One of Europe’s most popular tournaments is back again next week – with the second ever online Unibet Open. The Unibet Open is joining forces with the Unibet Online Series with several flagship events scheduled, including the €250,000 guaranteed Main Event on Sunday, October 11.
The Unibet Open festival will mark a spectacular finale for the €1 million guaranteed Unibet Online Series. This is the ninth edition of the Series which yet again is attracting thousands of players.
As well as the two-day £250,000 guarantee Unibet Open Main Event, other Unibet Open tournaments taking place include the £15,000 guarantee Unibet Opener next Thursday (October 8), the £15,000 guarantee Unibet Open Online Warm-Up on Saturday (October 10) plus a two-day £25,000 guarantee Unibet Open event. There is also a Unibet Open Challenges Freeroll on October 10, open to all players who have earned 100,000 or more points in the Q3 2020 Unibet Poker Challenges. There are numerous satellite qualifiers for the Unibet Open including centrolls and €1, €2 and €4 turbos.
The Unibet Open also features the return of the Unibet Open online quiz night which is taking place next Tuesday (October 6) starting at 8pm CET (7pm BST). Unibet Ambassador Ian Simpson is hosting the evening on the Unibet Open Twitch channel; all participants need to do to take part is register for the quizzes using the links below. There will be three quizzes in all, running one after the other, with top prizes on offer including a €100 mini Unibet Open ticket for each winner and MTT tickets for those places 2nd to 5th in each quiz. Quiz night will give Unibet players the chance to test their knowledge skills against fellow Unibet fans as well as Unibet Ambassadors. Capacity is limited to 1,500 players so do register now:
Quiz host Ian Simpson said: “Like last time, this instalment of the Unibet Open will be hosted online, and while we can’t get together for a players party, that doesn’t mean we all can’t get together virtually! Come join me on Twitch next Tuesday – to chat, interact or just answer questions. We’ll be having a lot of fun and giving away prizes for each of the three quiz rounds.”
The Main Event on October 11 will cost €1,100 to enter, and features a single re-entry option with a 15k starting stack. Late reg is open until the end of level 13. The final Day 2 will resume at 7pm on Monday, October 12. At the first Unibet Open online in May, top British poker pro Max “SHAPOSNOVE” Silver took down the Main Event for €77,320. There were a total of 373 entries creating a total prize pool of €392,750 – nearly double the €200,000 guarantee.
Unibet Ambassador David Lappin said: “While the first Unibet Open Online was a huge success, we did receive some feedback about the structure so this time round we have extended the blind levels from 12 minutes to 15 minutes on Day 1 and then 20 minutes on Day 2. Befitting a tournament of this stature, this will assure that there is plenty of play right to the end.”
The £1,000,000 guarantee Unibet Online Series began on September 18 and features a total of 132 events. Extra leader boards, a new Bubble Burster Showdown tournament and exciting mystery tournaments are generating an extra €32,000 in cash prizes.
Nataly Sopacuaperu, Unibet’s Head of Events, said: “Taking the Unibet Open online in May was a huge step for us but we were bowled over by the support from players. Naturally we all miss the atmosphere of a live poker tournament but we are delighted that we’re in a position to offer some really fantastic, big guarantee online events instead. The Unibet Open quiz night is our way of bringing everyone together – on Twitch – so we can keep up the buzz and host a virtual party. We hope to see you t