London is the place to be this week if you are a live poker tournament specialist because you not only have the 2014 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (GUKPT) Grand Final festivities to get involved in, there is also the Unibet Open in town.
The shining jewel on the schedule is the €1,000+€100 buy-in 2014 Unibet Open London Main Event, which carries a hefty €250,000 guaranteed prize pool. While previous Unibet Open Main Events have never struggled to hit their ambitious guarantees, this one could be different thanks to the aforementioned GUKPT taking place at the same time and with a chunkier £400,000 guarantee slapped on it.
Unibet are famed for their fantastic players' parties and the fact they like to inject fun into their festvals. The London leg is no different with plenty of unique games to get involved in. There's an Open Face Chinese Poker tournament, a Flips Championship, a Live Betting Championship and some special promotions from Unibet's sportsbook.
2014 Unibet Open London Schedule
|Tue 25 Nov||14:00||Satellite to Main Event||£50||Rebuys £50|
|Tue 25 Nov||20:00||Satellite to Main Event||£50||Rebuys £50|
|Wed 26 Nov||14:00||Satellite to Main Event||£50||Rebuys £50|
|Wed 26 Nov||20:00||Satellite to Main Event||£50||Rebuys £50|
|Thu 27 Nov||12:00||Unibet Open Main Event Day 1a||€1,000+€100||Freezeout/€250K GTD|
|Thu 27 Nov||17:00||Open Face Chinese Poker||£60||Freezeout|
|Thu 27 Nov||20:00||Satellite to Main Event||£50||Rebuys £50|
|Fri 28 Nov||12:00||Unibet Open Main Event Day 1b||€1,000+€100||Freezeout/€250K GTD|
|Fri 28 Nov||14:00||Hit & Roll Championship||Invite Only|
|Fri 28 Nov||17:00||Open Face Chinese Poker||£60||Freezeout|
|Fri 28 Nov||19:00||Unibet Challenge||£120|
|Sat 29 Nov||12:00||Unibet Open Main Event Day 2|
|Sat 29 Nov||14:00||High Roller||£2,000||Super 60 Structure|
|Sat 29 Nov||14:00||Spin Championship||Invite Only|
|Sat 29 Nov||16:00||Flips Championship||£100||Freezeout/64 players|
|Sat 29 Nov||18:00||Two Day 25K Day 1||£250||Re-entry|
|Sun 30 Nov||13:00||Unibet Open Main Event Final|
|Sun 30 Nov||14:00||Tilt Time Turbo||£100||Freezeout|
|Sun 30 Nov||Live Betting Championship||Invite Only|
|Sun 30 Nov||15:00||Two Day 25K Day 2|
|Sun 30 Nov||18:00||Rapid Rebuy||£30||60-minutes of rebuys|
The last time the Unibet Open took place in the UK it was a roaring success. A total of 315 players bought in and they were all outlasted by Pratik Ghatge who walked away with the coveted Unibet Open trophy and £85,050.
Other notables that helped themselves to some of the £378,000 prize pool included Paul Valkenburg, Marc Inizan, Charles Chattha, Dan Murariu, Patryk Slusarek, Govert Metaal, and Chris Bjorin, going to show the draw the Unibet Open has on players.
We'll have a recap of the action after each of the Main Event days, so keep your browsers locked to UK & Ireland PokerNews during the 2014 Unibet Open London festivities, and beyond that too!