Pokerlistings Battle of Malta
Battle of Malta er PokerListings egen turnering. Den første udgave blev spillet i november 2012 med 349 buy-ins, og i 2013 havde den vokset sig til hele 888 spillere - den største pokerturnering nogensinde på Malta.
I 2014 bliver det endnu vildere, da vi har hævet den garanterede præmiepulje til €500.000, der vil være flere og større fester, vi har tilføjet en BOM Grandmaster Highroller-turnering og meget mere. Battle of Malta spilles i 2014 fra den 6. til 9. november, så sæt kryds i kalenderen allerede nu.
Fokus i Battle of Malta er ikke kun på €550-turneringen men også på at give spillerne en god oplevelse væk fra pokerbordene. Med masser af fester, et professionelt setup og ophold i fantastiske rammer på solskinsøen Malta er Battle of Malta hurtigt blevet et hit hos pokerspirer og hobbyspillere fra hele Europa.
Vi ses til den førende low-stakes live-turnering i Europa!
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2014 Battle of Malta Features Parties, Pros and €500k in Prizes
We spoke to poker pros Maria Ho, Kara Scott, Andreas Hoivold, Sofia Lovgren and Gaelle Baumann about what makes the PokerListings Battle of Malta so special. With a €500,000 guaranteed Main Event, new celebrity host and a packed schedule of side events and parties, the Battle of Malta will have tons to offer both on and off the felt. This November the Battle of Malta will set the record for the biggest poker tournament every held in Malta and poker pros from all over the world will be competing. Listen to five hugely successful poker pros explain why you should consider adding the Battle of Malta to your poker vacation schedule. Whether you qualify online or buy in directly for the affordable price of €550, you'll have the chance to play in one of the best-value poker events on the planets. Playing out November 6-9 at the beautiful Portomaso Casino, the 2014 Battle of Malta will be held in a new, bigger tournament room and will feature a brand-new High Roller Event. Go to http://www.pokerlistings.com/battle-of-malta for more information and to find out how to qualify!
Battle of Malta 2014: Europe's Hottest Low Buy-In Poker Event
Last year the PokerListings Battle of Malta set the record for the biggest poker tournament ever held in Malta, and this November it's back, bigger and better than ever. With a bigger €500,000 guaranteed main event, a brand new high-roller tournament and a huge schedule of parties, the Battle of Malta goes way beyond the action on the felt. Let the battle begin!
Kara Scott Wraps Record-Setting 2013 Battle of Malta
The 2013 Battle of Malta set the record for the biggest poker tournament ever held in Malta and we're recapping the entire event right here with BOM host Kara Scott. From the VIP parties to the sport yacht cruise with the Dudesons, all the way to Louis Cartarius's victory over a field of 888, we've got all the action for you right here.
Germany's Louis Cartarius Wins 2013 Battle of Malta
The second-annual PokerListings Battle of Malta is over and Germany's Louis Cartarius is champion. Cartarius beat local poker player Konrad Abela to claim the title and €80,000. Finnish pro Laurie Pesonen finished fifth and Jukka Hilden of the infamous Dudeson stunt crew narrowly missed out on the final table. Check out the daily highlight video for all the action!
Table Tennis Pro Victoria Lucenkova Deep at Battle of Malta 2013
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Madness at 2013 Battle of Malta VIP Party
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Dudesons and Puma Swede Speedboating, Cliff-Jumping and Wakeboarding in Gozo
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BOM Organizer Ivonne Monteleagre Hits Record Numbers for Malta Poker
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Jukka Hilden of the Dudesons Makes Final 18 at 2013 Battle of Malta
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The Dudesons Crash Epic 2013 Battle of Malta Day 2
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Pierre Neuville Accepts Spirit of Poker Award at Battle of Malta
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Luca Moschitta is the Future of Italian Poker
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Spirit of Poker Awards on Huge Day 1B of 2013 Battle of Malta
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Kara Scott Tells Us Why the Battle of Malta is the BOM
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The Dudesons Might Put Their Testicles on Your Poker Chips
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Dominik Nitsche Bringing Experience to WSOPE Main Event Finale
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Spain's Adrian Mateos Hunting First Bracelet in WSOPE Main Event
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Daniel Negreanu Wins WSOPE High Roller, Sixth Bracelet
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Negreanu Gives Us Inside Look at WSOP Player of the Year Victory
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Loni Harwood Following in Poker Pro Father's Footsteps
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Max Steinberg Busted Ivey in Vegas, Gunning for Hellmuth in Paris
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Faraz Jaka Explains Crazy All-In Hand from WSOPE Main Event
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Jake Balsiger Hit by Truck, Turned Settlement into 3rd at WSOP Main Event
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Devilfish: 'Get Off Your Laptops and Get Out There and Live'
David "Devilfish" Ulliott has been around the block and he's learned a thing or two about life. Ulliott just had his eighth child and after taking a year off from poker he's back at the felt. Ulliott spoke with PokerListings.com at WSOP Europe to impart a few life lessons on the new generation of poker players.
Antonio Esfandiari Talks 2014 One Drop, Future of Poker
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Jay Farber Finishes Runner-Up in WSOP 2013 Main Event
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Ryan Riess Wins 2013 WSOP Main Event and $8.3m
The 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event is over and Ryan Riess is champion! PokerListings.com was on location for the entire event and we've got interviews with Riess, his parents and runner-up Jay Farber. Riess took down $8.3 million and the title of world champion. Check out this video to see how it all went down.
Ryan Riess Preparing to Play Heads-Up for WSOP Main Event
Ryan Riess admitted that he did absolutely nothing to prepare for the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table but he did say that he will be doing some prep work for his heads-up match against Jay Farber tomorrow. $8.3 million and the title of world champion is on the line.
JC Tran: 'I'm Not 100% Happy with How I Played'
JC Tran entered the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table as the chip leader but only made it to fifth place before finding himself on the rail. Tran still took down more than $2.1 million but it was clear the veteran pro was disappointed. Tran speaks candidly to the poker media following his elimination about how he felt about the way he played and what it's like getting so close and coming up short. Tran also offers refreshing perspective on what's really important in his life when he speaks about expecting his second child in just a few weeks.
Jay Farber: 'I Just Came In and Surprised Everyone'
Las Vegas nightclub promoter Jay Farber was the only non-professional at the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table but according to many in the poker community he performed the best. Farber came into today brimming with confidence and it looks to have paid off. He's got the chip lead going into heads-up play against Ryan Riess and even though he's guaranteed more than $5 million, Farber has his sights set squarely on the title of world champion and the $8.3 million that goes with it.
Marc-Etienne McLaughlin Busts Sixth in WSOP Main Event
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Michiel Brummelhuis Scores Seventh in WSOP Main Event
Dutch poker pro Michiel Brummelhuis made history when he became the first player from the Netherlands to ever make the WSOP Main Event final table but, sadly for his fans back home, his epic run came to an end in seventh place. Brummelhuis pocketed more than $1.2 million and takes a few minutes to speak to the poker media following his elimination.
David 'Raptor' Benefield Busts Eighth at 2013 WSOP Main Event
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Mark Newhouse Finishes Ninth in 2013 WSOP Main Event
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Following Roberto Luongo at the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event
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David Benefield: 2013 WSOP November Nine
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Jay Farber: 2013 WSOP November Nine
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Sylvain Loosli: 2013 WSOP November Nine
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Amir Lehavot: 2013 WSOP November Nine
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Marc McLaughlin: 2013 WSOP November Nine
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Daniel Negreanu Wins First Ever WSOP Asia Pacific Main Event
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Daniel Negreanu Going for Fifth WSOP Gold Bracelet
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Daniel Marton: From Pub Poker to the Big Leagues
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Local Businessman Mikel Habb Going for $1M at WSOP APAC
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Russell Thomas at WSOP APAC Main Event Final Table, Finally Reading Books
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Behind the Scenes at Caesars Cup with Esfandiari, Merson, Warne
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Jonathan Karamalikis Loves the Freedom of Pro Poker
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APL Pub Poker Growing the Game Big Down Under
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Duhamel Excited about Poker Exploding in Australia and Quebec
2010 world champion Jon Duhamel is at the center of poker's exploding popularity in Montreal and he sees the same thing happening here in Australia. Duhamel is still in on Day 2 of the first ever World Series of Poker Asia Pacific main event and we caught him on the break to find out more about what the former champ is up to down under. Keep it locked on PokerListings.com for all your WSOP APAC video content.
Negreanu: “Haters Stop Hating” on Ivey's Bracelet
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How Social Media and Technology are Changing the Poker World
The poker world is always changing, always evolving but in recent years the biggest developments we're seeing are coming by way of new technology and the exploding popularity of social media. We speak with poker Twitter king Daniel Negreanu plus Jess Welman and Jonno Pittock from the WSOP live streaming webcast to shed some light on how these new tools are changing the poker world. Keep checking PokerListings.com for all the action from the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia Pacific.
Dan Shak Gets a Bigger Sweat from Poker than High Finance
Commodities trader Dan Shak is used to dealing with millions of dollars through his hedge fund but he told us he gets more of a sweat at the poker table. Shak has been crushing the high-stakes live tournament circuit, racking up over $5.3 million in earnings since 2004. We caught the newly-minted Ivey Poker pro on a break at the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific main event to find out what it's like to juggle careers in poker and finance while traveling around the world.
Ivey, Hachem, Warne Intro WSOP APAC Main Event
The first ever World Series of Poker Asia Pacific main event is up and running and was kicked off this evening in Melbourne by a group of massive names in poker and sport. Phil Ivey, Greg Merson, Joe Hachem, Shane Warne and Aussie Rules Football star Heath Shaw all join the WSOP staff on stage to announce shuffle up and deal. Check out all the footage in this exclusive PokerListings.com video.