EPT Malta: Over 300 in the €1k; PLO titles for Germany and Austria

There's an (unconfirmed) total of 340 players in the €1k Single Re-Entry event with a substantial number of players choosing to enter during the dinner break. Late entries included Konstantinos Nanos, IPT Malta winner Georgios Zisimopoulos, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Morten Mortensen, Louis Salter, Petr Jelinek as well as EPT champions Ruben Visser and Joao Barbosa (the latter having just made the final table of the €3k Turbo - but more on that in a second).


A relaxing evening competition for Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki

There's over 80 players in tonight's €500 satellite to tomorrow's €10k EPT High Roller, another stacked field features Dominik Nitsche, Matas Cimobolas, Albert Daher, Ludovic Geilich, Paul Vas Nunes, Artem Litvinov and Sylvain Loosli.

The final event of tonight, the €300 Turbo Deepstack has begun with 200 players including Anton Wigg, Leo McClean, Simon Higgins and Oanh Bui. These events are proving incredibly popular so far during the festival and are regularly finding fields of over 200.

EPT Dortmund runner-up Cristiano Blanco is one of the 24 players remaining in the €1k Limit Stud Championships. A total of five places will be paid in this event with 5th getting €2,480 and the winner bagging €9,700. It's going a bit slower in the €2k with 14 players still left including Team PokerStars Pros Eugene Katchalov and Vanessa Selbst while Stephen Chidwick is also in the mix.


Timo Pfutzenreuter

Both PLO events have just finished with EPT10 Vienna finalist Timo Pfutzenreuter beating Jens Kyllonen heads-up to claim the €59,700 first prize in the €3k Turbo, Kyllonen received €42,800 for 2nd. Marko Neumann was 4th (€21,000), Joao Barbosa - 6th (€12,600), Frederik Jensen - 8th (€7,700) and Jorryt van Hoof - 9th (€5,900). There were 70 runners with nine spots paid.


Hanh Tran

In the €200 PLO Turbo Deepstack, Hanh Tran of Austria took the title for €5,150 beating Seniors Event winner Peder Behr (€3,580) heads-up. A total of 13 places were paid is this event which had 100 runners.

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Chris Hall
@PokerStars in European Poker Tour