Battle of Malta Online $25M GTD on GGPokerok from July 11 2021
The poker network GGNetwork once again hosts one of the largest series. This time, Battle of Malta 2021 has a total guaranteed prize pool of $ 25 million, which will be played in several hundred tournaments. Moreover, prizes of $ 30K in the form of packages for offline tournaments and 15 bracelets will be played out among the winners of the leaderboard.
If earlier Battle of Malta was held offline in autumn, then due to the pandemic it was decided to re-host the competition online. The chain’s management decided to run the episode three months ahead of schedule, so the summer will be really hot!
In addition to 18 Ring events, in which the winners will receive special rings, the series schedule includes several hundred side tournaments of various limits, starting from $ 25.
Schedule of major events
Introducing the schedule of the main tournaments:
|Date||The time (MSK)||The event||Buy-in (Euro)||Guarantee (Euro)|
|July, 11||9:05 PM||#1: King’s Landing Opener||110||250.000|
|July, 11||11:30 PM||#2: Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$, €1M GTD [Final Stage]||105||1.000.000|
|July, 12||9:05 PM||#3: St. Julian’s Bounty Feast||105||150.000|
|July, 13||9:05 PM||#4: Three Cities Challenge [3-Stack]||330||250.000|
|July, 14||9:05 PM||#5: Iron Throne Marathon||110||150.000|
|July, 15||9:05 PM||#6: Bounty for the Knight||210||200.000|
|July, 16||9:05 PM||#7: PLO-NL Crusaders Bounty Quest||210||50.000|
|July, 17||9:05 PM||#8: Talinn Summer Showdown [6-Max]||55||125.000|
|July, 18||9:05 PM||#9: Kings of Tallinn Main Event||220||500.000|
|July, 18||10:05 PM||#10: MILLION$ European Cup, €1M GTD [Final Day]||50||1.000.000|
|July, 19||9:05 PM||#11: Grand Harbour Superstack||110||150.000|
|July, 20||9:05 PM||#12: Gladiator 6-Max||330||200.000|
|July, 21||9:05 PM||#13: Castle Siege Bounty Turbo [Ultra Deep]||52,5||100.000|
|July, 22||9:05 PM||#14: Bounty for the Queen||315||250.000|
|July, 23||9:05 PM||#15: PLO-NL Knight Crusaders||220||50.000|
|July, 24||8:05 PM||#16: Beat the Pros [Special Edition]||210||200.000|
|July, 25||9:05 PM||#17: Bounty for the King Royal Championship||525||500.000|
|July, 25||11:30 PM||#18: Main Event, €3M GTD [Final Day]||550||3.000.000|
The main event
The main event, which will take place on July 25th, received almost the same buy-in and prize pool. Why practically? The fact is that this time all the main events are nominated in euros, therefore, in comparison with the previous series, the prize fund has increased by about 20%. Apparently, this was done to attract more poker players from European countries.
Description of the main event:
- Dates: from 18 to 25 July;
- Buy-in: €550;
- Number of flights: 58 tournaments;
- Final day: July, 25, 11:30 PM (MSK);
- Starting stack: 250 BB;
- Blinds: 12 minutes;
- Re-entry: re-entrances are not limited during late registration, i.e. up to level 17.
Please note that you can take part in any number of flights, however, only the largest of them will be transferred to the second day.
Most likely, the online series Battle of Malta will be announced in the fall. The fact is that the winners of the leaderboard will receive prizes in the form of packages for offline tournaments:
- 1st place – a package worth € 3200, which includes a seven-day stay in a five-star hotel, tickets to the main and high roller events, as well as money for travel expenses;
- 2nd and 3rd places – € 2200 package, which includes 7 nights in a five-star hotel, main event ticket and travel expenses;
- Places from 4 to 10 – € 1600 package – 4 nights at the hotel, main event ticket and travel expenses;
- Places from 11 to 20 –€ 800 package – main event entrance and travel expenses.
Leaderboard points are calculated using the following formula:
Points = f * sqrt (Prize pool / k), where k — the place where the player finished and f is the special coefficient (х2 for the 1st place, x1.5 for the final table, x1.0 for ITM, bubble crash — x0,5).
Apparently, these prizes will be available in November 2021, when the offline series is expected.