Battle of Malta at GGPoker with $25 000 000 guarantee

Battle of Malta with $25 000 000 guarantee

​GGPoker large festival is near at hand, as Battle of Malta returns to the poker room. The festival will be held from 11 to 25 July with a guaranteed prize pool of $25 000 000, which will be raffled in tournaments.

The festival includes three tournaments with a guaranteed amount of at least $1 000 000, including the Main Event for €3 million with €550 buy-in. Cardmates will cover the course of events, which means that you will be aware of details of the series tournaments.

John Scanlon (the Director of Sponsorships and Live Events at GGPoker) has stated that GGPoker is glad to become a partner of Casino Malta in order to hold the second year of Battle of Malta Online. This year, at least $25 000 000 will be raffled, including exclusive trophies, rings and a series leaderboard.

There are three flagship events in the schedule. The winner of each event will receive a trophy and a cash prize.

Schedule of key tournaments

dateTime (UTC)EventBuy-inGuarantee
11 July18:05#1: King's Landing Opener110250 000
11 July20:30#2: Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$, €1M GTD [Final Stage]1051 000 000
12 July18:05#3: St. Julian's Bounty Feast105150 000
13 July18:05#4: Three Cities Challenge [3-Stack]330250 000
14 July18:05#5: Iron Throne Marathon110150 000
15 July18:05#6: Bounty for the Knight210200 000
16 July18:05#7: PLO-NL Crusaders Bounty Quest21050 000
17 July18:05#8: Talinn Summer Showdown [6-Max]55125 000
18 July18:05#9: Kings of Tallinn Main Event220500 000
18 July19:05#10: MILLION$ European Cup, €1M GTD [Final Day]501 000 000
19 July18:05#11: Grand Harbour Superstack110150 000
20 July18:05#12: Gladiator 6-Max330200 000
21 July18:05#13: Castle Siege Bounty Turbo [Ultra Deep]52,50100 000
22 July18:05#14: Bounty for the Queen315250 000
23 July18:05#15: PLO-NL Knight Crusaders22050 000
24 July17:05#16: Beat the Pros [Special Edition]210200 000
25 July18:05#17: Bounty for the King Royal Championship525500 000
25 July20:30#18: Main Event, €3M GTD [Final Day]5503 000 000

Main Event

The size of Main Event guarantee increased by 20% compared to last year. The guaranteed prize pool for ME is €3 000 000 and you can play in it for only €550.

On 18 July, ME will start with 58 Day 1, which will last until the final on 25 July. At 20:30 (UTC), the finalists will begin playing the final day of Main Event.

Start days have the following structure:

  • Starting stack: 25 000 chips (250BB)
  • Blinds rise every 12 minutes
  • Unlimited re-entry within 16 levels
  • After level 20, all “survivors” enter the final day with their largest stack


Leaderboard prizewinners will get the following awards:

  • 1st place: €3.200 BoM Live (7 nights’ accommodation in a 5* hotel, tickets to ME and HR, travel expenses).
  • 2nd - 3rd places: €2.200 BoM Live (7 nights’ accommodation in a 5* hotel, ME ticket, travel expenses).
  • 4th -10th places: €1.600 BoM Live Package (4 nights’ accommodation in a 5* hotel, ME ticket, travel expenses).
  • 11th - 20th places: €800 BoM Live Package (ME ticket, travel expenses)

The leaderboard scoring formula can be found on GGPoker official website. Good luck to everyone!

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