Satellites on now for next Unibet Open

Unibet Open today announced the second event of 2021 – with a €200,000 guaranteed Main Event starting on May 30.


This next edition of the Unibet Open will once again join forces with the Unibet Online Series – and a ton of satellites and qualifiers are already running on the Unibet Poker client.


Players can win their way into the Main Event from as little as one cent in the ever-popular Centrolls and there are also a huge number of €1, €2, €4 and €10 turbos along with €5 FLIP tourneys. The €250 buy-in qualifiers are running every Sunday evening with eight €1,100 Unibet Open seats guaranteed. Ten-seat weekly qualifiers will kick off a few weeks before the event and €50 daily qualifiers will also get underway nearer the tournament. On May 30, there will be both €50 and €250 buy-in Superqualifiers.


Unibet Ambassador Dara O’Kearney said: “Unibet Opens boast an excellent feeder satellite system with feeders running every day leading to a weekly final that allows players of all bankrolls and budgets to parlay a small investment into a massive score. And I’ve even written a book to help – my Poker Satellite Strategy book is available on Amazon!!!”

The two-day Main Event costs €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 14. The final Day 2 will take place on Monday, May 31.


Several other flagship UO events are also making an appearance in the Unibet Online Series line-up. In addition to the Unibet Open Main Event, the schedule will include a £12,500 guarantee Unibet Open Warm-Up on May 28 plus a two-day £50,000 guarantee Unibet Open rebuy tourney starting May 30.


The 12th edition of the Series features 102 events over 15 days with four different buy-in levels, from nano to high-roller – giving everyone a chance of scooping some of the €650,000 total prize pool. There are also five leader boards, exciting mystery tournaments, and exclusive satellite tourneys adding an extra €23,000 in prizes.


All this year’s Unibet Opens are being held online making it as easy as possible for players from all over the world to take part. Super High Roller Dominik Nitsche won the first Unibet Open of 2021 after taking down the online Main Event in March for €68,527. Nitsche, originally from Germany but now based in Edinburgh, beat a 320-entry field including a plethora of Unibet Ambassadors.

Dominik Nitsche - pic credit: Katerina Lukina / King‘s Resort

Dominik Nitsche – pic credit: Katerina Lukina / King‘s Resort

The prize pool for the Unibet Open Main Event in March was a whopping €334,950 – way over the €250,000 guarantee. The Series as a whole also celebrated a huge turnout: there were nearly 26,000 entrants creating a guarantee-busting total ­­prize pool of €1,174,485. The coming series – which is the 12th edition – will feature a total of 145 tournaments.


Nataly Sopacuaperu, Unibet’s Head of Events, said: “We really had an amazing first event at the Unibet Open in March. Not only did Dominik Nitsche – an absolute superstar – take down the Main Event but we also celebrated a massive turn-out and prize pool. We’re very much looking forward to the next Unibet Open at the end of May and hope players take advantage of the scores of satellites available to try to win their €1,1