Custom Flags, Hoodies and more at THM Championship Malta

In just a month’s time, the Hendon Mob Championship will be playing down to a winner at it’s inaugural stop in Malta. The Mediterranean island has been the home of The Hendon Mob and GPI team since 2013, and come the of start of November, much of the island will be gripped by poker fever as the 2018 Malta Poker Festival takes center stage.

Malta Poker Festival @ Portomaso Casino

The Malta Poker Festival will the first of it’s kind to do away with side events in favour of purely main events, including the MPF Main, The Hendon Mob Championship, the Israeli Poker Championship and APAT Main Event. All events will feature the big blind ante, which has become standard in the world’s biggest events, improving game-flow and increasing the number of hands dealt.

The €220+€30 Hendon Mob Championship will play out over the 4th and 5th November at Malta’s premier poker venue, The Casino at Portomaso, the home to 3 EPTs and 2 WPTs. Last month, The Malta Poker Festival stakeholders got together at the casino to talk about the vision behind MPF, and give the local players and media, a flavor of what was to come.

Custom Flags & Limited Hoodies

The team at THM/GPI is very excited to announce that the THM Championship event will award a unique custom ‘Flag’ on the Hendon Mob profile of all players who cash in the event, a flag that will be achievable nowhere in the world other than at a Hendon Mob Championship event.

‘Flag hunting’ has been synonymous with Hendon Mob for many years, with some players traveling to far-flung destinations purely for the hope adding of new and unusual flag to their collection. When Super High Roller specialist Steve O’Dwyer showed up playing a $200 PLO tournament in Tbilisi, Georgia in 2016, he confirmed the reason for his presence was his quest for the coveted Georgian flag on his Hendon Mob profile.

In addition to the awarding of the unique THMC flag, there will also be a series of Hendon Mob ‘bounties’ playing the event. These players will be chosen from the THM team as well as selected friends and known pros. These bounties can be identified by their Hendon Mob hoodies, limited edition hoodies which will be won by anyone who knocks out one of our team.

Stay tuned to and our social media accounts for more announcements as the event draws closer. The team looks forward to seeing you in Malta.

Pictures from the recent Press Conference