Tonight the PokerStars.com EPT Season 13 Malta festival will come to a close, but before that a small matter of finding a winner in the €10,300 High Roller have to be settled, and thus the remaining eight players will be back at the felt in a little under 2 hours from now. All the players have at this point in time €43,300 locked up for their efforts, but with all eyes set on the first prize payout of €335,200, we are in for a treat with today’s final table.
Leading the pack is European Poker Tour regular Pierre Neuville, who managed to bag up no less than 1,695 million chips, but he’s followed closely by Spanish Cristian Egues with 1,515 million chips, who won his entry to the tournament through a live satellite Thursday morning, and Liviu Ignat of Romania with 1,012,000.
Also in contention is Team PokerStars Pro Theo Jorgensen, who held the chiplead of the tournament up until the last level of play yesterday, but even though the Dane had to hand over more than half a million with two pair being no good against the trips of Neuville, he still managed to bag up 982,000.
The other finalist includes Michael Kane (810,000), Stefan Jedlicka (443,000), who already secured one high roller trophy at Portomaso Casino this week when he surged to the top of the €2,200 IPT High Roller, Charlie Carrel (410,000) and [Removed:172] (334,000).
Seat Assignments and Chip Counts at the Final Table
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Michael Kane||United Kingdom||810,000||40|
|6||Charlie Carrel||United Kingdom||410,000||20|
Cards are back in the air at 12.30 p.m. local time with level 21 and blinds of 10,000-20,000 with a running ante of 3,000, and the PokerNews live reporting team will be in place until the very last river card is dealt. Stay tuned to find out who will lift the trophy and secure the pay day of €335,200.