th

BoM Main Event Day 3
NLH Siege of Malta Day 2
NLH BoM High Roller DAY 2 
NLH Deep Stack Day 2
NLH Battle Turbo Buy-in €200+20
TBD Side Event Buy-in €130+20

Tuesday, October 30th

BoM High Roller Final Table
Siege of Malta Final Table
BoM Main Event Final Table

For a full rundown of the start times, starting stacks, level times, entry limits and satellites during the festival check the full 2018 Battle of Malta Calendar.

2018 Battle of Malta Tournament Structures

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See the full structures for the 2018 Battle of Malta Main Event and side events here. A quick overview:

Battle of Malta Main Event

Starting Stack: 25k
Day 1 Level Time: 40 mins
Day 2 (& Onward) Level Times: 60 mins
Re-Entry: Unlimited

Additional Terms & Conditions:

Tournament played with big blind ante. BB will be posted prior to the ante in all-in situations
Day 1s end w/ 15% of the field remaining (all remaining players ITM)
Player can forfeit his or her stack at the end of Day 1a or 1b but must announce before sealing chips in bag
Day 2 will play 8 levels with no dinner break
Day 3 will play down to the Final Table
Levels will be 45 min when down to 6 players; 30 min when down to 3 players

Battle of Malta Side Events

See the full list of individual Side Event starting stacks, level times and structures on the Schedule page and the Structures page.

Are You Ready for Battle?

Early bird ackages for the 2018 Battle of Malta are already available via the Battle of Malta website. Learn more about the hotel, casino and BoM venue there. 

Online satellites for 2018 BoM packages begin soon! Check our Battle of Malta Facebook page for updates and to ask any questions! Check the video to see the gigantic new space for BoM 2018!

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Battle of Malta returns 2018 with €1,000,000 prize pool!

More money, new ownership, new location, new dates – Europe’s best low buy-in live poker tournament BOM comes back bigger and better than ever before.

The Battle of Malta – awarded “Best low buy-in tournament in Europe” in 2015 – will return in 2018 for its seventh edition.

What’s new in 2018

More money – For the first time, the main event of the Battle of Malta will have a guaranteed prize pool of €1,000,000! That’s twice the prize pool it used to have!

New ownership – PokerListings have sold the Battle of Malta to the Eden Leisure Group (ELG). The ELG is the owner of the new Casino Malta, the Hotel InterContinental – Malta’s largest 5* hotel –, the Holiday Inn Express, and the InterContinental Arena Conference Centre. With its 3000m2 conference area formerly known as the Bay Arena, the Battle of Malta will now have room to grow even further.

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Big money and big trophies – the Battle of Malta.

New dates – The Battle of Malta will take place October 25-30. Despite the double in guarantee, the buy-in will remain at €550, but this year for the first time, unlimited rebuys will be available, which will result in an even bigger prize pool.

There will also be a range of side events, which are still to be announced.

New location – The next Battle of Malta will take place in the middle of Malta’s entertainment centre in St. Julian’s.

The InterContinental Conference Centre features a main area with enough room for over 140 tables, giving it a potential player field of more than 1000 players every day!

ELG and OEG purchase Battle of Malta

Every single time in its six-year existence, the BOM has grown. Starting out as a 350 player weekend event in 2012 with €150,000 guaranteed prize pool, it has developed into a massive, week-long poker festival with nine different events. Nadav Lipszyc from Israel won the main event last year and cashed for €200,000 after beating out more than 2000 players!

PokerListings have decided to sell the Battle of Malta to the Eden Leisure Group and the Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) to give it the chance to grow even further. Not only is the ELG one of the biggest players in the hotel and casino industry in Malta, the OEG is also the owner of more than 100 gaming places in seven different countries.

This will give players all over Europe the chance to play live satellites in a lot of different casinos across Italy, the Baltics, and other countries. The OEG employs more than 3000 people and generated more than €215 million in revenue last year.

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The new home of the BOM.

Casino Malta owner Kevin De Cesare said, “Being the owner of the hotel, casino and event organisation puts us in a unique position to be able to elevate this tournament to the next level.

Our two hotels provide the largest number of rooms situated around a Casino in Malta, our Arena can easily take some 140 poker tables all on one level and our Casino is significantly larger than any other casinos in Malta.”

Moving the event to new and larger premises will ensure that the BOM can continue to grow in the years to come and establish Malta as the hottest poker location in Europe for small and mid-stakes players.

PokerListings will accompany the new Battle of Malta and provide you with news about the schedule and additional events as soon as possible.

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£120,000 GTD for 888poker Live London Kick Off at Aspers

With big events like the WPT Deepstacks Berlin, the PCA and the Aussie Millions in progress, it already looks like an amazing poker year is in store for 2018.

When the first week of February rolls around 888poker joins the fray with its first London Poker Festival at the Aspers Casino.

It’s a 4-day event with £120,000 guaranteed and a £440 Main Event buy-in.

If you’re a low- or mid-stakes player who likes professionally run tournaments with great structures, set your eyes on East London right now.

888poker Live Kick Off By the Numbers

The dates for the first event of 2018 in 888poker’s home casino are February 8-11.

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Aspers place to be.

There will be four Day 1 flights across three days and one long final day to determine the winner.

You’re free to choose your favorite flight and play either in the afternoon or in the evening but you’ll have to invest the £440 buy-in to be eligible to play

(Well, actually, you don’t. More on that below).

The prize pool for the 888poker Live Kick Off in London will be at least £120,000 so we’ll either see a field of over 300 players or an overlay – both heart-warming thoughts if you’re looking at spending February in London.

888poker Live Kick Off Overview

Flight/Day

Date

Time

Buy-in £/€/$

Re-Entries

1A

Feb 8

6 PM

440/500/600

2

1B

Feb 9

6 PM

440/500/600

2

1C

Feb 10

2 PM

440/500/600

2

1D

Feb 10

7 PM

440/500/600

2

2

Feb 11

1 PM

All times are local time. The starting chip stack will be 25,000 chips and level times will be 30/40 min.

888poker guarantee £120,000/€135,000/$160,000 to be paid out to the players. Be there to claim your share.

Qualify Online for Just $12!

If you like to play 888poker events you know there are always ways to make it into the main events via online satellites.

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Get on the Fortune Trail, too.

There are two different weekly direct satellites for the 888poker Live Kick Off – a $12 Seat Only and a $30 Full Prize Package satellite.

The $12 Seat Only satellite runs on Wednesdays at 6:25 PM GMT. Winners will get a seat to the 4-day Kick Off event worth €500.

The $30 Full Package satellite runs on Sundays at 6:05 PM GMT and the winner receive the ticket plus $300 for hotel costs and another $300 for travel expenses.

That brings the value of that prize up to $1,200.

As always you can use the 888poker steps system to get into the direct satellites without paying their buy-ins. The steps tournaments run 24/7 and you can choose any of the 1c, 10c, $1 or $5 buy-ins. Move up the levels or start wherever you feel comfortable.

XL Blizzard Incoming!

While you’re at it, note that you can also use the tickets you win in steps satellites to play in the inaugural XL Blizzard online series.

It runs from January 18-28 and features 34 poker events with buy-ins from $8.80 to $2,100. The main event guarantees $1,000,000!

888poker is also running a freeroll promotion called The Fortune Trail. Just open the lobby and you’ll get invited to spin the lucky wheel.

If you don’t have an 888poker account yet, we’ll help you get started with an $888 sign-up bonus.

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Jacobson Wins Whale, Volcano in 1st Week on 888poker

Champions gonna champion.

Less than a month after the 2014 World Series of Poker Champion was signed by 888poker, he’s already causing a stir.

The ink on his contract is barely dry but Martin Jacobson has already won his new sponsor’s most prestigious weekly event.

Jacobson Takes Down Whale

Last Sunday the signature 888poker Sunday Whale was played as a special $1,050 buy-in edition with a guaranteed prize pool of $150,000.

A total of 159 players including re-entries made for a $159,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top 15 players.

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Once a champ, always a champ.

In a tournament that had 888 regs like Kannwas, Jan Graftekkel Arends, Christopher NigDawg Brammer, Fabrizio DrMikee Gonzalez and Jerry PerryMejsen Ödeen in the top 25, Jacobson once more proved his superiority.

The tournament took eight and a half hours and Jacobson cashed for the top prize of $39,750. Astonishingly, this was already his second win in an MTT on 888poker since he signed his new sponsorship deal.

On January 2 Jacobson won the $565 Volcano, another high-level Sunday major event on 888poker. That night Jacobson added $18k to his new online poker account.

That’s two wins out of just six tournaments the Swedish world champion has played as a pro on the 888 platform.

On a side note Jacobson was also the bubble boy of the New Year’s Special Whale on January 1 and just missed the money of the Mega Deep New Year’s Special on the same night.

It seems like the relationship between Martin Jacobson and 888poker has already turned out to be a win-win-situation.

Whale $150k Guaranteed FT Results

1

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$39,750

2

f0rmEiTseGal

$27,030

3

lasochobi

$20,670

4

farm_jim

$14,707.50

5

PaDiLhA10

$10,335

6

cyrcyn27

$8347.50

7

B.Mitchell

$6757.50

8

DosPoochies

$5565

9

SalsaFiesta

$4372.50

Ylitalo Wins Mega Deep for $25k

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Ylitalo joins in the fun.

It was a weekend of Swedish success on 888poker. While Jacobson was taking down the “Whale” his countryman and former EPT London winner Robin Ylitalo was busy cruising through the $215 Special Edition Mega Deep.

With 643 entries this was a much larger tournament to get through and consequently it took three hours longer than the Whale.

Ylitalo eventually prevailed and earned $24,434 for his efforts. Niklas tutten7 Arendt, another Swedish player, also final-tabled this event to add to the feeling of Swedish dominance.

$215 SE Mega Deep FT Results

1

Inho

$24,434

2

Rickpereira7

$18,004

3

tikkapekka

$13,503

4

GramNaKartke

$9645

5

lasochobi

$6430

6

dmg34

$4501

7

tutten7

$3215

8

ThalesLeite

$2572

9

Anao19

$2096

It’s been a good weekend for the Swedes but take note of Argentinian player lasochobi, who made it to the final table of both these events and finished in 3rd and 5th place!

888poker in January

The Sunday Majors are not the only tournaments to go for on 888poker. Right now they’re preparing the first edition of the XL Blizzard, a 34-event series starting on January 18 with a wide range of buy-ins.

Also, join the Fortune Trail. Just open your lobby and spin the Wheel. You”ll win freeroll tickets and much more.

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WSOP Champion Martin Jacobson Signs with Team 888Poker

2018 has arrived and 888poker has apparently made the resolution to keep firing on all cylinders.

Just weeks after signing rising Brazilian star Vivian Saliba – winner of the last 888poker Ladies Event in London – they’ve now added one of the biggest names in poker to the 888 pro roster.

2014 World Series of Poker champion Martin Jacobson is now a member of Team 888poker and together they have big plans to continue ‘taking back the game’ for the amateur player.

All-Time Swedish Great

Jacobson didn’t emerge on the poker scene when he made the final table of the WSOP main event like so many champions before him.

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Seasoned pro even before the big show.

He was already an accomplished pro at the time with achievements under his belt like:

6th place in the $111,111 Big One for One Drop
10th place in the PCA Main Event
Runner-up finish at the WPT Venice
Final tables at EPTs in Hungary, Portugal, France and Germany

His $10 million win in Las Vegas – the second highest prize money ever paid out in the WSOP main event and the only year the WSOP put a guarantee on the winner’s prize money – propelled Jacobson to the top of the all-time Swedish money list.

But in fact he would have gotten there as well by now without it – that’s how big his lead in the national rankings is.

Helping People Realize Their Dreams

This comfortable position has enabled Jacobson to focus on things away from the poker table, too.

He donated a quarter of a million dollars to the REG charity – of which he had become a member a few months prior – even before he sat down at the final table of the WSOP Main Event. He’s been even more active in charitable donations since.

Helping others is at the top of Jacobson’s list of life hacks.

“I want to help people realize their dream of starting from the bottom and eventually becoming a World Champion,” says Jacobson.

“I believe that everyone who has accomplished great things in poker has an amazing story behind them because we all have a long journey behind us. From the moment we learnt the rules of the game until we start lifting trophies, there are no shortcuts.” 

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The dream is real.

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Jacobson joins a growing team made up of absolute top earners of the game like Chris Moorman and Dominik Nitsche, sports stars like Denilson, female aces Saliba, Sofia Lövgren and Kara Scott and promoters of the world’s fastest growing poker market – Brazil – like Nicolau Villa-Lobos and Bruno Kawauti.

There are also now two former November Niners as one of Jacobson’s new team mates is Bruno ‘Foster’ Politano, who finished in 8th place in 2014, sitting right across from Jacobson.

You always meet twice, they say.

You can meet any of the 888poker pros at the tables but you need your own 888poker account. If you want to know how to open a poker account at 888poker, click through to our review page and we’ll show you how easy it’s done alongside an $888 sign-up bonus.

Check back here for more about 888’s new Fortune Trail promotion, the Lick-off in London and the latest edition of the Poker Brief.

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888poker Jackpotland Spins Until Dec. 31; Win $100k a Day!

Free spins. Free tournaments. Prizes with every spin.

If you’ve yet to have a go at 888poker’s Jackpotland Wheel of Fortune, it’s not too late.

You’ve still got to the end of the year to take advantage of free spins and tournament tickets and, if you’re lucky, reel in up to $100,000 in cash.

In fact three free tickets are waiting for you right now.

$100k Every Day!

First things first: If you already have an account at 888poker you’ve likely taken advantage of your free spins. If you haven’t, they’re just a few minutes away.

You’ll also be eligible for our $888 sign-up bonus and get free spins on the Jackpotland wheel.Create a new account at 888poker via our review page and three tickets to play in the Jackpotland daily freerolls (worth $3k and $5k).

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Each spin is a winner and can be either a free tourney ticket, casino perks or a cash prize. 

Cash prizes run all the way up to $100,000 and that can be won every day.

Use the promo code JACKPOT100 and deposit at least $10 when you create your account. Here are the daily tournament details:

$3,000 Jackpotland Skills Tournament

When: Every day at 19:05 and 22:05 GMT
Runs: until December 24, 2017

$3,000 Jackpotland Lucky Tournament

When: Every day at 10:05 and 15:05 GMT
Runs: Until December 24/12/2017

$5,000 Jumbo Tournament

When: Every Sunday at 21:05 GMT
Runs: Until December 31, 2017

As you can see, you can play up to four times a day. Skills tournaments are Turbo MTT satellites with fast-rising blinds; Jackpotland Lucky tournaments are all-in fests where each player is all-in all the time. 

Jackpotland

To play in the weekly Sunday Jumbo you need to make the top 500 in a Skills or Lucky tournament and win your ticket on the Wheel of Fortune.

Each time you make it to the top 500 players in any of the tournaments you’ll win a spin on the Jackpotland Jackpot wheel where you can when more tickets, cash, sportsbetting credits, casino spins etc.

More Tickets, More Ways to Win

You can also win more tournament tickets by completing some easy challenges.

Play in 5 or more BLAST tournaments with a minimum buy-in of $1.
Play Tournaments or Sit & Gos with a total buy-in of $4 or more.
Win 15 hands or more in cash games including SNAP, with minimum stakes of 2¢-5¢.
Play 40 hands in Flopomania cash game with Antes of 5¢ or more

You can win up to 4 tickets per day with one ticket per challenge.

Get in on the holiday Jackpotland action by signing up for an 888poker account right here.

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