Puma Swede and The Dudesons Heading to PokerListings Battle of Malta in September

Sep 02, 2013, 07:00 ET from POKERLISTINGS.COM

ST. JULIAN'S, Malta, September 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Finland's Finest to Invade the Most Fun and Unpredictable Poker Event of the Summer!

PokerListings.com announces the special celebrity participants at the second-annual Battle of Malta poker tournament on Sept. 26 -29, 2013 at the Portomaso Casino in beautiful St. Julian's. The island of Malta has been the scene of numerous invasions in the past but this marks the first ever-Finnish invasion. Namely, four-man stunt group The Dudesons and one of the world's most famous adult stars Puma Swede.

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The €200,000 guaranteed PokerListings Battle of Malta tournament will be attended by some of the biggest poker names in the world. The Dudesons and Puma Swede will also be in the hunt for a slice of the prize money.

The Dudesons are ready for battle!

Jukka Hilden, Jarno "Jarppi" Leppälä, Hannu-Pekka "HP" Parviainen and Jarno Laasale - collectively known as The Dudesons - are "four dudes from the arctic circle" best known for performing extreme stunts and comedic pranks on their numerous reality shows, including The Dudesons in America on MTV. The group often battled Johnny Knoxville's Jackass crew and also appeared on Bam Margera's Viva La Bam and the hit movie Jackass 3D. The hard-partying Finns are no strangers to the game of poker and will certainly be the wildcards of the event.

Puma Swede looking to shock the poker world!

Award-winning adult star Puma Swede should fit right into the VIP poker experience, as she's accustomed to living the fast-paced lifestyles of Hollywood and Las Vegas. The Finnish-born Puma recently released her first book My Life as a Pornstar to rave reviews and will enter the poker tournament on a high note.

Don't be surprised if you see a Finn or two at this year's final table. The question is: with The Dudesons and Puma Swede in attendance, will Malta ever be the same again?

For more information about the 2013 Battle of Malta, visit: http://www.pokerlistings.com/battle-of-malta

More About The Battle of Malta

The Battle of Malta is a No Limit Texas Hold'em poker tournament with a re-entry format set in the Portomaso Casino, Malta with200,000 Guaranteed. Battle of Malta is focused on providing an exceptional poker experience alongside with top of the line hosting, in an affordable price range, designed for the casual player. It is a poker holiday that aims to bring the poker community together in the friendliest environment of the industry. The Battle of Malta staff is composed by Tournament Directors Association certified members, poker professionals and staff from all around the world that believe in the integrity of the skill game that we all love. 349 attended the first edition of Battle of Malta, exceeding the guarantee of €150,000. The heads-up final consisted of Italian Giulio Astarita and Niccodemo Piccolo, the latter won the tournament taking home €35,000.

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