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The third-annual PokerListings Battle of Malta is underway and we've got video of Maria Ho giving the official shuffle up and deal. There's already well over 500 players on the felt and with another Day 1 flight tomorrow this event is going to be enormous. Players from all around the world came here for the €500,000 guaranteed prize pool and by the way things are going already we're going to crush that number. Check out the video with BOM Host Maria Ho and stay tuned for tons more video from the 2014 Battle of Malta.
Maria: Hello everyone. I'm Maria Ho and I am so proud to be your host on behalf of PokerListings and all of our sponsors, welcome to 2014 Battle of Malta. It's so amazing to see so many poker players from so many different countries represented and competing here. There's a lot of poker that actually had but remember, it's also about relaxing and having fun with the great group of people. Because I know that's what I'm going to be doing. Before we get the cards in the air, we just wanted to recognize this year PokerListing's Spirit of Poker Award winners. Two of them are here playing at the Battle of Malta. So let's give them a warm round of applause to Thor Hansen and Dominik Panka. And now, I'm gonna pass back to our tournament director, Ellio and he's gonna do the official shuffle up and deal. Good luck everybody.
Ellio: Thank you, Maria. Okay, the same information for all the dealers. The battle starts position number three. Thank you dealers. The battle start position number three. Ready to start. So dealers, are you ready for the battle? And you, players? Are you ready for the battle? Very good, me too. Dealers, let's start the fight. First level, is more like 50, bid blind 100, shuffle up and deal.