Unibet has released the schedule for the fourth and final stop of the Unibet Open 2019 season in Paris.
Unibet Open Paris is taking place at Club Circus Paris from November 27 to December 1 and will feature a €1,000 + €100 Main Event along with the invitational Battle Royale and Tag Team Championship events, a €200 + €20 NLH Progressive Knockout tournament and €150 + €15 NLH Turbo.
There are three principal Day 1s for the Main Event – Day 1a at 10am on November 28, with 1b the next day at the same time (November 29) and a 1c turbo at 8pm that day. An extra “Paris Edition” Day 1 is taking place at 10am on November 27 aimed at local players. All players get a 30,000 starting stack with late registration open until the end of Level 6; a single re-entry (into Day 1c) is available.
Satellites for Unibet Open Paris are already underway on Unibet Poker with five €2,000 packages up for grabs. The weekly finals, which come with a €250 buy-in, take place next Sunday (November 10) and Sunday, November 17th. The €2,000 prize packages include Main Event buy-in and four nights’ accommodation at the four-star Le Meridien Etoile for qualifier and guest. There will be seat-only qualifiers this Wednesday and November 13th – with one seat guaranteed in the €50 tournaments.
Paris is one of the world’s most glamorous and romantic cities, and many of the Paris’s most iconic landmarks are within easy reach of the Unibet Open tournament venue and official hotel – from the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe to the world’s largest art museum – the Louvre.
Unibet Open Paris marks the tour’s second visit to the French capital. The first event took place in 2012 with Polish player Jaroslaw Barglik beating Swedish pro Kent Lundmark heads-up to take down the Main Event for €140,539. There were 439 entries in all, generating a €653,671 prize pool.
Among those competing in Paris will be all the Unibet Ambassadors including David Lappin, Dara O’Kearney, Ian Simpson along with two-time Unibet champion Dan Murariu, Alexandre Reard, Monica Vaka and Espen Jorstad. A number of popular Twitch streamers and influencers will also be attending – Charles “Noi” Lapassat, Yoan Merlo, Anastasiya “monkeyism” Bila, Avori Henderson, Kevin “RotterdaM” van der Kooi, Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey, Vitalii “V1lat” Volochai, Melania Mylioti and Mathias “CasinoDaddy“ Joelsson. attending.
O’Kearney, who lived in Paris in the 1990s, is looking forward to heading back to the city as a poker player. He said: “I love the city, but this will be my first time playing poker there. I’m a bit of a Francophile, I love the French way of life, food, wine – and my wife is French.”
Fellow Ambassador Ian Simpson added: “Paris is going to be an incredible stop. I visited the city for the first time this summer. The city is rich in history and culture, so if the poker doesn’t go well we’ll have plenty to do in and around the city.”
Off the felt
Off the felt, there will be plenty of opportunities for players to have fun at Unibet Open Paris including the Unibet Players Party on the Saturday night.
The Le Meridien Etoile is located just a few minutes from the legendary Champs Elysées in the city’s beautiful 17th arrondissement. The hotel features numerous amenities including 24-hour room service, bar, several restaurants and state-of-the-art fitness centre. Breakfast is included for all Unibet qualifiers, along with Unibet merchandise and full access to the Welcome Drinks and Players Party.
Live Stream in Paris
A live stream will take place in Paris covering the Tag Team Championship, the Unibet Battle Royale and Main Event. Unibet Open Ambassador David Vanderheyden and co-commentator Henry Kilbane will host the live stream which can be found on Twitch and facebook.
Nataly Sopacuaperu, Unibet Open’s Head of Events and Sponsorship, said: “We are very excited about our trip to Paris at the end of the month. It’s been seven years since the Unibet Open first visited Paris and we know this final stop of 2019 is going to be a real treat for our players. We look forward to welcoming hundreds of players to the event including all our Unibet qualifiers.”
Unibet Open 2019 season so far
Unibet Open Sinaia, February 2019: Czech player Martin Soukup became a two-time Unibet Open champion when he won the tour’s debut event in the Romanian ski resort of Sinaia for €71,000 in February.
Unibet Open London, May 2019: Unibet Open smashed its London track record in May with the biggest field, biggest first prize and biggest prize pool. British player Daniel James beat fellow countryman Ben Winsor heads-up to take the £80,200 first prize. There were 456 entries for the Main Event, creating a total prize pool of £410,400.
Unibet Open Malta, September 2019: Unibet Open broke records once again in September with a giant #ShuffleUpAndSea event in Malta. There were a total of 327 entries for the €1,100 Main Event, creating a €327,000 prize pool – the biggest in Unibet Open Malta history. British player Alan Carr took it down for €53,400; he won his seat online after investing just €5 in a Unibet Poker satellite.