The lofty €3 million guarantee slapped on this event has already been smashed after dozens of opening flights with the tournament attracting more than 6,000 entries with a handful of opening flights still running a couple of hours before the event. The total number of entries and the final prize pool will be known approximately 30 minutes before the kickoff of Day 2 today at 9:30 p.m. BST (4:30 p.m. EDT).
Thus far there were more than 750 players that virtually bagged into Day 2 led by Monaco's "Leflipd1vie26" with a huge 139 big blind stack of 836,364.
Notable players near the top of the leaderboard entering Day 2 include Aleksandr "leeel" Shepel (657,473), Caio "disturbed" Botacin (633,009), Victor "Q6d6" Pertile (602,891), and Aneris "TaiwanNumba1" Adomkevicius (563,229).
Top Ten Chip Counts
|2||GG CLOWN XDDD||Malta||666,333||111|
|3||Aleksandr "leeel" Shepel||Russia||657,473||110|
|4||Caio "disturbed" Botacin||Brazil||633,009||106|
|7||Victor "Q6d6" Pertile||Brazil||602,891||100|
|8||Renhuiyu "661bsj" Ren||China||600,000||100|
|10||Aneris "TaiwanNumba1" Adomkevicius||Lithuania||563,229||94|
Day 2 Action
Day 2 will kick off at 9:30 p.m. BST (4:30 p.m. BST) and will end when one player has all the chips and is crowned the 2021 Battle of Malta Online Main Event champion. Blinds will increase slowly every 15 minutes throughout the day until the final table. The final table will feature blind levels increasing based on a certain number of hands.