Record-Setting 2016 Battle of Malta to Award €879,305 in Prizes

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Battle of Malta trophies.

The 2016 PokerListings Battle of Malta Main Event will offer a prize pool of nearly €900,000 thanks to record-setting participation.

The 1,813 entries helped push the prize pool to €879,305, which is also a new record for the tournament.

First place will award €160,000 this year. Not bad considering the buy-in remains a modest €550.

Final Table Offers €541k

The final table alone will share €541,940, which is a new record for the five-year-old tournament.

In addition both first and second-place will award over €100,000 this year.

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BOM host Maria Ho

A total of 179 players will be paid this year with a min-cash worth nearly double the buy-in at €945.

The Battle of Malta has grown exponentially since its debut in 2012, which offered a modest €169,265 prize pool.

This year’s Battle of Malta features returning host Maria Ho and attracted poker pros Leo Margets, Fabrice Soulier, Konstantin Puchkov and Chris Bjorin.

A number of celebs also bought into the action including Finnish DJ Amanda Harkimo, Norwegian rapper Petter “Katastrophe” Kristiansen and former Swedish National Team goalkeeper Magnus Hedman.

Zachary Reinbold, of Alaska, collected the most chips over the first three starting days with 268k.

You can follow the tournament in real-time via our official Battle of Malta live updates.

Here’s a complete look at this year’s payouts:

Pos.   Prize


1.    €160,000
2.    €110,000
3.      €67,000
4.      €56,000
5.      €46,500
6.      €37,500
7.      €29,000
8.      €21,400
9.      €14,540

 

10-12       €9,100
13-15       €6,400
16-18       €4,800
19-27       €3,800
28-36       €3,240
37-45       €2,750
46-54       €2,370
55-63       €2,020
64-72       €1,760
73-81       €1,650
82-90       €1,550
91-100     €1,450
101-110    €1,360
111-120    €1,280
121-130    €1,210
131-140    €1,150
141-150    €1,090
151-160    €1,040
161-170       €990
171-179       €945

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