Tournoi de poker Battle of Malta
La deuxième édition de Battle of Malta est désormais dans les livres d'histoire. Et en parlant d'histoire, ce crû 2013 y est bel et bien rentré : Battle of Malta 2013 aura ni plus ni moins été que le plus grand tournoi de poker jamais organisé à Malte, et désormais même l'un des plus importants en Europe : 888 participants, près de 440 000 € de prizepool (plus que doublant la garantie initiale de 200 000 €), et surtout beaucoup de fun et d'amusement !
L'atmosphère aura en effet une fois de plus été l'un des gros atouts de ce tournoi, avec des pros tels que Dan 'Jungleman12' Cates, Sam Holden, Pierre Neuville ou Andreas Hoivold s'était joints à la fête avec le sourire, aux côtés de centaines d'amateurs venus des quatre coins du globe. Tous auront apporté leur pierre à l'édifice : celui d'un grand rendez-vous dans l'esprit du poker.
Les préparatifs de l'édition 2014 de Battle of Malta sont déjà en route, avec une liste provisoire déjà ouverte aux réservations. Pour vous assurer d'avoir une place, envoyez un e-mail à firstname.lastname@example.org, avec vos nom, prénom et date de naissance.
Votre siège sera réservé jusqu'à un mois avant que le tournoi 2014 ne débute, et cette pré-réservation ne vous engage en aucune manière en matière de paiement. Plus d'infos à venir.
Alors rejoignez-nous dans cette nouvelle aventure, pour l'un des tous meilleurs tournois à bas enjeux organisés en Europe !
A une grosse semaine de la Battle of Malta 2014 l’excitation monte, et plusieurs joueurs professionnels et célébrités de plus ont confirmé qu’ils seront présents.
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Lennaárd vs. Bergman in First-Ever BOM Deluxe Sweden (Teaser)
This November at the 2014 Battle of Malta, two veteran Swedish poker players will go head-to-head in a contest of poker, chess and boxing to settle their epic rivalry once and for all. Ken Lennaárd and Andreas Bergman will compete in four categories: Heads-Up Poker, Chess, Boxing and a Last-Longer Bet in the Battle of Malta Main Event. You can watch the entire contest on video at PokerListings.com in the days following BOM 2014.
2014 Battle of Malta Features Parties, Pros and €500k in Prizes
We spoke to poker pros Maria Ho, Kara Scott, Andreas Hoivold, Sofia Lovgren and Gaelle Baumann about what makes the PokerListings Battle of Malta so special. With a €500,000 guaranteed Main Event, new celebrity host and a packed schedule of side events and parties, the Battle of Malta will have tons to offer both on and off the felt. This November the Battle of Malta will set the record for the biggest poker tournament every held in Malta and poker pros from all over the world will be competing. Listen to five hugely successful poker pros explain why you should consider adding the Battle of Malta to your poker vacation schedule. Whether you qualify online or buy in directly for the affordable price of €550, you'll have the chance to play in one of the best-value poker events on the planets. Playing out November 6-9 at the beautiful Portomaso Casino, the 2014 Battle of Malta will be held in a new, bigger tournament room and will feature a brand-new High Roller Event. Go to http://www.pokerlistings.com/battle-of-malta for more information and to find out how to qualify!
Battle of Malta 2014: Europe's Hottest Low Buy-In Poker Event
Last year the PokerListings Battle of Malta set the record for the biggest poker tournament ever held in Malta, and this November it's back, bigger and better than ever. With a bigger €500,000 guaranteed main event, a brand new high-roller tournament and a huge schedule of parties, the Battle of Malta goes way beyond the action on the felt. Let the battle begin!
Kara Scott Wraps Record-Setting 2013 Battle of Malta
The 2013 Battle of Malta set the record for the biggest poker tournament ever held in Malta and we're recapping the entire event right here with BOM host Kara Scott. From the VIP parties to the sport yacht cruise with the Dudesons, all the way to Louis Cartarius's victory over a field of 888, we've got all the action for you right here.
Germany's Louis Cartarius Wins 2013 Battle of Malta
The second-annual PokerListings Battle of Malta is over and Germany's Louis Cartarius is champion. Cartarius beat local poker player Konrad Abela to claim the title and €80,000. Finnish pro Laurie Pesonen finished fifth and Jukka Hilden of the infamous Dudeson stunt crew narrowly missed out on the final table. Check out the daily highlight video for all the action!
Table Tennis Pro Victoria Lucenkova Deep at Battle of Malta 2013
Victoria Lucenkova is a professional table-tennis player and made a deep run at the 2013 Battle of Malta. She's dating a professional poker player and has traveled around the world to major live poker events. In this interview she tells us about how poker compares to her sport of choice, and her experience at the second-annual Battle of Malta.
Madness at 2013 Battle of Malta VIP Party
Things got real last night at the 2013 PokerListings Battle of Malta VIP party and our video crew was there to catch it all on camera. The Dudesons, Puma Swede, Dan "Jungleman12" Cates and hundreds of poker players all got away from the poker tables to de-stress and enjoy a few adult beverages.
Dudesons and Puma Swede Speedboating, Cliff-Jumping and Wakeboarding in Gozo
The Battle of Malta is about way more than just poker and today we took the infamous Dudesons and Swedish adult film star Puma Swede out in a brand-new Sunseeker sport yacht. We hit the islands of Comino and Gozo for some sun, cliff-jumping and wakeboarding before the poker tournament got underway.
BOM Organizer Ivonne Monteleagre Hits Record Numbers for Malta Poker
The 2013 Battle of Malta is the biggest poker tournament ever held in Malta, more than doubling the €200k guarantee, and that's thanks in large part to event organizer Ivonne Monteleagre. We speak to the woman behind this event and she tells us why organizing a record-setting poker tournament brings her so much satisfaction.
Jukka Hilden of the Dudesons Makes Final 18 at 2013 Battle of Malta
Jukka Hilden, part of the infamous Dudesons from Finland, is still alive at the final two tables of the 2013 Battle of Malta. Hilden told us he doesn't know much about poker but judging by how he's playing at the table we're inclined not to believe him. Jukka is the rockstar of the Dudesons and tells us about poker, his philosophy on life and what he's been up to at the Battle of Malta.
The Dudesons Crash Epic 2013 Battle of Malta Day 2
Day 2 of the 2013 Battle of Malta saw the field cut down to the final 24 and we focused our attention on one of those players in particular. Jukka Hilden, part of the infamous Dudesons crew, is still alive in the event, gunning for a spot at the final table. The PokerListings video crew follows the Dudesons at the tournament plus takes them wakeboarding and cliffjumping on the island of Gozo.
Pierre Neuville Accepts Spirit of Poker Award at Battle of Malta
Belgium's Pierre Neuville won the PokerListings Spirit of Poker Award in the "This is 50+" category for proving that success at the poker table has nothing to do with age. Neuville played his first poker tournament all the way back in the 1960s and turned 70 earlier this year while attending the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. BOM host Kara Scott speaks to Neuville about what this award means to him.
Luca Moschitta is the Future of Italian Poker
Italian young-gun Luca Moschitta won the PokerListings Spirit of Poker Award in the "Here Comes the Future" category for best representing a brand new generation of poker players. Moschitta has already won an event on the Italian Poker Tour, and was one of the youngest players to ever achieve Supernova Elite status on PokerStars. BOM host Kara Scott speaks to Moschitta about what this award means to him.
Spirit of Poker Awards on Huge Day 1B of 2013 Battle of Malta
Day 1B at the 2013 Battle of Malta is over and the final numbers are spectacular. 888 entries absolutely crushed the €200k guarantee, but that wasn't the only exciting thing happening at the Portomaso Casino. Naoya Kihara, Pierre Neuville and Luca Moschitta all received their PokerListings Spirit of Poker Awards, and we caught the whole thing on camera.
Kara Scott Tells Us Why the Battle of Malta is the BOM
This is the second annual Battle of Malta and it's the second time Kara Scott has been gracious enough to host the event. Malta is one of her favorite places on earth and she tells us why she loves the island, and the Battle of Malta, in this new video interview.
Will Tonking Makes 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine
Will Tonking is a professional poker player but he's never had an opportunity like this before. Tonking has made the biggest final table in poker, the WSOP Main Event November Nine, and has a chance at the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion of poker when he returns to Las Vegas in a few months. Tonking is from New Jersey and before this event had just $93,000 in live tournament earnings. He's already guaranteed more than $730,000 for making this table and has a chance at much more. Check out this November Nine video interview to get to know Tonking better and keep watching PokerListings.com this November to find out who will become the next world champion of poker.
Felix Stephensen is First WSOP November Niner from Norway
Felix Stephensen is a 23-year-old poker pro from Oslo, Norway, who now lives in London playing online Pot-Limit Omaha. Stephensen admits that he has very little experience playing Texas Hold'em or live poker tournaments but that didn't stop him from making it to the final table of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event. Stephensen is guaranteed at least $730k for making the 2014 November Nine but has a chance at the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion. Stephensen enters the final table second in chips and with nearly three months to study up on his opponents and Hold'em strategy he's got a great shot at becoming the first-ever Norwegian poker world champion. Check out the full video interview with 2014 WSOP November Niner Felix Stephensen and check back in November to see if Stephensen will come out on top.
Martin Jacobson Makes 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine
Martin Jacobson has a chance to become the first Swedish world champion of poker in history after making the 2014 WSOP Main Event November Nine final table. Before this event Jacobsen had earned almost $5 million playing live poker events. He's got to triple that total in November when he'll be competing for the $10 million first-place prize and the title of world champion. Jacobson had played in seven WSOP Main Events before this and had never made it to the dinner break on Day 2. He told PokerListings this year felt totally different. Jacobson also said he didn't have a single losing level for four days. Get the whole story on 2014 WSOP November Niner Martin Jacobson with this in-depth video interview.
Jorryt van Hoof Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine Final Table
For two straight years Dutch poker players have made the final table of the WSOP Main Event and this year it's Jorryt van Hoof looking to become the first-ever world champion of poker from the Netherlands. van Hoof has been a successful Pot-Limit Omaha cash-game player for years and even owns the poker website nederpoker.com. Before this event he only had $350,000 in live tournament earnings. He's already guaranteed over $730K for making this final table but he's got a chance at up to $10 million should he emerge victorious in November. van Hoof explains to PokerListings
Foosball Champ Billy Pappas Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine
Billy Pappas told PokerListings he's never played a poker tournament with a buy-in bigger than $500 but thanks to a backer buying him into this event he's got a shot at the title of world champion and $10 million. If Pappas can do it he'll add that title to the five world championship of foosball titles he already has. Pappas works as a poker dealer when he's not traveling the world playing foosball and said that the $730k he's already guaranteed will change his life in a big way. We can only imagine what would happen if he won eight figures. Pappas said he was inspired to play poker when a friend turned $1 into $27,000 in two days on PokerStars. Pappas enters the November Nine final table sixth in chips and will be looking to chip up against a line-up he admits has more poker experience than him. Check out the full video interview with 2014 WSOP November Niner Billy Pappas and keep watching PokerListings.com to start your own poker journey.
Bruno Politano is First Brazilian to Make WSOP November Nine
Bruno Politano is the first to ever make the final table of the World Series of Poker Main Event and according to Politano, he's going to have an entire country cheering him on in November. "This is not just my dream. This is a country's dream," Bruno told PokerListings.com. Politano has been playing poker for many years but still doesn't consider himself a pro. He owns a women's fashion store in Brazil but it's safe to say he'll be able to do whatever he wants if he wins this event and the $10 million first-place prize. "Until yesterday poker was the second most important thing in my life but today it's the first." Check out the full WSOP November Nine video interview with Bruno Politano and keep watching PokerListings for the latest and greatest poker content.
Poker Pro Dan 'dsindy' Sindelar Makes 2014 WSOP November Nine
Dan Sindelar is originally from a small town of 800 people in Nebraska but moved to Las Vegas to pursue his dream of playing poker professionally. He's been at it for almost a decade and although he's had success in cash games and tournaments both online and live, nothing he's done even comes close to this. In November Sindelar will have a shot at $10 million and the title of world champion. Sindelar's father Bill is a world champion power-lifter and Dan told PokerListings that he wants to win so there can be two world champions in the Sindelar family. Sindelar enters the final table fifth in chips but is certainly considered one of the stronger players remaining. Check out this full November Nine video interview with Dan Sindelar to get to know him better.
Mark Newhouse Amazes with Back-to-Back WSOP Main Event Final Tables
Mark Newhouse is an experienced professional poker players who is on the verge of the biggest opportunity of his poker career, again. One year ago Newhouse made the final table of the 2013 WSOP Main Event and somehow he's managed to do it again in 2014. Last November Newhouse returned to the Rio with a shot at the world championship but ended up being the first player eliminated. Going into this year's finale he's third in chips and has vowed he will not finish ninth again. Newhouse told PokerListings what this accomplishment means to him and how much last year's experience will help him in November.
Eddy Sabat Finishes 16th in 2014 WSOP Main Event
Eddy Sabat has been playing poker professionally on the live tournament circuit since 2007 and had the biggest opportunity of his career today in Las Vegas. Unfortunately Sabat busted just a few spots shy of the November Nine. The consolation? A $347,521 payday. Sabat brought his live tournament total to over $2.3 million and posted another six-figure score to his resume. PokerListings spoke to Sabat before he busted and it was clear that this experience meant a lot to him. "As someone who has dedicated his life to poker this is a dream come true for me," said Sabat. And in addition to the $347k, Sabat also said he'll be taking very valuable poker experience away from the seven days he's spent playing in this WSOP Main Event.
Martin Jacobson Flying Swedish Flag on Way to WSOP November Nine
Eight of the remaining 13 players are from countries outside of the United States and flying the flag for Sweden as head in to the November Nine is veteran poker pro Martin Jacobson. The only Swede left, Jacobson has been playing professionally for the last six years and in that time has racked up over $4.8 million in live tournament earnings. Jacobson is already guaranteed $441,000 but if he can hold on until the final table, he'll have a shot at $10 million and the title of world champion in November. Jacobson is very well-respected among elite live tournament pros and said in the interview he's doing his best to keep calm and take it one decision at a time. It was obvious this win would mean the world to him but he also said he's not going to get ahead of himself and make plans for money he hasn't yet won. Check out the interview and keep watching PokerListings.com for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Bruno Politano Gunning to be First Brazilian Poker World Champion
Bruno Politano has been playing poker for 12 years but he's not a professional. The Brazilian owns and operates a store back home but said poker has been very good for his bankroll. This is Politano's second time in Las Vegas but depending on how today goes he might be coming back again this November to play the final table. Politano has cashed four times at the WSOP already this summer and so far today has been controlling the action at his table. Before this Main Event Politano only had $110,000 in live tournament earnings but he's already guaranteed almost $350,000 in this event. Poker is already exploding in Brazil and having a Brazilian make the November Nine, and potentially become a world champion, would drive that growth even further. Check out the full interview and keep watching PokerListings.com for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Luis Velador Could Become First Mexican World Champion of Poker
Mexican-American Luis Velador has been playing poker for 15 years and in that time has won two WSOP gold bracelets. This year is the first time he's gone deep in the Main Event and if he can make it a little deeper he'll make poker history as the first Mexican world champion of poker ever. Velador is also the only multiple bracelet winner left in this field. He won a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event in 2008 and a $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha/Hold'em event in 2010. Velador told us he was a tile-setter before picking up poker and that it took him roughly five years of playing before he was winning enough to quit his job and play poker full time. Velador has over $1.45 million in live tournament earnings but he could increase that in a big way if he can make this final table. Check out the full video interview and keep watching PokerListings.com for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Maria Ho Scores Second 'Last Woman Standing' Title in WSOP Main Event
Maria Ho first hit television screens as the last woman standing in the 2007 WSOP Main Event and now, seven years later, she's done it again. The host of the 2014 PokerListings Battle of Malta finished 77th out of 6,683 players, taking home over $85,000. PokerListings spoke to Maria following her elimination to find out how tough it is to come close to the biggest final table in poker for the second time. While she's proud of the accomplishment it's clear Maria had bigger plans than a 77th-place finish. This November Maria Ho will be joining PokerListings.com for the third-annual PokerListings Battle of Malta, Europe's hottest low buy-in poker event. Check out the interview and head to the Battle of Malta page for more information. http://www.pokerlistings.com/battle-of-malta
Mark Newhouse Hunts Back-To-Back WSOP November Nines
Last year Mark Newhouse made the final table of the WSOP Main Event and right now he's on course to become the first player to do it two years in a row. Newhouse has been in the game for a long time and he's seen more ups and downs than most. In 2006 he won the World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open for $1.5 million and has admitted to making a few bad decisions after coming into so much money. Last year Newhouse made the November Nine and said that if he won millions of dollars he'd be in a much better position to use the money responsibly. Unfortunately last year Newhouse was the first player out at the November Nine final table. He scored over $730,000 but it was clearly a big disappointment. Now, one year later, he's got a second chance. Check out the full video interview below and keep watching PokerListings for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Bryan Devonshire is the Ron Swanson of the Poker World
Bryan "Devo" Devonshire might be shaggy and wear a hat but it's clear he's the Ron Swanson of poker. Devonshire has the kind of calm and collected mastery of manhood that's only possible through a liberal helping of working with your hands, spending time outside and alcohol. Great men have achieved this level throughout history but thanks to Ron Swanson it's a goal no longer reserved only for those who read Hemingway or Steinbeck. Our hope is that Devonshire will win the WSOP Main Event and act as an example for a new generation of poker players who so desperately need a strong male role model to show there's a big wide world out there beyond the poker room, a world of manly things like river-rafting, beards and making love to a woman. Check out the full video interview to find out why poker needs a champ like Bryan Devonshire and keep watching PokerListings.com for the latest news and video from the 2014 World Series of Poker.
Jason Koon vs. The Mountain (Teaser for Short Documentary)
PokerListings.com brings you a teaser for its upcoming short poker documentary with high-stakes poker pro Jason Koon. We learn about climbing the stakes in poker and moving forward in life from one of the brightest minds in the poker world. Jason Koon has racked up almost $3.5 million in live tournament earnings and routinely plays some of the biggest buy-in poker events in the world. Koon is an American but after online poker was shut down in the US on Black Friday, he moved to Vancouver to continue to play poker on the internet. Now he lives with fellow high-stakes pro Ben Tollerene and uses Vancouver as a launching pad to travel the world playing poker. In the next month PokerListings.com is shooting a special short poker documentary to tell Jason Koon's unique story. Check out this short teaser now and keep an eye on PokerListings.com for the full documentary coming soon!
Xuan Liu Poker Mini-Doc: Easy Game Episode 8
The eighth and final episode of PokerListings.com's short poker documentary series takes us to Toronto, Canada to get to know one of poker's fastest rising stars, Xuan Liu. A respected online and live pro, Liu has been immersed in the live tournament circuit for the last few years. She's already made two major final tables and she's got more than $1.4 million in live earnings. But in addition to much success at the poker felt, we learn that Liu's values go far beyond becoming the best poker player in the world.
Easy Game Episode 7: Matt Salsberg
Matt Salsberg has written and produced TV shows like Weeds and Entourage but in the last couple years he's spent at least as much time at the poker table as in the writer's room. For the seventh episode of our short documentary series Easy Game we fly to LA to talk to Salsberg, his family and Weeds creator Jenji Kohan. We also follow Salsberg to the LA Poker Classic to speak with long-time WPT commentator Mike Sexton.
Easy Game Episode 6: Terrence Chan
Terrence Chan has been a big part of the poker world for more than a decade. First as a member of the team that developed PokerStars and later as a high-stakes, heads-up Limit Hold'em specialist. You could say Chan had it made. So why did the 32-year-old from Vancouver, Canada put it all on the line to pursue a career in mixed martial arts? In the latest episode of our poker documentary series Easy Game, we follow Chan in Vancouver to find out.
Easy Game Episode 5: Dan 'Jungleman12' Cates
In the fifth episode of our ongoing poker documentary series Easy Game we travel to Malta to bring you the legendary Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates. Cates is one of the most successful high-stakes poker players in the world and he gives us his poker story plus insight into the world of online nosebleed cash games. Keep an eye on PokerListings.com for more episodes in the Easy Game series.
Easy Game Episode 3: Shaun Deeb
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.