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Welcome to the 2023 Malta Poker Festival Autumn Edition


Welcome to the 2023 Malta Poker Festival (MPF) Autumn Edition at the luxurious surroundings of Portomaso Casino for a week of thrilling poker action.

The highlight of the festival is easily the €500,000 guaranteed MPF €550 Grand Event powered by the Unibet DeepStack Open (UDSO).

While the focus of our coverage will be on the Grand Event, we will provide updates along the way from the side events as well. The coverage will officially kick off with Day 1c but we will provide vital statistics and ending chip counts from the first two opening flights as well.

The Grand Event boasts seven opening flights from October 24-29 with surviving players battling it out for two more days on October 29-30 until the latest winner is crowned.

Main Event Day 1a Structure

Check out the blind structure for Day 1a through Day 1d below. Players are allowed to re-enter up to two times during each opening flight until the start of Level 9.

PlaceSmall BlindBig BlindsBig Blind AnteDuration
110010010050 min.
210020020050 min.
320030030050 min.
Break15 min.
420040040050 min.
530060060050 min.
640080080050 min.
Break60 min.
75001,0001,00050 min.
86001,2001,20050 min.
Break15 min.
91,0001,5001,50050 min.
101,0002,0002,00050 min.
111,5002,5002,50050 min.
Break15 min.
121,5003,0003,00050 min.
132,0004,0004,00050 min.

Stay tuned at the Malta Poker Festival website for all of your updates.

Welcome to the Malta Poker Festival

The 2023 Malta Poker Festival kicked off with a handful of side events on April 24-25 with much more action to come until the conclusion of our festival on May 1.

Our coverage will begin on Wednesday, April 26 at 2 p.m. when cards are in the air for the much-anticipated €300,000 guaranteed Malta Poker Festival €550 Grand Event.

The MPF Grand Event is a deep-stacked affair with players starting each of the five opening flights from April 26-29 with 50,000 in chips. The first four flights, including today’s Day 1a will feature 13 blind levels of 40 minutes each with the final blind level boasting quicker 20-minute blind levels.

Players can re-enter up to two times per flight during the first eight levels of any opening flight.

Also taking place today are two other side events with the €150 Betsson One Bullet kicking off at 8 p.m. followed by a fun €230 Crazy Pineapple tournament at 9 p.m. Additionally, there will be another Grand Event satellite at 7 p.m. boasting a €70 buy-in.

Check out our blog throughout the day for all of your updates on today’s Grand Event action!

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