Unibet Open has now released the full schedule for the forthcoming event in Malta.
The festival is taking place at the luxury Intercontinental Hotel in St Julian’s from September 28, with the Main Event starting on September 29. This will be the tour’s fifth visit to the Mediterranean island and follows the record-breaking event held there in 2019.
As well as the flagship €1,000 + €100 Main Event, there are 16 other tournaments taking place during the five-day festival. Other highlights include the #QueenRules Ladies Event and the first ever Unibet Chip Race Mystery Bounty event. Also on the schedule are the €330 Unibet Opener – which kicks off the festival at 2pm on the first day, several NLH Progressive Superknockouts, a 36-cap €110 Flipout, a €220 PLO tourney and several super-satellites.
The final day will be action-packed with the Main Event playing down to a champion alongside Day 2 of the Mystery Bounty, a €120 Mini Main Event and the final NLH Progressive Superknockout. The Mini ME is a single re-entry tournament which will mirror the Main Event with all players receiving a generous 30,000 starting stack.
The 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 with 20-minute levels. All players receive a 30,000 starting stack and have a single re-entry option into Day 1c.
Unibet Ambassador Dara O’Kearney said: “Malta is always a great place to play poker and I’m especially looking forward to the Chip Race Mystery bounty. Mystery bounties are taking the live poker world by storm at the moment so that will bring extra excitement to the Unibet Open festival in Malta.”
How to Qualify Online
Players have plenty of opportunities to win their way to Malta with a ton of €2,000 packages up for grabs on Unibet Poker. The packages include the €1,100 Main Event buy-in, four nights’ accommodation at the Intercontinental Hotel for qualifier and guest plus €250 towards travel expenses. Feeder satellites start from as little as one cent with three packages guaranteed in the weekly €250 qualifier on Sundays. The last qualifier is on Sunday, September 18, just 11 days before the tournament start, but players can also buy in direct online right through to September 21.
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.
The Intercontinental Hotel is Malta’s largest 5-star hotel and located in the same property as the tournament so players will be just minutes away from all the action at Unibet Open as well as cash games at Casino Malta. The Intercontinental offers exceptional luxury including three swimming pools, a fantastic spa, a well-equipped fitness centre and private beach.
Off the felt
Off the felt, there will be plenty of opportunities for players to have fun at Unibet Open Malta. 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 Malta
Unibet Open Malta history
British player Alan Carr won the record-breaking Unibet Open Malta Main Event in 2019 for €53,400. The record-breaking field of 327 entries generated a €327,000 prize pool – the biggest in Unibet Open Malta history with more than 730 unique players turning up to compete.
The Unibet Open Malta champions so far are:
2011: Mateusz Moolhuizen, Netherlands, €117,000; 293 entries, total prize pool €417,525
2016: Martin Soukup, Czech Republic, €65,000; 292 entries, total prize pool €292,000
2018: Daniel Jacobsen, Denmark, €60,090; 273 entries, total prize pool €273,000
2019: Alan Carr, UK, €53,400; 327 entries, total prize pool €327,000
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