We have reached the end of day 1A. 20 players survived today and will come back on Sunday for day 2.
Photos and chip counts will be added as soon as possible.
We will be back tomorrow for day 1B, which is expected to top today's numbers.
Thanks for following and see you at 6pm. Goodnight!
3am update: Chip counts and pictures are now online.
We are at the last level of the day. Action seems to be rather slow today, no real spectatular hands brewing. Let's see, if something happens in the last 45 minutes and if not, there's always hope for tomorrow!
22/64 remaining, which means an average of almost 60 Big Blinds.
Players are on their last break of the day. Around half the players are left with 31/64. After the break we will play 400/800/100, which will be the second last level of today.
We are now at level 8 and down to 4 tables as there are 36 out of today's 64 players remaining.
After this level, players will go on their last break of the day and play another two levels, until we call it a day.
Tobias Sinding, the winner of the last IPC in Malta, just got knocked out.
He told me that he lost a lot of his chips when he accidently put in a wrong coloured chip, when only meant to call, so he had to turn his hand into a bluff.
He only had 8 Big Blinds left, when the following hand happened:
UTG raise to 900, UTG+1 all in for 9700, Tobias tanks a bit and then moves all in, as well and UTG, who had both covered called.
The board didn't bring any help to the two all in players and they were both knocked out.
Since Tobias probably won't return tomorrow, we will see a new champion being crowned on Monday.
Blinds are up. 50/64 players remaining.
Players are back from dinner break and chips are flying. Blinds are 150/300 with an ante of 25.
All players are on a 45-minutes dinner break. 54 out of, so far, 63 players are still in the tournament. After the break we will switch from 30-minutes blinds to 45-minutes blinds.
The first two 30-minutes blinds are played. 58 players signed up so far, two of them already got knocked out.
We will play two more levels of each 30 minutes, before we switch to 45-minutes blinds.
Hello and welcome to the coverage of the Israeli Poker Championship. After last time's success the IPC is back in Malta for another 400€ buyin Main Event. We will cover the following four days of poker action here at iGaming.
Let's see which of the players will be able to give themselves an early christmas gift.