Everest Poker ambassador Sam Trickett tweeted “Get ready 4 the heater” on Monday after his caught a third nine on the river to crack his opponent’s . It appears that Trickett is riding something resembling a heater judging by the fact he bagged up 345,000 chips at the end of Day 2 of the 2015 PokerStars.com European Poker Tour (EPT) Malta Main Event, enough to put him sixth from the 186 surviving players.
Trickett started Day 2 with 134,900 chips and added to his stack throughout proceedings and will now fancy his chances of making a run at the title. The United Kingdom’s leader in the all-time money listings was complaining of being ill at the start of the EPT Malta festival but seems to have got over that, looks comfortable at the tables and is playing with a smile on his face, all of which spells bad news for whoever has to face him on Day 3 and beyond.
Simon Higgins is another British player who is joining Trickett on Day 3. The Scunthorpe-based grinder finished the night with a healthy stack of 248,200 chips and will be confident third EPT Main Event finish.
Those of you following our live updates and watching the live stream should look out for the progress of Jack Salter (156,500), Ireland’s Rory Brown (150,000), Steve Watts (114,000), Ghassan El-Hoss (96,000), Ben “f3nix35” Dobson (91,700), Senh Man Ung (84,800), 2014 Sky Poker UK Poker Championship Main Event winner Alex Spencer (84,000), Ryan Spittles (81,600), David Vamplew (76,600), Farhaan Khan (64,900), Martins Adeniya (60,000), Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody (58,000), and Brett Angell (42,000).
2015 EPT Malta Main Event End-Of-Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
Day 2 saw some high profile eliminations, some of which were British and Irish stars.
The likes of Toby Lewis, Patrick Leonard, Peter Murphy, Phillip Huxley, Billy Chattaway, Dermot Blain, Stephen Woodhead, John O’Shea, Leo McClean, Owain Carey, Craig McCorkell, Steven Warburton, Louis Salter, Sin Melin, Tom Hall, Andrew Hulme, Paul Van Nunes and start-of-the-day chip leader Max Silver all fell during Day 2’s action and will have to look for glory in one of the many side events instead.
Day 3 commences at noon local time with Canada’s Sam Chariter (465,500) in front. Hot on Chartier’s heels is Moritz Dietrich (460,000) who won a €1,100 side event earlier in the week for €23,950 and some of the world’s most recognisable players such as Ignat Liviu (248,000), Alec Torelli (216,500), WCOOP Main Event winner Fedor Holz (199,700), Dominik Panka (197,300), Dan Smith (184,500), Benny Spindler (149,400), Sorel Mizzi (131,900), Griffin Benger (110,400), Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel (77,500), and World Series of Poker Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (67,700).