Running from 19th August to 4th September, the 2022 Mediterranean Poker Party (MPP) featured several big events on its schedule, including $10,400 MPP High Roller, which crowned a champion in Tony G from Lithuania, who came out on top of a fast-paced six-handed final table. The tournament was due to play down to a winner on September 4, but the decision was made to pause the event in the early hours of September 5, following the elimination of Matthias Lipp in seventh place.
The tournament ended in a heads-up deal between Tony G banking $257,500 and Alex Peffly who walked away with $247,500 for his runner-up finish. There were a total of 149 players who entered the event and created $1,490,000 prize pool, which was finally shared by the top 22 finishers.
Each of the six returning for the FT on Day 3 locked in at least $65,000 for their efforts. Australia’s Kahle Burns was the first casualty. He was followed by Danny Tang (5th) and Stephen Chidwick (4th) and Italy’s Andrea Ricci (3rd). Ricci’s untimely demise brought it down to the heads-up battle.
With shallow stacks, rising blinds, and a huge $105,000 difference between first and second place, Tony G and Peffly decided to strike a deal to lessen the burnt of busting in second. The deal worked well for Peffly as he could not dominate Tony G, and had to settle for a runner-up $247,500 prize.
Final Table Results (USD)
- Tony G – $257,500*
- Alex Peffly – $247,500*
- Andrea Ricci – $140,800
- Stephen Chidwick – $100,000
- Danny Tang – $80,000
- Kahle Burns – $65,000