The Battle of Malta is Back!

The Battle of Malta is Back!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Home to a plethora of stunning beaches and plush hotels, Malta is the ultimate holiday destination. But things are about to get wild in paradise. Back after a successful 2012, this year’s Battle of Malta kicks things off again today.

The €550 buy-in event, held at the Portmaso Casino, carries a tasty €200,000 guarantee (up €50,000 on last year). This means that there’s plenty of value to get stuck into – a fact that has already attracted some big names. It will once again be hosted by Kara Scott and pros including Daniel ‘Jungleman12’ Cates, Johannes Strassman and Andreas Hoivold are all expected to be at the tables.

Even if players bust the main event early, it’ll be hard to feel blue – there is a varied selection of side events, including a €10,000 guaranteed ‘Second Chance’ tournament.

Last year’s winner Nicodemo Piccolo took home €35,000 for his efforts after besting a 349-strong field. The Italian player was no doubt chuffed with his well-earned payday, but the increased guarantee will mean that snagging first place will get you an even juicier prize this year.

We’ll be following the action as it unfolds, so watch out for updates on tournament exploits – the location may be sun-soaked and serene, but we have a feeling that things could be about to get messy!


Tags: Battle of Malta, Daniel 'Jungleman12' Cates, Andreas Hoivold, Kara Scott