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We spoke to poker pros Maria Ho, Kara Scott, Andreas Hoivold, Sofia Lovgren and Gaelle Baumann about what makes the PokerListings Battle of Malta so special. With a €500,000 guaranteed Main Event, new celebrity host and a packed schedule of side events and parties, the Battle of Malta will have tons to offer both on and off the felt. This November the Battle of Malta will set the record for the biggest poker tournament every held in Malta and poker pros from all over the world will be competing. Listen to five hugely successful poker pros explain why you should consider adding the Battle of Malta to your poker vacation schedule. Whether you qualify online or buy in directly for the affordable price of €550, you'll have the chance to play in one of the best-value poker events on the planets. Playing out November 6-9 at the beautiful Portomaso Casino, the 2014 Battle of Malta will be held in a new, bigger tournament room and will feature a brand-new High Roller Event. Go to http://www.pokerlistings.com/battle-of-malta for more information and to find out how to qualify!
Maria: This November the PokerListings Battle of Malta is back, and it's set to be the biggest poker tournament Malta has even seen. We've got the same 550 Euro buy-in, but this year we've more than doubled the guaranteed price pool to half a million Euros.
Kara: I love Malta for one, I really do, and the people of PokerListings have always been good friends of mine. And also it's a great buy-in for that kind of event with coverage and updates, and the whole thing where they're getting that big experience for a lot less money.
Maria: With a world-class location, full media coverage and a huge schedule of side events and parties, the Battle of Malta gives recreational players a major poker tournament experience at a buy-in that fits their bankroll.
Sofia: Battle of Malta was great last year. It was really fun to come here and play. This year I think it will be even more fun.
Andreas: Poker was fun, but outside of poker it was a lot of fun. It was ridiculously many parties. The weather was super nice when we were there and the parties were really good.
Maria: Meet and compete against other amateurs and some of the greatest players in the game and take a shot at a six-figure score in one of the best value poker events on the planet.
Gaelle: Yeah, I've been playing in the Battle of Malta. It was really fun and I know there was Jungleman playing at the time I think as well. We were bounties, and we had a lot of fun.
Maria: And this year we're raising the stakes with a high roller event and even more side events to make sure there's no shortage of poker action. Buy in directly or win a package at one of our online poker room partners right now. The PokerListings Battle of Malta. Let the battle begin.