The field is on their second 20-minute break of the day. Three more players need to bust out before the day comes to a conclusion.
The last level caused another flurry of bust outs. Sarah Herzali, who started the level with only one big blind, was gone in the first hand after the break. Her nine-four suited failed to improve against Tomas Macnamara's queen-nine.
The redraw that followed did slow down the bust outs for a while and even Dominik Panka managed to survive. He was short after he doubled up Sergey Sergeev in the previous level.
Panka doubled up through Konrad Abela and Guillaume Diaz to get back to a healthy stack. Abela was left short and the last local hero busted in 24th place. It was Mats Karlsson that got the final chips of the last Maltese in the field.
Chi Zhang was the next one to go. He lost most of his chips to Ole Schemion and was knocked out by another German, Bastian Dohler. Zhang's pocket tens couldn't hold up against Dohler's ace-queen when the latter paired his queen on the flop.
Davidi Kitai finished 22nd in this EPT Malta Main Event. He got it in with pocket queens against Louis Cartarius' ace-ten, but an ace on the river ended his shot at a second EPT title.
Brian Altman followed him to the rail shortly after. Again, it was Louis Cartarius who pulled the trigger. Altman's ace-eight proved to be no match for Cartarius pocket jacks.
Sergey Sergeev was the last one to go. Just before the break, he ran his king-queen into Schemion's kings and finished in 20th place.
Ole Schemion is now the chipleader and has around 1,600,000 in chips.