We just whizzed round the tournament arena, trawled through it with our metaphorical journalistic nets and scooped up as many juicy tidbits as we could.
Here’s what we found.
Vincent Caliente(pictured) – Looking bronzed and a touch weary after a long, warm day, Caliente – a recent emigrant from the UK to Malta – has stayed the course of the day relatively well and has 58,000 to his name with the finish line in sight.
Ben Middleton, runner-up at MPNPT Vienna, is on 94,000 and looks set to have a potential deep-run here as well.
Dara O’Kearney has had a fruitful day, up to 145,000.
Jonathan Bowers has been quietly accumulating chips in highly efficient style and may well be the chip leader with 275,000.
Mats Karlsson has 145,000 and a repertoire of skils to cause any players who cross him problems whilst poker twitcher Monika Zukowicz has a low-but-still-workable 52,000.