While poker’s biggest events have already played themselves out in 2019, a handful of buzzworthy ones are set to pack some serious action into the fourth quarter of the year, including the World Series of Poker Europe and many others.
Malta Poker Festival Event Director Ivonne Montealegre and Cash Game Festival COO Mauritz Altikardes join us for a special interview to discuss their upcoming joint event, a first-of-it-kind event featuring both tournaments and cash games.
The joint festival is set to take place between May 13-19 at the Portomaso Casino in Malta. Read on for additional details of what to expect from this unique hybrid offering in one of Europe’s great poker cities.
Over my time at the 2018 Malta Poker Festival, I took a number of pictures to help me remember the great times I had there. I’ve curated them through multiple Tweets and pictures, highlighting what was so special, to help capture what the entire experience was like.
I hope you enjoy experiencing the trip “through my eyes” and that it’ll perhaps convince you to head on over to Malta for a visit at some point, in particular for the next Malta Poker Festival. I know I’ll be going back some day!
Longtime poker fan Yishai Mendelsohn has never played poker for real money and had never witnessed a poker festival in person. In Malta for the 2018 Blockchain Summit, he decided to pay a visit to the inaugural Malta Poker Festival to finally experience firsthand fandom.
In this special guest post, we get to see things through his eyes and enjoy the ever-so-rare perspective of a brand new poker spectator.
The 2018 Malta Poker Festival was a big hit and much of that can be owed to the efforts put in by its founder Ivonne Montealegre. With two decades of experience in the poker industry, she’s had an incredible career that we explored in this interview. We also talk about the ingredients that helped make the inaugural Malta Poker Festival such a resounding success and the hard work and effort put in by so many people behind the scenes to pull it all off.
The inaugural Malta Poker Festival is just a couple days away and I’m very excited to be heading there. In addition to playing some great poker, there’s plenty else to keep busy with on the European island nation, so here’s my list of what I’m looking forward to doing.