From the Portomaso Casinos and iGaming.org we would like to extend our congratulations to Jerome Iozza for winning the Planetwin365 €100,000 guaranteed tournament.
After four fascinating days of poker we're down to a winner, as Iozza managed to beat a field of 329 players to claim the victory here today. We would like to thank all the players, staff, bloggers and fans for this amazing event at the fabolous Portomaso Casino in Malta.
Make sure to keep checking in with us, as there's plenty of live coverage to come in the upcoming months. Until then we would like to wish you a good night and good fortune at the tables!
With a new level, and a very fine looking red chip valued at 100,000, the action is now back underway. Most of the 5,000 chips have been taken out of play, this to make betting, raising and calling that much easier with the big chips.
The aciton has been very tight recently as our remaining players are quite content folding their cards constantly. The money jumps are quite significant and this could factor into the passive playing style currently displayed at the final table.
In 15-minutes there will be a break and perhaps that will shake things up a little bit, as there's very little to report from the Portomaso Casino right now.
Nicola Sasso and Nikola Prijovic just fought out an interesting battle, which was mostly conducted before the flop. Prijovic raised to 100,000 from the button and Sasso opted to three-bet from the big blind to 255,000.
Prijovic made the call and folded when Sasso bet another 355,000 on the flop.
Alfonso Riccardi has been eliminated in sixth place after losing back-to-back big hands. First he lost a big pot against Nikola Prijovic followed by his final hand against Robert Tarpey. Riccardi ended up all in before the flop and the showdown went as following.
Riccardo showed against Tarpey's and the board brought no help for Riccardi. He's been eliminated in sixth place and we're down to five.
Giovanni Safina was knocked out in seventh place and we're already down to our final six. The board read when Safina ended up all in against Domenico Cesta after quite some action.
Cesta bet 190,000, Safina three-bet to 380,000 after which Cesta moved all his chips into the pot. Safina made the call and showed for both a flush and straight draw. Cesta was ahead as he tabled for a straight. The river brought the and Safina missed his draw and was knocked out.
We are now on Level 27, as very tight plays continued. We're barely seeing any flops and most hands are being contested preflop. The pay jumps are significant and that's likely the biggest factor for this passive play.
Four players saw a flop after they all invested 100,000 and it showed . The hand was checked down on all streets as the and competed the board. The pot worth 450,000 went to Robert Tarpey who showed , adding 50% to his stack.