The final table of the first ever EPT Malta Main Event is getting closer and closer as only 23 players out of 895 entries remain after four thrilling days of play. Czech Republic's Antonin Duda will bring the biggest stack (3.4 million) into the the fifth day.
Just as the previous three days, Day 3 of the EPT Malta Main Event ended with a new chip leader, Javier Gomez. The Spaniard, who qualified for the tournament through a €250 satellite, bagged up 1,690,000 and is now guaranteed €12,800 - with the chance of going all the way to the top prize of €810,400!
A total of 36 players entered the Full Tilt Poker UK & Ireland Poker Tour Galaway €2,200 High Roller event on Wednesday. After two days of play, Sergio Aido, who won the WPT National Series Barcelona in October for $115,240 and the UKIPT London £700 NLH event in March for $217,530, was the last man standing and received €24,450 in prize money and the prestigious Full Tilt Poker High Roller trophy.
High Roller results: 1 Sergio Aido €24,450 2 Kyle Maguire €17,460 3 Dermot Blain €11,870 4 Chris Day €6,980 5 Jan Przysucha €4,890 6 Niall Farrell €4,190
Today the third day of the European Poker Tour London Main Event will be played. There are 114 players still standing and the chip leader is Mantas Visockis (522,200), followed by (equally unknown) Matthias Tikerpe (507,600). Day 2 chip leader and UKIPT London champion Sergio Aido will also return to play today with 251,400 chips.
The two starting days of the European Poker Tour London Main Event are in the history books. 131 of 236 players made it through Day 1A and 225 of 411 survived Day 1B. The overall chip leader is no one else than Sergio Aido, of Spain, with 215,200 chips - about 50k more than his closest opponents.