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 Opener110€250 000€
11 July20:30#2: Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$, €1M GTD [Final Stage]105€1 000 000€
12 July18:05#3: St. Julian's Bounty Feast105€150 000€
13 July18:05#4: Three Cities Challenge [3-Stack]330€250 000€
14 July18:05#5: Iron Throne Marathon110€150 000€
15 July18:05#6: Bounty for the Knight210€200 000€
16 July18:05#7: PLO-NL Crusaders Bounty Quest210€50 000€
17 July18:05#8: Talinn Summer Showdown [6-Max]55€125 000€
18 July18:05#9: Kings of Tallinn Main Event220€500 000€
18 July19:05#10: MILLION$ European Cup, €1M GTD [Final Day]50€1 000 000€
19 July18:05#11: Grand Harbour Superstack110€150 000€
20 July18:05#12: Gladiator 6-Max330€200 000€
21 July18:05#13: Castle Siege Bounty Turbo [Ultra Deep]52,50€100 000€
22 July18:05#14: Bounty for the Queen315€250 000€
23 July18:05#15: PLO-NL Knight Crusaders220€50 000€
24 July17:05#16: Beat the Pros [Special Edition]210€200 000€
25 July18:05#17: Bounty for the King Royal Championship525€500 000€
25 July20:30#18: Main Event, €3M GTD [Final Day]550€3 000 000€

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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