January 30, 2012 05:52 ET

Successful Start for the Mega Poker Series 2012

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 30, 2012) - The inaugural Main Event of the Mega Poker Series powered by Poker770 took place from January 19th to January 22nd at the Montesino Casino in Vienna, Austria. With a Buy-In of only 770 € and various live and online qualifiers available, the extremely deep structure of 77,000 Chips starting stack and blind levels that last 77 minutes gives players the opportunity to show their skills at the poker tables.

A total of 390 runners generated a prize pool of 273,000 € and the top 60 spots were paid, with additional incentives for all online qualifiers and VIP players. There were bounties available on all Team 770 Pros, yet none of the eligible participants scored a knock-out to ensure a token for the next Online Final of the MPS 2012 (Mega Poker Series).

When the bubble burst in the second level of Day 3, everyone was guaranteed at least 1,110 € tournament continued until the end of Level 24. The last three Team 770 Pros were eliminated in the top 21, yet the mission to determine all participants of the Final Table had to be postponed until the next day since the remaining 10 players bagged in their Chips.

The action on Day 4 was fast paced and Hungarian Csaba Bago took over the Chiplead with 4 players left, once Josep Maria Galindo Lopez was eliminated in 4th place the remaining participants went into a short break and agreed to a chip count deal once they returned to the table. The official result of the Final Table is as follows:

1. Csaba Bago € 47,445 *DEAL
2. Justas Semaska € 40,000 *DEAL
3. Romero Borze € 29,065 *DEAL
4. Josep Maria Galindo Lopez € 15,550
5. Jovan Jojic € 11,950
6. Balazs Gorcs € 9,070
7. Ferdinando d'Allessio € 7,780
8. Thomas Weinmeyer € 6,480
9. Nino Jovanovic € 5,180

With four additional Side Events available, the schedule over the four days was filled with non-stop poker action. We would like to thank all players and the staff at the Montesino for making this first ever MPS event a successful one. The first qualifiers for the next tournament are already listed on the whole iPoker network and we are already looking forward to welcome you at the tables for our next stop at the Dusk Till Dawn poker club in Nottingham.

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