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While online poker is perfect for getting thousands of hands in and playing from the comfort of your own home, there’s nothing quite like a live poker tournament.
From the dizzying hum of shuffling chips to the sudden outbursts of joy (or anguish) when a river card hits, live poker tournaments can be straight shots of pure poker adrenalin.
Long 12 hours days of grinding out a short stack for a min-cash at times, too. But still.
That massive payout up top is usually more than enough to keep a small buzz going.
Playing live poker tournaments, watching live poker tournaments, reading about live tournaments … whatever your preference, there’s no short supply of live poker tournaments these days to get your fix.
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Watch Live Poker Tournaments Online
If you can't be at the table (or on the rail) of a major live poker tournament the next best thing to being there is watching all of the action live online via a live stream. In fact it may even be a bit better as it's hard to catch most of the action from the rail of the tournament but online you can see it all (or at least the feature table) in extensive detail.
Live streams from live poker tournaments are better than they've ever been these days with:
- Amazing table graphics and HD quality streams with few glitches
- Exposed hole cards and winning percentage as the hand progresses
- in-depth analysis and (often hilarious) commentary from expert poker players
- Password-protected freerolls and promotions given out to viewers
- Pro interviews and replays of major hands or past events
In short: it's a poker fan's dream and truly one of the greatest innovations the poker tournament industry has ever seen. And it's not only the high-stakes, High Rollers events you can watch online as mid and low-stakes poker series have jumped into the streaming games as well. If you want a full picture of where to watch the best live poker tournaments, check our poker live stream page here:
Among the rotating streams you'll find featured there with daily live tournament coverage:
- WSOP Europe
- European Poker Tour
- 888Live Tour
- partypoker Live
- Triton High Roller Series
- Aria Super High Roller Bowl
- Unibet Live Tour
- WSOP Circuit
- WPT Deepstacks
- US Poker Open
- Battle of Malta
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Live Poker Tournaments - WSOP
Live Poker Tournaments - Battle of Malta
Founded in 2012 the first-ever Battle of Malta live poker tournament drew 349 players for a single-elimination freezeout at the Portomaso Casino in Malta. Retired Italian doctor Nicodemo Piccolo claimed the first-ever BoM champions trophy and €35,000.
Since then, however, the Battle of Malta has reached unforeseen heights and broken its record for biggest-ever poker tournament held on Malta in every year of its existence.
It's also blossomed into full-on poker festival that draws players from virtually every country in Europe and beyond.
The 2018 edition of the Battle of Malta, held in the Eden Arena at the InterContinental Hotel, featured 9 total events and shattered all previous records including:
- Biggest BoM Main Event ever with 3,816 entrants - almost twice the previous record of 2,074.
- Shattered the €1m guarantee with Main Event prize pool of €1,850,760
- Biggest single BoM payout ever at €192,000 (Maxime Canevet)
- Five 6-figure payouts at the final table
- 13,000 tournament entries overall - record for biggest poker festival held on Malta
Celebrity and pro guests at the Battle of Malta over the years have included Patrik Antonius, Boris Becker, Humberto Brenes, Thor Hansen, Pierre Neuville, Fernando Pons, Leo Margets, William Hung, Fabrice Soulier, Anthony Gardner, Tone Damli, Petter Katastrofe, The Dudesons and more. Learn more about the Battle of Malta’s history, past results and how to qualify online via the page below or related links to the right: