Totti Lind Winner of ‘Player of the Festival Series’ of Bratislava!!
The Festival Series in Bratislava has just come to an end, and it was a smashing success! During the 3rd edition of our Series, where the Main Event guarantee got absolutely smashed, a 'Player of the Series' award was at stake for the first time. We are pleased to inform you that the first official winner of this award goes to... Totti Lind!! Not only is the glory awarded, but also a €1600 package to The Festival Nottingham stop as well as a free seat to the Acroud €1000 Charity tournament that is streamed live on our Twitch channel.
To take advantage of this announcement, we would also like to share the top of the leaderboard with you. An overall winner of a series event is mainstream nowadays to such events, but we strongly believe in the formula we have set up for this which gives an even better chance for everyone to win it. We aim for a formula that it is not self-evident so that the winner of the Main Event always takes home the trophy.
So it was that the winner is Totti Lind, a seasoned semi-professional poker player from Sweden, who managed to cash in four out of the five tournaments he played, including a win in the 4-5-6 PLO. As a result, he kept the Main Event winner, Michel Molenaar, at an appropriate distance.
We asked our first Player of the Series Winner what his first thoughts were when he found out he had won the brand-new leaderboard challenge:
Totti: ‘’As I did not make it in the Main Event, I did not think I would make it all the way.
So i am both surprised and of course super happy. The Festival Series is my absolute favourite venue! Martin ‘Franke’ von Zweigbergk and his team do an excellent job to make every player feel special and the atmosphere among the players is just amazing. I sincerely cannot wait for the next stop in Nottingham!’’
It was close between 2nd-5th, and it will come as no surprise that our own Martin 'Franke' von Zweigbergk is among them. Sir Franke plays just about every card game and sportsbook event available and winning two 'glorified' Sit 'n Go games helps! Even if someone would bust 10 events, and would win 2 of them, there is still a chance to walk away with the biggest trophy of all.
Here are the top seeds of the 'Player of the Festival Series' :
|Place||Player of the Series||Points|
|4th||von Zweigbergk, Martin ‘Franke’||110|
We also asked Totti about his thoughts about Player of the Series concept and how he experienced it. Together with some tips&trics for the next Series:
Totti: ‘’I did not realize I was even that close to win it, until the last day of the Series. If I had known beforehand, I would probably have played a couple more tournaments. In the end, you do not need to win the Main Event or win a lot of side-events, a few final tables will get you up there!
Pure statistically we will also share the top-20 list, so that everyone has some bragging rights for the next Series:
- Thomas Lind
- Michel Molenaar
- Simon Wilson
- Martin 'Franke' von Zweigbergk
- Sandor Leitenroth
- Jan Hribernik
- Julian Herold
- Joel Holmberg
- Terje Jahn
- Ylva Thorsrud
- Emmanouil Zacharakis
- Joshua Stewart
- Chen Keren
- Miroslav Zitka
- Ruben Rasmussen
- Gerianne Dijkstra
- Andras Matrai
- Jakob Pilgaard
- William Lynch
- Bjorne Lindberg
Like you, we thoroughly enjoyed this event, and we hope with these new additions that players will be even more motivated to take home a trophy (portrait)! He already won a portrait trophy for his win in the PLO 4/5/6 event, but now Totti also gets one for Player of the Series - a portrait made by our Ukrainian artist.
Big congratulations to you, and we hope to see everyone for our next chapter in Nottingham (UK)!
Make sure to keep an eye on our website to be updated about all the news in regards of our next stop in Nottingham from 13-19 of February in 2023!
Official Calculations for the Top 5 Leaderbord
Totti Lind (1st) – 137 Points
|Event 28||4-5-6 PLO||40||1st|
|Event 39||PLO Freeze||21||8th|
|Event 42||Texas G30||38||3rd|
Total points: 137
Michel Molenaar (2nd) – 118 Points
|Event 27||NLH HR||11||Played|
Total points: 118
Simon Wilson (3rd) – 115 Points
|Event 27||NLH HR||11||Played|
|Event 30||Texas Suprise||3||Played|
|Event 34||Texas 15G||6||17th|
|Event 41||NLH Freeze||40||1st|
Total points: 115
Martin 'Franke' von Zweigbergk (4th) – 110 Points
|Event 40||Sportsbook High||28||1st|
|Event 13||Win The Button||15||11th|
|Event 17||PLO High||11||Played|
|Event 28||4-5-6 PLO||3||Played|
|Event 49||OFC High||36||1st|
Total points: 110
Sandor Leitenroth (5th) – 109 Points
|Event 11||PLO Masters||3||Played|
|Event 20||Prog KO||33||2nd|
|Event 36||PLO/PLO High||2||Played|
|Event 39||PLO Freeze||30||3rd|
Total points: 109