Welcome back to the coverage of the 2023 Battle of Malta Autumn Edition Main Event. The field of 3,432 entries is down to just 119 hopefuls on the third of five days with already €3,690 locked up with much more on the line.
United Kingdom’s Mitchell Hynam enters the action with a chip-leading stack of 2,260,000, which is good for 113 big blinds with blinds starting at 10,000/20,000 (20,000) and increasing every hour.
Local hero Raoul van Wersch, who is from the Netherlands but calls Malta his home, is just behind with 1,965,000 with Portugal’s Renato Ribeiro (1,705,000), France’s Florent Guy (1,625,000), and Italy’s Davide Ferrone (1,615,000) just behind van Wersch.
A few other big names are in the mix with above-average stacks including United Kingdom’s Timothy Chung (1,555,000), France’s Victor Fryda (1,285,000), start-of-Day 2 chip leader Tayfun Rodoplu (1,275,000), Finland’s Aleksi Naski (1,175,000), and Norther Ireland’s Joshua Stewart (1,155,000).
Top 10 Chip Counts Entering Day 3
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Day 3 begins at 1 p.m. and will end at around 11 p.m. with eight blind levels of one hour each planned for the day. Players will take 20-minute breaks every 2 hours except for the third break which instead will be a 75-minute dinner break.
Stay tuned to the Battle of Malta live updates to see who will advance to tomorrow’s penultimate day and beyond.