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High Roller Time in Malta, Cards in the Air at 12:30!

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EPT Malta

The PokerStars EPT Malta is in full swing, with several events already in the books and multiple trophies already lifted. The biggest one so far, was a cheque worth €174,600, going to Dietrich Fast who won the €10,300 high roller.

Today, the real big action kicks off with the start of the €25,750 High Roller. PokerNews will be on the floor to cover the event, followed by coverage of all the other big events this last ever PokerStars EPT Malta has in store for us. The event starts at 12:30 pm local time (2.5 hours from now), and players will start with 50,000 in chips. The plan is to play 10 levels of 60 minutes each.

PokerStars EPT Malta History

In the year 2015, the European Poker Tour visited the little island of Malta not once but twice. One time as part of the second half of Season 11, once at the start of Season 12. This year, in Season 13, the EPT only visits once. So players better make the best of it, as there will be no second chance. In fact, the European Poker Tour is down to it's next to last event ever, as after the event in Prague the world's biggest poker tour will relinquish its name. Whether a stop on Malta will return as a PokerStars Championship or PokerStars Festival remains to be seen, while it should be noted the latter is the more obvious choice if one were a betting man.

Here are the results for the previous big EPT events at the island of Malta:

Event EntriesWinnerPrize in €Prize in $
EPT March 2015Main Event895Jean Montury€687,400$743,585
 €10k High Roller304David Peters€597,000$653,552
 €25k High Roller88Dzmitry Urbanovich€572,300$605,929
      
EPT October 2015Main Event651Niall Farrell€534,330$588,592
 €10k Single Day High Roller134Steve O'Dwyer€327,030$360,241
 €10k High Roller210Byron Kaverman€430,800$475,355
 €25k High Roller74Mike McDonald€498,575$561,623

PokerStars EPT Malta Stats

While there have been just 2 PokerStars EPT festivals on Malta so far, a look at the stats for this event can still be interesting.

There's no doubt who's the most successful player on the island as Dzmitry Urbanovich tops both the list with most cashes (7) and most money won (€745,605). Urbanovich shares the position of the most amount of cashes with 4 other players. His lead in the most money won category is not as big, but still impressive:

PlayerCashesWinnings
Dzmitry Urbanovich7€745,605
Alessandro Borsa7€87,820
Remi Wyrzykiewicz7€84,325
Jose Quintas7€72,300
[Removed:59]7€11,425
Daniel Dvoress6€396,080
Steve O'Dwyer6€394,095
Georgios Zisimopoulos6€175,345
Kiryl Radzivonau6€39,785
34 players5 
PlayerCashesWinnings
Dzmitry Urbanovich7€745,605
Jean Montury4€693,595
David Peters2€624,090
Valentin Messina2€617,920
Byron Kaverman3€604,710
Nick Petrangelo4€594,895
Mike McDonald3€568,515
Niall Farrell1€534,330
Alen Bilic2€444,820
Connor Drinan5€438,145

Italy, by far, has the most amount of cashes with 406 registered Italians walking to the payout desk in 2015. While the Italians have cashes the most amount of times, it has been players from the United States walking away with the most money from the island.

CountryCashesWinnings
Italy406€1,988,945
Germany199€2,636,422
France176€2,489,987
United Kingdom146€1,470,491
Poland115€2,382,103
United States114€4,845,631
Russia100€948,273
Canada95€2,100,517
Netherlands92€617,003
Sweden90€840,002
CountryCashesWinnings
United States114€4,845,631
Germany199€2,636,422
France176€2,489,987
Poland115€2,382,103
Canada95€2,100,517
Italy406€1,988,945
United Kingdom146€1,470,491
Finland67€1,274,142
Russia100€948,273
Sweden90€840,002