The 2019 Unibet Open Malta Main Event Kicks Off Today at Noon

Daniel Jacobsen

With four stops across Europe in the season, Unibet Open makes its return to the Mediterranean island of Malta. It will be a week filled with many types of tournaments and a range of buy-ins but our focus will be on the €1,100 Main Event. In conjunction with Casino Malta, the event will be held in the luxurious InterContinental Hotel.

Earlier this season, Martin Soukup from the Czech Republic took down the Main Event in Sinaia, Romania for €71,000. Also, Daniel James captured the Main Event in his home country of London, England for £80,200 in a record-breaking field. There will be one more stop in Paris, France from November 28 – December 1.

Last year at the Unibet Open Malta, Daniel Jacobsen from Denmark took home the title in a field of 273 entries. Jacobsen earned €60,090 for his win with the prizepool sitting at €273,000. Jacobsen will likely be back this year to defend his title along with many of the Unibet Ambassadors and streamers.

The cards will go in the air at 12 pm local time for Day 1a and each player will receive a starting stack of 30,000 chips. The blinds will be 60 minutes in length and begin at 100/100. There will be a 20-minute break after every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level. A total of 10 levels are on the schedule for today.

There will be three starting flights with Day 1b and Day 1c taking place tomorrow. Day 1c will be a turbo flight with 20-minute levels. Late registration will remain open until after the dinner break and each player will have the option of one re-entry into Day 1c only.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be here throughout the tournament to bring you all of the live updates so be sure to keep it locked here.