The Battle of Malta is Europe’s hottest low buy-in tournament and it is back after a two year break. And it gets even better as there will be two Battle of Malta festivals in 2022!
There will be two Battle of Malta Festivals in 2022!
For the first time ever, Casino Malta will be hosting two Battle of Malta festivals within one year. The first one will take place from April 20-26, while the date of the second one is yet to be announced.
The Spring edition of the Battle of Malta features a €500,000 guarantee and will be held from April 20th to 26th at the InterContinental Conference Centre in St Julian’s.
April is a nice time to visit Malta as it’s already warm, so you have the chance to combine the tournament with a holiday in the Mediterranean Sea.
€500,000 Guaranteed at the Battle of Malta Spring Edition
The Battle of Malta Main Event offers a massive €500 guarantee for a very reasonable buy-in of €555.
In addition to that, the festival will also feature a High Roller tournament, bounty tournaments, turbos, PLO and much more.
Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Battle of Malta was held online in both 2020 and 2021 in partnership with GGPoker.
Both festivals were a huge success with massive guarantees and big turnouts. Rodrigo “Eureka!!” Selouan from Brazil bested a field of 8,789 entries to take down the online 2020 Main Event for $636,478.
In 2021, New Zealand’s “raggaz” topped a 6,591-entry online field to win the €3 million guarantee event for €378,285 with Polish superstar Dzmitry Urbanovich finishing third for €212,724.
“The success of the two online Battle of Malta festivals will give this year’s live events a real boost”
Battle of Malta Marketing & Events coordinator Telly Bartolo said:
“The success of the two online Battle of Malta festivals will give this year’s live events a real boost. Players from all over the world have now heard about the Battle of Malta and will want to see our beautiful Mediterranean island for themselves as well as enjoy the excitement of competing in a €500,000 guarantee real-life event.”
The last live Battle of Malta, held in 2019, was won by Moldovan player Serghei Lisii for €247,167 after he cut a heads-up deal with Dutch top pro Steven “svzff” van Zadelhoff.
The event broke records for the eighth year running with a staggering 4,657 entries and a massive €2,258,645 prize pool.
The dates for the October Battle of Malta will be announced later in the year, so please make sure to check our poker news section as we will publish it there.
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