Paydirt! 2017 BoM Zips Into Money, €200,000 Up Top for Winner
That was a fast one!
Day 2 of the 2017 Battle of Malta Main Event ripped through a quick 10 levels today and hit the money bubble at 200 players well before the dinner break.
After a single stay of execution for one short stack, three players went out in one fell swoop and a min-cash was secured for the rest of the field.
From there it was another mad dash to the end of day with over 133 more players hitting the streets of St. Julian's and just 63 players left to head to Day 3.
The Count of Monte Chipso, if you will, is Israel's Dor Adda, whose 2.8m stands above the crowd. Day 1b chip leader Valerio Citta is in second with 2.4m.
They're the clear frontrunners chasing the dazzling €200,000 first-place prize waiting on top of Mount BoM. But they're not the only ones.
Last year's 9th-place finisher Jonas Hahnert is still around with around 400k in chips, as is 4th-place finisher at the 2009 EPT London Martin Gudvangen (430,000) and last year's EPT Malta runner-up Mats Karlsson (840,000).
Kjell Johansson (1.5m) and Joel Nystedt (1.23m) up the odds even further of a couple of Swedes again at the final table. Full chip counts for the remaining 63 players below:
|Lars Olav Wintje Voll||1,220,000|
|Angelo De Marco||945,000|
|Per Erik Koi||905,000|
|Ole Petter Bremer||525,000|
|Ben Shohan Auhiay||485,000|
|Lars Jonas Hähnert||405,000|
|Joakim Thomas Wickstrom||395,000|
Action begins again at 1 pm tomorrow from the Grandmaster Suite; tune back in then for all the excitement as they play down to the final 9! Watch the recap video from Day 2 below: