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Alessandro Siena Leads Final Table of MPNPT Malta Main Event

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  • Italian online pro Alessandro Siena is out in front by a large margin after Day 2 of MPNPT.

Italy's Alessandro Siena ended Day 2 of the MPN Poker Tour Main Event at Casino Malta and heads into the final table as the overall chip leader with 2,854,000 in chips.

MPN Poker Tour Main Event Final Table

SeatPlayerCountryChips
1Edgaras BucinskasLithuania718,000
2Cihan ErenTurkey1,509,000
3Alan CarrUnited Kingdom533,000
4Tuomas KalvinmakiFinland509,000
5Alessandro SienaItaly2,854,000
6Adrian HuzevkaSlovakia1,393,000
7Jacob NielsenDenmark802,000
8Daniel JacobsenDenmark641,000
9Deividas KvaselisLithuania355,000

In addition to Siena, two other players begin the final table with seven-digit chip counts including Turkey's Cihan Eran (second - 1,509,000) and Slovakia's Adrian Huzevka (third - 1,393,000).

Huzevka won the tournament's Last Longer King promotion and will be rewarded a free MSNPT Manchester Main Event package on July 20-23 valued at €1,500. The promotion was available for qualifiers from Betsson, Betsafe, NordicBet, Triobet and Bets10.

There are players from seven different countries on the final table. Among the shorter stacks are two players from Denmark including Jacob Neilsen (fourth - 802,000) and Daniel Jacobsen (sixth - 641,000) and two players from Lithuania including Edgaras Bucinskas (fifth - 718,000) and Deividas Kvaselis (ninth - 355,000). Also in contention is United Kingdom's Alan Carr, who had the chip lead after Day 1a.

The Main Event prize pool stands at €178,480, comfortably above the €150,000 guarantee after a bumper Day 2 saw the total entries rise to 368 entrants.

Prizes have already been paid out to most of the top 44 finishers, with a min-cash worth €1,100 and the next player eliminated now receiving €3,000. Tomorrow’s winner is set to bag €35,000 – almost double the amount the last MPNPT Malta Main Event champion, Csaba Malnai, won in 2014.

After Quentin Laucher finishing on the bubble this afternoon (45th place), the remaining players were guaranteed a share of the prize money. Laucher himself received a free ticket into the MPNPT Manchester Main Event as a consolation prize.

Live streaming begins with a half-hour delay (at 2:30 p.m.) on Twitch and on the MPN Poker Tour’s Facebook Live. Live reporting continues on the MPN Poker Tour blog in sync with the stream.

Side events round off MPNPT Malta tomorrow with a €330 NLH Freezeout (4 p.m.) and €110 Play2Care event (6 p.m.).

Play2Care is the official charity partner of MPNPT Malta. For an optional extra €10, which will go toward helping people with neurological diseases, players can increase their stack by 10 percent. MPN (Microgaming Poker Network) will match all such add-ons.

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