888poker will be back again this year as a headline sponsor for Battle of Malta 2019. Close to 100 players qualified online at 888poker for last year’s event and the site will be running a ton of satellites for this year too. Satellites kick off late July and will be on the .es and .it platforms as well as .com. Players will be able to compete for as little as one cent via feeders into the main weekly $109 online qualifier. The $2k packages will include accommodation at the fabulous Intercontinental Hotel as well as €555 buy-in for the €1,000,000 guarantee Battle of Malta Main Event.
This year’s Battle of Malta festival takes place October 15-22 in the spectacular Eden Arena at the InterContinental Conference Centre in St Julian’s. 888 will yet again be hosting its own event at the festival – the Crazy 888s tourney takes place October 17 with a €88 + €8 buy-in and unlimited re-entries. Last year’s Crazy 888’s winner was Israeli player Daniel Sagians who snagged €4,934 after defeating a 302-strong field.
The award-winning Battle of Malta smashed records last year with by far the biggest field ever seen for an event in Malta. The number of Main Event entries totalled a staggering 3,816, and the €1,850,760 prize pool was nearly double the €1 million guarantee. There were more than 13,000 entries across the festival overall.