The first-ever European Poker Tour Malta will take place at the Portomaso Casino from March 18-28, 2015. With 67 tournaments on the schedule, there's plenty of poker action for everyone.
The sixth stop of Season 12 will culminate in the €5,300 Main Event from March 22-28, but it will also include a €25,500 High Roller from March 18-20 and €10,300 High Roller from March 26-28. The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be bringing you live updates from all three of those events.
Finally, EPT Malta will coincide with the inaugural Global Poker Masters (GPM), which is a country-based poker championship that will see players from the eight top-ranked countries in the GPI (USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Russia, France, Italy, and Ukraine) compete against each other. This event will also be covered by PokerNews.
With so much action taking place at the EPT Malta, we've decided to simplify things and break down the when, where, and how of the stop's live coverage options.
PokerNews Live Reporting
As previously mentioned, live coverage from the first "shuffle up and deal" to the final river card will be hosted right here on PokerNews. The reports can be found in the PokerNews Live Reporting section. In that section, you will be able to view live updates straight from the tournament floor that include hand histories, chip counts, photos, videos, prizes, daily recaps, and more brought to you by our world-class live updates team.
EPT Live Stream
If that's not enough to satisfy your poker appetite, be sure to check out the live stream of the event on PokerStars.tv. The live stream kicks off on March 23 at 13:00 CET with the Italian Poker Tour Main Event final table, then on March 24 coverage from the EPT Malta Main Event will pick up with Day 2 action. From there, the live stream will operate everyday until a winner is crowned, with the final table being broadcast on a delay with the hole cards face up. Manned by the outstanding duo of James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton, the EPT live stream is a show you don't want to miss.
EPTLive Malta Schedule
|IPT Malta Main Event, Final Table (Cards-Up)||Mar 23rd||13:00 CET (Italian only)|
|EPT Malta Main Event, Day 2||Mar 24th||12:00 CET|
|EPT Malta Main Event, Day 3||Mar 25th||12:00 CET|
|EPT Malta Main Event, Day 4||Mar 26th||12:00 CET|
|EPT Malta Main Event, Day 5||Mar 27th||12:00 CET|
|EPT Malta Main Event, Final Table (Cards Up)||Mar 28th||13:00 CET|
Last, but certainly not least, be sure to keep up with the additional EPT Malta coverage on the PokerStars Blog. There you will find event results, photos, and a variety of feature stories from the event, along with daily recaps of the happenings from the tournament floor. While PokerNews concentrates on hands, chip counts, and high-flying action, the writers with the PokerStars Blog focus on the stories behind it all. There's really no better place to take your EPT experience to the next level.
Watch the Global Poker Masters
It was recently announced that the Global Poker Masters, which will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Malta on March 21-22, would be promoted and broadcasted live on Twitch.
"The Global Poker Masters will be broadcasted and promoted on Twitch in five different languages," said GPI owner Alex Dreyfus. "This means that we will not only have the live stream of our event available in real-time on Twitch, but also that the GPM will be featured on the portal's homepage, making the event visible to an impressive amount of online users."
Streaming will be also available on PokerStars.tv and many other sites. For more information, including a complete live stream schedule as well as a list of partner streaming sites, click here.
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