With the PokerStars.com EPT Malta being only two eliminations short of the money, the pace of play has understandably slowed down significantly. Especially at table nine where Felix Bleiker, Taran Parmar and Marco D'Amico all are nursing stacks at ten big blinds or less, the players aren't seeing too many hands, which leaves plenty of time for tabletalk.
"We might finish this day still on the bubble", Ismael Bojang proclaims between hands, which gets a good laugh from his tablemates.
"Roberto doesn't care about the bubble, right?", he asks Roberto Romanello on the adjacent table.
"The bubble is a time for shortstacks to make chips", he responds quickly.
89 players are still in contention for the trophy at Portomaso Casino.