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Battle of Malta 2022 Battle of Malta 2022 Main Event Live Reporting - Day 4
Current Level 38 Current Day 4
Blinds 400,000/800,000 Ante 800,000
Entries 2,592 Remaining 1
Prize Pool (EUR) €1,244,160 First Prize (EUR) €200,340
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Day 4 of Battle of Malta 2022 Ended
Level: 38     Blinds: 400,000/800,000     Ante: 800,000
Giuseppe Rosa Wins Battle of Malta (€200,340) Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 22:33(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

There has been a long break since last Battle of Malta Live Event. Previous live Battle of Malta was at April 2019. After that, there were two BOM-tournaments arranged on internet. 

So Casino Malta faced a slight problem; are players returning to live-action, to Malta? After six days of fierce action we know the answer; Players love Malta and Battle of Malta. 

Five starting days collected a totally 2,592 buy-ins, which made a fine prize pool of €1,244,160. 

2022 Battle of Malta Final Table Payouts

Place Player Country Prize
1 Giuseppe Rosa Italy €200,340
2 Stan van Dijk  Netherlands €140,000
3 Yossef Cohen Israel €100,000
4 Noam Garama Israel €72,000
5 Federico Petruzzelli Italy €54,120
6 Jeremy Soreau France €41,680
7 Karol Szyszko Poland €29,240
8 Valter Marchi Italy €18,040
9 Peep Kivistik Estonia €10,580

Action of the Day 

Today had left only nine players, who sat down at the final table. The first player to bust was Estonian Peep Kivistik, his QQ did win the race against Stan van Dijk's AK. Valter Marchi was the next player to reach the cash desk, his A6 was not good against Federico Petruzelli's QJ.

The most lively player in the final table, Karol Szyszko finished seventh. He was the man to show the biggest emotions at the final table, but he had to leave when his A4 could not beat Noam Garama's AJ. Jeremy Soreau finished sixth, his K8 lost to Giuseppe Rosa's J9. 

So we're down to five players. The next player to bust was Federico Petruzelli, he flopped a straight draw against Yossef Cohen, but Cohen had a flush draw and the flush came already at the turn. 

When four players were left, it was an open game, stacks were really close to each other. Now the Israeli players we first in trouble. Aggressive Noam Garama who was coolered, he made two pairs at the river to his T7, when Giuseppe Rosa already had two pairs in his A3. 

Yossef Cohen was next to leave, his A5 lost to Stan van Dijk's 99. 

The heads-up took a bit over one hour. Mainly Rosa was in the lead, but van Dijk played solid poker trying to grind back.

On the last hand did not leave much chance to van Dijk.

Stan van Dijk called from the button, Giuseppe Rosa checked.

The flop was Stan bet 800,000, Giuseppe called.

The turn was Stan bet 2,500,000, Giuseppe called.

The river was Stan bet 7,000,000, Giuseppe went all-in. Stan started for a quite long time, and called.

Giuseppe Rosa trips with a king-ten kicker.

Stan trips with the king-eight kicker.

 

Stan van Dijk Eliminated at 2nd place (€140,000) Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 21:30(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Stan van Dijk called from the button, Giuseppe Rosa checked.

The flop was Stan bet 800,000, Giuseppe called.

The turn was Stan bet 2,500,000, Giuseppe called.

The river was Stan bet 7,000,000, Giuseppe went all-in. Stan started for a quite long time, and called.

Giuseppe Rosa trips with king-ten kicker.

Stan trips with king-eight kicker.

3-bet Works Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 20:56(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Stan opened to 1,600,000, Giuseppe raised to 5,800,000, Stan folded.

Giuseppe had

Stan folded

New Level 400,000/800,000 Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 20:46(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

It is time to raise the blinds, now 400,000/800,000.

Giuseppe Hits the flop Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 20:41(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Stan opened to 1,300,000, Giuseppe called. The flop was Stan bet 850,000, Giuseppe called. The turn was check-check. The river was and the players checked again. Giuseppe showed and took down the pot. Stan had

Stan Gets Some Chips Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 20:37(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Giuseppe called from the small blind, Stan raised to 2,100,000, Giuseppe called. The flop was both players checked. The turn was Giuseppe fired 2,000,000, Stan called. The river was Stan bet 6,400,000, Giuseppe folded.

Stan had

Giuseppe folded

Giuseppe was Flushed at the River Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 20:31(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Stan opened to 1,300,000, Giuseppe called.

The flop was Stan bet 900,000, Giuseppe called. The turn was Stan bet 3,800,000, Giuseppe called. The river was and both players checked.

Stan showed and won the pot with his flush. Giuseppe had

All Boards are not Good for You Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 20:25(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Giuseppe called from the small blind, Stan decided to raise to 2,100,000, Giuseppe called. The flop was both players checked. The turn brought and players checked again. The river was Stan led out 3,500,000, Giuseppe folded.

Stan had Giuseppe folded

Giuseppe Makes Progress Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 20:20(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Stan van Dijk opened, Giuseppe Rosa decided to defend his big blind. The flop was Stan bet 850,000, Giuseppe called. The turn was Stan bet 2,200,000, Giuseppe called. The river was and both players checked. Giuseppe  showed and took down a nice pot. Stan had

The Heads Up is Ready to Start Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 20:13(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Players are ready to play the decisive hands, to find out who is the winner of Battle of Malta.

Yossef Cohen Eliminated at 3rd place (€100,000) Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 20:04(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Stan van Dijk and Yossef Cohen went all-in preflop.

Yossef Cohen

Stan van Dijk

The board ran and Yossef was eliminated. He collected nice amount of money, €100,000.

A short break, then we start the heads up.

Noam Garama Eliminated at 4th place (€72,000) Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 19:55(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Giuseppe Rosa opened from the button, Noam Garama defended his big blind. The flop was and both players checked. The turn was Giuseppe bet 1,800,000 and Noam called. The river was Giuseppe went all in, and after a short thinking process, Noam called all-in.

Noam Garama

Giuseppe Rosa

Noam collected €72,000.

Giuseppe Took Down a Nice Pot Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 19:47(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Giuseppe called from the small blind, Stan van Dijk raised to 2,000,000 from the big blind, Giuseppe called. The flop was Stan bet 1,900,000, Giuseppe called. The turn was and both players checked. The river was and both players checked again.

Giuseppe showed and took down a nice pot. Stan had

Quick Chipcount Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 19:39(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Giuseppe Rosa 21,000,000

Stan van Dijk 21,000,000

Noam Garama 13,000,000

Yossef Cohen 8,000,000

Break over, New Level 300,000/600,000 Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 19:34(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

So the break is over and we have moved to level bb ante 600,000, blinds 300,000/600,000.

Start of Level 38
Blinds: 400,000/800,000     Ante: 800,000
Start of Level 37
Blinds: 300,000/600,000     Ante: 600,000
Short Break Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 19:21(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Players took a short break. We will get back to action 15 minutes.

Giuseppe Hits the Flop Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 19:14(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Yossef Cohen opened from the small blind, Giuseppe Rosa decided to defend his big blind. The flop was Yossef bet 1,000,000, Giuseppe decided to raise to 3,500,000, Yossef folded.

Giuseppe had Yossef folded

Quick chip count Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 19:09(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Yossef Cohen 17,000,000

Giuseppe Rosa 17,000,000

Noam Garama 16,000,000

Stan van Dijk 14,000,000

Federico Petruzelli eliminated at 5th place (€54,120) Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 19:06(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Yossef Cohen opened from the button, Federico  Petruzelli defended his big blind. The flop was and the chips went quickly in.

Federico Petruzelli

Yossef Cohen

The turn sealed the deal, meaningless fell at the river.

Federico collected €54,120.

Between Blinds, a Bit Tricky Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 18:58(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Yossef Cohen called from the small blind, Giuseppe Rosa checked from the big blind.The flop was Yossef bet 700,000, Giuseppe called. The turn brought Yossef bet 1,600,000 Giuseppe called. The river was Giuseppe bet 4,500,000, Yossef needed some time here, and after consideration he decided to fold.

Giuseppe had a flush. Yossef had

Jacks are Hot Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 18:45(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Stan van Dijk opened 1,000,000, Noam Garama called behind. The flop was Stan bet 1,200,000 and Noam called. The turn was Stan bet 2,300,000, Noam folded.

Stan had Noam folded

Quick chip count Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 18:39(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Noam Garama 18,000,000

Giuseppe Rosa 15,000,000

Yossef Cohen 13,000,000

Stan van Dijk 13,000,000

Federico Petruzelli 7,000,000

Yossef Cohen Doubles Up Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 18:35(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Noam Garama went all-in from the small blind, Yossef Cohen called all-in.

Yossef Cohen

Noam Garama

The board ran and Yossef doubled up.

From Position Every Hand is Playable Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 18:31(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Stan van Dijk called from the small blind, Noam Garama raised to 1,700,000, Stan called. The flop brought both players checked. The turn was check-check.

The river was Noam bet 4,500,000, Stan started to think, and folded.

Noam had two pairs. Stan had

Start of Level 36
Blinds: 250,000/500,000     Ante: 500,000
Jeremy Soreau Eliminated at 6th place (€41,680] Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 18:19(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Jeremy Soreau and Giuseppe Rosa went all-in preflop.

Jeremy Soreau

Giuseppe Rosa

The board ran and Jeremy was eliminated.

Sick Bluff Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 18:16(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Noam Garama limped from the small blind, Yossef Cohen checked. The flop was Noam bet 500,000 Yossef called. The turn was Noam bet 2,500,000, Yossef called.

The river was Noam moved all in, Yossef started think, and decided to fold.

Noam showed 7-high. Yossef folded

Stan van Dijk Doubles Up Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 18:08(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Jeremy Soreau opened 800,000, Stan van Dijk moved all in 7,200,000, Jeremy called.

Stan van Dijk

Jeremy Soreau

The board ran and Stan doubled up, he has now approx 15,000,000. Jeremy's stack was crippled, he has approx 1,700,000.

Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 17:55(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Patrisha and Telly Bartolo discussing about the tournament week and about plans for the future.

Karol Szyszko Eliminated at 7th place (€29,240) Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 17:50(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Karol Szyszko moved all in, Noam Garama called almost instantly.

Karol Szyszko

Noam Garama

The board ran and Karol was eliminated.

Karol's prize check is worth €29,240.

Was Jeremy Bluffing? Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 17:45(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Jeremy Soreau opened 800,000, Stan van Dijk called from the blind. The flop was Jeremy bet 500,000, Stan called. The turn was both players check. The river brought now Jeremy bet 2,400,000, Stan took quite a long time to think, but folded.

Jeremy had Stan folded

Valter Marchi Eliminated at 8th place (€18,040) Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 17:35(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Short-stacked Valter Marchi went all in, Federico Petruzelli called from the big blind.

Valter Marchi

Federico Petruzelli

The board ran and Valter went to the cashier, collecting nice €18,040.

Yossef Cohen Makes Progress Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 17:30(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

First hand after the break Yossef Cohen moved all-in preflop and everybody folded.

On the second hand Yossef opened, Federico Petruzelli called. The flop brought and Federico folded, when Yossef started to grab for his chips.

Yossef had Federico folded

Start of Level 35
Blinds: 200,000/400,000     Ante: 400,000
Noam's Reraise Works Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 17:06(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Stan van Dijk opened 625,000, Noam Garama reraised to 2,100,000 from the small blind, Stan decided to fold.

Noam had Stan folded

Players have a short break.

Peep Kivistik Eliminated at 9th place (€10,580) Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 16:58(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Peep Kivistik opened 625,000, Stan van Dijk went all in, Peep called.

Peep Kivistik

Stan van Dijk

The board ran and our Estonian friend was eliminated.

Yossef Shoves at the Flop Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 16:49(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Yossef Cohen opened from under the gun, Noam Garama defended his big blind.The flop was Yossef went all in, Noam folded.

Yossef had Noam folded

Karol Szyszko Doubles Up Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 16:44(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Karol Szyszko went all in 1,800,000, Peep Kivistik called.

Karol Szyszko

Peep Kivistik

The Board ran and Karol doubled up.

Yossef Shoves at the River Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 16:32(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Jeremy Soreau opened, Yossef Cohen defended his big blind. The flop was and the players checked. The turn was Jeremy bet 400,000, Yossef called. The river was and Yossef went all-in. Jeremy took his time and folded.

Yossef had Jeremy folded

Federico Found a Right Way to Play Jacks Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 16:20(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Peep Kivistik opened 600,000 from under the gun. Federico Petruzelli went all in 3,600,000 everybody folded.

Federico had Peep folded

Noam Takes a Small Pot Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 16:17(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Noam Garama opened 600,000, Jeremy Soreau called from the small blind. The flop was Noam led out 450,000, Jeremy decided to fold.

Noam had Jeremy folded

Start of Level 34
Blinds: 150,000/300,000     Ante: 300,000
Pressure Was the Key Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 16:11(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Jeremy Soreau opened 600,000, Federico Petruzelli defended his big blind. The flop was Federico bet 500,000, Federico called. The turn was Jeremy bet 900,000, Federico folded.

Jeremy had ace-high, Federico folded better hand,

Jeremy Soreau Takes Down a Small Pot Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 16:04(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Jeremy Soreau opened 500,000, Giuseppe Rosa defended his big blind. The flop was both players checked. The turn was players checked again. The river was and action was check-check again. Jeremy showed and took down the pot. Giuseppe's hand was

Karol Szyszko Gets His Jam Working Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 15:57(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Karol Szyszko went all in from the middle position, everybody folded.

Karol had

Giuseppe's Big Slick Does Not Get Any Action Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 15:54(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Giuseppe Rosa opened from UTG+1, everybody folded.

Giuseppe had

Putting Pressure Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 15:43(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Peep Kivistik opened 525,000, Karol Szyszko defended his big blind. 

The flop was both players checked. The turn was now Karol decided to bet 300,000, Peep called. 

The river was Karol checked, Peep bet 800,000. Karol took his time and folded. Peep had and he forced Karol's better hand to the muck. 

Small Pot to Noam Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 15:32(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Noam Garama opened 500,000, and Federico Petruzelli decided to defend his big blind. 

The flop was players checked. The turn was Federico led out 375,000, Noam called. 

The river was Federico checked, Noam bet 450,000, Federico called. Noam had , which brought him the pot. Federico had

Karol Had Aces Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 15:20(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Karol Szyszko went all in 2,400,000 from hijack, everybody folded. 

Karol was a bit disappointed, he had

This Time Big Slick Wins Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 15:14(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Noam Garama opened from under the gun 500,000, and everybody folded. 

Noam had

Everybody Loves a Chop Pot Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 15:11(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Noam Garama opened, Karol Szyszko 3-bet jammed, Noam Called. 

Karol Szyszko

Noam Garama

The board ran and we ended to a chopped pot, when king and pair of eights were in the board.

Cards are in the Air Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 15:07(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

So action has started. 

We already played the remaining 10 minutes of level 100,000/200,000 and we are now at level big blind ante 250,000, blinds 100,000/250,000. 

Start of Level 33
Blinds: 100,000/250,000     Ante: 250,000
Opening Ceremony Is Held, Game Starts Soon Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 14:54(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

The Seat Draw: 

Seat Player Country Chips Big Blinds
1 Jeremy Soreau France 9,675,000 48
2 Karol Szyszko Poland 2,650,000 13
3 Stan van Dijk Netherlands 5,800,000 29
4 Peep Kivistik Estonia 7,825,000 39
5 Noam Garama Israel 7,450,000 37
6 Yossef Cohen Israel 4,375,000 22
7 Valter Marchi Italy 3,900,000 20
8 Giuseppe Rosa Italy 15,875,000 79
9 Federico Petruzzelli Italy 7,325,000 37
Link to the Live Stream Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 14:42(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

The link to the live stream is here: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/530108775443640

The delay in the stream is 30 minutes. Our blog is going accordingly, so no spoilers here. 

Battle of Malta Final Day Starting Soon Posted Tuesday 26th April, 2022 at 14:39(UTC+2) by Juhani Tyriseva

Hi! 

We have had small technical issues, but the game starts shortly. So stay patient, action in the final table will really interesting to follow. 

Stay Tuned!

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Level: 32     Blinds: 100,000/200,000     Ante: 200,000
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