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€5,300 Main Event

Welcome to Day 4 of the 2016 EPT13 Malta Main Event

Ole Schemion aiming for EPT success

Today it’s Day 4 of the €5,300 Main Event of the European Poker Tour here in Malta. The hunt for the title is on, with only 30 players remaining in this second-to-last EPT Main Event. The battle for one of the last prestigious EPT Main Event trophies continues at 12 p.m. local time, which is in about two hours.

Tomas Macnamara was our overnight chip leader and he returns to the Portomaso Casino with 1,028,000 in chips. The Brit is the one to catch today and he has a decent advantage over the rest of the field. Second in chips is Dmitry Yurasov who bagged 844,000 in chips and he’s followed by the last woman standing, Sarah Herzali (769,000).

They are all in contention for that first prize of €355,700 but have to deal with a ton of big names that are still in the field. These players are all guaranteed of €15,540 out of the total prize pool of €2,269,800 but they’re aiming for more.

Three of the remaining players know how it feels to lift that EPT Main Event trophy. Davidi Kitai (627,000), Frederik Jensen (481,000) and Dominik Panka (368,000) all have won before. But loads of others have a lot of experience in the final stages of big tournaments.

For example, Aliaksei Boika (688,000), Benjamin Pollak (665,000), Ole Schemion (613,000), Martin Nikolov (531,000) and Brian Altman (333,000), are some of the strong contenders is this tournament.

The 30 players return to play a maximum of five 90-minute levels today. There is a break of 20 minutes after each level. Yesterday, the tournament was halted after four levels because of the field size, so that means that they’ll start with level 19 today. It’s very well possible that play will stop after four levels or when there are only 16 players remaining.

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As said, play begins at 12 p.m. local time here in Malta and the PokerNews live reporting team will be here all day to bring you all the excitement from the floor. Be sure to tune in and don’t miss a thing as we’re heading to the final stages of this event.

The seating for the start of the day is as follows:

11Daniele ColauttiItaly230,000
12Davidi KitaiBelgium627,000
13Dmitry YurasovRussia844,000
14Chi ZhangUK563,000
15Ismael BojangGermany147,000
16Peter OckendenUK251,000
17Xixiang LuoChina230,000
18Brian AltmanUSA333,000
21Yury GulyyRussia378,000
22Benjamin PollakFrance665,000
23Frederik JensenDenmark481,000
24Sarah HerzaliFrance769,000
26Tomas MacnamaraUK1,028,000
27Louis CartariusGermany480,000
28Marco BartoliniItaly260,000
31Walter TreccarichiItaly182,000
32Armin MetteAustria298,000
33Guillaume ValleFrance552,000
35Mats KarlssonSweden559,000
36Usman SiddiqueUK215,000
37Elie SaadLebanon397,000
38Guillaume DiazFrance560,000
41Dong ZhaoChina640,000
42Dominik PankaPoland368,000
43Bastian DohlerGermany635,000
44Aliaksei BoikaBelarus688,000
45Sergey SergeevRussia176,000
46Ole SchemionGermany613,000
47Martin NikolovBulgaria531,000
48Konrad AbelaMalta367,000

Tags: Aliaksei BoikaArmin MetteBastian DohlerBenjamin PollakBrian AltmanDaniele ColauttiDavidi KitaiDmitry YurasovDominik PankaDong ZhaoElie SaadFrederik JensenGuillaume DiazGuillaume ValleIsmael BojangKonrad AbelaLouis CartariusMarco BartoliniMartin NikolovMats KarlssonOle SchemionPeter OckendenSarah HerzaliSergey SergeevTomas MacnamaraUsman SiddiqueWalter TreccarichiXixiang LuoYury Gulyy