Maltese Amateur Poker Championship 2018

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Amateur Poker Association & Tour (APAT) are hugely excited to confirm the first ever visit to Malta 5th-6th Nov 18 to host the Maltese Amateur Poker Championship, a 2-day NLHE MTT with €120 buyin, 20k stack and a 45 minute clock with a capacity of 400 players as part of The Malta Poker Festival.

Tom Brady, APAT Operations Director responsible for the APAT live tour, says “we’re hugely excited to be paying our first visit to Malta, and to be involved with Ivonne Montealegre as part of the Malta Poker Festival 2018, where our players can look forward to not only the traditional APAT National Championship quality event being run over 5th and 6th November 2018, but also get involved in the MPF from 1st November, where our partners have created a hugely exciting schedule for the week in a paradise destination that all poker players will no doubt revel in – sometimes poker comes second!”

Portomaso’s Geneneral Manager, Gianfranco Scordato adds: “Our casino is ready for a wonderful week in November. We are pleased to bring the recreational player the opportunity to experience a professional “big tour” play, with such a low buy-in. Playing quality poker alongside with our beautiful location is our mission and MPF also adds the friendly atmosphere that characterizes the operation.”

The MPF takes places 1st-6th Nov at the Portomaso Casino in the stunning setting of St Julians on the island of Malta, which lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean. With superb sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 7,000 years of intriguing history, there is plenty to enjoy and a great deal to see and do at the MPF, and beyond.

The MPF consists of a €550 Main Event with a €500k guarantee, and in addition to the APAT Maltese Amateur Poker Championship, is supported with main event live satellites, Ladies event, High Roller, Hendon Mob Championship, Players’ Choice, NLHE and PLO MTTs and even a Blackjack tournament to spice things up.

Thursday 1st November 2018

12:00 hrs Registration for Malta Poker Festival Grand Event €550 No Limit Hold’em opens.
14:00 hrs Malta Poker Festival Grand Event €550 No Limit Hold’em Day 1A. One re-entry per flight only. Capacity: 700 players. 9 Handed play GUARANTEED!!!
18:00 hrs Gozo FLASH Satellite €6 So much fun! 1 Hand for every 10 players with 1 ticket to the Malta Poker Festival Grand Event Satellite.
19:00 hrs MPF Grand Event Satellite Buy-in €55+5 (Single re-entry available). For every ten players 1 MPF Grand Event ticket. Cap: 300 players
21:30 hrs MPF Opening Cocktail Party at Quarterdeck, Hilton. Free for all package Holders and MPF Grand Event players!

Friday 2nd November

12:00 hrs Registration for Malta Poker Festival Grand Event €550 No Limit Hold’em opens.
14:00 hrs Malta Poker Festival Grand Event €550 No Limit Hold’em Day 1B. One re-entry per flight only. Capacity:700 players
18:00 hrs Comino FLASH Satellite €6 So much fun! 1 Hand for every 10 players with 1 ticket to the Malta Poker Festival Grand Event Satellite.
19:00 hrs MPF Grand Event Satellite #roadtoMPF €55+5 (re-entry available). Cap: 250 players
21:00 hrs NLH Grandmaster High-Roller Super Satellite – Buy-in: €132+€18 (Re-entry available) Cap: 250 players
23:00 hrs ALL-IN Friday at Club Level 22, hosted by Events by Martin, free for all package holders!

Saturday 3rd November

12:00 hrs Registration for Malta Poker Festival Grand Event €550 No Limit Hold’em opens. All other tournaments and championships open for registraton.
14:00 hrs Malta Poker Festival Grand Event €550 No Limit Hold’em Day 1C.One re-entry per flight only. Capacity:700 players
14:30 hrs NLH MPF Highroller Satellite. Buy-in: €120+€12. Minmum Capacity: 150 players
15:30 hrs MPF Ladies Event Buy-in: €90+€10 (Single Re-entry) Cap: 100 players
18:30 hrs MPF Black Jack Tournament starts. Capacity: 30 players.
20:00 hrs NLH Grandmaster High-Roller. Buy-in: €1,200+€120 (Single Re-entry) Cap: 150 players
22:00 hrs MPF VIP Player Party. Location: TBD.

Sunday 4th November

12:00 Registration for all other tournaments and championships opens.
14:00 Malta Poker Festival Grand Event €550 No Limit Hold’em Day 2. Registration closed.
15:00 hrs HENDON MOB CHAMPIONSHIP No Limit Hold’em Day 1 – Buy-in: €220+€30 (Re-entry available). Capaciy: 400 players
16:00 hrs Variation tournament PLAYER’S CHOICE! Buy-in: €150+€15 (Re-buys) Cap: 150 players
17:00 PLO Knight Crusaders – Buy-in: €200+€20 (Single Re-entry) Cap: 90 players
21:00 hrs No Limit Hold’em Win the Cross. Buy-in:€100+€10 (1 Re-entry). Cap: 150 players

Monday 5th November 2018

07:00 to 10:00 “Après tournament” Prosecco Breakfast at Hilton Free for Package Holders!
14:00 Malta Poker Festival Grand Event €550 No Limit Hold’em Day 3.
Registration closed.
14:30 APAT Maltese Amateur Poker Championship No Limit Hold’em Day1
Buy-in €100+€20 Day 1
16:00 HENDON MOB CHAMPIONSHIP No Limit Hold’em Day 2
Registration closed.

Tuesday 6th November 2018

12:30 APAT Maltese Amateur Poker Championship No Limit Hold’em
Day 2 and Final Table* Registration closed
15:00 HENDON MOB CHAMPIONSHIP No Limit Hold’em Final Table*
15:30 Malta Poker Festival Grand Event €550 No Limit Hold’em Final Table*
*Live Stream w/ hole cards on 30-minute delay available for all three Final Tables

 

An APAT Online Holding tank, and the APAT Eventbrite reserve-a-seat facility, will both be available for players to guarantee their seat in advance, and an online Satellite programme will run for both ‘event only’ and ‘event/hotel packages’.