Hähnert Goes Back-to-Back, Lipszyc Leads 2017 BoM Final 9!
We have our 2017 Battle of Malta final table!
A flurry of bustouts after the dinner break saw the field drop from 13 to 9 in a flash. When we looked up, Swede Jonas Hähnert had done the unimaginable: He made the BoM Final 9 again!
The first-ever "Mark Newhouse" of the Battle of Malta, Hähnert now has the task of also "not f-ing finishing 9th again."
This time around he'll have quite a few more chips to work with, too, as he bagged up over 4.8m to sit sixth overall. Last year he was the short stack with just 1m.
Joining Hähnert on the final table is just the kind of eclectic mix of players we've come to love and expect at BoM.
An astounding 4 of our final-tablists - Avihai Benshoham, Nadav Lipszyc, Yaron Borenstein and Dor Adda - came to the Battle of Malta on the same charter flight from Israel - an annual tradition now in its third year.
Two of them - Lipszyc and Benshoham - have roughly 43% of the chips in play.
Three Norwegians - Per-Eirik Koi, Asbjorn Elvevold, Fredrik Akerholt - and another Swede, Joakim Wickstrom, round out the final nine who will return tomorrow to play down for the big €200,000 prize and plenty more cash to distribute
Join us tomorrow at 3pm for all the action and watch it live with hole cards and commentary on a 30-minute delay on our live stream page! Here's a look at how they line up chip-wise heading in to the final table.
|Nadav Patrick Lipszyc||11,590,000|
|Fredrik Ronneberg Akerholt||2,520,000|
|Joakim Mats Thomas Wickstrom||1,840,000|
Check our recap video of the day below:
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