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It’s the 10th Anniversary of the Unibet Open – which is as good a reason as any to celebrate. Which is exactly what past winners did after memorable finals. Check out some recent winners below and see what they walked away with.

Bonnington Hotel DublinDublin 2020

Martin Olali


After an epic heads up match where Martin Olali was on the ropes for much of the time, he managed to claw back into the lead, and finally take it down over Steven Vollers. Olali survived 294 runners from all three Day 1s, including a 4 hour bubble on Day 2, before spending much of the final table short stacked. He still managed to grind it out and finally took it down with a pair of jacks.

Steven Vollers


Alex Hendriks


Samuel Baneham


Weijie Zheng


Espen Uhlen Jorstad


Ciaran Burke


Jamie Nixon


Willem Wesselink


Club CircusParis 2019

Omar Lakhdari


Omar Lakhdari has won Unibet Open Paris, the final event of this year’s action-packed tour. Lakhdari triumphed after a rollercoaster final, beating Quoc Dung Le heads-up to snag the €89,070 top prize and coveted Unibet Open Trophy.

Lakhdari, who is French-Algerian, is already ranked top of the Algerian all-time money list with nearly $1.6 million in live tournament winnings. Prior to tonight’s win in Paris, the 42-year-old’s best result on the Unibet Open tour came in 2015 when he took down the High Roller in Cannes for €24,000. He also made the final table of the Unibet Deepstack Open Main Event in Divonne two years ago for €11,550. Tonight’s win was by far his biggest cash in his home city of Paris.

Quoc Dung Le


Vladimir Nex


Malik Corbin


Alexandru Danes


Michel Leibgorin


Giuseppe Zarbo


Alexey Dmitriev


Hakim Chniyat


Casino MaltaMalta 2019



Carr can often be found playing online cash games or larger buy-in tournaments, but one day he accidentally registered a €5 step-satellite on Unibet Poker. He turned that into a €50 ticket which turned into a €250 ticket. Carr won his seat into the Unibet Open Malta, one of over 190 players this week. However, he will be the one walking away with the trophy held high as the doors close in the InterContinental Hotel and Casino Malta.

















Grosvenor Victoria CasinoLondon 2019

Daniel James


Benjamin Winsor


Andrew Christoforou


Mor Kamber


Jon Sataoeen


Adrian Haaberg


Daniel Bell


Matas Budginas


Vamshi Vandanapu


Sinaia 2019

Martin Soukup


Soukup defeated local player Marius Gicovanu in heads-up play after a fierce and very deep-stacked heads-up battle to claim the trophy once more and earn a payday of €71,000. Gicovanu applied relentless pressure throughout and that left him on the ropes three times. Twice he would double, but the third time he could not escape from elimination anymore to see Soukup emerge victoriously.

Marius Gicovanu


Traian Bostan


Cristian Grecu


Toni Judet


Stefan Drusca


Espen Uhlen Jørstad


Catalin Moraru


Bonnington Hotel DublinDublin 2018

Paul Jux Holderness


Despite starting into the heads-up against Kron with a slight chip deficit and falling back further beyond very quickly, Jux Holderness admitted that he never felt nervous at all on the live stream table. A gutsy bluff with just six-high changed the momentum of the duel entirely and not even half an hour later it was all over when Kron got it in drawing dead.

Julien Kron


Keith Brennan


David Schable


Mick McCloskey


Michael Graham Brock


Henri Juho Kristian Koivisto


Jakub Groblewski


Joseph Ellis


JW Marriott Bucharest Grand HotelBucharest 2018

Anton Vinokurov


Anton Vinokurov managed to win the tournament in an impressive way; having the chip lead for the last day from start to finish, ending as the lone survivor of the 592-strong field and winning €103,060.

“When there were five players left, I knew I would win. I felt no other players could beat me.”

Cosmin Cimpeanu


Carmen Zainescu


Florin Elisei


Adrian Ionescu


Voytech Susta


Vitalijs Zavorotnijs


Amir Shomron


Daniel Chutrov


Casino MaltaMalta 2018

Daniel Jacobsen


Henri Piironen


Julien Stropoli


Roberto Morra


Jan Eckert


Kristof Segers


Ilkka Heikkilä


Nicolas Ludwicki


Grosvenor Victoria Casino "The Vic"London 2018

Andreas Wiborg


The 2018 Unibet Open £990 Main Event has determined a champion and it was Andreas Wiborg that lifted the trophy. The first stop of Season 11 of the popular tournament series gathered a field of 349 entries at “The Vic” to create a prize pool of £314,100 with the top 47 spots in the money.

The 22-year-old student from Bergen, Norway defeated Jonathan Schuman heads-up for the title and took home £56,807, obliterating his previous best cash on the live circuit. Before heads-up got underway, Wiborg cut a deal with Jonathan Schuman to leave the trophy and £6,500 up for grabs. The one-versus-one duel lasted all but half an hour.

Jonathan Schuman


Christopher Yong


Honglin Jiang


Oliver White


Jussi Vanhanen


Laurent Polito


Tony Blanchandin


Thomas Cazayous


JW Marriott Bucharest Grand HotelBucharest 2017

Marius Pertea


The 10-year anniversary edition of the Unibet Open has crowned a champion in the €1,100 Main Event and it was Marius Pertea who defeated Robert Vukovic in heads-up to ensure consecutive victories for Romanians in the Grand Ballroom of the luxurious JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel.

Pertea followed in the footsteps of Traian Bostan to keep the trophy on home soil and become the third Romanian to win a Unibet Open Main Event title in ten seasons.

Robert Vukovic


Pavao Veza


Avi Cohen


Bojan Zidar


Guy Ohayon


Christopher Heidelbacher


Henrik Tellving


Dor Lan


Casino WynnEuropean Open 2017

Joe Serock


After four intense days of poker action at the Wynn Las Vegas, the European Open Special Edition has concluded with Joe Serock capturing the title and the $113,059 first prize.

The European Open Special Edition was making its first appearance on the shores of the USA, and with it saw a 673-player field created over the two starting flights to smash the $400,000 guarantee and create a prize pool worth $665,866 that would ensure the top 98 players a piece of that sweet money.

Joris Springael


Jordan Cristos


Andrew Warren


Egi Adriaans


Martin Soukup


Rex Clinkscales


Andrey Plotnikov


Ryan Readenour


Casino CopenhagenCopenhagen 2017

Kaarel Lepik


The Estonian came into Copenhagen as part as a group of six of the Insomnia Poker Club. Lepik was the only one out of six to actually qualify and eventually went all the way. Lepik overcame Sigurd Carlsson after a fiercely contested heads-up battle in which Lepik was trailing for hours heads-up.

Sigurd Carlsson


Peter Harkes


Mikael Johansson


Deivis Rinkevicius


Martin Wendt


Monica Vaka


Florian Lanz


Soren Hansen


Grosvenor Victoria Casino "The Vic"London 2017

Gerret Van Lancker


Gerret Van Lancker is the new Unibet Open London champion! At his third Unibet Open final table, the Belgian finally outlasted all other players to win the first Unibet Open of the 10th season.

Dejan Govedic


Anton Kuznetsov


Francis Foord-Brown


Bhavin Khatri


Rauno Tahvonen


Kevin Barden


Manuel Bardon


Martin Gallagher


PokerFest ClubBucharest 2016

Traian Bostan


Local player Traian Bostan completed a Cinderella story to come back from less than four big blinds and emerge victorious.

Eli Heath


Adrian Stefan Calusaru


Cosmin Cimpeanu


Gabriel Gavrila


Dan Murariu


Eugen Chiva


Ionut-Alin Tambura


Juho Launonen


Casino MaltaMalta 2016

Martin Soukup


For the first time in history a player from the Czech Republic took down a Unibet Open Main Event! Martin Soukup took home €65,000 after defeating a field of 292 players at Casino Malta.

Vitalii Belyaev


Gerret Van Lancker


Piotr Marzejon


Tim van Meene


Christian Ostfelt


Bas de Laat


Griffin Benger


Emil Westerberg


Grosvenor Victoria Casino "The Vic"London 2016

David Shallow


Gerret Van Lancker is the new Unibet Open London champion! At his third Unibet Open final table, the Belgian finally outlasted all other players to win the first Unibet Open of the 10th season.

Bhavin Khatri


Nicolas Cardyn


Julien Rouxel


Mate Mecs


Benjamin Lebor


Akos Gergely


Nicolas Ludwicki


Jin Hui


De ShopAntwerp 2015

Mateusz Moolhuizen


The final day of the 2015 Unibet Open Antwerp €1,100 Main Event at "De Shop" saw 15 hopefuls from a 321-entry field return to the tables, and it took more than 12 hours and 10 levels to determine a winner. Local player Alexander Beeckx was leading the field coming into the final day, however, it was Mateusz Moolhuizen who topped an all-Dutch podium to claim his second title of the popular tour and become only the second two-time Unibet Open champion ever.

Paul Vergeer


Hans Sybrandi


Micael Emanuelsson


Alexander Beeckx


Koen Lauwereys


Laurens De Smet


Vincent van Oosterhout


Tom Dingenen


Casino Barrière Le CroisetteCannes 2015

Julien Sitbon


Only 16 hopefuls out of a 411-entry strong field returned to their seats on the final day of the €1,000 + €100 Main Event of the 2015 Unibet Open Cannes with Fred Weiss leading the remaining title contenders. The popular tournament series returned to the Casino Barriere for the third time, and this year it was Day 1a chip leader Julien Sitbon who home the €80,000 first-place prize after an incredible comeback in heads-up play against Karl Stark.

Karl Stark


Florian Ferroni


David Hefner


Joachim Kleiven


Jussi Heikela


Loic Francois


Pierre Antona


Fred Weiss