Battle of Malta

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UPDATE> The Battle of Malta will return in 2015. It will be bigger and better than ever before! More info to follow shortly.

The 2014 Battle of Malta is in the history books and after another record-breaking year and a bigger and better festival than ever before we couldn't be prouder of the poker showcase BOM has become.

A few of the new records the 2014 Battle of Malta set in only its third year of existence:


  • Biggest field for a poker tournament ever held in Malta: 1,447 entries (Main Event)
  • Biggest single-day attendance for any poker tournament ever held on Malta: (926 entries, Day 1b)
  • Biggest prize pool ever for a €550 buy-in tournament in Europe (€701,795)
  • Biggest first-place prize for a €550 buy-in tournament in Europe (€140,000)
  • Biggest standalone poker tournament (ie non-tour affiliated) in Europe for 2014

With 593 entries the €220 Siege of Malta Second Chance event also shattered expectations and delivered a €24,000 first-place prize while the €330 Deepstack event also amazed with 266 players and a €77,046 prize pool. Check the full results and payouts for all events right here.

Word has also clearly spread we've got a good thing going as the big-name pros came out in force including Leo Margets, Johnny Lodden, Luca Pagano, Fabrice Soulier, Dominik Nitsche, Rupert Elder, Dermot Blain, Sofia Lovgren, Luca Moschitta, Andreas Hoivold, Marcin Horecki, Steve Watts, Gaelle Garcia Diaz and more.

A special thank you also goes out to our 2014 Spirit of Poker Award winners Thor Hansen, Dominik Panka and Shannon Shorr (by video) who showed they were more than deserving winners and our host Maria Ho, who was a true pleasure to work with and showed just why she is such a fantastic ambassador for the game of poker.

We're extremely thrilled with the overall result but we welcome all feedback from players, sponsors and guests on how we can continue to grow and improve the Battle of Malta for 2015 and beyond. We want it to be the absolute #1 destination poker tournament for the low and mid-stakes poker player and one of the biggest tournaments in Europe for years to come.

Please email our Tournament Coordinator Ivonne Montealegre at battleofmalta (@) with your input - and to make your reservation for Battle of Malta 2015! Details to come soon!