€395,747. That is the prize “Alister333” got their hands on after conquering the 2022 Battle of Malta Online Main Event at GGPoker. Such a huge prize was made possible by 7,104 players buying in for €550 and creating a €3,711,840 prize pool, far greater than the advertised €2,500,000.
Some 1,132 players took to the GGPoker virtual felt for the final day of the Battle of Malta Online Main Event with 800 of those returnees helping themselves to a slice of the pot. Eight and a quarter hours after the final day commenced, “Alister333” emerged victorious with almost €400,000 to show for their $550 investment.
Battle of Malta Online Main Event Final Table Results
|3||David “Stoic123” Mitchell||Canada||€222,854|
|4||Yabba Dabba Doo||Montenegro||€167,117|
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Plenty of big names reached the money place, including Joseph Cheong, Ottomar Ladva, Elio Fox, Christian Jeppsson, Daniel Dvoress, Viktor Malinovskyand Yuri Dzivielevskithe latter falling in 22nd place for €12,140.
The nine finalists locked in €39,630 for their efforts but almost 10 times that sum awaited the eventual champion.
“Narwhale,” “DevolveMeuOuro,” “Shepit,” other “kerly1990” fell by the wayside and left only five players in the hunt to become the Battle of Malta Online champion. Each of those five remaining players were now guaranteed six-figures for their deep run.
Fifth place and €125,320 went to “Fozzi” of Austria, before “Yabba Dabba Doo” of Montenegro busted in fourth for €167,117. Heads-up was set when Canada’s David “Stoic123” Mitchell ran out of luck and crashed in third, a finish worth €222,854.
Nobody would have batted an eyelid had Georgios Manousos and “Alister333” discussed a deal with there being a near €100,000 difference in prize money between first and second. Either player would have made a worth champion but it was “Alister333” who claimed the honors in addition to a cool €395,747 in prize money; Manousos collected €297,181 for his bridesmaid finish.
Latest Battle of Malta Online Results
|events||buy in||entrants||Prize pool||champion||Prize|
|#14: Bounty for the King||€525||848||€424,000||Almazik93||€47,407*|
|#15: St Julian’s Bounty Feast||€105||1,993||€199,300||KumisMan228||€20,378*|
|#16: GG Masters Royal Championship||€1,050||1,083||€1,083,000||1uckyf1sh||€149,956*|
|#17: Omaholic Crusaders Bounty Quest||€210||666||€133,200||silverplat||€16,464*|
|#18: Main event||€550||7.104||€3,711,840||Alister333||€395,747|
*includes bounty payments