Battle of Malta 2020 on GGPoker with $3m gtd. Main Event

This year’s edition of the Battle of Malta will be held online at GGPoker and feature a $550 Main Event with a hefty $3,000,000 guarantee. The tournament will run from November 1st until November 22nd.

Since 2012 the Battle of Malta was held in St. Julians in the heart of Malta – for the first years in the Portomaso Casino, later in the Olympic Casino Malta. This year the prestigious tournament will find shelter online as the Coronavirus prohibits live events of that size.

Battle of Malta 2020 at GGPoker

Instead of the Olympic Casino, GGPoker will host this year’s Battle of Malta and the operator is looking to turn the event into one of the largest low buy-in tournaments ever held online. GGPoker will guarantee a main event prize pool of no less than $3,000,000 while keeping the buy-in at $550. This means is already guaranteed that the Battle of Malta will break its own prize pool record again for the 8th year in a row. Last year 4,657 entries generated a prize pool of $2,258,645. We already know, this number will be surpassed this year. Here’s how the Battle of Malta grew over the past 9 years:

YearEntriesPrizepoolWinner
2012349 €               169,265 Nicodemo Piccolo
2013888 €               430,680 Louis Cartarius
20141447 €               701,795 Antoan Katsarov
20151804 €               874,940 Nicolas Proust
20161813 €               879,305 Robert Berglund
20172074 €           1,005,890 Nadav Lipszyc
20183816 €           1,850,760 Julien Stropoli
20194657 €           2,258,645 Serghei Lisii
2020???? at least $ 3,000,000

John Scanlon, Director of Live Events & Sponsorships at GGPoker said: “I’m genuinely excited to announce that the Battle of Malta 2020 will be hosted at GGPoker. It’s an honor to be unveiled as the organizers’ preferred online partner, and I’m confident that this year’s Battle of Malta will be bigger and better than ever!”

Slawomir Świtalski, General Manager of Casino Malta explained: “It is with a heavy heart that Casino Malta had to postpone the much-awaited Battle of Malta live event, but we’re elated to partner with such a prestigious brand as GGPoker. We look forward to seeing everyone in Malta in 2021 for a very special Battle of Malta.”

This summer GGPoker already became the temporal home for the WSOP and hosted the largest online event ever held online – the $25,000,000 gtd. WSOP Online Main Event. The WSOP at GGPoker was an instant success and it is to be expected that the Battle of Malta will also be hugely successful in this year’s online edition.


More about the Battle of Malta

Battle of Malta 2020 Schedule

The full schedule for the Battle of Malta 2020 was released as below. It will run for the first three weeks of November and feature a multitude of side events, satellites, and cheap qualifiers. Since the hit show Game of Thrones was initially filmed in Malta, this became part of the theme. There will be 15 ring events. The highlights are, of course, the Sunday events, including the Main Event (Nov 22), Siege of Malta (Nov 8), Mini Main Event (Nov 15). These three events will also receive GGPoker TV coverage which you can catch on their channels.

DATEGMTEVENT #EVENT NAMEBUY-INGTD
Nov-115:00BoM SideLet the Battle Begin $105$105$50,000
Nov-115:00BoM SideLet the Battle Begin $10.50$10.50$15,000
Nov-115:30BoM SideBattle of Six Swords [6-Max] $252$252$100,000
Nov-115:30BoM SideBattle of Six Swords [6-Max] $25.20$25.20$30,000
Nov-116:00BoM #1Battle of Malta #1: King's Landing Opener$110$200,000
Nov-116:30BoM SideBattle of Bounty Hunters HR $525$525$100,000
Nov-116:30BoM SideBattle of Bounty Hunters $52.50$52.50$70,000
Nov-116:30BoM SideBattle of Bounty Hunters Mini $5.25$5.25$15,000
Nov-117:00BoM #2Battle of Malta #2: Gaming Employees Championship$100-
Nov-118:00BoM #3Battle of Malta #3: Kings of Tallinn Main Event$215$500,000
Nov-118:30BoM SideBattle of King's Bounty $3,150$3,150$100,000
Nov-118:30BoM SideBattle of Bounty Kings $315$315$150,000
Nov-118:30BoM SideBattle of Kings $31.50$31.50$75,000
Nov-119:00BoM SideNLHE Knights of the Nine HR [9-Max] $2,100$2,100$50,000
Nov-119:00BoM SideNLHE Knights of the Nine [9-Max] $210$210$30,000
Nov-119:30BoM SidePLO Crusaders HR $1,050$1,050$50,000
Nov-119:30BoM SidePLO Crusaders $125$125$15,000
Nov-119:30BoM SidePLO Crusaders Mini $12.50$12.50$5,000
Nov-120:00BoM SideKnights of the Nine Mini [9-Max] $15$15$25,000
Nov-120:30BoM SideBattle of Six Shooters HR $1,260$1,260$100,000
Nov-120:30BoM SideBattle of Six Shooters $126$126$250,000
Nov-120:30BoM SideBattle of Six Shooters Mini $12.60$12.60$10,000
Nov-121:00BoM SideNLHE DeepStack HR [Turbo] $500$500$40,000
Nov-121:00BoM SideNLHE DeepStack [Turbo] $50$50$15,000
Nov-121:00BoM SideDeepStack Mini [NLHE, Turbo] $5$5$5,000
Nov-121:30BoM SideBattle of PLO Vespers [Turbo] $210$210$10,000
Nov-121:30BoM SideBattle of PLO Vespers [Turbo] $21$21$2,000
Nov-122:00BoM SideNLHE the Last Stand [Hyper] $126$126$35,000
Nov-518:00BoM #4Battle of Malta #4: Bounty for the Knight$215$200,000
Nov-718:00BoM #5Battle of Malta #5: Grandmaster High Roller$1,200$250,000
Nov-818:00BoM #6Battle of Malta #6: High Roller Championship$5,250$2,000,000
Nov-818:30BoM #7Battle of Malta #7: Siege of Malta [Day 2]$215$2,000,000
Nov-1218:00BoM #8Battle of Malta #8: Bounty for the Queen$315$300,000
Nov-1418:00BoM #9Battle of Malta #9: Bounty Poker Tour Special$110$200,000
Nov-1518:00BoM #10Battle of Malta #10: Bounty for the King Royal Championship$525$500,000
Nov-1518:30BoM #11Battle of Malta #11: Mini Main Event [Day 2]$55$1,000,000
Nov-1918:00BoM #12Battle of Malta #12: St. Julian's Bounty Feast$110$200,000
Nov-2118:00BoM #13Battle of Malta #13: Crusader's Cup$215$250,000
Nov-2218:30BoM #14Battle of Malta #14: Main Event [Day 2]$550$3,000,000
Nov-2220:00BoM #15Battle of Malta #15: THE REVENGE$315$500,000

To be eligible, first join GGPoker and take advantage of their extensive Welcome Bonus and Honeymoon Offer for new players.

50 Battle of Malta Live Packages up for grabs

There will be a leaderboard starting November 1st where you can collect points and climb the ranks for one of 50 live BoM packages. You can collect points even if you bubble. But especially if you're in the money, even more if you final table and the most if you win the tournament. So obviously, the more events you play, the higher your chances are of winning a package. These will be awarded as below:

1st€3,500 BoM Live Package5 Star hotel for 7 nights + ME & HR Ticket + Travel Expenses
2nd€2,500 BoM Live Package5 Star hotel for 7 nights + ME Ticket + Travel Expenses
3rd€1,900 BoM Live Package5 Star hotel for 4 nights + ME Ticket + Travel Expenses
4th-10th€1,700 BoM Live Package5 Star hotel for 4 nights + ME Ticket + Travel Expenses
11th-50th€800 BoM Live PackageME Ticket + Travel Expenses

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