Day 1d Begins at 2 p.m.

Welcome back to our coverage of the 2023 Malta Poker Festival Spring Edition €550 Grand Event. Saturday is a big day with the final two opening flights taking place.

First up is Day 1d at 2 p.m. This opening flight will follow the same structure as the first three opening flights with 13 blind levels of 40 minutes each. Players will start with 50,000 in chips and be allowed to enter up to two times per opening flight before the start of Level 9.

Day 1e will kick off in the evening at 9 p.m. This opening flight has a couple of differences. First, it is a turbo-charged affair with 20-minute blind levels. Second, and perhaps more important, is that this flight will play down to 26.8% percent of the remaining field instead of 13 blind levels. This is the average amount of survivors during the first three opening flights.

Marko Luksa still holds the chip lead after bagging a whopping 687,000 in chips on Day 1a. Day 1b chip leader Shaun Halliday advanced with 656,000 while Day 1c leader Maik Buss is currently on the podium in third place with 618,000 in chips.

The Grand Event has already smashed its €300,000 guarantee with 799 entries generating a €383,520 and counting. This is certain to pass 1,000 entries today. Time will tell how big the Grand Event will become.

Opening FlightEntriesSurvivors% Survived
Day 1a2155927.4%
Day 1b2545822.8%
Day 1c3309729.4%
Day 1d??
Day 1e??

There will also be tons of exciting side events with many of the female players in attendance looking forward to the €150 Ladies First! powered by Chris Read at 4 p.m. Before that, men and women are invited to join in on a Valetta City tour at 10:45 a.m. Players and guests alike can purchase their tickets to the tour for just €35 on our landing page. Meanwhile, at 1 p.m. AJ Rudolph will be representing Poker Power with an interactive poker seminar for ladies only. You can read more about that and learn a bit about Rudolph’s history in poker and with Poker Power in an article written before the event at MPF’s Official Travel Partner Main Event Travel.

Also taking place tomorrow will be the second and final day of the €230 The Hendon Mob Championship at 1 p.m., the first of two days of the €120 APAT Maltese Championship at 5 p.m., and the €250 MPF Seniors Event powered by Jackie “Poker Mama” Cachia at 8 p.m.

While the Grand Event satellites are in the books, there will be a €150 satellite to the two-day €1,100 MPF High Roller also taking place tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Come drop by to say hi to this reporter if you are in town. Otherwise, we wish you the best from wherever you are tuning in from. Have a good night and see you again when cards are back in the air for Day 1d of the MPF Grand Event starting at 2 p.m.

Ladies First Hosted by Chris Read 29 April Poster - Malta Poker Festival 2023

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