The numbers are in. A total of 651 players entered the EPT Malta Main Event (including one player who decided not to show up). That was split between a field of 184 on Day 1A, with a further 460 players on Day 1B.
The extra six? They bought in prior to play beginning today, skipping the eight levels of graft yesterday and leaping straight in to level 9. They were Semin Topalovic, Jussi Nevanlinna, Ambrose Ng, Jason Wheeler, Rufat Mahmudov and of course Dzmitry Urbanovich, who you can watch right now gracing the EPT Live feature table.
In terms of money that makes the prize pool €3,157,350, with the top 95 players finishing in the money.
What does that mean for the winner? Well a great Saturday night for one thing. First prize pays €602,400.
You can find the full payout list by clicking here, and we’ll be filling that in as results start to come in at some point tomorrow evening.
Before you do that, here’s the events’ nationalities list.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.