The Autumn edition of the 2022 Malta Poker Festival (MPF) has wrapped up, after playing out at the fantastic Portomaso Casino in St Julian’s, Malta. The series ran from October 24-31 and was headlined by the MPF Grand Event, which was powered by online poker giant partypoker.
Partypoker, who ran satellites to the event in their client, sent a host of qualifiers to the 1,326-entry tournament. Those players generated the €636,450 prize pool and they duked it over several days on the Mediterranean coast.
When the dust settled, Italy’s Mirko Mostaccio walked away as the victor and bagged the €136,670 first-place prize after a deal was agreed with runner-up Thomas Harnes (€97,330). At heads up play, the two players agreed that Mostaccio would lock up €133,270 while Harnes would bank €97,330. They then played for the trophy and the remaining €23,400 of the prize pool.
The final hand of the night saw Mostaccio and Harnes get in their stacks preflop. The winner held ace-queen while the latter had king-jack. An ace-high flop had Mostaccio with one hand on the title and the clean runout confirmed his biggest and only recorded result to date.
“I am so happy to see MPF grow every year. The schedule for this autumn edition was full with amazing events hosted by our sponsors. From partypoker LIVE to Bounty Hunter Days, APAT, The Hendon Mob, FullTilt Catania and CasinoCoin. Each bringing a special flavor,” said event founder Ivonne Montealegre.
|Alessandro La Cava