Yesterday the third and final part (running) of the Phil Hellmuth Vs Tony G Triathlon took place outside the Hilton Hotel in St.Julian's, Malta. Tony G started the 6-lap running competition with a 1 minute and 6 seconds advantage thanks to a better winning time in the basketball event. However, many considered Hellmuth to be the better runner of the two, so it was set to be a thrilling ending of the triathlon. Check out the video below to see if Hellmuth managed to catch up with Tony G.
After eight-levels of thrilling poker, the third day's player field had been narrowed down from 27 players to a final table with only 6 players, and for the third successive day it was Jackson Genovesi who had the lead. Jackson will bring 1,553,000 chips to today's final table, and his closest opponent is Yorane Kerignard with 1,422,000 chips.
The second starting day of WPT Malta attracted 105 players, meaning that that the total field size of the Main Event was 169-players. 71 players survived Day 1b and Jackson Genovesi had the biggest stack when it came to an end - 147,500 - about 24k more than Casper Toft, the "winner" of Day 1a. Joining Genovesi to Day 2, which starts in a few hours, are poker stars such as Jonathan Duhamel, Tony G, Jason Mercier and Vanessa Selbst.
In total, 104 players of 169 will return to the tables today with hopes of making it to the final table, where the winner will take home €120,000. Maybe not the biggest first prize we have seen on the World Poker Tour, but with so many good players taking part there is definitely some prestige in winning WPT Malta.
Not fresh news but still worth checking out (if you haven't seen it before of course). During WPT Malta Tony G, dressed up in baby clothes with a beautiful lady by his side, challenged Phil Hellmuth to come and play heads-up for €1,000,000. Enjoy the video!
Incase you missed it: World Poker Tour Malta and Borgata Poker Open both ended a couple of days ago. Below is some information on both the tournaments.
WPT Malta The stop in Malta was the first in WPT history and it ended up being a huge success even though most of the pros decided to play Borgata Poker Open in the U.S - with exception of Kara Scott and Phil Hellmuth.
Next week it's time for World Poker Tour to make a stop in Malta. The tournament will be played at Portomaso Casino and it's the first major poker tournament on the small mediterranean island. However it remains unclear if WPT Malta will attract many big names since WPT Borgata Poker Open in New Jersey, USA, is played at the same time.