€10,300 High Roller
Dia 3 Iniciado
€10,300 High Roller
Dia 3 Iniciado
The players come back in the seats they had last night and a redraw takes place with 16 and 9 players remaining.
The third and final day of the €10,300 High Roller Event of the 2015 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Season 12 Malta also marks the final day of the poker festival at the Casino Portomaso.
Only 19 hopefuls remain out of a 210-entry strong field and they are already in the money with €24,040 locked up for their efforts. The winner can look forward to the coveted EPT High Roller trophy and a stunning first place-payout of €430,800.
Mukul Pahuja is in the pole position after soaring into the top spot late last night and accumulating 1,488,000 in chips, ahead of Vladimir Dobrovolskiy (1,389,000) and Byron Kaverman (1,147,000).
The trio represents the only chip millionaires thus far, other notables include Bryn Kenney (690,000), EPT8 Prague champion and two time EPT High Roller champion Martin Finger (506,000), EPT6 Berlin winner Kevin MacPhee (332,000), welsh wizard and EPT7 Prague champion Roberto Romanello (316,000), David "MissOracle" Yan (265,000), Dominik Nitsche (258,000) and David Peters (216,000).
Action recommences at 12:30 local time with level 20 and blinds of 8,000-16,000 and a running ante of 2,000. The PokerNews team will provide all key hands until the last river card is dealt, so make sure to tune back in to find out who lifts the trophy. Also make sure to check into the live coverage and live stream of the EPT12 Malta Main Event final table as well.
18 of the 19 finalists are already here, only Mikalai Vaskaboinikau is missing thus far.
Bryn Kenney raised to 35,000 from the button and then folded to the all in of Ihar Soika from one seat over, besides that there was no flop yet.
David Peters moved all in from under the gun to claim the blinds and antes. The next hand, Bryn Kenney raised to 35,000 and Peters defended his big blind. On the flop , Peters check-raised all in for 224,000 and Kenney forfeited his continuation bet of 32,000.
Ihar Soika raised to 32,000 and Senh Ung called from two seats over. Leslie Packer called in the big blind and neither of the opponents was willing to call Packer's shove for around 240,000 on the flop .
Over on the other table, Martin Finger raised to 32,000 from the button and Ezequiel Kleinman called in the big blind. They checked the flop and Kleinman then bet the turn for 40,000. Finger called and Kleinman check-folded the river to a bet of 100,000 by Finger
Table 3 has had a less-than-quiet start with Sean Winter shoving twice uncontested and Mikalai Vaskaboinikau getting it in with only to chop with Vladimir Dobrovolskiy's .
A hand later, Dobrovolskiy opened to 40,000 under the gun, Patrick Uzan three-bet to 110,000 on his direct left and Byron Kaverman four-bet, making it 230,000 from the big blind.
Dobrovolskiy and Uzan both folded, allowing Kaverman to pick up the biggest pot so far without a showdown.
Byron Kaverman made it 37,000 under the gun and Sean Winter shoved the button for a little over 400,000.
Kaverman snapped it off with the and Winter needed help to survive with .
The board only really improved Kaverman's edge and as he moves into the chip lead, Winter is over.
On the turn, Ihar Soika bet 48,000 out of the big blind and Roberto Romanello as initial raiser called. The fell on the river and Soika fired 132,000 for more than half of his remaining stack to enforce a fold.