Long-Awaited Malta Poker Festival Returns

The Malta Poker Festival (MPF) and The Hendon Mob Championship (THMC) are coming back to Portomaso in 2022. After two and a half years, poker fans in Malta will see a major live poker festival return to the felt. The Casino at Portomaso hosts the Malta Poker Festival which kicks off on April 25 running thru May 2.

The third edition of the Malta Poker Festival features a €300k guaranteed Grand Event powered by Unibet DSO, the Amateur Poker Association & Tour – APAT Maltese Championship, and The Hendon Mob Championship. The MPF also includes a €1,100 High Roller, a €220 bounty event, and a €200 Pot Limit Omaha event.

MPF Grand Event powered by Unibet DSO

The Malta Poker Festival and Unibet DSO have collaborated to bring players a major festival with a fitting main event. The MPF Grand Event boasts a €300,000 guarantee with a buyin of €550. There are six Day 1 starting flights beginning on April 26 with satellites running from the first day of the festival.

Tomas Sujeta topped a field of 1,324 to win €150,000 in 2019 while Emanuele Onnis bested 1,366 entries to claim the title and €150,000 at the inaugural MPF in 2018. Both previous festivals were also hosted by The Casino at Portomaso.

The Hendon Mob Championship Returns Home

THMC will once again feature as a side event at this year’s MPF. MPF is the series that launched THMC back in 2018. Getting into the action for the THMC event carries a €220 buyin with Day 1 on April 29. Oleksii Yerema took down the first-ever THMC for €17,850 in 2018. The 2019 THMC in Malta was won by Daniele Coroneo for €21,000. Click here to check out the full schedule of the 2022 Malta Poker Festival.

Malta is an incredible vacation destination and the perfect place to play some poker. Off the felt, you’ll wine and dine at some of the greatest establishments anywhere in the world. As such, the organizers of the MPF have partnered with the 5-Star Hilton Hotel and the Cavalieri Hotel for discounted stay packages. For the full details check out the MPF’s site here.