2015 Battle of Malta: Top 5 reasons to play BOM this year

The record-breaking Battle of Malta is back and the fun starts here…

Since its debut in 2012, the Battle of Malta has quickly established itself as one of the biggest and best tournaments in Europe. Last year it broke records including the biggest field for a poker tournament in Malta and the biggest ever prize pool for a €550 buy-in tournament in Europe.

It was also recognised at the European Poker Awards, where it walked away with the Event of the Year (buy-ins under $2k), beating off stiff competition from the WPT500 and the Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event.

The good news is that it’s back for 2015 and it’s set to be bigger and better than ever when it plays out November 4-9. The €550 buy-in and €500k guarantee are the same but after 1,447 players turned up last year, creating a prize pool of €701,795, the organisers are expecting 2,000 players for 2015’s event. That could see you playing for your share of a monster prize pool of €1,000,000, with a first prize of around €200,000. Not bad for a €550 buy-in!

The Battle of Malta has earned its must-play status away from the poker tables too. As well as the affordable side events, BOM offers you the chance to bask yourself in the winter sun and enjoy three VIP parties, including All-In Friday at Malta’s number one nightclub.

Last year lots of big names turned up for the fun including Maria Ho, Leo Margets, Johnny Lodden, Dominik Nitsche and Sofia Lövgren. Maria Ho is back again as the host in 2015 and you can expect to play and rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in the game.

All online qualifiers get full access to the VIP parties and with freerolls running daily, you could experience it all without spending a penny. Last year Antoan Katsarov pocketed the biggest cash of his career when he lifted the BOM trophy. He’d only had one live cash before he won the Main Event and €122,750. Don’t miss your chance to take down the biggest BOM yet later this year.

5 reasons why you HAVE to play BOM this year

1. €500,000 guarantee

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Unless you’re a high-rolling superstar, you don’t often get to play poker for serious life-changing money. The 2015 Battle of Malta comes with a massive €500,000 guarantee, for a buy-in of just €550. Last year the guarantee was smashed and the prize pool ended up at €723,500. 170 players went home with at least double their buy-in and the first prize was €140,000 – a return on investment of over 25,000%! Not bad for a few days in the sun. Make sure you’ve got a chance of lifting the trophy this year.

2. Be a record breaker!

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The very first Battle of Malta was held in 2012 when 349 runners turned up creating a prize pool of €169,265. In 2013, the BOM Main Event attracted 888 runners, making it the largest tournament held in Malta. Last year the numbers almost doubled when 1,447 turned up and helped BOM smash its own record. This year it’s expecting even more runners and possibly a seven-figure prize pool! This is your chance to get your name in the record books and play in the largest tournament in Malta’s history.

3. It’s more than poker

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You might be playing for life-changing cash in the Main Event, with loads of one and two-day side events if you bust, but there’s a lot more to the Battle of Malta than just the poker. If you were there last year you’ll know the parties are as big as the poker at BOM and this year is set to be no different. You can mingle with the stars at the infamous VIP party, enjoy the cocktail party at the five-star Hilton and treat yourself to table service for All-In Friday at Twenty-Two, Malta’s most exclusive nightclub.

4. Enjoy the winter sun

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When you’re not playing poker it’s time to enjoy your holiday. The weather in Malta is still hot enough in November to get some serious sun at some of the best beaches in Europe. The sandy beach at St George’s Bay is slap-bang in the party capital of Malta and it was the first to get a blue flag in Malta. If you want to beach it and stay close enough to the shops and bars, this is the place to go. The rocky coast of Sliema offers a great alternative if you want to snorkel in the clear blue sea.

5. Satellite and save

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You can play for a full €1,550 Battle of Malta package online that gives you your €550 buy-in, five nights’ accommodation at the five-star Hilton Hotel, €300 for travel and expenses, and entry to the official BOM Party and other VIP events. The best bit? You can qualify for free! Daily freerolls are running now on Triobet, Betsson, NordicBet and Betsafe. These run through €3+€0.30 Level 1s and €25+€2 Level 2s into the €160+€15 Weekly Final with one package guaranteed. CLICK HERE for more satellite details.

If this hasn’t got you pumped to play the Battle of Malta this year then how about the chance to win a full package worth €1,550 in our exclusive freeroll?

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