Summer Festival Malta Kicks Off On June 27 19 Jun

The Summer Festival at the Intercontinental Arena in Malta is returning for its second year with a 6-day poker event full of unforgettable experiences.
Malta is currently one of the hottest destinations for poker players. After The Festival in May and the Battle of Malta just a few weeks ago, it is time for the Pokerstars Summer Festival, which will run for six days – from June 27 to July 2.
Five key events will be played out, the highlight being the €1,100 buy-in Main Event which will contain four starting flights, two off each on June 28 and 29. Surviving players will continue playing on June 30 for Day 2 action. A full schedule of the event can be found here.

Players can buy into the High Roller event for €2,200 or the new no-limit hold’em 2-day event, Live on Stars, which will run from June 30 to July 1, 2023, with a buy-in of €550.           
Summer Festival Malta Events:

  • High Roller: June 27-28 – €2,200
  • Main Event: June 28 – July 2 – €1,100
  • Cup: June 30 – July 2 – €330
  • Live on Stars: June 30 – July 1 – €550
  • Super High Roller: July 1 – €5,300

Bulgarian Zlatin Penev won the Main Event last year, claiming the top prize of €144,630. The tournament had 815 entries, creating a prize pool of €782,400.

Besides poker, there are plenty of other reasons to visit Malta this summer. From fantastic Maltese food to stunning beaches, not to mention softer fields in poker tournaments, as all the pros are, of course, attending the WSOP these days.

Malta Summer Festival is part of UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT), which is back for 2023 with six stops across the UK and Irealand and a tour starting in Malta. After the festival, tour will head to head to Blackpool, Brighton, London, Edinburgh and finish in Nottingham with a UKIPT Grand Final, which boasts a massive £1 million guarantee.