The Unibet Open is heading to Malta for the fourth time this September with a five-day festival at the InterContinental Hotel in St. Julian’s.
With its wonderful sunny weather, gorgeous beaches and thriving nightlife, Malta is a perfect destination for poker players. This year’s Unibet Open Malta, which takes place in partnership with Casino Malta, kicks off on September 11 with the €1,000 + €100 Main Event starting on September 12.
As well as the flagship €1,000 + €100 Main Event, highlights of the #ShuffleUpAndSea festival include the invitational Unibet Tag Team Championship and Unibet Battle Royale tournament. The schedule also features a two-day €500 + €50 Unibet Deepstack Open, the popular €80 + €10 #QueenRules Ladies Event, €165 Turbo and Hyperturbo tournaments, a €220 single re-entry Pot Limit Omaha event and €175 NLH Progressive Superknockout.
There will be plenty of opportunities for players to qualify for the Main Event online at Unibet Poker. Satellites are underway now with €2,000 packages up for grabs that include Main Event buy-in and four nights’ accommodation at the five-star Intercontinental Hotel for qualifier and guest.
For full information, please click to download the Unibet Open Malta information pack.
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 the Unibet Open as well as Casino Malta. The Intercontinental offers exceptional luxury including three swimming pools, fantastic spa, fitness centre and private beach. All Unibet qualifiers will also get a free dinner each night of the event, along with Unibet merchandise 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 Malta. The Intercontinental Hotel is located in the heart of buzzing St Julian’s, one of the island’s top tourist resorts. 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
David Vanderheyden will be hosting the live stream in Malta which will be covering the Tag Team Championship, the Unibet Battle Royale and Main Event. Vanderheyden, who is a Unibet Open Ambassador, will once again be joined by co-commentator Henry Kilbane. The live stream can be found on Twitch and facebook.
Nataly Sopacuaperu, Unibet Open’s Head of Events and Sponsorship, said: “We’re really looking forward to our return trip to Malta in September. This is a great time of year to visit Malta as it’s usually gorgeous weather and there’s always an amazing atmosphere. Malta has also been the launchpad for at least two amazing poker careers; both Mateusz Moolhuizen and Martin Soukup both scored their first ever live cashes there and then went on to become two-time Unibet Open champions.”
Unibet Open Malta history
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
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.
The final stop of 2019 will be Unibet Open Paris from November 28 to December 1.