Only two local players made it to the third day of this PokerStars.com EPT Malta, and as Mark Vella lost his tournament life during the last level only Konrad Abela remains. He is doing his best to defend the honor of Malta, and managed to win a decent sized pot just before the players went on their second break of the day.
On a board of , Abela checked out of the small blind, before facing a bet of 24,000 from Brian Altman in the cutoff. Abela had a different price in mind and made it 53,000 total, and Altman didn't think long before committing the extra 29,000.
The river was , and this time Abela cut out 72.000 of his stack, and pushed them over the betting line. Altman had 158,000 left and decided to let it go.