Day 1B Set to Begin at 11 AM

Alexandre Reard

The Unibet Open London £990 Main Event action continues in Season 12 as the historic ‘The Vic’ poker room once again plays the host to the final starting flights. 2019 will be the eighth edition of The Unibet Open London, and the fourth event in England’s capital in as many years.

Today at 11 am GMT, Day 1B will get underway, and is likely to feature some familiar names as well as some new ones to the poker world.

Unibet ambassadors Ian Simpson and Espen Uhlen Jorstad will take their seats in Day 1B along with Unibet Battle Royale competitors and popular Twitch streamers ‘Onscreen‘, ‘Suntouch‘, ‘Casinodaddy‘, ‘Melaniamylioti‘, ‘Raptordaraptor‘, ‘Chloelock‘, ‘Kioshima‘, ‘Mista‘, and ‘Tidesoftime‘.

They will all be looking to follow in the footsteps on Unibet ambassadors Alexandre Reard, Charlotte Van Brabander, Monica Vaka and David Lappin who were among the 37 to progress from yesterday’s Day 1A field, with Reard claiming the massive chip lead.

Also on the schedule, today is the final starting flight, Day 1C Turbo, which gets underway at 8 pm and features reduced 20-minute blinds. Any player is welcome to participate including those who exited from the Day 1A or Day 1B fields.

Unibet Open London History

YearBuy-inEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
2009£2,750266€ 584,910Thanh Doan£187,000
2010£1,650273£255,000Paul Valkenburg£109,550
2012£1,320315£378,000Pratik Ghatge£85,050
2014£1,100399£319,200Iaron Lightbourne£70,000
2016£825418£313,500Dave Shallow£62,000
2017£990419£377,100Gerret Van Lancker£71,950
2018£990349£314,100Andreas Wiborg£56,807

Other highlights on the schedule include the £500 Unibet DSO Cup (May 25-26), the £110 #QUEENRULES Ladies Event (May 25), the £220 Turbo Bounty (May 25), and the £110 NLH Turbo (May 26).

A live stream of the Day 1B action will begin at approximately 1:30 pm on the Unibet Facebook, Twitch and YouTube channels.

DateTime (GMT)EventBuy-inLevelsStarting Stack
May 2411 a.m.Main Event – Day 1B£99060 min.30,000
 8 p.m.Main Event – Day 1C£99020 min.30,000
May 2512 p.m.Main Event – Day 260 min.
 2 p.m.Unibet DSO Cup – Day 1£50030/40 min.20,000
 3 p.m.#Queenrules (Ladies Event)£11025 min.15,000
 9 p.m.Turbo Bounty (£100 Bounty)£22015 min.15,000
May 2512 p.m.Main Event – Day 3 – Final Table60 min.
 12 p.m.Unibet DSO Cup – Day 240 min.
 1 p.m.NLH Turbo£11015 min.10,000

In the Main Event, a total of 11 60 minute levels will be played, and all participants receive 30,000 in chips. There will be a break every two levels, with a 60-minute dinner break after the end of level six. The registration for the Freezeout tournament will remain open until the start of level seven and action is scheduled to conclude around midnight local time.

Day 1 Level Structure

LevelSmall blindBig blindBB Ante
11001000
2100200100
3100300200
4100300300
5200400400
6200500500
7300600600
8400800800
95001,0001,000
106001,2001,200
111,0001,5001,500

Follow along right here on PokerNews as the live reporting team will provide all the action until a winner is crowned on Sunday, May 25, 2019.