Another day of poker concluded last night at the Portomaso Casino in Malta, with Alexander Ivarsson bagging up the chip lead (529,200) amongst 135 surviving players. Ivarsson, a 27-year old poker pro from Sweden, spoke to PokerStars Blog about his winning streak...
"Well, I got it in with aces a couple of times and that obviously helps and I've been drawing really good as well," Ivarsson said. "First I got in aces to ace-ten on a ten-eight-deuce flop and that was for a 180k pot. I've got to be honest, I didn't lose too many pots - I kept winning pots and had a solid cruise through the day."
He added: "I obviously got myself in some really good spots and got aces against two people again. One of the guys was already all in for 40,000 so I was getting some easy chips and had to win some as well."
The remaining 131 players are fighting for a prize pool of €3,157,350 (651 total entries, 95 players get paid). A minimum cash is worth €9,320, and the winner will take home €602,400! Check back tomorrow for another brief update.