Day 5 of the 2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta Main Event saw the field of 16 get decimated to just 6. Those six players return at 1 pm this afternoon to battle it out for the €602,400 first place prize. Live coverage starts on an hour delay (2 pm) with hole cards up.
Alexander Ivarsson, the aggressive Swede who had been chip leader for quite some time, busted out in a set up of a spot with queens to Alen Bilic's ace king to go home in ninth place. With the official final table of 8 then reached, play continued till two more players busted out.
Two of the shorties busted out. Nabil Cardoso was first to go when he made his move holding queen-four in a blind battle. He walked into the king-ten of Jaroslaw Sikora in a blind battle and neither player improved. Daniel Dvoress exited in 7th place when he found himself short stacked and in the possession of ace-jack. Unfortunately for the Canadian high roller his neighbor Niall Farrell had ace-king and by the time the turn was out, Dvoress was already drawing dead.
Starting out as the massive chip leader is Alen Bilic, he brings 127 big blinds to the table this afternoon. Niall Farrell starts out in second place with 85 big blinds, Giulio Spampinato is the short stack going in with 19 big blinds. Rainer Kempe, who now has made back to back final tables at the EPT, needs to finish 2nd or 1st to best his EPT Barcelona cash (5th for €320,400). Here's how the final 6 stand:
|1||Niall Farrell||United Kingdom||5,115,000||85|
|5||Alen Bilic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||7,635,000||127|