Welcome to the Penultimate Day of The Festival Series Malta

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Today is another big day with it starting off with a bang with both the Main Event and The Hendon Mob Championship progressing to their second day. The Hendon Mob Championship is down to 15 hopefuls in the money and will play down to a winner while the Main Event is planned to play down to 16 players. Late registration for the Main Event will still be open for the first two blind levels of the day but the five opening flights attracted 579 entries with 181 players finding a bag.

Laila Hawaszedeh will kick things off in the captain's seat after bagging 382,500 from her starting stack of 30,000. Oystein Brenden was too far behind with 369,000, while Adam Briggs was the only other player over 300,000 in chips with 329,500. Day 2 will feature 45-minute blind levels instead of the 40 minutes featured during most of the opening flights.

There are plenty of other events on tap today including the €125 Sportsbook Tournament and the two-day €250 Mystery Bounty. Here is a look at the entire schedule:

12 p.m.Event #8: €550 Main Event Day 2
1 p.m.Event #35: €250 The Hendon Mob Championship Day 2
1 p.m.Event #42: €125 Sportsbook Tournament
2 p.m.Event #43: €250 PLO Freezeout
6 p.m.Event #44: €250 Mystery Bounty Day 1
8 p.m.Event #45: €10/€10 NLHE Cash Game Challenge
10:30 p.m.Event #47: €10/€10 PLO Cash Game Challenge
11 p.m.Event #46: €125 PLO Midnight Madness