Today marks an exciting milestone of the Battle of Malta as we embark on Day 1c, the third and final regular starting flight of this thrilling competition. Players from around the globe have gathered at the stunning Casino Malta venue, eagerly awaiting their chance to showcase their skills and claim their stake in this intense battle of wits and strategy.
At precisely 1pm, the cards will hit the felt, signaling the commencement of gameplay. With 40-minute levels and breaks scheduled every 2-3 levels, the action promises to be non-stop, with players engaging in calculated moves and bold bluffs to outwit their opponents. As the day progresses, anticipation builds towards the evening’s dinner break, a moment of respite for participants to recharge and reflect on their progress thus far.
Late Registration remains open until the dinner break, allowing those who wish to join the fray a chance to test their mettle against the formidable competition. Today, we expect a formidable turnout of over 500 players, each with their eyes set on victory and the coveted title of “Battle of Malta” champion.
Surviving Day 1c is no small feat. Only the top 15% of the field will advance to Day 2, where the intensity will undoubtedly escalate. However, there is an added incentive for those who make it through the day: all players who survive Day 1c are guaranteed a share of the prize pool, adding an extra layer of excitement and tension to this leg of the tournament.
But the action doesn’t end here. For those who miss out on Day 1c, two turbo starting flights lie ahead. The first turbo flight will take place tonight, providing a second chance for players to make their mark. Tomorrow morning brings the final opportunity with the last turbo flight, ensuring that every contender has a shot at glory.
Please note that we will not provide live blog coverage of the two turbo flights except the final chip counts.
Already, the “Battle of Malta” has proven its appeal, with a staggering 623 entries after the conclusion of Day 1a and Day 1b. Out of those entries, a formidable 94 players have managed to secure a seat at Day 2, a testament to their exceptional skill and resilience. As we move forward, the excitement mounts, and the anticipation for who will emerge as the ultimate victor intensifies.
Stay tuned as we bring you live updates, riveting hand analyses, and exclusive interviews with the competitors throughout this enthralling poker tournament. Brace yourselves for the Battle of Malta, where fortunes will be won, legends will be born, and the spirit of competition will reign supreme. Let the cards fall where they may, and let the games begin!
Here you can follow yesterday’s action in one video: