Argentinian Jacques Blit won one of the most important events of the MILLIONS Malta Festival: the Grand Prix, with 2,237 entries worth €400 and a guaranteed prize pool of €1,000,000.
The tournament took place at the Portomaso Casino in Malta from September 23 to October 3, with the final table consisting of 6 players from Italy. Jacques started the final with the second largest stack and defeated Marcello Favaloro in the final to win his first title outside of South America.
This Huracan fan took first place and won the biggest prize of his career: €145,000 ($152,376). This is his second cash prize at the festival, as he also finished 20th in the main event, the MILLIONS 3K, for €7,210 ($7,576). In live tournaments, he has wins at the LAPT, BSOP, CAP, WSOP Uruguay and the Enjoy Poker Tour, where he won two side events last year. With his performance in Malta, he increased his live tournament winnings to $231,000 and climbed to 122nd on Argentina’s all-time money list.