2021 World Series of Poker
€5,300 Main Event

Welcome to Day 1a of the 2016 EPT Malta Main Event

EPT Malta 2016 Tournamnet Venue

The Main Event is here! In about two hours, at 12 p.m. local time, the €5,300 2016 PokerStars.com EPT Malta Main Event starts. It's the third and final edition of this event as the EPT stops are about to be renamed next year.

Last year, the EPT visited this Meditteranean island twice. At the end of season 11, it was Jean Montury who took home the victory. In October 2015, it was Niall Farrell who became the latest EPT Malta champion. The Brit lifted the trophy and took home €534,330 for being the strongest in a field of 651 players.

The defending champion has been spotted in the €25,750 High Roller Event, which concludes today, and he probably is here to extend his reign in the Main Event.

SeasonWinnerEntrantsPrize in €Prize in $
11Jean Montury895€687,400$743,585
12Niall Farrell651€534,330$588,592

A lot of notable players are expected to either enter today's day 1a or tomorrow on day 1b. We'll have to wait and see who shows up for today's eight 75-minute levels. There will be a 20-minute break after each two levels of play and a 75-minute dinner break at the end of level 6. Which means play will conclude around midnight local time.

Stay tuned here on PokerNews.com for all the latest action.

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