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Battle of Malta 2020 Poker Tournament
Freetips staff 08 Dec 2020
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An incredible $30m is guaranteed in the 2020 Battle of Malta taking place online at GGPoker.com in November.

    Battle of Malta 2020
  • What is the Battle of Malta?
  • Why is it online?
  • GGPoker System Upgrades
  • Battle of Malta Schedule
  • Battle of Malta FAQs

What is the Battle of Malta?

The Battle of Malta Poker Tournament began as a single 349-player freezeout in the basement of the Portomaso Casino in St. Julian’s, Malta in 2012. Today the Battle of Malta is a 15-event, $30m GTD online poker festival that attracts a global audience. 

This year's edition of The Battle of Malta takes place from November 1st 2020 to November 22nd 2020 and has a number of key events including the $550 buy-in Main Event which will have a guaranteed $3m in cash prizes.

Why is it online?

The Battle of Malta has moved online for 2020 after organizers Casino Malta decided that having the in-person tournament was too risky in the current climate. John Scanlon, Director of Live Poker Events at GGPoker told Freetips.com: “We’ve put together an incredible package for our online players and we are confident that this year’s Battle of Malta will be bigger and better than ever."

GGPoker System Upgrades

To coincide with the Battle of Malta GGPoker has updated its poker software and has added many new features including Rush & Cash poker, All-In or Fold, Spin & Gold, integrated staking platform, SnapCam video messaging, the ability to squeeze your hole cards, PokerCraft, and Smart HUD.  New players can register using the GGPoker.com NEWBONUS promo code. Register using this code to get the maximum new user bonus.

Battle of Malta Schedule

This year’s edition of the Battle of Malta will be held online at GGPoker and feature a $550 Main Event with a hefty $3,000,000 guarantee. 

Overview of Key Events

Battle of Malta 2020 Events
The Map of all the Battle of Malta Events

Battle of Malta 2020 Ring Event Schedule

Event Name
November 1 2020 16 King's Landing Opener $110 $200,000
November 1 2020 17 Gaming Employee Championships $100
November 1 2020 18 Kings of Tallin Main Event $215 $500,000
November 5 2020 Bounty for the Knight $210 $200,000
November 7 2020 18 Grandmaster High Roller $1,200 $250,000
November 8 2020 18 High Roller Championship $5,250 $2,000,000
November 8 2020 18.3 Siege of Malta $215 $2,000,000
November 12 2020 18 Bounty for the Queen $315 $300,000
November 14 2020 18 Bounty Poker Tour Special $105 $200,000
November 15 2020 Bounty for the King $525 $500,000
November 15 2020 18.3 Mini Main Event $55 $1,000,000
November 19 2020 18 St. Julian's Bounty Feast $105 $200,000
November 21 2020 18 Crusader's Cup $215 $250,000
November 22 2020 18.3 Main Event $550 $3,000,000
November 22 2020 20 The Revenge $315 $500,000

BoM Highlights

Key highlights are the Siege of Malta ($215 buy-in, $2m GTD) on 8th October 2020, the Mini-Main Event ($55 buy-in, $1m GTD) and finally the Main Event ($550 buy-in, $3m GTD).

Battle of Malta Highlights

Battle of Malta FAQs

What is the Battle of Malta?

The Battle of Malta is an annual no-limit hold'em poker tournament in Malta which was founded in 2012.

What has the previous record Main Event been?

In 2019 the tournament had a prize pool guarantee of €1,000,000 and kept its €550 buy-in for the 8th year in a row. With the more than 4,000 entries the guarantee was easily surpassed and in the end €2,258,645 where distributed among the players.

Why is the Battle of Malta Online?

In August 2020 the organizers decided against staging a live poker event given the uncertainty relating to the ongoing Corona pandemic.

When does the Battle of Malta Poker Tournament take place?

The tournament will run from November 1st until November 22nd and is available online at GGPoker.

Who is Steven van Zadelhoff?

Steven van Zadelhoff is a Dutch poker pro who has lived in Malta for many years. Zadelhoff is one of the most successful online tournament players of all time with estimated winnings of over $10 Million across various platforms and a World Championship of Online Poker title in his trophy collection. He made it to the final table of the Battle of Malta 2019 and was the favorite to win the title.

What happened in the Final Table in 2020?

Steven van Zadelhoff was beaten by the Moldovan player Serghei Lisii. The two played a heads-up that lasted 4 hours and even a deal struck after 2 hours of play could not speed up the battle. After a total of 43 levels played fortune favored Lisii and he won his final all-in with K♣️7♥ against 7♣️6♦.


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