888poker to sponsor the Battle of Malta
The online poker operator, 888poker, has joined forces with legendary Poker Tournament – the Battle of Malta. 888poker will once again sponsor the popular no-limit, hold’em style event, widely known as Europe’s biggest, most exciting poker tournament.
Designed to appeal to low-to-mid players, the 5-day long tournament is set to take place at luxurious hotel, The InterContinental – set in Malta’s entertainment hub, St Julian’s. The tournament will run from the 26th to the 30th of October 2018.
Now in its 7th year, the hugely popular annual tournament is bigger than ever, with a package that includes a staggering €1,000,000 Guaranteed Main Event prize pool for a €550 buy-in – double the original reward. Added luxuries include four nights’ accommodation at the 5 star InterContinental Hotel, access to the Battle of Malta VIP party and an 888poker LIVE kit. Also sweetening the deal is money towards travel expenses.
Up for grabs is the opportunity to win a luxury package to Malta and a coveted seat at the Battle of Malta Main Event via 888poker. Alongside the coveted cash prize, the Main Event champion will also take home an 888poker LIVE package to the London event, including flights, accommodation and entry to the Main Event all included.
Guy Cohen, SVP head of B2C at 888 Holdings said: “Malta is a perfect poker destination and we at 888poker are thrilled to be sponsoring this year’s BOM. Year on year, the event delivers an amazing experience to poker players of all levels, and with nearly three months of qualification ahead of us, we’re anticipating a large number of players to take advantage of this great opportunity to try and win packages.”
Perfectly positioned in the heart of the Mediterranean, the Maltese islands are steeped in a living, breathing history. Stunning architecture built in the traditional, honeyed tones of the local sandstone, stand testament to Malta’s golden age. Beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters offer a welcome respite from the Mediterranean sun and plenty of opportunity for entertainment. Crammed with a wide selection of hip parties, and free casino buffets, the tournament promises to be an unforgettable event for participants.
The schedule also boasts a Ladies event, PLO Double Chance, a three-day Siege of Malta tourney, Deepstack Turbo, Final Battle Turbo, and a High Roller starting on the 28th of October. Also featuring is a Crazy 8 Win the Button event.
Satellites for the Battle of Malta will run every day on 888poker until October 14th, which is just ten days before the event is due to start. Qualifiers take their seats on October 27th.
Last year’s record breaking figures – a phenomenal 2,074 entries were recorded – made the tournament the largest ever held in Malta. Nadav Lipszyc, a farmer from Israel, won the main event in 2017, winning €200,000 after beating out more than 2,000 entries. Past champions also include Robert Berglund from Sweden in 2016, Nicolas Proust from France in 2015, Antoan Katsarov from Bulgaria in 2014, Louis Catarius from Germany in 2013 and first ever winner, Nicodemo Piccolo from Italy in 2012.
The Battle of Malta began life as a 350-player weekend event with just one side event in 2012, since then it has evolved to a week-long poker festival, with nine different events. The event won Best Low Buy-in Tournament in Europe back in 2015.
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