Marco Bartolini flew under the radar for more than four days. The Italian quietly played himself to the last 11 in the EPT Malta Main Event, but his journey ended there.
From the button, Marco Bartolini open-shoved 280,000. Due to Colautti's bustout in the previous hand, there was only a big blind with Xixiang Luo. The Chinese took some time before calling, presumably waiting until the camera's had arrived to capture the moment.
Bartolini was in a deep hole from the start and couldn't catch up on . The Italian did score a payjump, and he received a sweet payday of €32,140.