The last 20-minute break for the players just commenced. When the remaining players return, just two more 75-minute levels are scheduled for the day.
After 12 levels of 75 minutes each, the 468-entry strong field of the 2016 PokerStars.com EPT13 Malta Main Event has been whittled down to just 111 hopefuls and 87 of them will take home at least €8,070. Leading the field thus far with more than 100 casualties after four levels of Day 2 is Guillaume Diaz with 428,000. The Frenchman knocked out Pasi Sormunen in a big pot and ran up his stack further after that, second in chips currently is fellow Frenchman Guillaume Valle with 380,000.
Start-of-the-day chip leader Andras Nemeth was also sent to the rail in level 12, first Pawel Brzeski doubled through him and then Nemeth sent the remainder of the stack over to Eugene Katchalov. Sarah Herzali's rise to the top came also from a double elimination and she ended the level with around 335,000, closely followed by Piotr Franczak (331,000), Davidi Kitai (330,000), Dominik Panka (330,000) , Louis Cartarius (320,000) and Yurasov with 315,000.
Among those to depart the last two levels were Dara O'Kearney, former EPT champion Benny Spindler, Erwann Pecheux, Anton Morgenstern, Johan Guilbert and Juha Helppi.