The Unibet Open poker tour has announced dates for the second stop of 2020 with a five-day festival in Tallinn in May.
This will be Unibet Open’s second visit to Estonia’s beautiful capital and promises to be a huge success. Dozens of qualifiers are expected to compete, as well as Unibet Ambassadors and well-known players from all over Europe and beyond. The event is taking place May 20-24 and being hosted by Olympic Park Casino.
Satellites for Unibet Open Tallinn get underway on Unibet Poker from Sunday (February 23). There will be numerous chances to qualify for the event with freerolls running three times a day, along with thrice-daily Centrolls. From Monday to Saturday, there will be daily €50 satellites with six tickets guaranteed to the weekly €250 qualifier, plus three on Sundays. The Sunday qualifier – with five €2k packages guaranteed – will take place at 8pm CET.
Tallinn is one of Europe’s most gorgeous cities; the entire walled Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a perfectly-preserved medieval centre boasting Gothic spires, winding cobblestone streets and gorgeous architecture. The city centre is also packed with great restaurants, bars, shops, museums and galleries.
Unibet Ambassador David Lappin said: “Tallinn is one of my favourite poker destinations! The venue is ideal for a Unibet Open, the staff are great and the city itself is amazing with great food options. It’s also a very short journey for the Scandies who travel there en masse and just love to gamble – so I wouldn’t be surprised if this stop was a record-breaker!”
Fellow Unibet Ambassador Dara O’Kearney added: “I’m delighted the Unibet Open is going to Tallinn. It’s one of my favourite places to play – a very charming city with lovely people and great food!”
The Main Event
The Unibet Open Tallinn Main Event features a €1,000 + €100 buy-in and there will be three start flights in total – Day 1a, Day 1b and a Day 1c turbo. All players will receive a 30,000 starting stack and have a single re-entry option into Day 1c.
As well as the flagship Main Event, other highlights of the festival will include the Unibet Battle Royale tournament plus a two-day €2,200 High Roller with a single re-entry option. There are plenty of tournaments including the popular #QueenRules Ladies Event, Turbo and Hyperturbo tournaments, a Pot Limit Omaha event, Progressive Knockout and the popular Unibet Community Freeroll. There are also two events on the schedule which are making their debut at Unibet Open Dublin next week: the €200 + €25 Unibet Open-er and the €100 + €10 Mini ME which will mirror the Main Event giving players a generous 30,000 starting stack.
How to Qualify Online
There will be plenty of opportunities for players to qualify for the Unibet Open Tallinn Main Event online with €2,000 packages up for grabs that include the €1,100 Main Event buy-in, four nights’ hotel accommodation for qualifier and guest plus €250 towards travel expenses.
All Unibet qualifiers will get a free dinner each night of the event, as well as must-have Unibet merchandise, the chance to mingle with Unibet Ambassadors and full access to the Welcome Drinks and Players Party.
Off the felt
Off the felt, there will be plenty of opportunities for players to have fun at Unibet Open Tallinn. Unibet will be hosting a Welcome Drinks party at the start of the festival followed by the Unibet Players Party on the Saturday night.
Live Stream in Tallinn
Unibet Ambassador David Vanderheyden will be joined by co-commentator Henry Kilbane for the live stream which will run throughout the festival – covering the Unibet Battle Royale and the flagship Main Event. The live stream can be found on Unibet Open website, Twitch, youtube and facebook.
Unibet Open event manager Kasia Scanlon said: “We’re really looking forward to heading back to Tallinn. We haven’t been to Estonia since 2014 but it’s an amazing place for a poker tournament – there is always a great atmosphere and the city is just gorgeous. There are tons of restaurants, bars and nightclubs and it’s all very affordable! Also, it’s on the doorstep for Baltic and Nordic players and they just love their poker!”
Jaan Vaabel, Poker Manager for the Olympic Entertainment Group, added: “Unibet Opens are truly prestigious events so we’re delighted to be hosting the tour’s visit here this year in Tallinn. We’re expecting a pretty big turnout and can guarantee that the players will have a great time in our wonderful city.”
Unibet Open Tallinn history
The last Unibet Open in Tallinn was held in 2014 and attracted 262 entries. Local player Mauri Dorbek took it down on home soil for €55,500 with 32 players paid from the €248,900 prize pool.
Further 2020 Unibet Open stops will be announced shortly.