Following up on Day 1 of the Spanish Deepstack tournament, day 2 kicked off with 21 players still in the game on Sunday the 19th March. Leading the tourney was Nassim Bennacer with 152K, followed by Kevin Caruana with 144k and Jonathan Pyatt with 142k. Mirko Porcaro with 127k stood in 4th place and Anna Colley was trailing close behind in 5th place with 125k.
Through the following 6 hours of the deep stack tourney, players started dropping out, as the blind levels increased, forcing the smaller stacks to go into hands that ended up costing them their prize prospect. The more astute of the players and those with bigger stacks managed to maintain their positions, and in the winners cases, better their position entirely.
Anna Colley, winner of the Malta Madness tournament in September 2010 took the lead at the final table and made her way into 1st place winning €2,316. Colley was already doing very well at the end of day 1 when she held a respectable 124,900 chips for the second day of the tourney.
Next up was Toni Halonen who took down 2nd place, winning €1,603 after starting day 2 with a below average 62k.
3rd place went out to Charlie Ciresi who won €1,069 for his placing
In 4th place, Jackie Cachia took home €594, after maintaining a large stack in the earlier levels of the tourney on day 2 but not managing to hold onto her strong lead all the way till the final levels.
French player Alexandre Henry, took 5th place and €356 for his efforts.
The Spanish Deepstack was well received by the participating players who enjoyed the depth of the structure giving them a highly playable tournament without the pressure associated with shorter stacks and quicker structures. At €180 buy-in and 33 players, the prize pool hit a reasonable size giving decent prizes to the top 5 players who made it in the money.
The Casino di Venezia continue their Poker tournament schedule in the upcoming weeks with the Malta Poker Showdown which marks the 1st anniversary of the event which started off around this time last year. The tournament will feature a €150 + 15 buy-in giving players a 25,000 chip stack and 25 minute blinds. A satellite tournament for the main event will be taking place in the near future. Interested players can contact the Casino di Venezia on their contact details below for further information:
Casino di Venezia – Contact details:
Phone: +356 2180 5580
Fax: +356 2166 7591