Unibet Open Announces Dates For Its 2016 Tour
London, Malta, Copenhagen and an “electrifying” yet-to-be-named city play host to stops on the 2016 Unibet Open tour.
Now in its ninth year, the Unibet Open continues to thrive as it takes its unrivalled party atmosphere around the globe, creating poker champions as it does so. All stops feature a €1,000+€100 buy-in Main Event that players can qualify for online at Unibet Poker, plus a range of side events, live sports betting, and various casino challenges.
During 2015, the Unibet Open headed to the home of Celtic Football Club in Glasgow, picturesque Cannes, and Antwerp in Belgium. These three stops alone created combined prize pools of €1,437,560, going to show that you don’t need wallet-damaging buy-ins to produce large prize pools.
2015 Unibet Open Results
2016 Unibet Open Kicks Off In London
The Unibet Open starts its 2016 tour in the heart of London where it returns to the famous Grosvenor Casino Victoria. March 3 through March 6 are the days you need to put into your diary if you’re wanting to compete in what is sure to be a well-attended event.
Satellite tournaments, which include a stay in the nearby luxurious Hilton hotel, are currently running at Unibet Poker.
Finland’s Thanh Doan won the first-ever Unibet Open London Main Event back in July 2009. Doan topped a field of 266 entrants in the £2,500+£250 buy-in Main Event and returned home with £187,000 to show for his victory. A certain Sam Trickett finished 10th that day for £10,000.
In 2010, Paul Valkenburg won the £1,500+£150 buy-in Main Event for a cool £109,550, which was the last time the tour headed to “The Vic” before switching to Aspers Casino in Stratford.
The first Aspers-hosted Unibet Open happened in 2012 when Pratik Ghatge bested a 315-strong field to win £85,050. In 2014, Iaron Lightbourne emerged victorious in the London Main Event, beating Mike Hill to the title and the £70,000 first place prize.
2016 Unibet Open Malta
After the excitement of London, the 2016 Unibet Open tour jets off to sunny Malta between May 26-29. There has only been one previous Malta event on the Unibet Open calendar, held in 2011, and it was won by the Netherlands’ Mateusz Moolhuizen who scooped €117,000 after an epic victory. Moolhuizen then went on to win the Antwerp Main Event in 2015.
2016 Unibet Open Copenhagen
Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, has hosted two previous editions of the Unibet Open. On both occasions, in 2013 and 2014, the tour stopped here in the cold months of March, but in 2016 the Copenhagen leg runs from August 25-28, allowing players to enjoy the long Danish days.
Sweden’s Kassem Yassine won the inaugural Unibet Open Copenhagen, taking home DKr725,000 (approx. $126,744), with Frederik Jensen securing the 2014 title, which was worth DKr625,000 (approx. $116,168).
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