A winner of the €550 Grand Event will be crowned today here at The Malta Poker Festival with the final table taking place in Club TwentyTwo instead of the Portmaso Casino. At 2 p.m. local time, only eight players out of the 1,324-strong field will return to the final table to try and win that first-place prize of €150,000. They have all secured at least €14,000 already but will all be eyeing up more than that.
Dmitri Dan will be coming back with the chip lead of 14,015,000 in chips and is trailed by Leendert Marcus with 9,330,000 and Tomas Sujeta with 6,685,000 in chips. Oskar Wedde, Pasquale Gregorio, Peter de Bruin, Craig Smith, and Dario Marinelli complete the final table.
After a quick day on Day 3, Day 4 is expected to last a bit longer. With spectators welcomed at Club TwentyTwo, they will be able to enjoy all the action from up close while enjoying the spectacular views the balconies offer high up in the sky as it's the highest location available in Malta.
Final Table Seat Draw
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Craig Smith||United Kingdom||1,470,000||15|
|6||Peter de Bruin||Netherlands||2,315,000||23|
When the players return at 1:30 p.m. local time to be taken up to the 22nd level of the Portomaso tower, they will continue to play the 32 minutes and 51 seconds that are left of Level 29 which has a small blind of 50,000, big blind of 100,000 and a button ante of 100,000 at 2 p.m. The final table will be live-streamed on Twitch with a 15-minute security delay as the hole cards will be shown.
This is what is still left to play for:
|Place||Prize (EUR)||Prize (USD)|
The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to update you along with the 15-minute delay so the updates will start from 2:15 p.m. onwards. Keep following along with the action as play will continue until a winner has been crowned.