PokerListings Battle of Malta 2015
Der Battle of Malta kehrt zurück! Der Low Buy-in Event des Jahres! Im November! Bei PokerListings auf Malta! Weitere Informationen in Kürze.
Der Battle of Malta 2014 ist entschieden und war ein Riesenerfolg. 1.447 Spieler sorgten für einen Preispool von satten €701.795 und so konnte der Bulgare Antoan Katsarov sein Buy-In von €550, nach einem Deal mit dem Lokalmatador Alan Brincat, in fantastische €122.750 verwandeln. Der Zweitplatzierte Brincat nahm mit €107.250 ebenfalls eine sechsstellige Summe mit nach Hause.
Hier ein paar interessante Fakten zum Battle of Malta 2014:
- Größtes Pokerturnier aller Zeiten in Malta: 1.447 Entries
- Die 926 Entries an Tag 1B sind das größte Tages-Teilnehmerfeld in der maltesischen Geschichte
- Der Preispool von €701.795 ist der höchste, den es bei einem €550 Buy-In Event jemals in Europa gegeben hat
- Größte Siegprämie (€140.000) in der europäischen Geschichte bei einem Buy-In von €550
- Der BOM 2014 war das größte eigenständige Pokerturnier, das es bisher auf europäischem Boden stattgefunden hat.
Die Side Events erfreuten sich ebenfalls einer hohen Beteiligung. Beim €220 Siege of Malta fanden sich 593 Spieler an den Tischen ein und sorgten für eine Siegprämie von €24.000. Das €330 Deepstack Turbo war mit 266 Teilnehmern ebenfalls gut besucht.
Die Stardichte war mit u.a. Leo Margets, Johnny Lodden, Thor Hansen, Dominik Panka, Luca Pagano, Fabrice Soulier, Rupert Elder, Dermot Blain, Maria Ho, Sofia Lovgren, Andreas Hoivold und Marcin Horecki höher als je zuvor.
Auch bis nach Deutschland hat es sich mittlerweile herumgesprochen und so waren die beiden Bracelet-Gewinner Dominik Nitsche und Jan-Peter Jachtmann, WCOOP-Gewinner Patric Huemmerich, Sunday Million Chopper Walid Abdi Ali und EPT Co-Kommentator Borys Drabkin ebenfalls mit dabei. Noch nie waren mehr Deutsche am Start als dieses Jahr.
Unserer besonderer Dank gilt den drei Gewinnern der PokerListings Awards 2014: Thor Hansen, Dominik Panka und Shannon Shorr, sowie der bezaubernden neuen Moderatorin Maria Ho, die einen super Job gemacht hat!
Darüber hinaus bedanken wir uns bei allen Helfern, Sponsoren und Teilnehmern, die den Battle of Malta 2014 zu etwas ganz Besonderem gemacht haben.
Außerdem bitten wir euch um euer Feedback, Anregungen und konstruktive Kritik, um den Battle of Malta weiter verbessern zu können. Unser Ziel ist es ihn zum besten Low-Buy-In-Turnier in Europa zu machen, und deshalb sind wir auf eure Hilfe angewiesen!
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Shaun Deeb is one of the original online tournament grinders and we flew to Mexico to shoot the latest episode of Easy Game as he played the biggest tourney in online poker, the WCOOP Main Event on PokerStars.com. Deeb shares his story and tells us how a college dropout from New York became one of the most successful online poker players in the history of the game. Stay tuned for more episodes of our Easy Game mini-documentary series as we show you the many sides of online poker culture.
Easy Game Episode 4: Griffin 'Flush_Entity' Benger
In Episode 4 of our ongoing poker documentary series EasyGame we travel to Toronto to visit the formerly number one ranked online poker player on the planet: Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger. Over the last few years Benger has made millions of dollars playing poker on the internet, and that was all after being one of the world's top-ranked Counterstrike players. Playing video games took Benger around the world as a teenager but it was nothing compared to what he's accomplished in poker. Join us as we tell the story of one of the most competitive and successful gamers ever.
Easy Game Episode 1: Barry Greenstein
PokerListings.com is kicking off its new poker video series "Easy Game" with one of the greatest poker players to ever play the game. Barry Greenstein has been one of the most successful poker pros in the world for decades and he invited PokerListings.com into his home to give you the benefit of his experience.
Easy Game Episode 2: Matt 'ADZ124' Marafioti
Matthew Marafioti is one of the most controversial poker players in the world. He's won millions of dollars playing online and live but his career has been plagued with criticism for his extravagant lifestyle and outspoken personality. In this new video series PokerListings.com explores one side of Matt Marafioti in his home in Toronto, Canada.