Malta Poker Open – Programme

10/25/2010 Posted in News by No Comments

Malta Poker Open

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The Malta Poker Open Programme:

After several months of anticipation, the Malta Poker Open 2010 – Powered by XLBet is finally round the corner.

Since the first live satellites which took place in the month of August, hundreds of players got together every month to try their shot at winning a seat for the Malta Poker Open €1,100 main event.

With just a few days to go, we already have a list of ‘A’ class players who will be joining in on the action at the Portomaso Casino, St. Julians, Malta, for the second edition of what many Maltese players proclaim as the most anticipated tournament of 2010. There are also 3 Danish poker coaches who will be attending the main event, together with 3 Danish cover girls who will be competing at the PokerQueen of the Rock – ladies event., title sponsors of the Malta Poker Open 2010 are sending numerous players to the event, many of which have qualified online through the XLBet satellites which have taken place over the course of the last 3 months. Jetbull poker – qualifying partners for the Malta Poker Open 2010 also have a list of 10 players who will be joining in on the action for the 3 day poker festival.

With the numbers shaping up as expected, the Malta Poker Open 2010 – Powered byXLBet will deliver 3 days of non stop action to the poker players looking for a premium poker tournament at the end of October 2010. Have a look at the programme below for a taste of what’s about to come

Friday 29th October 2010

6:30pm – Opening Ceremony & re-enactment: the In Guardia parade.

In Guardia Parade

The IN GUARDIA PARADE is a historical re-enactment that portrays an authentic historical event set in the late 16th – early 17th century.  During the re-enactment the fort’s garrison is dressed in uniforms to demonstrate its military prowess.

Watch Grandmaster La Valette as he hands over the ‘Sword of Honour’ [and trophy 1st prize] to the Malta Poker Open tournament director, whilst saluting the players and opening the tournament with an explosive ceremony.

PokerQueen of the Rock - Ladies tournament7:30pm – PokerQueen of the Rock – Ladies event [€100 + 10]

A tournament aimed specifically at the ladies, where they will compete for the title, PokerQueen of the Rock and the tournament bracelet for this year’s ladies tournament. Ladies of all experience levels are invited! The tournament will also be attended by 3 danish cover girls, who are flying in specifically for this event after several weeks of poker training by three of Denmark’s finest Poker Coaches.

8:30pm – Malta Poker Open Sit n Go satellites [€110 + 10]

Players who haven’t qualified for the Malta Poker Open 2010 main event need not fret. This is the aspiriing player’s final chance at qualifying for the €1,100 event through a series of SNG tournaments, paying out one in every ten players.

8:30pm on – Cash Games & other side events

Saturday 30th October 2010

2:30pm – Main event Day 1 [€1,100]Malta Poker Open - Powered by XLBet

Join the action at Malta’s hottest Poker tournament and take your chance at winning a chunky prize-pool to start off autumn with a bang. The tournament will give players 15,000 chips as their starting stack and will feature 50 minute blind levels.

3:30pm on – Cash Games & other side events

Sunday 31th October 2010

2:30pm – Main event Day 2 [€1,100]

Day 2 of the Malta Poker Open – Powered by XLBetwill start with the Day 1 ‘survivors’ and will progress until one player is left at the table for the prize giving ceremony.

Day 2 will feature a live audience set-up for players who would like to support their friends, or just come and watch the live action at our specialised set-up for live audience entertainment. This will take place at the onset of the final table start.

15:00pm on – Cash Games & other side events

Additional Features:

Side Events and Cash games

Various tournaments and cash games will be going on throughout the three day Malta Poker Open, so even if you’re not taking part in the main event, there’s no reason to miss the Malta Poker Open. Just pop by and take a seat at one of the many tables available.


Available to the Malta Poker Open 2010 participants and cash game players. Players will be enjoy a fully fledged buffet with exquisite culinary creations, and selected cuisine prepared by the most accomplished chefs at the Portomaso Complex.

Final table action and audience set-up

For this year’s tournament we have specifically designed the final table area for the audience to enjoy the final table action with unrestricted views, as well as a projected stream of the table action for everyone to enjoy. Players are encouraged to invite their family and loved ones to support them during the final stage of the Malta Poker Open.

Camera Crew

The Malta Poker Events camera crew will be buzzing around the venue reporting, and getting interviews with the players at the Malta Poker Open! Flaunt your best gear and be ready to share your thoughts about the event on camera during the 3 day Malta Poker Open – Powered by XLBet

Social Activities & Parties

Lots of social events will be available to the Malta Poker Open Participants, just check out the schedule at the Malta Poker Open registration desk, to see what’s available, and reserve your place.

The Malta Poker Open 2010 – Powered by is being supported by the following collaborators

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