Battle of Malta

Battle of Malta 2015 Blows the Roof Off!

Nicolas Proust 3574


Well, that was an undeniable blast from start to finish.

The 2015 Battle of Malta is done and, without a doubt, cemented its reputation as the marquee, standalone low buy-in poker tournament in Europe.

As the winner of the 2015 European Poker Award for Event of the Year (Under $2k Buy-in) the bar was set pretty high and by every estimation we eclipsed the standard we set last year.

We also, of course, shattered our own record for biggest poker tournament ever held on Malta.

Just a few of the notable numbers (and more) from this year:

  • 1,804 entrants in the BOM Main Event (up 25%)
  • €874k prize pool divvied up among 180 players
  • 3 (!) six-figure winners at the top of the payouts
  • Bigger and better side events (an 83-player High Roller!)
  • 3 blowout VIP parties
  • Amazing atmosphere in perfect, Mediterranean weather

We also had a spectacular guest list of poker pros and celebs who joined us including Humberto Brenes, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Anatoly Filatov, WSOP Main Event runner-up Felix Stephensen, Fabrice Soulier, Sofia Lovgren, Luca Moschitta, Andreas Hoivold, William Hung, Kim Herold, Claire Renaut and more.

Host Maria Ho again proved why she's the best in the business and the Hilton/Portomaso Casino staff and dealers all showed why Malta is quickly becoming an A-list stop on the European poker circuit.

Plans are already in the works for 2016 where we expect to fine-tune the small details, turn the excitement up even further and continue growing the Mediterranean's signature low buy-in poker festival.

Thank you so much for joining us this year and we can't wait to host you and your poker friends again next year! Email our Tournament Director Ivonne Montealegre at battleofmalta (@) for more info and to make your reservation for Battle of Malta 2016!