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The €500K GTD MPF Grand Event Kicks Off at 2 p.m.

Welcome to the coverage of the 2022 Malta Poker Festival (MPF) Autumn Edition powered by PokerListings. The MPF was founded in 2018 by popular event organizer Ivonne Montealegre. Although the festival was interrupted like many others across the globe thanks to the COVID pandemic with no events taking place in 2020 or 2021, it has caught up for lost time with the luxurious Portomaso Casino hosting the MPF for the second time this year.

The MPF boasts nearly two dozen events and satellites from Oct. 24-31 highlighted by the well-structured MPF €550 Grand Event powered by partypoker. The event promises to award huge prizes thanks to its mouth-watering €500,000 guaranteed prize pool. Many players have already claimed their seats for the Grand Event via online satellites at partypoker with dozens of others also getting their seats for pennies on the dollar in after winning €60 live satellites at Portomaso Casino. There are still more satellites to come for anyone looking to get into the action last minute.

PokerListings to Live Report the Grand Event

Daniel Lakerveld
Daniel Lakerveld

For the first time, PokerListings will be on hand to report the MPF Grand Event. This reporter had the pleasure of playing in the Grand Event during the Spring when Daniel Lakerveld defeated a field of 1,014 entries to win the huge €71,000 top prize.

The Grand Event is a well-structured affair with five opening flights from Oct. 26-29 followed by Day 2 on Oct. 30 before a winner is crowned on Oct. 31. The first four opening flights will feature 13 blind levels of 40-minutes each giving players plenty of time to build a massive stack. The final opening flight will be a turbo-charged affair boasting 20-minute blind levels.

The MPF is all about the players as can be evidenced in the fact that this event doesn't feature unlimited re-entries and late registration closing at a reasonable time after Level 8 of each day. That being said, if players have some bad luck early on and don't want to wait for another opening flight to get back into the Grand Event, they can re-enter twice each day before late registration closes.

Those finding a bag during any of the opening flights will enjoy an even deeper structure with 50-minute blinds on Day 2 and even longer 60-minute blind levels on the final day.

Players can also join a contest hosted by PokerDeals where they can win back their €550 buy-in along with plenty of other goodies. There will be flyers with instructions at each table about how to participate.

Day 1a Structure

LevelSmall BlindBig BlindAnte
1100100100
2100200200
3200300
15-Minute Break
4200400400
5300600600
6400800800
75-Minute Dinner Break
75001,0001,000
86001,2001,200
15-Minute Break
98001,6001,600
101,0002,0002,000
111,5002,5002,500
15-Minute Break
121,5003,0003,000
132,0004,0004,000

Tons of Side Events

The MPF isn't just about the Grand Event as there are plenty of side events each day for players to enjoy. In addition to the start of the Grand Event at 2 p.m., today's schedule also boasts two side events including the €230 Bounty Hunter Days Malta at 5 p.m. and the €150 MPF One Bullet at 9 p.m.

Here is a look at the full schedule of the 2022 Malta Poker Festival Autumn Edition:

DateTimeBuy-inEvent
Oct. 247 p.m.€60Opening Satellite to MPF Grand Event
Oct. 256 p.m.€230HORSE Powered by Cardplayer Lifestyle
7 p.m.€60Satellite to MPF Grand Event
9 p.m.€100NL Texas Special
Oct. 262 p.m.€550MPF Grand Event Day 1a Powered by partypoker
7 p.m.€60Satellite to MPF Grand Event
9 p.m.€150MPF One Bullet
Oct. 272 p.m.€550MPF Grand Event Day 1b Powered by partypoker
5 p.m.€230Bounty Hunter Days Malta
8 p.m€60Satellite to MPF Grand Event
Oct. 282 p.m.€550MPF Grand Event Day 1c Powered by partypoker
4 p.m.€225The HendonMob Championship Day 1
6 p.m.€60Satellite to MPF Grand Event
8 p.m.€150Deepstack Fulltilt Catania
Oct. 291 p.m.The HendonMob Championship Day 2
2 p.m.€550MPF Grand Event Day 1d Powered by partypoker
4 p.m.€100Ladies First! Hosted by Katie Swift
5 p.m.€120APAT Maltese Championship Day 1
8 p.m.€150CasinoCoin CUP Satellite
9 p.m.€550MPF Grand Event Day 1e Turbo Powered by partypoker
Oct. 301 p.m.MPF Grand Event Day 2 Powered by partypoker
2 p.m.APAT Maltese Championship Day 2
2 p.m.€150CasinoCoin CUP Turbo Satellite
4 p.m.€1,100CasinoCoin Cup Day 1
5 p.m.€150Sunday Deep Stack by Stanley Bet
7 p.m.€200PLO Knight Crusaders
8 p.m.€330The PartyPoker Cup
Oct. 312 p.m.MPF Grand Event Day 3 Powered by partypoker
2 p.m.€1,100CasinoCoin Cup Day 2
3 p.m.€120Bounty Hunter Days Progressive Closer
7 p.m.€150Win the Spooky Cross Hosted by Ivonne Montealegre

Our coverage of the Malta Poker Festival begins today at 2 p.m. Stay tuned to PokerListings for all of your updates.

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