The Battle of Malta 2019 is less than a month away. The prestigious, award-winning tournament will start on Wednesday, October 16th and run for seven days with a record number of 27 different events.
The buy-in for the main event is €555 and it will come with a hefty guarantee of €1,000,000. Last year this guarantee was easily surpassed as a record number of 3.816 entries signed up for the tournament, generating a prize pool of €1,850,760.
The first Battle of Malta was held in 2012 and since then the tournament broke its own attendance record every year. From 349 entries seven years ago to almost 4,000 last year – the BoM paces from record to record. It is not unlikely that this year will see yet another mind boggling attendance number.
Last year the Frenchman Julian Stropoli won the main event and took home €168,500. But he wasn't the biggest winner last year. Due to a deal the final his fellow countryman Maxime Canevet bagged €192,000 - almost 350 times the buy-in.
This is how the number of entries for the Battle of Malta has developed over the past 7 years:
Where and When?
Casino Malta and Hotel InterContinental
Like last year the Battle of Malta will be held in the massive new Casino Malta and Hotel InterContinental, Malta’s largest 5-star hotel. The conference center can easily hold over 120 tables and accommodate more than 1,000 players per day. Nevertheless, queues are to be expected for the last flights as most players will try and start on Saturday.
The main event starts with Day 1A on Wednesday, October 16th and the final table will be played on Tuesday, October 22nd.
Quick facts about the BoM
- Date: Oct 16th – Oct 22nd
- Place: Casino Malta and Hotel InterContinental (St. Julians)
- Buy-In: €500 + €55
- Guarantee: €1.000.000
- Re-Entries: unlimited
- Structure: 40 minutes (day 1) / 60 minutes (days 2 and later)
Additional Terms & Conditions:
- Tournament played with big blind ante. BB will be posted prior to the ante in all-in situations.
- Day 1s end with 15% of the field remaining (all remaining players are in the money).
- Player can forfeit his or her stack at the end of Day 1a or 1b but must announce before sealing chips in bag.
- Day 2 will play 8 levels with no dinner break.
- Day 3 will play down to the Final Table.
- Levels will be 45 min when down to 6 players; 30 min when down to 3 players.
What’s new in 2019?
This year the Battle of Malta will be even bigger than last year. For the first time a Mega Highroller Event will be held which comes with a buy-in of €5.300. This year more tables and dealers will be on hand to accommodate even more players and events.
Otherwise the organizers stick to what made the tournament so popular in the first place, which is the mixture of a well-structured low buy-in tournament, fun side events and summer feeling in autumn.
You can see the full structure for the BoM 2019 » here.
Claim the last packages for the BoM 2019 now!
You can still get your package for the Battle of Malta and even find a bargain as the InterContinental hotel has special offers for players.For as little as €1.355 you can get a main event ticket and 5-star accommodation including breakfast for four nights. Each additional night is €150 and if you want to bring a friend or your spouse it’s only €20 extra per night.
Those are the packages currently available:
|4||Oct. 18th - 22nd||Breakfast, €555 BoM ticket||€ 1,355|
|5||Oct. 17th - 22nd||Breakfast, €555 BoM ticket||€ 1,355|
|6||Oct. 16th - 22nd||Breakfast, €555 BoM ticket||€ 1,355|
|7||Oct. 15th - 22nd||Breakfast, €555 BoM ticket||€ 1,355|
|4||Oct. 18th - 22nd||Breakfast, €555 BoM ticket, double occupancy||€ 1,435|
|5||Oct. 17th - 22nd||Breakfast, €555 BoM ticket, double occupancy||€ 1,605|
|6||Oct. 16th - 22nd||Breakfast, €555 BoM ticket, double occupancy||€ 1,775|
|7||Oct. 15th - 22nd||Breakfast, €555 BoM ticket, double occupancy||€ 1,945|
You can get the packages on the official BoM site.
Qualify for the Battle of Malta 2019 online
You can still qualify for the Battle of Malta online. The cheapest way to do that is via the step satellites offered by 888poker.
With those satellites you can qualify for pennies (literally) or you can win a complete package via the $55 BoM-Qualifiers that regularly run on 888poker.