World Poker Tour Malta Has Started – Doug Polk Wins $164k

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We as poker fans have it good don’t we? Just as the WPT in Paris is playing out the final table, we have another tour event kicking off straight away. It does however make you wonder just how the players from the final table will be able to make it in time!

The World Poker Malta is one of the more popular events on the WPT circuit, with it being held in such a wonderful climate and country. The Casino at Portomaso will once again have the honour of hosting this world famous tournament which is scheduled to run for the next five days.

The entry is $3000+$300 buy-in with the option to re-buy if you happen to be knocked out on the first flight of Day 1. The final table is to be televised on the 20th of September too which gives all of us poker fans a chance to see the action.

The winner last year was Matt Giannetti who is actually in with a chance of winning this year’s World Series Of Poker Main Event as he is on the final table to be played in November. He managed to work his way past 239 starters to claim the more than healthy $300,000 first place prize.

This year promises to be even bigger with two of the biggest names in Tony G and Phil Hellmuth already having their names down, In fact both players have even placed a few prop bets between each other which include a few very interesting sporting challenges.

Polk Wins $300k

With regards to the online action over the past couple of days, it’s been pretty good for one player in particular. “WCG|Rider” has managed to turn a profit of $300k in just three days.

Yesterday he won $164k after again dominating the high stakes action on PokerStars. He was playing at the $100/$200 to take home most of it though also took to the virtual felt on some of the $50/$100 and gained another $25k.

A large some of this money was won against both “wilhasha” and “dontthrmepls” though of course there were plenty of other players in action. One session had him take $80k from “wilhasha” in just five hours.

The only other six figure winning player yesterday was “M.O.P” who scooped $149k playing on the $50/$100 PLO tables. He was up against many of the usually suspects with regards to online poker, with players like “Odd_Oddsen”, “EireAbu” and “Toweliester”. He managed to come out on top of all of them though, on one of his most successful days to date.