With the same low buy-in of €550 the Battle of Malta Main Event has a monster guaranteed prize pool of €500,000.
Last year 888 players competed in the Main Event with Germany's Louis Cartarius taking the title and €80,000. It set the record for the biggest poker field ever hosted on the Mediterranean island and this year it's going to be even better.
The Battle of Malta strives to capture the atmosphere and excitement of a big buy-in major and make it available to recreational players at a price point they can afford.
Big-League Poker at Budget Buy-In
The Battle of Malta is also about creating an inclusive experience for all its players with plenty of parties and the opportunity to see everything Malta has to offer.
“We've been to every major poker tournament on the planet and when you're at the Battle of Malta it feels like you're playing on the EPT,” said PokerListings.com editor in chief Matt Showell.
“Our entire reporting staff is on site with a full video crew and celebrity host so it's definitely something special for a €550 buy-in event.”
Coverage of the Battle of Malta will be posted online in ten different languages so players' friends and family can follow them every step of the way.
Go to the Battle of Malta Home Page for more information and to find out how to qualify through one of our many online poker partners.
Celebrities and Top Poker Pros Flock to Battle of Malta
Adding to the Battle of Malta's big-league feel is a huge roster of elite poker pros and celebrities.
Last year Kara Scott hosted for the second year as accomplished players like Dan “Jungleman” Cates, Sam Holden, Andreas Hoivold, Luca Moschitta, Naoya Kihara, Sofia "welllbet" Lövgren and Lauri Pesonen all battled at the felt.
Joining the pros were celebs like the infamous Finnish stunt crew known as The Dudesons, adult-entertainer Puma Swede and pick-up artist/instructor Sasha Daygame.
Check out the video below for a taste of what the Battle of Malta is all about.