Jordan Dumas Wins Record-Breaking 2024 MPF Spring Edition Grand Event (€100,900)

Jordan Dumas wins 2024 Malta Poker Festival Spring Edition Grand Event

Records were broken, and friendships were made during a fantastic week of poker at the 2024 Malta Poker Festival (MPF) Spring Edition at its flagship home of Portomaso Casino. France’s Jordan Dumas was the star of the show by defeating Denmark’s Sebastian Mortensen in a short heads-up battle to win the three-day 2024 MPF Autumn Edition €550 Grand Event for €100,900.

It was pure domination for Dumas throughout the final table after running a sick bluff against Czech Republic’s Krystian Nalepka to the delight of his vibrant rail, who he celebrated with after taking claim to the title. Dumas was through the moon visibly celebrating with pure excitement and joy after taking down the title for his largest-ever poker score.

The 2024 Malta Poker Festival Spring Edition set a new gold standard across many of its events. Most notably, the Grand Event not only more than doubled its €300,000 but the field attracted a whopping 1,460 entries for a record-breaking €700,800 prize pool. All of the 218 opening flight survivors earned at least a min-cash of €900 with the chance of much more.

2024 MPF Spring Edition Final Table Results

1Jordan DumasFrance€100,900
2Sebastian MortensenDenmark€63,300
3Flotre RoarNorway€42,300
4Petteri MiettinenFinland€31,350
5Vilde EkrenNorway€24,400
6Krystian NalepkaCzech Republic€19,400
7Ludovic UzanFrance€16,010
8Jake AllenUnited Kingdom€13,100
9Kevin RothlisbergerSwitzerland€10,400
2024 Malta Poker Festival Spring Edition Final Table

Final Day Recap

The final day witnessed 24 hopefuls, each already locking up €3,900 with Krystian Nalepka starting with the chip lead and eventual champion Jordan Dumas in fourth place. United Kingdom’s Indre Stanaityte ran her Day 1a chip lead all the way to 10th place but ran out of gas to bubble the final table after her king-four suited proved to be no good against ace-nine suited.

Nalepka still had the lead to kick off the final table with Jordan Dumas just inches behind. Dumas was hot straight off the gate and snagged the chip lead and nearly never relinquished control.

Meanwhile, Switzerland’s Kevin Rothlisberger witnessed short-stacked players doubling up in crucial spots only to eventually hit the rail on a cooler which resulted in Nalepka briefly regaining the lead after his overpair to the flop with nines proved to be no good to the flopped set Napelka held with sevens.

Nearly instantly later, Jake Allen had a cooler of his own to exit in eighth place when his ace-queen suited ran into big slick held by Finland’s Petteri Miettinen. Dumas then regained the lead and never looked back in what proved to be the most dominated performance in Malta Poker Festival Grand Event history.

The players then headed onto a dinner break and fireworks erupted quickly after the action resumed in what could have led Sebastian Mortensen to finish in seventh place instead of runner-up. Instead a series of unfortunate events led to the demise of France’s Ludovic Uzan. Uzan lost a lion’s portion of his stack to king-ten held by Sebastian Mortensen before losing the rest to a flip against Dumas when his ace-jack didn’t improve against treys.

Nalepka’s once healthy stack began to take a beating. First, he lost a flip to Norway’s Vilde Ekren with ace-nine against ducks. Then Dumas showed a massive bluff after bricking an open-ended straight draw to give Nalepka’s stack a further beating while awarding Dumas with more than half the chips in play. Mortensen then doubled his short stack through Nalepka after his ace-four held against king-ten suited before eventually heading off to the cashier in sixth place when his jack-ten didn’t improve to beat Dumas’s ace-four.

Roar Flotre

Norway’s Roar Flotre had a little lady luck on his side not to go out next when his seven-four suited improved to a flush to defeated Dumas’s ace-jack suited. Shortly after, it was another Norwegian to hit the rail in Ekren.

Ekren, who remarkably already claimed a trophy earlier this festival when she shipped the €200 Ladies First! hosted by Kerryjane Craigie, doubled several times, always with the best of it. However, Dumas padded his chip lead while sending Ekren out in fifth place when his ace-trey held against king-queen.

Vilde Ekren wins Ladies First!

A deal was quickly brought to the table and Dumas appeared open to chat about numbers. However, it was casino streamer Sebastian “SEBM1337” Mortensen who said he wanted to gamble and to continue to play which put a succint end to any discussions.

Dumas took a short break as the table terminator and instead, it was Mortensen eliminating the short-stacked Miettinen when his set of eights was more than enough to defeat ace-ten.

Another break took place and it appeared shortly after there was some momentum going the other way with Dumas first doubling Flotre before also doubling Mortensen. However, Dumas reasserted his dominance and got Flotre to bluff-jam his stack into his wheel to head into heads-up action with a more than double the stack of Mortensen.

Sebastian Mortensen

It was a quick one-sided heads-up affair with Dumas quickly winning pot after pot to have Mortensen on the ropes. Eventually time ran out for Mortensen who jammed ten-nine into Dumas’s jacks. Mortensen had some hope after the turn with six outs to a straight but a brick came on the river to end his hopes and dreams as an amateur player to win the title. That being said, all of the top three were awarded trophies and Mortensen was thrilled about the result and the €63,300 consolation prize.

Congrats to Jordan Dumas on an epic victory in the 2024 Malta Poker Festival Spring Edition Grand Event.

We hope to see you all on October 27 to November 4 for the 2024 Malta Poker Festival Autumn Edition!

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