Battle of Malta

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My Most Memorable Poker Game Freeroll for Battle of Malta

By: PokerListings

PokerListings invites you to participate in a freeroll satellite where the winner receives a €1,700 package to the upcoming €150,000 guaranteed Battle of Malta poker tournament.

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Freroll winner Mark Mattson being interviewed by Kara Scott.

Update #1 11.12.2012 - Congratulations to the Battle of Malta freeroll winner - Mark Mattson! Mark Mattson is a marketing analytics manager from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

2nd place - Ken Horrell, $260

3rd place - David Spann, $130

Update #2 11.21.2012 - Congratulations to Michael Clark, the winner of the best poker story. He receives the $130 prize.

Mark Mattson is on his way to Malta. We will post his pictures and interview here after the tournament.


The Battle of Malta is a live No-Limit Hold’em tournament that will take place November 22-25 at the Portomaso Hilton Casino in St. Julian’s, Malta.

The full package includes the €550 tournament buy-in plus four nights’ accommodation at the spectacular Hilton Hotel in Malta and ‘€300 to be used towards airfare.

The freeroll will be played online at free client on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at 21:00 UTC+1 (Malta time).

An additional €200 will be paid out for second place, €100 for third place and an extra €100 for the best poker story.

How to Participate:

If you have a personal blog or website, please write a short story about the most memorable poker game you’ve played either live or online and link to PokerListings.

Please download and open an account at Then please email us your screen name at HogWild and a link to the poker story that you wrote to for a free chance to take part in this great tournament.

Hurry, space is limited to the first 100 players! Minimum of 25 participants is required for the tournament to start.

Please read the tournament terms and conditions carefully:

1. One entry per family or household. Participant must be 18 years old minimum.

2. Participant is responsible for EU visa requirements and travel arrangements to continental Europe (EU). If winner is unable to attend the main event, the tournament package prize will be passed on to the next runner up.

3. If winner permanently resides in Malta, only the buy-in portion of the tournament will be rewarded and the player must be 21 years of age.

4. The website where you post your poker story must be at least six months old, it must have more than 10 articles or posts and the latest post must be less than one month old. It doesn't have to be poker related.

5. Place this sentence with a link to PokerListings at the end of your story:

This story is participating in PokerListings “My Most Memorable Poker Game” story freeroll.

6. Please send an email to with a link to your story and your screen name at HogWildPoker plus the following details:

  •    Your full name
  •    Your country of residence

7. You will receive a reply by email within two business days.

8. You can write the story in your native language but please send an email to us in English only.

Thank you for participating and good luck!