Battle of Malta | Tournament Structures + Payouts

Not only is the Battle of Malta poker festival one of the friendliest atmospheres on the poker circuit, players are also treated to well-paced, player-friendly tournament structures designed for the right balance of speed and play.

Starting stacks for all players in the signature main event are 25,000. Levels are each 45 minutes with play likely to be about eight levels per day.

Below find a full rundown of our Main Event structure including level times, dinner break and color-ups.

You can also find the structure sheets for our growing list of side events including the Siege of Malta Second Chance, the Grandmaster High Roller, the No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack Battle Turbo and the PLO Knight's Crusade.

The latest events added to the schedule and ones we're really excited about are the NL Win the Cross, the PLAY2CARE Crazy Pineapple and the inaugural BoM Ladies Event.

Any further questions about tournament play can be forwarded to battleofmalta@pokerlistings.com. 

2017 Battle of Malta Main Event

BoM Main Event €500,000 GUARANTEED    
Buy-in: €500 + €50    
Starting Stack 25,000    
Levels 45 minutes    
Guarantee €500,000    
       
Levels Blinds Ante Time
       
1 50-100   45 minutes
2 75-150   45 minutes
3 100-200 25 45 minutes
4 150-300 25 45 minutes
5 200-400 50 45 minutes
  75 Minute Dinner Break  ****Late Registration and Re-entry period is closed   75 minutes
6 250-500 50 45 minutes
7 300-600 75 45 minutes
  Remove 25 chips   15 minutes
8 400-800 75 45 minutes
9 500-1000 100 45 minutes
10 600-1200 100 45 minutes
11 800-1600 200 45 minutes
12 1000-2000 300 45 minutes
13 1200-2400 300 45 minutes
14 1500-3000 400 45 minutes
15 2000-4000 500 45 minutes
  Remove 100 chips   15 minutes
16 2500-5000 500 45 minutes
17 3000-6000 500  
18 4000-8000 1000 45 minutes
  Remove 500 chips   15 minutes
19 5000-10000 1000 45 minutes
20 6000-12000 1000 45 minutes
21 8000-16000 2000 45 minutes
22 10000-20000 3000 45 minutes
23 12000-24000 3000 45 minutes
24 15000-30000 4000 45 minutes
25 20000-40000 5000 45 minutes
26+ Tournament Director's Discretion    

Prize Distribution 

1st: 23% of prize pool
2nd: 13.3%
3rd: 8.8%
4th: 5.4%
5th: 4.3%
6th: 3.3%
7th: 2.9%
8th: 2.5%
9th: 2.1%
10th: 1.7%
11th: 1.5%
12th: 1.4%
13-14: 1.3%
15-16: 1.2%
17-18: 1.1%
19-22: 0.9%
23-26: 0.8%
27-30: 0.7%
31-40: 0.6%
41-54: 0.5%

Siege of Malta Second Chance

  Siege of Malta Second Chance    
  Buy-in: €220 + €25  
  Starting Stack 15,000  
  Levels 30 minutes  
  Guarantee €100,000  
       
       
Levels Blinds Ante Time
       
1 50-100   30 minutes
2 75-150   30 minutes
3 100-200 25 30 minutes
  Break   15 minutes
4 150-300 25 30 minutes
5 200-400 50 30 minutes
6 300-600 75 30 minutes
7 400-800 100 30 minutes
  Break and remove 25 chips   15 minutes
8 600-1200 200 30 minutes
9 800-1600 200 30 minutes
10 1000-2000 300 30 minutes
  End of Day1    
11 1200-2400 300 30 minutes
12 1500-3000 400 30 minutes
  Break and remove 100 chips   15 minutes
13 2000-4000 500 30 minutes
14 3000-6000 1000 30 minutes
15 4000-8000 1000 30 minutes
  Break and remove 500 chips   15 minutes
16 6000-12000 2000 30 minutes
17 8000-16000 2000 30 minutes
18 10000-20000 3000 30 minutes
  Break   15 minutes
19 12000-24000 3000 30 minutes
20 15000-30000 4000 30 minutes
21+ Tournament Director's Discretion    

Prize Distribution

1st: 23% of prize pool
2nd: 13.3%
3rd: 8.8%
4th: 5.4%
5th: 4.3%
6th: 3.3%
7th: 2.9%
8th: 2.5%
9th: 2.1%
10th: 1.7%
11th: 1.5%
12th: 1.4%
13-14: 1.3%
15-16: 1.2%
17-18: 1.1%
19-22: 0.9%
23-26: 0.8%
27-30: 0.7%
31-40: 0.6%
41-54: 0.5%

PLO Knight's Crusade

  PLO Knight's Crusade    
  Buy-in: €200 + €20  
  Starting Stack 15,000  
  Levels 30 minutes  
  Guarantee n/a  
       
       
       
Levels Blinds Ante Time
       
1 50-100 0 20min
2 75-150 0 20min
3 100-200 0 20min
4 150-300 0 20min
5 200-400 0 20min
  remove 25 chips   15 minutes
6 300-600 0 20 minutes
7 400-800 0 20 minutes
8 600-1200 0 20 minutes
9 800-1600 0 20 minutes
10 1000-2000 0 20 minutes
  Remove 100 chips   15 minutes
11 1500-3000 0 30 minutes
12 2000-4000 0 30 minutes
13 3000-6000 0 30 minutes
  Remove 500 chips   15 minutes
14 4000-8000 0 30 minutes
15 6000-1200 0 30 minutes
16 8000-1600 0 30 minutes
  Remove 1000 chips   15 minutes
17 10000-2000 0 30 minutes
18 15000-3000 0 30 minutes
19 20000-4000 0 30 minutes
20 30000-6000 0 30 minutes
21+ Tournament Director's Discretion    

NLH Grandmaster High Roller

  NLH Grandmaster High Roller    
  Buy-in: €1200 + €120  
  Starting Stack 30,000  
  Levels 40 minutes  
  Guarantee €50,000  
       
       
       
Levels Blinds Ante Time
       
1 50-100   40 minutes
2 75-150   40 minutes
3 100-200   40 minutes
  Break   15 minutes
4 150-300 25 40 minutes
5 200-400 50 40 minutes
  Break and remove 25 chips   15 minutes
6 300-600 100 40 minutes
7 400-800 100 40 minutes
8 500-1000 100 40 minutes
  End of Day1   15 minutes
9 600-1200 200 40 minutes
10 800-1600 200 40 minutes
11 1000-2000 300 40 minutes
  Break and remove 100 chips   15 minutes
12 1200-2400 300 40 minutes
13 1500-3000 400 40 minutes
14 2000-4000 500 40 minutes
15 3000-6000 1000 40 minutes
16 4000-8000 1000 40 minutes
  Break and remove 500 chips   15 minutes
17 5000-10000 1000 40 minutes
18 6000-12000 2000 40 minutes
19 8000-16000 2000 40 minutes
  Break   15 minutes
20 10000-20000 3000 40 minutes
21 12000-24000 3000 40 minutes
22 15000-30000 4000 40 minutes
23+ Tournament Director's Discretion    

Prize Distribution

 Position  Percentage
1st 36%
2nd 21%
3rd 14%
4th 11%
5th 8%
6th 6%
7th 4%

NLH Deepstack Battle Turbo

  NLH Deepstack Battle Turbo    
  Buy-in: €300 + €30  
  Starting Stack 30,000  
  Levels 15 minutes  
  Guarantee n/a  
       
Levels Blinds Ante Time
       
1 50-100   15 minutes
2 75-150   15 minutes
3 100-200   15 minutes
4 150-300 25 15 minutes
5 200-400 50 15 minutes
6 300-600 100 15 minutes
7 400-800 100 15 minutes
  Break and remove 25 chips   15 minutes
8 600-1200 200 15 minutes
9 800-1600 200 15 minutes
10 1000-2000 300 15 minutes
11 1200-2400 300 15 minutes
12 1500-3000 400 15 minutes
  Break and remove 100 chips   15 minutes
13 2000-4000 500 15 minutes
  Remove 500 chips   n/a
14 3000-6000 1000 15 minutes
15 4000-8000 1000 15 minutes
16 6000-12000 2000 15 minutes
  Break   15 minutes
17 8000-16000 2000 15 minutes
18 10000-20000 3000 15 minutes
19 12000-24000 3000 15 minutes
20 15000-30000 4000 15 minutes
21+ Tournament Director's Discretion    

NL Win the Cross

  NL Win the Cross     
  Buy-in: €100 + €10  
  Starting Stack 30,000  
  Levels 15 minutes  
  Guarantee n/a  
       
Levels Blinds Ante Time
       
1 50-100   15 minutes
2 75-150   15 minutes
3 100-200 25 15 minutes
4 150-300 25 15 minutes
5 200-400 50 15 minutes
  remove 25 chips   15 minutes
6 300-600 75 15 minutes
  Remove 50 chips   15 minutes
7 400-800 100 15 minutes
8 600-1200 200 15 minutes
9 800-1600 200 15 minutes
10 1000-2000 300 15 minutes
11 1200-2400 300 15 minutes
12 1500-3000 400 15 minutes
13 2000-4000 500 15 minutes
  Remove 100 chips   15 minutes
14 3000-6000 1000 15 minutes
  Remove 500 chips   15 minutes
15 4000-8000 1000 15 minutes
16 6000-12000 2000 15 minutes
17 8000-16000 2000 15 minutes
18 10000-20000 3000 15 minutes
19 12000-24000 3000 15 minutes
20 15000-30000 4000 15 minutes
21+ Tournament Director's Discretion    

 

PLAY2CARE Crazy Pineapple Charity Tournament

  Crazy Pineapple    
  Buy-in: €150 + €15  
  Add-On After 6th Level  €15/ 2000 chips
  Starting Stack 15,000  
  Levels 15 minutes  
  Guarantee n/a  
  CHARITY TOURNAMENT PLAY2CARE After re-buy period 
       
       
Levels Blinds Ante Time
       
1 25-50   15 minutes
2 50-100   15 minutes
3 75-150   15 minutes
4 100-200   15 minutes
5 150-300 25 15 minutes
6 200-400 25 15 minutes
  remove 25 chips   15 minutes
7 250-500 50 15 minutes
8 300-600 75 15 minutes
  Remove 50 chips   15 minutes
9 400-800 100 15 minutes
10 500-1000 100 15 minutes
11 600-1200 200 15 minutes
12 800-1600 200 15 minutes
13 1000-2000 300 15 minutes
14 1200-2400 300 15 minutes
15 1500-3000 400 15 minutes
16 2000-4000 500 15 minutes
  Remove 100 chips   15 minutes
17 2500-5000 500 15 minutes
18 3000-6000 1000 15 minutes
  Remove 500 chips   15 minutes
19 4000-8000 1000 15 minutes
20 5000-10000 1000 15 minutes
21 6000-12000 2000 15 minutes
22 8000-16000 2000 15 minutes
23 10000-20000 3000 15 minutes
24 12000-24000 3000 15 minutes
25 15000-30000 4000 15 minutes
26+ Tournament Director's Discretion    
       
       
*Upon competion of the second round of betting (after the flop), before the turn card is dealt all players must discard one card.  Game resumes as NLH
Add-on goes to Charity    

IPC After Battle

  IPC After Battle     
Buy-in: €200 + €20    
Starting Stack 15,000    
Levels 15 minutes    
       
       
Levels Blinds Ante Time
1 50-100   15 minutes
2 75-150   15 minutes
3 100-200 25 15 minutes
4 150-300 25 15 minutes
5 200-400 50 15 minutes
  75 Minute Dinner Break  ****Late Registration and Re-entry period is closed   75 minutes
6 300-600 75 15 minutes
7 400-800 100 15 minutes
  Remove 25 chips   15 minutes
8 600-1200 200 15 minutes
9 800-1600 200 15 minutes
10 1000-2000 200 15 minutes
11 1200-2400 300 15 minutes
12 1500-3000 400 15 minutes
13 2000-4000 500 15 minutes
14 3000-6000 1000 15 minutes
  Remove 100 chips   15 minutes
15 4000-8000 1000 15 minutes
16 6000-12000 2000 15 minutes
  Remove 500 chips   15 minutes
17 8000-16000 2000 15 minutes
18 10000-20000 3000 15 minutes
19 15000-30000 4000 15 minutes
20 20000-40000 5000 15 minutes
21 30000-60000 5000 15 minutes
22 40000-80000 5000 15 minutes
23 50000-100000 5000 15 minutes
24+ Tournament Director's Discretion    

Prize Distribution

Position  Percentage
1 24.50%
2 15.10%
3 10.20%
4 5.60%
5 4.40%
6 3.40%
7 3.00%
8 2.60%
9 2.20%
10 1.70%
11 1.60%
12 1.50%
13 1.50%
14 1.40%
15 1.40%
16 1.40%
17 1.40%
18 1.40%
19 1.20%
20 1.20%
21 1.10%
22 1.10%
23 1.00%
24 1.00%
25 0.90%
26 0.90%
27 0.90%
28 0.80%
29 0.80%
30 0.80%
31 0.80%
32 0.80%
33 0.60%
34 0.60%
35 0.60%
36 0.60%

BoM Ladies Event

  BOM Ladies Event    
  Buy-in: €150 + €15  
  Starting Stack 15,000  
  Levels 30 minutes  
       
       
Levels Blinds Ante Time
       
1 50-100   30 minutes
2 75-150   30 minutes
3 100-200   30 minutes
  Break   15 minutes
4 150-300 25 30 minutes
5 200-400 50 30 minutes
6 300-600 75 30 minutes
7 400-800 100 30 minutes
  Break and remove 25 chips   15 minutes
8 600-1200 200 30 minutes
9 800-1600 200 30 minutes
10 1000-2000 300 30 minutes
  End of Day1    
11 1200-2400 300 30 minutes
12 1500-3000 400 30 minutes
  Break and remove 100 chips   15 minutes
13 2000-4000 500 30 minutes
14 3000-6000 1000 30 minutes
15 4000-8000 1000 30 minutes
  Break and remove 500 chips   15 minutes
16 5000-10000 1000 30 minutes
17 6000-12000 2000 30 minutes
18 8000-16000 2000 30 minutes
19 10000-20000 3000 30 minutes
  Break   15 minutes
20 12000-24000 3000 30 minutes
21 15000-30000 4000 30 minutes
22+ Tournament Director's Discretion    

Prize Distribution

Position  Percentage
1 30.00%
2 19.50%
3 13.10%
4 9.50%
5 7.00%
6 5.50%
7 4.80%
8 4.30%
9 3.80%
10 2.50%

Terms & Conditions

All tournaments may have their structure modified (including but not only limited to) level length, levels, and days added or subtracted at Tournament Director discretion.
You must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid picture ID in order to play.  Maltese citizens must be at least 25 years of age in order to enter the casino and therefore play.
All tournaments will have 3% of the prize pool withheld to cover the tournament direction cost
All transactions will be processed using the euro currency (€).
Management accepts payments via player accounts of sponsor operators.  Ask your poker operator.
*Live streaming available